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Brookline Booksmith

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Address: 279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
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+1 617-566-6660
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08:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 08:30 - 22:00
Fri 08:30 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00

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Sqturday afternoon fun

Has a good selection of books on sale and an entire lower floor dedicated to used books. I enjoyed browsing with my friend and even bought a few books on sale for myself and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Has a good selection of books on sale and an entire lower floor dedicated to used books. I enjoyed browsing with my friend and even bought a few books on sale for myself and others. It has a really great selection of cool greeting cards - great if you're looking for something tongue in cheek or unique to give to... More 

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Thank irs0phia
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dream a perfect picture of a your desired book store- and there it is. There isn't a single week that we are not buying there (as a family). The atmosphere, the sellers who always go the extra mile, the interest, the daily lectures, the location. My dream is to publish a book and to come to give a lecture there.

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Thank MisoSoupp
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could spend all day here! The bargain section is AMAZING! So many intriguing titles for a great price. Every genre is represented. There are also specialty items like journals, magnets, t-shirts, and more!

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Thank afoley84
Brookline, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Amazon may be great for ordering light bulbs, vitamins, and pet care products, but when you're looking for a good read, nothing beats going to a great, independent bookstore and just indulging in a few minutes/hours of browsing and the Brookline Booksmith more than fills the bill! In addition to their regular selection of bestsellers and classics, you'll find fabulous... More 

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Thank 361jill
Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Thank goodness for this bookstore. It has a fabulous selection filled with great stacks, easy to find your interests, and wonderful energy always filled with people who love books. I have been coming here for 30 years.

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Thank Shuggiplum
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43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Friendly staff, wide range of author visits and a nice selection of gifts (bags, textiles, cards, etc). What I'd love to see: a cafe.

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Thank Elana E
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

A wonderful place to go to browse or buy. I actually buy my books here whenever possible since I get a discount with my college I.d. card, but they accept your pbs/npr card, and teacher's I.d. card. They special ordered for me a book for the holiday and called when it came n. The bookstore is just off the Coolide... More 

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Thank Ted C
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Several years ago Brookline Booksmith, located in Coolidge Corner, a pedestrian neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts, celebrated its 50th anniversary. In its mid-sized space, Brookline Booksmith achieves creativity from compression, from straddling that line between being too crowded and too spacious; it generates energy from browsers among the books, magazines, gifts and artist's supplies; energy from the almost nightly book signings,... More 

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Thank Huan L
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Love going in here. Tons of great books and other stationary items. Cute little gifts and accessories! Good pricing and a great used book section!

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Thank Renee C
Brookline, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

One of life's pleasures is spending time browsing in Booksmith. The selection is excellent, the staff friendly and helpful, and the location convenient. Brookline Booksmith is an anchor of the Brookline community. Author nights are great!

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