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Address: 279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
Phone Number: 617-566-6660
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8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Outstanding, independently owned local bookstore

I love the Brookline Booksmith - one of the best things about living in Brookline. I can spend hours there, perusing their shelves. Also my go-to place for last minute gifts!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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96 reviews 96 reviews
13 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love the Brookline Booksmith - one of the best things about living in Brookline. I can spend hours there, perusing their shelves. Also my go-to place for last minute gifts!

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I fantasize about LIVING in the Brookline Booksmith bookstore. This is such a great place. And a number of nooks for inspecting a prospective purchase more closely. I visit frequently as well for cards & little funky gifts.

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Worcester, MA
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178 reviews 178 reviews
48 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Went on a cloudy Sunday and the place was busy. Lots to choose from cooking to fiction to children's books. Even a travel section. Lots of unique gift ideas - mugs, cards, stationery, seasonal items and chocolates, etc. A fantastic used selection and bargain area. If you are in the area check it out there is something for everyone.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
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3 reviews 3 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
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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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