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Stephanie Schorow, author of Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits, will speak about the city’s long and illustrious relationship with alcohol at The Boston Shaker on Friday, December 14th at 6 p.m. Stop by to purchase a couple of signed copies (they make excellent holiday gifts) and enjoy a glass or two of delicious punch!

Drinking Boston introduces readers to the cast of characters who championed or vilified drinking and the places where they imbibed—legally and Drinking Boston examines the city’s complicated relationship with alcohol, dating back to Revolutionary taverns and pre-Prohibition saloons, and brings readers to today’s neighborhood barrooms and the current cocktail renaissance that’s sweeping the nation.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event, and Stephanie will sign copies following her talk. While you’re there, be sure to download Drinking Boston‘s free smartphone app that complements the book. If you can’t wait until then, just follow this link to download it now.

Stephanie is a history writer and a journalist and has authored six books on Boston history, including Boston on Fire: A History of Fires and Firefighting in Boston, The Cocoanut Grove Fire, The Crime of the Century: How the Brinks Robbers Stole Millions and the Hearts of Boston, among others. A seasoned reporter, Stephanie has worked for the Boston Herald and the Associated Press.