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Brookline Booksmith

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Hurrah for the independent neighborhood bookshop

As transatlantic visitors to the US, we marveled at the range of books on offer (and so much else... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Dublin, Ireland
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Long live the independent bookstore

You can a book quickly here with efficient service, but if you have even a little time, take it to... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Anthony F
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

Excellent bookstore to visit.. not only a staple of new releases but also buys for all the family. There is also a great gift selection and paper products as well.

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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

As transatlantic visitors to the US, we marveled at the range of books on offer (and so much else) in this lively bookshop. We enjoyed browsing and restocking on American history, biography classics and new fiction in the used book basement. We had an opportunity...More

Thank DeirdreD68
Reviewed June 18, 2018

You can a book quickly here with efficient service, but if you have even a little time, take it to wander around. One of the few remaining establishments hosting high-quality authors talks.

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Stopped by for some quick gifts, not only a fun bookstore. They have an entire section with fun jewelry and local gifts, i.e. about Boston/Brookline. They also have book readings given by top authors. Plan to spend an at least an hour going through the...More

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Reviewed May 18, 2018

This place is a gem. It has everything, and it's right in the heart of Coolidge Corner. Well worth a browse if you're in the area.

Thank j0d0nn
Reviewed March 4, 2018

The Booksmith has several great remainder tables. It has a fun other side of the store with fun little retro games and gifts. The selection is really good for browsing. The staff is very friendly. Chairs to sit and read. Author readings. There are too...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Excellent local bookstore, hours open are convenient, fun to browse and look at the recommended and new arrivals shelves. Has second hand books in large lower level.

Thank Eddieseven
Reviewed November 10, 2017

wonderful selections on many subjects, including children's books, with chairs to read in, a very cute novelty section, and a second-hand part too.

Thank rzamenhof
Reviewed November 8, 2017

That's how the attitude of the staff and especially cashiers struck me - like Macau immigration officers. Bored, disdainful, couldn't be bothered, but not overtly rude. I mean, they don't use expletives or even openly sigh at you when you pay for a book, indeed...More

Thank Aethelred
Reviewed October 16, 2017

The Booksmith is an amazing find! A Brookline gem ! Beat out the big chain stores! Multiple displays. Live author reads and signings. New books, used books, Store workers favorites etc. Chairs to sit in to read and browse. Very helpful workers. If not have...More

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