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Brattle Book Shop of Boston

9 West St, Boston, MA 02111-1203
+1 800-447-9595
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More for old book fans versus people looking for newer titles at low cost. Still a neat little... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Jeff M
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Las Vegas, Nevada
A great favorite. Have loved this store for years!

One of the real American classic bookstores. You can browse outside in the $3 and $5 bins for an... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
RonL40
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Utica, New York
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The country's oldest antiquarian bookstore, the Brattle has over 200,000 used and out-of-print books, magazines and more.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“book lovers” (5 reviews)
“love books” (3 reviews)
“rare book” (2 reviews)
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9 West St, Boston, MA 02111-1203
Downtown
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+1 800-447-9595
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

More for old book fans versus people looking for newer titles at low cost. Still a neat little stop. They have books for sale both outside and inside.

1  Thank Jeff M
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

One of the real American classic bookstores. You can browse outside in the $3 and $5 bins for an hour or two. And it you have a specific book in mind, you can probably find it in the stacks inside. Lots of bargains outside --...More

1  Thank RonL40
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

If you're the kind of person who likes to peruse the shelves for a countless time, this is your place. Books galore, on the cheap, though there's not a profound amount of order to it all. But if you're in no hurry and enjoy being...More

Thank Nicki S
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

If you're a book lover you need to stop here. There are several floors of books and even a courtyard outside with selections. I visited the rare book floor and loved perusing the interesting collections they had, many of which were quite affordable. I don't...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I love this place! One of the oldest bookshops in the US. Some years ago I came across a great book from 1636, all original but a plate missing and pencil marks... $125. As an English visitor who was shopping there noted for me "Brattle...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Be sure to go to the third floor where the more rare and unique books are housed. Spend time browsing the shelves and think about your loved ones and what may work for them. It was worth the time and would highly recommend this!

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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

For book lovers, this is a must see when in Boston! There's a great selection of second hand books, organized by theme!

Thank Fernando S
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A must see for book lovers!! What is more unique than a bookstore in an alley?! It is easy to get to and conveniently located. A must see if you're in Boston.

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Reviewed 14 November 2016

This was on my bucketlist and totally lived up to the hype. Quaint, amazing location and amazing classics at very good prices! They even have cheap ephemera inside and the people who work here are so kind and helpful! I can easily kill hours here....More

1  Thank Monica F
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

this bookshop also has an outdoor section as long and about as wide as the shop itself. there are thousands of books out here in the open and I don't think I saw one for more than $10. Inside many more thousands and thousands spread...More

Thank julie s
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There are appraisers there every day. Just go to the front desk with your book and they will help you.
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