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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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Christina Y. on July 14, 2011

They always have amazing author events, the staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and they sell such cool stuff in addition to books. I love everything about this place.

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Gerard R. on July 13, 2011

One of the few good guys left.

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Terry M. on July 12, 2011

never fail to find a good book, and my pup is welcomed with a cool bowl of water

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Tyler C. on July 12, 2011

Incredible events from Evan Perriello?

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Cody F. on July 10, 2011

I do like to shop and this is my favorite shopping.

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Marla M. on July 8, 2011

Love browsing - usually end up with a book or two.

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Tree K. on July 6, 2011

Brookline Booksmith is the best! I can't get out of there without buying at least 3 books, and wanting many more. Great place to wander around (and my friend met her husband there ;-) ).

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Laura B. on June 30, 2011

Brookline Booksmith, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways- friendly staff, great selection, fantastic recomendations, excellent sale tables, hysterically funny newsletter... And you open at 8:30 in the morning!!! Does it get better than that? You are the #1 reason I will NEVER get a kindle.....

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Evelyn V. on June 29, 2011

Brookline Booksmith

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Larry F. on June 21, 2011

Don't miss the used section in the basement.

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