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Since 1984, Trident Booksellers & Cafe has been providing Back Bay residents, students, and tourists with sustenance for the mind and body.

Trident is the perfect place to catch up with friends, study for your exam, grab brunch, or browse our wide selection of books and magazines.  We offer free wifi, an award-winning magazine selection, a full service restaurant, books, cards, gifts, and, above all, a unique Boston experience.

Check out the Trident’s extensive menu, featuring fresh juice and smoothies, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Be sure to look at our events calendar to see what’s happening tonight!

Artist Spotlight

Stop in to Trident between now and April 4th to view a selection of Thomas Reale’s beautiful photography.


Meanderings: Out and About

Photographs by Thomas Reale

January 25 through April 4, 2016

I can never seem to walk somewhere in a straight line. I always see so many images that I need to capture. The way light and shadows hit something. I am always being stopped in my tracks by something that catches my eye.

Raised in Connecticut, Dorchester resident Tom Reale fell in love with Boston on a middle school field trip and subsequent visits to a sister attending college in the city. Drawn since childhood to architecture, his images range from urban scenes and buildings to the great outdoors to simple domestic impressions. Tom shoots the majority of his subjects with his iPhone5 (although he still uses his Canon from time to time), and the interplay of light and shadow often characterizes his work.

Tom has shows throughout Boston as well as in Minneapolis and San Francisco, and his photos hang in homes and offices across the United States. 

For more information on his work, or to discuss purchasing a particular piece,  please contact the artist directly.