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Brattle Book Shop Boston

An amazing second hand and antiquarian book shop, like going back to Hay on Wye twenty years ago. A... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dr David C
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Books! Old books, used books, $5 books, rare books, expensive books! BOOKS!

Old books, used books and rare books and ways to get old books for a bargain. This is the place... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jennifer W
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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.
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9 West St, Boston, MA 02111-1203
+1 800-447-9595
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing second hand and antiquarian book shop, like going back to Hay on Wye twenty years ago. A vast range from $1 -5 on the outside racks and the more expensive ones inside. Just as well I was flying back business class as I...More

Thank Dr David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old books, used books and rare books and ways to get old books for a bargain. This is the place. There is something for every used, old, bargain and specialty book collector out there, I'm guessing. It seemed like it. They have racks of shelves...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

So great. Tons of books! So much to look at outside. Lots of topics and everything is categorized well. Three floors of books. Top floor is the rare books; so that was cool to see. Would definitely check it out again.

Thank candacemparker
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Three floors of used books: history, literature, science, sports. Prices are good, too. I picked up the first two volumes of Gibbon’s Decline and Fall for less than it would have cost buying them online.

Thank scordatura2008
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Friendly owner and staff. GREAT selection. I could have stayed hours. They do ship, so if you are visiting the angst of taking away is not an issue. All price ranges and all conditions of books from slightly worn to perfect. This bookshop is a...More

Reviewed 23 December 2017

This place is a really fun find. As a booklover I make it a point to stop at as many bookstores as I can on my vacations and this place did not disappoint. They are a great place to find older rarer books so don't...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 13 December 2017

During the taxi ride to our hotel, the outside bookshelves are what caught my eye. Our hotel concierge knew immediately what we had seen and gave us directions. What a find. We love to browse in used and antique bookstores. I have a list of...More

1  Thank Lalo765
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We were visiting the city and were on our way to a book fair. We stumbled upon this jewel by mistake. Oh how delightful! There were bookcases outside with discounted books (used and new) for $1, $3, and $5. Inside, there were three floors of...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent stop for book browsing tucked away on a side street off the common. You’re sure to find something unique to take home! Books as low as $1 each - browse both in and outside.

Thank Cara C
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is a really nice book shop in downtown Boston. I enjoyed my time there looking through their very well organized store. Be sure to check out the 3rd floor for some rare and vintage treasures.

1  Thank Ken P
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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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Response from RonL40 | Reviewed this property |
There are appraisers there every day. Just go to the front desk with your book and they will help you.