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Brookline Booksmith

279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Brookline
Type: Specialty Shops
Most recent review
- Aug 2, 2014
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English first
Amherst, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Brookline
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Brookline Booksmith is a wonderful source of good reading and unique gifts, many of which are locally sourced. It is also a fun place to bump into neighbors and friends and runs a terrific speakers series of authors. Privately owned and operated, it is truly something special.

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Jackson, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice book store. We found some Christmas ornaments at half price. Also found some travel books for Tanzania which we plan to visit in a year. The staff is checking with their buyer on a purse my wife liked to see if they can get it in gray. The staff were all friendly and willing to help. Lots of books... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of the few remaining personal independent books stores with personal service. Always a pleasure to browse and get feedback from the staff. Had the latest edition of a travel guide which was hard to locate!

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This bookstore is so great. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, they always have a ton of great author events, and the used book section is awesome!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always interesting books highlighted, in addition to current best sellers. You know you're not in a corporate chain store the moment you walk in. The used book section is somewhat diminished but overall it's a find.

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