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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

Trident is excited to display the work of Hilary Tait Norod.

“Something Beautiful,” Oil and Mixed Media on Panel, 30″ x 48″

Hilary Tait grew up on the South Shore of Massachusetts and was surrounded by a creative family, succeeding generations of Artists. Hilary graduated from Skidmore College with a Bachelor of Science in Studio Arts. At Skidmore she was the 2009 recipient of the Jesse Soloman Award for Most Outstanding Painting. After completing her degree Hilary moved to Los Angeles, CA to further pursue her artistic career. Her work has been published in an internationally distributed book, magazines, promoted in online catalogs and shown in galleries across the country. In 2013 Hilary returned to the East Coast to exhibit her work in the greater Boston area. Most recently Hilary has been awarded the Presidential Scholarship for Lesley University where she will be receiving her Master’s in Fine Arts in 2018. Hilary’s mixed-media paintings currently follow the complexities of the human mind by translating perception disorders, neuroscience, psychology, and the analysis of identity with in relationships onto canvas.