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Women in Design: Beacon Hill Bookstore- Tour and Panel Discussion (In-person)

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Image Credit: Sarah Winchester

  • COST

    Free and open to the public

  • TYPE

    Knowledge Community


    Design Enthusiasts

Event Description

Beacon Hill Books & Café has become a new Boston staple, much in part to its architecture and how it’s space curates a nostalgic and cozy atmosphere. While locals and tourists alike visit the space for some new reading or afternoon tea, it’s less known for the story and vision behind the design! Join WiD Design and Networking group on April 22 at 5 pm for a private evening with owner Melissa Fetter and architect Monika Pauli of Pauli & Uribe Architects to hear about how the bookstore came into being!

Housed in a Greek Revival townhouse, the bookstore caters to readers of all kinds through its thoughtful design touches and charming nooks. Each floor is different! While children find their place alongside the toy train on the fourth-floor, the third-floor salon is a great venue for author meets and readings. This will be an opportunity to see showcased some of the lesser-known features of the space and the journey taken to become a successful hallmark within Beacon Hill. See below for a rough timeline. Upon registration for the event, please submit your questions for the informal panel discussion.


5:00: Guests arrive
5:15: Bookstore walk-through with Melissa Fetter
5:35: Informal panel discussion/Q&A with Melissa Fetter and Monika Pauli on the 4th floor
6:00: Until 7:30. Gougeres and champagne/lemonade served, guests are welcome to browse the bookstore and enjoy it without crowds! A bookseller will be on hand to answer questions and offer recommendations.

Note: Registration will be capped at 35 people


Melissa Fetter | Owner, Beacon Hill Bookstore
Monika Pauli
| Principal, Pauli & Uribe Architects