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“Best Bookstore ever!”

Brookline Booksmith
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Brookline
Certificate of Excellence
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Brookline
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Bookstore ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Brookline Booksmith is a wonderful source of good reading and unique gifts, many of which are locally sourced. It is also a fun place to bump into neighbors and friends and runs a terrific speakers series of authors. Privately owned and operated, it is truly something special.

Visited January 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
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43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Helpful staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice book store. We found some Christmas ornaments at half price. Also found some travel books for Tanzania which we plan to visit in a year. The staff is checking with their buyer on a purse my wife liked to see if they can get it in gray. The staff were all friendly and willing to help. Lots of books and a fun place to look around.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Dan G
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Personal Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of the few remaining personal independent books stores with personal service. Always a pleasure to browse and get feedback from the staff. Had the latest edition of a travel guide which was hard to locate!

Visited October 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
“I love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This bookstore is so great. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, they always have a ton of great author events, and the used book section is awesome!

Visited October 2013
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Only "real" bookstore left near downtown”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Always interesting books highlighted, in addition to current best sellers. You know you're not in a corporate chain store the moment you walk in. The used book section is somewhat diminished but overall it's a find.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Christine C
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