Boston, as one of the oldest cities in the United States, has a long literary history. Because of these great authors and novels, Boston has a dearth of literary landmarks. Some of them are obvious and even offered on walking tours. Others are hidden beneath layers of history, but the best are right here in this list.
Looking for a book with some Boston roots? These must-read books by five Boston-area authors include classics, best-sellers and little-known local works.