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Brookline Booksmith

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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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A fantastic bookstore to visit

A fabulous book store along with some great crafts. A wide range of book selections for each genre. They also regularly have writers and other culturally relevant people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
leaton01
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great family book store good ties to the community supports local school programs and offers discounts as well also has other activities

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Thank 506seanj
Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A fabulous book store along with some great crafts. A wide range of book selections for each genre. They also regularly have writers and other culturally relevant people speaking there.

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Thank leaton01
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

One of my favorite things about this Boston indie bookstore staple is how it's organized: the tables help you discover new books, and there are lots of heavily discounted books available in a way that's easy to sort. The gifts section is also creative, and the bargain basement is one of the best in the area. The fact that the... More 

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Thank wanderful2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Brookline Booksmith is a great, independent bookstore in the neighborhood. The staff on the floor are super helpful and knowledgeable if you approach them for help with book recommendations. Highly recommended!

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Thank Dimitrios D
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This local and independent bookshop has a huge selection of new books and gifts, and the basement has a variety of used books. Friendly and knowledgable staff.

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Thank C-Holt7
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of the last independent book stores left standing....in the heart of Brookline in Coolidge Corner. They sell new, (great sales!) used + have A-List book-signings and more. Unique gifts and cards as well. A must see if in the area!!

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Thank Kim617
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I live about a mile from the Brookline Booksmith so go there often, especially when we host guests from out of town, it's really that good. For an independent, this is a large store, nicely laid out with classically old-world creaky wooden floors, good displays, and places to sit. You'll want to leave yourself plenty of time to get lost... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wow....what a great bookstore. I could have wandered around there all day. It is what bookstores Should be and many of the few remaining are but sadly they are a dying breed. I love books and all the stuff associated with them. They also have numerous readers who give reviews and list favorites. If you are in Brookline or Boston... More 

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Thank Stealthcritic
Brookline, mAssachusetts, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I shop online for everything. Was an early adopter of digital books and online reading. This did not mean I stopped visiting stores. There is still something wonderful about being physically surrounded by books and people who love them alike. It's hard to come by that experience online. I go often to Brookline Booksmith and this one time I was... More 

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Thank VickJenie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

In the world of vanishing bookstores this independent bookstore is a treasure. Though it's not a megastore it has a breadth and depth with book selection, from classics to popular to new authors. Discover the zen of browsing at this Coolidge Corner literary oasis..

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