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You can make a reservation with us Monday through Thursday! Sorry, there are no reservations on weekends or holidays.


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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

Starting Monday, June 6th Trident is excited to display the work of Mark E. Williams.

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Trident is excited to display Mark E Williams’ artwork at the store.

Mark E Williams is an emerging Boston-based photographer specializing in the urban landscape. He is largely self-taught, with limited training at the New England School of Photography. His photographic works of art are displayed at the website He is a former journalist and current medical professional who took up photography in order to “see” the real world better. His art explores the outer/inner world connections of the urban landscape. At its best, his work depicts the synesthetic disquieting condition of the visual world. Titles add identity to the images. The results are photographs in pursuit of the real thing.