2014 Award Winner: BEST Bookstore

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Brookline Booksmith

Nominated for: BEST Bookstore

Brookline Booksmith 279 Harvard St Brookline MA (617) 566-6660

Now in its 45th year of selling books, cards, and gifts to the wonderful readers of Boston, Brookline Booksmith is a neighborhood independent bookstores with thousands of old and new books, squeaky wooden floors, and a staff who love to talk about their favorite books. You can pick your next page-turner from the Essential Reads case - a shelf full of books the staff very nearly demand you read, the tables of new, in-demand paperbacks, or just by meandering through the aisles.

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Elizabeth A. on June 17, 2013

From the great selection to the incredible author events this store hosts, Brookline Booksmith is my favorite independent bookstore.

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Ella C. on June 17, 2013

I love Booksmith!

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Alison L. on June 8, 2013

Great selection. Check out their events/talks.

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Nathan P. on June 5, 2013

Best bookstore without a doubt. Used books downstairs, great gift shop and the speaker series are great as well!

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Dan M. on June 4, 2013

Awesome used section lots of cheap books and helpful staff.

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hermione53 on July 23, 2012

Love the selection and great section of greeting cards and quirky gifts!

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Allegra C. on June 14, 2012

amazing selection

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Lindsay B. on June 5, 2012

Nothing better than a bookstore where I can bring my dog!

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Andre H. on June 4, 2012

The staff her really caters to you and they bring in authors all the time to read from and sign their books. Almost makes me sad I went mostly digital.

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Linda B. on July 14, 2011

This book store is the best reason to not buy a kindle. You won't encounter people this great sitting on your couch in your electric glow..... Brookline Booksmith is what "community" is all about!

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