Best of Boston

2001 Best Newsstand

Out of Town News

Big-city newsstands have mostly gone the way of afternoon dailies, but there are a couple of exceptions. Out of Town News gets the nod this year for four reasons. First, it’s bigger than fellow standard-setter Copley Square News, and the extra real estate means it offers even more newspapers and magazines from all over the world. Second, it’s a national historic landmark, meaning it’s in little danger of disappearing. Third, it’s right in Harvard Square, where the people-watching is first rate. And last, because Nini’s Corner, directly across Massachusetts Avenue, is a pretty good newsstand itself—a boon to anyone too lazy to cross the street to find a magazine.

Zero Harvard Square, Cambridge, 617-354-7777,