The Charles Hotel has an extensive in-house book collection.

Located in the hotel lobby, guests are invited to browse and borrow books from the multi-volume gallery. Many titles are personally autographed by authors who frequently visit The Charles Hotel. 

Recent authors have included Hillary Clinton, General Montgomery Meigs, Sebastian Junger, David Mamet, William Kristol and Caroline Kennedy.

So curl up with the biography of an explorer or simply look through all the signed books in this unique space, where you can sit back, relax and escape into the world of books.

Author's Breakfast Series

In keeping with our reputation as the smart place to stay, we have recently launched an ongoing Author's Breakfast Series in partnership with Porter Square Books. Through this series, guests and locals gain access to award-winning authors set over an intimate family-style breakfast at Cambridge dining institution, Henrietta’s Table. Past distinguished guests to participate in the program include ABC News & NPR contributor Cokie Roberts, award-winning author Lily King, Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Kidder, Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary and New York Times best selling author Ann Patchett. 


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