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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 December 28th to view a selection of Emily Passman’s beautiful work.


Emily is an expressive painter with works that exude an immediacy and freshness in brushstroke. She works from observation, both in the studio and “en plein air,” and says this: “I am less inspired by a ‘pretty picture,’ and more with making a statement with paint, preferring a mundane or grungy scene as a vehicle to get paint onto a canvas.”  Her work is in galleries in New England and in private collections internationally.  After earning a fine arts degree and an M.ED, she had a successful career as a teacher and graphic designer. She teaches individuals and small groups in her barn-studio, and at various venues including Concord Art. Her memberships include Rockport Art Association as an artist member, and Lexington Council for the Arts, where she is working to create a vibrant arts community.  Emily is also exhibiting reproductions of ink drawings from pages of her sketchbooks.

To inquire about purchasing the artwork you see at Trident, check in with our front register.