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Brookline Booksmith

279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
+1 617-566-6660
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Neighborhood jewel! Great bookstore!

The Booksmith has several great remainder tables. It has a fun other side of the store with fun... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2018
chardm1580
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Brookline, Massachusetts
Best local bookstore

Excellent local bookstore, hours open are convenient, fun to browse and look at the recommended and... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2017
Eddieseven
,
Boston, Massachusetts
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279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
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+1 617-566-6660
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Reviewed March 5, 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 December 21, 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 November 10, 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.

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Reviewed November 8, 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

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Reviewed October 16, 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

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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Brookline Booksmith is a throwback to neighborhood bookstores where you could hang around to browse and look, buy something or not, they're always glad to see you. And if they don't have what you want they will order it that day and call you when...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

The Booksmith is a classic independent. They have the books and the gifts - but they also have great author events. We saw Michael Connelly there and it was really fun.

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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

本読み会、著者イベント、など豊富で、古本もあります。ボストンの地元のお土産も豊富です。営業努力している本屋です。 Lots of events, reading clubs, good books, as well as boston souvenirs. Impressed about their business efforts.

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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Brookline Booksmith is a iconic landmark. Once you walk in and the smell comes back to you of something you can put in your hands and read. It's unforgettable, Needs to last forever.

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Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

Awesome place to take kids on a rainy Sunday, peruse books and buy gifts (there is also a big selection of quirky souvenirs, cards, socks, soaps, mugs and funny things of all kinds).

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