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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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The best book state, used book store and gift shop in Brookline !

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 more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Aliza D
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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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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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Open, well lit and full of people. Thats how it looks on a typical Friday night while the store is open (9:00 pm) and full of costumers, its just fun to be there. The store offers a great selection of fiction books along with other styles, cook books and gifts. Highly recommended when in Coolidge Corner.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I love Brookline Booksmith. Its such a joy to be there among all the books. Its organized without being sterile. Helpful staff. Lots of author readings, and a great selection of cards, gifts, and maps. Great for adults and children. A Brookline Gem.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Independent bookstore selling a wide array of books and magazines (great travel book section). They used to have way more books but in recent years have designated more space to trinkets and jewelry because people are buying books online. There are used books in the basement and they have a couple of tables filled with new bargain books on the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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Additional Information about Brookline Booksmith

Address: 279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
Phone Number: 617-566-6660
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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