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talk to anyone who lived in Wellesley before 1979 and you just mention 'Hathaway House,' you will always get a smile, a story, and an anecdote about how that place got them interested in reading and writing," Hinchliffe says. Jeanie Goddard, a much beloved English teacher who taught at Wellesley High School for many years, agrees and says that alike, congregating at the quaint, refurbished farmhouse with stacks of books in their hands. A short time later, the Hathaway Bookstore became the cultural bed- rock of Wellesley, hosting many renowned authors, screenwriters, play- wrights, and public figures to speak at events over its many successful years. Among the noteworthy visitors were William Faulkner, Julia Child, Lowell Thomas, Ruth Gordon, Alistair Cooke, Anne Sexton, and Sylvia Plath. In fact, an article by writer and local historian Beth Hinchliffe mentions that one of Sylvia Plath's favorite pastimes was riding her bike down to the Hathaway Bookstore and spending hours between the shelves. In a recent interview, Hinchliffe made it clear that the memories of the bookstore extend far beyond just the celebrities it attracted. "If you C O U R T E S Y O F H A R B I N G E R D E V E L O P M E N T L L C . 100 Timeless Charm W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 8

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