Black Ink: Unexpected Necessities

Possibly the greatest tiny shop in Boston, Black Ink is located in both Beacon Hill and Harvard Square with a sister store — The Museum of Useful Things (affectionally called The MUT) — in Cambridge. Black Ink is one of those irresistible shops we just can't pass by. With a highly diverse collection packed floor to ceiling, they are sure to have something you had no idea you needed...

Black Ink is the epitome of eclectic shopping, offering a little bit of absolutely everything from children's books to TinTin toys, modern pottery to cookbooks, and pet supplies to alternative jewelry.

Our favorite aspect of both Black Ink stores and the Museum of Useful Things is their petite scale and fabulous space management. Its the ultimate Small Cool of retail in Boston. Check them out in Boston and Cambridge.