Secret Boston by Laura Purdom, ECW Press

Secret Boston: The Unique Guidebook to Boston’s Hidden Sites, Sounds, & Tastes

Purdom, Laura

  • There is a side of Boston hidden behind the Newbury Street and Harvard Square, the Public Gardens and Chinatown. It is here where you’ll find authentic Venetian gondolas and the best Irish music west of Limerick, perfect croissants and luxurious tearooms. You’ll also encounter out-of-the-way restaurants, small art galleries, secluded historical sites, and gorgeous parks and orchards. In Secret™ Boston — the latest in the renowned secret city guidebooks published by ECW Press — you’ll see the New England capital afresh. 

    The book reveals Boston’s most fascinating sites, those left untouched by tourists and known to only a few intrepid locals. Discover the art treasures of the Boston Public Library and explore Nabokov’s butterflies. Or take a course in the rich history of Boston folk music at the club that started it all; at MIT you can even learn to juggle in five minutes, guaranteed.ECW’s Secret™ Boston illuminates the great city for the weekend traveler or seasoned local. Both first-time visitors and long-time residents will be delighted and surprised by this new generation of guidebooks.

  • A native to the New England region, Laura Purdom has culled the best secrets from friends and friends of friends. A self-described secretmonger, she searched high and low for hidden destinations and obscure events. Laura admits a weakness for some of her favourite discoveries: the birthplaces of Edgar Allan Poe, Benjamin Franklin, and Malcom X; not to mention the city’s federalist architecture, lime rickeys, and sweet potato pie.

  • Published: April 2002

    ISBN: 9781550224887

    Dimensions: 5 x 7 in.

    Pages: 300