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Brattle Book Shop of Boston

9 West St, Boston, MA 02111
+1 800-447-9595
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One of our favorite places in Boston!

I wish we could have spent a whole day here! I found a book here that I've been searching... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
Jennifer E
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Amazing place!

This is an amazing bookstore and absolutely worth the stop for any book lover. There is an outdoor... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2016
Woodstock, Illinois
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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 good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“book lovers” (5 reviews)
“rare books” (4 reviews)
“love books” (3 reviews)
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9 West St, Boston, MA 02111
+1 800-447-9595
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

I wish we could have spent a whole day here! I found a book here that I've been searching everywhere for months! Very reasonable prices, and just so many, many books!

Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing bookstore and absolutely worth the stop for any book lover. There is an outdoor section, and 3 levels inside. They are all packed with some really old, amazing books - ranging from $5.00 to hundreds of dollars on up. I'll definitely...More

Thank Luv2Travel7723
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I like books. Especially old books. And this is a great spot for them. They have a real lot of old books and they are not priced super high. This is a strong high review as I loved the place. It makes me want to...More

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Shopped here inside and out. This trip was to sell books. The staff behind the counter barely noticed me as I waited there for someone to come look at my books. They offered to help carry more books in from my car, but I had...More

1  Thank Jasmine G
Reviewed 29 April 2016

We found this unique bookstore while wandering around downtown Boston one day. It has an extensive outdoor section, nestled between the main store and the next building over, full of old and rare books, most of which are on sale for 1 to 5 dollars....More

Thank Andrei S
Reviewed 30 January 2016

I have never seen a outdoor library. This place is such a cute outdoor library. It is located right in the middle of two buildings on a street where you would never think to find an outdoor library. This is worth at-least passing by. They...More

Thank mocheerchick
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Interesting books and extremely helpful staff! It's a wonderful place to browse the old fashioned way!

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Brattle Books is a Boston legend. Packed with an excellent selection of books for all budgets and interests on two floors, this charming book store is a great place to spend a couple of hours. Good history and philosophy sections. The store will mail books...More

Thank V V
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Fantastic metaphysical section, but offers other books as well. Charming location, was owned by Elizabeth Peabody in the mid eighteen hundreds, she published Emerson at the time, one of the first female book publishers in the US at that time. Great atmosphere, nice staff.

Thank Miknamrok
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

Went to Brattle books after breaking my kindle! Huge selection of books inside and racks of bargain books outside from 1 dollar. Really helpful staff too. Will be back

Thank CUB535
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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