When we said goodbye to our old space on North Street, one of the things I knew I’d miss the most was the North End neighborhood. Spending almost every day of the week there for five years made me fully appreciate the dynamic and vibrant social fabric that makes up this historic part of Boston. It still is, in many ways, an “old school” neighborhood, where everyone knows each other, lending a hand when needed or looking out for each other. At the same time, it welcomes people from all over the world who come to visit the many historic sites that are scattered throughout its busy streets. It is, in other words, a community.
So when I set out to look for a new space for I AM Books, I never even considered looking outside the North End. It is our neighborhood, and there is no other place in the world where I AM Books can and should belong. That is why I am excited to share with you our future address: This fall, I AM Books will be opening its doors again at 124 Salem Street!
This location is an amazing opportunity for us. The bookstore will more than triple its previous size and our 10-window storefront will give us the visibility we could only dream of during our first iteration. All of this means more books, more gift items, and more space for events!
We’re also extremely excited to become next-door neighbors with other great businesses in the area, including Bova’s Bakery, Monica’s Mercato, Parziale’s Bakery, Libertine, Dino’s, btone Fitness, Happy Pills, LoConte’s Ristorante, and the soon-to-reopen Loft & Vine!
I wish we could open sooner, but there is a lot of work to be done in the space. I will be keeping you up to date with the construction progress and other projects we will be developing and launching in the upcoming weeks.
I can’t wait to welcome you back soon to I AM Books at 124 Salem Street! In the meantime, please remember that the best way to support us during these times is to keep ordering books from us (even if they’re not on our website, we can still get them for you!) or pre-ordering some I AM Books shirts and tote bags! You can also donate any amount via Paypal or Venmo (@iambooksboston).
Ci vediamo presto! See you soon!