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Address: 279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
Phone Number: 617-566-6660
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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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Best bookstore in greater Boston!

This and the Harvard Book Store are the two best bookstores in the entire Boston area, but this one wins out due to the excellent selection of discount (brand new but marked down... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Massachusetts
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This and the Harvard Book Store are the two best bookstores in the entire Boston area, but this one wins out due to the excellent selection of discount (brand new but marked down) books on the tables near the front of the store. Excellent fiction and non-fiction for well under $10... I always leave here with an armload, and it... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lovely little bookstore with not only book but other knick knacks and such. Off to the side downstairs they even have a used book section. Staff was very friendly.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

If you like bookstores, you'll love this one! They have an amazing selection of books for adults and children as well as a terrific gift section. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. The place is always busy, which is encouraging as so many local bookstores have disappeared. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

A great independent bookstore with an excellent selection and outstanding staff. Saw the big chains come ang!

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

I live in Brookline and shop there all the time! It is the best! I buy used books downstairs, new and bargain books upstairs. The children's section is great with cozy spots to read. They have unique gifts . jewelry bags socks scarfs and more

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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Easy to maneuver..helpful staff and competitive prices. Best of the best! There is a discount book section in the basement.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The concept of the "independent" book store is overrated as far as I'm concerned. It's not that you are going to see books here that you won't find at Barnes & Noble. On top of that, new books are never discounted. There are discount tables on books that are on their way to being discontinued. My suggestion is, if you... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There are not too many independent books stores left in the world, and this may just be the best of them. The staff is helpful, and if you still love to flip through a authentic paper book as opposed to an electronic one (which I also use), this is the place for you.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Visiting this Coolidge Corner Landmark is a must. Not only is there a great selection of books, but also gifts and travel items. The store is almost always busy and there is a great area for children to sit and read.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place has a little of everything and is well worth a visit for book lovers... who still like to turn actual pages. Also has a great supply of small gift items, cards, journals, coloring books, and pens/pencils.

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