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Brookline Booksmith

279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
+1 617-566-6660
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Great Bookstore

Excellent bookstore to visit.. not only a staple of new releases but also buys for all the family... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
rgdeadman
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Brookline, Massachusetts
Hurrah for the independent neighborhood bookshop

As transatlantic visitors to the US, we marveled at the range of books on offer (and so much else... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DeirdreD68
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Dublin, Ireland
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279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
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+1 617-566-6660
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent bookstore to visit.. not only a staple of new releases but also buys for all the family. There is also a great gift selection and paper products as well.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As transatlantic visitors to the US, we marveled at the range of books on offer (and so much else) in this lively bookshop. We enjoyed browsing and restocking on American history, biography classics and new fiction in the used book basement. We had an opportunity...More

Thank DeirdreD68
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can a book quickly here with efficient service, but if you have even a little time, take it to wander around. One of the few remaining establishments hosting high-quality authors talks.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by for some quick gifts, not only a fun bookstore. They have an entire section with fun jewelry and local gifts, i.e. about Boston/Brookline. They also have book readings given by top authors. Plan to spend an at least an hour going through the...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

This place is a gem. It has everything, and it's right in the heart of Coolidge Corner. Well worth a browse if you're in the area.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Booksmith has several great remainder tables. It has a fun other side of the store with fun little retro games and gifts. The selection is really good for browsing. The staff is very friendly. Chairs to sit and read. Author readings. There are too...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent local bookstore, hours open are convenient, fun to browse and look at the recommended and new arrivals shelves. Has second hand books in large lower level.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

wonderful selections on many subjects, including children's books, with chairs to read in, a very cute novelty section, and a second-hand part too.

Thank rzamenhof
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

That's how the attitude of the staff and especially cashiers struck me - like Macau immigration officers. Bored, disdainful, couldn't be bothered, but not overtly rude. I mean, they don't use expletives or even openly sigh at you when you pay for a book, indeed...More

Thank Aethelred
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

The Booksmith is an amazing find! A Brookline gem ! Beat out the big chain stores! Multiple displays. Live author reads and signings. New books, used books, Store workers favorites etc. Chairs to sit in to read and browse. Very helpful workers. If not have...More

Thank pendermorris
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