Boston Public Library, built in 1887, is the largest public library in the entire United States of America with a total of 15 million volumes. It was also the first public-access library to offer a book lending service. I took a stroll through the library and sat down to read my travel brochures. I went away because I was embarrassed to be seen with "what to see, what to do in Boston". The man with the hat in the photo is the librarian. He was a very friendly and happy to tell stories about his job at the library.