Looking for the best things to do in North End, Boston? This guide to Boston’s Little Italy has got you covered! When you think of Boston, there are a few things that immediately come to mind — clam chowder, Sam Adams (the beer and the man), Boston Cream Pie, lobster rolls… you may not, however, think of Italian food. While Boston is primarily know...

Tuesday March 1, 2022 — 6 p.m. EST. Zoom Webinar (Register Here). Join us for a conversation with author Cristina De Stefano, celebrating the release of her book The Child is the Teacher – The Life of Maria Montessori. Moderated by Chiara Durazzini of I AM Books.  The series “Libriamo! From Italy with Books” is presented by I AM Books in collaborat...

Thursday February 3, 2022 — 7 p.m. EST. Zoom Webinar (Register Here). I AM Books in partnership with NIAF presents “Our Voyage: Italian American Stories” — a 10-event series focusing on Italian American authors and literary themes. These one-hour conversations are free and open to the public, but registration for the Zoom event is required. After r...

From simple cured meat sandwiches at salumerie to seafood platters at upscale restaurants and literally everything in between, the North End’s Italian eateries serve some of the city’s finest foods. There’s dessert to be had, too—in fact, both locals and tourists alike queue outside of the neighborhood’s most popular Italian pastry shops for sweet...

The Italian American community deeply mourns the loss of one of its great pillars on Sunday, Jan. 16. Anthony Vincent Riccio’s great passion was chronicling the lives of the Italian immigrants who settled in Boston’s North End, as well as those who settled in New Haven. I met Anthony for the first time in 2018 at a joint signing at I Am Books in Bo...

Ciao! It’s no secret that Boston’s North End is the place to be for excellent Italian food. It is the Little Italy of Massachusetts after all! Dating all the way back to 1931, Cantina Italiana is the oldest restaurant in the area. If you’re in the mood for some incredible food at a historic Italian restaurant in Massachusetts, you have to come here...

As 2021 comes to a close, we wanted to let you know we have big plans for the upcoming new year! But first, we wanted to thank you for all the support and encouragement we have received over these past two weeks since opening our new space at 124 Salem Street! Being back in the North End is such a joy and privilege! Opening the space at 124 Salem S...

Ciao! If you’ve been to Boston, chances are that you’ve been to the North End. After all, it’s the Little Italy of Massachusetts, home to numerous Italian restaurants and bakeries as well as historical sites, shops, and other businesses. Whether you’re a foodie or a history buff, Boston’s North End is a must-visit location in the city. A trip to th...

After months of hard work (and many bumps along the way) we are thrilled to finally announce we are opening in our new space, at 124 Salem Street, in Boston's North End! Since announcing our plans earlier this year, there have been many exciting new initiatives, as well as a number of setbacks that delayed our opening date. But all of that is behin...

Until I got my DNA results a few years ago, I was convinced — due entirely to family pride, the family tree and my nonna’s pronunciation of particular words — that I was at the very least a quarter Italian. After all, we made pizzelles every Christmas alongside sugar cookies and my grandmother pronounced prosciutto “pro-SHOOT” and called the cheese...