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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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Louis C. 23 hours ago

Definitely the best bookstore in the city!

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Chelsea B. on July 10, 2014

Great selection of books as well as gift items!

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Michael L. on June 27, 2014

The staff is very friendly & knowledgeable

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Patricia G. on June 24, 2014

Keep the little guys in business!

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Owen C. on June 11, 2014

Definitely the best!

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Qlope on July 22, 2013

*swoon* I could spend hours here...and I do sometimes.

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Claire W. on July 10, 2013

Love the squeaky wood floors. Makes me feel as if I'm in a REAL bookstore. Not many left. Lets support.

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Martha B. on July 9, 2013

Small discount for members of B-CAN. That's Brookline Community Aging Network. Also for teachers and members of public radio and television stations. Booksmith has a great co-operative program with the Coolidge Corner Cinema to present talks that tie into interesting new books, so you can listen to/meet the author and buy the book.

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JVgcdf B. on June 25, 2013

I came to Brookline in 1984, and Booksmith is *still* the best!

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Laura B. on June 25, 2013

Besides all of the other great tips listed here, Booksmith opens at 8:30 in the morning!! I come here on my way to work- GREAT way to start your day.

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