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Brookline Booksmith

Address: 279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
Phone Number: 617-566-6660
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Ranked #1 of 3 Shopping in Brookline
Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
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Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place has an ecletic selection of cards, books, knick-knacks to suit everyone's personality. A local place that serves the community well with books ignings and great customer service.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The kids loved this unique store. I have been to several other book stores, but this one has a special vibe to it. The kids loved it. We made sure to buy a couple books. How could we not :).

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is just a wonderful bookstore. Great resources and lots of assistance when you need it. Wonderful selection of just about anything - and they'll get you anything they don't have in stock with ease and promptness. Fun small gifts, too.

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Worth spending money here to make sure this independent book seller has a long life ahead. Wide range of books, helpful staff, places to sit and browse, signed copies, staff picks, and array of other curious items/cards/calendars sold here all make it a worthwhile experience every time I visit. (for members of nonprofits such as the Coolidge Theatre as well... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the best book seller I've ever seen. Can't stay out of the place! Has everything from cards to books you can't find anywhere else. They can find anything you need.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Not only do they have a very good selection of books, but they have a wide variety of gift items, really something for everyone. I especially love the jigsaw puzzles; they carry my favorite brands. One stop shopping for the holidays and it feels great to support a local business that is getting it so right.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you are a reader or would like to become a reader you must enter the sacred space that is Brookline Booksmith! Browse to your heart's content. Staff is there to help research, answer questions, recommend a book but otherwise respects the time between a reader and her book. Don't forget to explore the used book section downstairs, and check... More 

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mass
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I am a small business owner and was shocked when my husband told me his experience at your store. He was in town waiting for an appointment and went into your shop to purchase some books. With 3 books already in his hand he asked for help locating certain literature for a gift and was laughed at and denigrated. How... More 

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Bronx, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Comfortable bookstore that I wish every community could enjoy. Yes, they know how to pick books. But more than that , it feels like a refuge from ( this visit a snowstorm) from whatever ails you. A must visit every trip to Boston.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My favorite place to go when I have nothing to do or when I need a book or gift. They don't just have books, they have lots of little things and puzzles and games. It's a treasure chest!

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