Nominated for: BEST Bookstore
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.
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.
Vote: BEST Bookstore