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The Old Corner Bookstore is a historic commercial building located in the historic core of Boston. It was built in 1718 as a residence and apothecary shop, and first became a bookstore in 1828. The building is a designated site on Boston’s Freedom Trail, Literary Trail, and Women’s Heritage Trail.nFrom 1832 to 1865, it was home to Ticknor and Fields. For part of the 19th century, the firm was one of the most important publishing companies in the United States, and the Old Corner Bookstore became a meeting-place for such authors as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.nThe Old Corner Bookstore was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

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