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Old Corner Bookstore Buildings (Medium)


The "Old Corner Bookstore" iconOld Corner Bookstore, situated in the Financial District of Boston, serves as a significant landmark in the Fallout 4 universe. It stands as a relic of pre-War history, bearing witness to the passage of time and the enduring legacy of literature.

Background / History

  • The "Old Corner Bookstore" iconOld Corner Bookstore’s plaque narrates its rich history, tracing its origins as an apothecary after the Great Fire of 1711. It highlights its association with renowned American publisher Ticknor and Fields, who published works by eminent authors like Charles Dickens and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
  • The in-game depiction of the Old Corner Bookstore is based on the real-world Boston landmark of the same name, known for its rich literary history and preservation efforts.
  • Originally constructed in 1712 and converted into a bookstore in 1829, the real Old Corner Bookstore faced demolition threats in the 1960s but was saved through preservation efforts.


Exterior: Marked by a pre-War plaque and a Freedom Trail marker, the exterior of the building hints at its storied past and its role as a landmark on the Freedom Trail.
Interior: Upon entering, visitors encounter rows of bookshelves within a single-room store. The first floor hosts a seating area, a checkout counter with cash registers, and remnants of the collapsed second floor. The upper level, now in ruins, may have once housed computer terminals and served as a literary hub.

Notable Loot

  • Nuka-Cola Quantum: Found in an enamel bucket by the front counter.
  • Racetrack Advertisement: Note located on top of the front counter.
  • Help Wanted!: Note tucked into one of the cubbyholes of the front counter.

Related Quests


  • At night, a bright glow emanates from the second window on the left, creating a tracer-like effect.

Interactive Map Locations

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1. Commonwealth World Map

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