Jan_2014_1280X800With the holidays behind us and a long winter ahead, it’s the perfect time to cozy up in front of the fire with a hot toddy and a good book. And what could be better than learning the history behind the beverage you’re sipping? In this month’s digital desktop calendar, we’re featuring artwork from Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits by Stephanie Schorow.

Drinking Boston is a tribute to the fascinating role alcohol has played throughout the city’s history. This literary pub crawl visits some of Boston’s most beloved and enduring neighborhood barrooms, ending with an examination of Boston’s very own recipe for the current cocktail renaissance sweeping the nation—the innovators, the hotspots, and the uncompromising dedication to craft. And perhaps best of all, Drinking Boston features a few tasty cocktail recipes to get you through the cold, dark months ahead!

How to set this image as your Desktop Background

  • Download this for your desktop screen in resolutions of 1280 x 800 (small)1440 x 900 (medium), or 1920 x 1200 (large), based on the size of your screen.
  • Right-click (or ctrl-click for some Mac users) on the image, and chose the option that says, “Set as Desktop Background”“Use as Desktop Picture”, — the exact wording will depend on the browser you use.
  • If the image does not fit your desktop background neatly, you may have to go to your preference screen (on a Mac: System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Desktop; on Windows: Control Panel > Display > Desktop) and choose “Fit to screen” as the display mode of your background image.
  • Voila! You have a beautiful, seasonal desktop calendar to keep you on track all month long!

About the Union Park Press Calendar Series

When you publish books about arts, history, and culture of Boston and New England, you are bound to see some spectacular photography. It’s our goal to share some of those gorgeous scenes with fellow New England-lovers through our books, our blogPinterest and now through our  monthly Union Park Press digital desktop calendar series! We hope you enjoy and return each month for a new beautiful calendar.

To learn more about the history of Boston as seen through the lens of the city’s barrooms and cocktail lounges, purchase Drinking Boston through our website; online through Amazon or Barnes & Noble; or pick up a copy at your favorite local bookstore. If your favorite shop doesn’t have it in stock, just ask—they’ll be happy to order it for you!