They both involve a quaint gift shoppe located coincidentally right next door to Old North Church, in the North End, one of the "starting points" of the original American Revolution, where the lantern signal was given for Paul Revere to begin his fateful ride. We now know, of course, that Paul was not the only patriot to deliver the "advance warning"... he was joined by William Dawes and Dr. Samuel Prescott, who also made the ride.
After you take a tour of Old North Church, I suggest that you stop in at the gift shop (actually, there are two, one immediately adjacent to the church, on Salem Street, and the other in the same building as Captain Jackson's Chocolate Shop, on Unity Street, also near the church). Either of them is a splendid choice, but my preference is the one sharing space with the chocolate shop. Not because of my sweet tooth, mind you, but this is the shoppe that is mentioned in my newest adventure, "Who's Whom, Ben?", available on Amazon at amzn.to/2l4Fz3l
In this building is the print shoppe where I receive signals from my time traveling companion Caty, who's trying to alert me to a certain danger (which you can read about in the book).
There are little Ben Franklin action figures, refrigerator magnets, stately-looking busts, a variety of books, anything your heart desires.
But there's one book in particular that I'd like to call your attention to. It's called "Fart Proudly," and it offers a number of essays that I wrote, which you probably never read about in your history class.
Your humble servant,