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Brookline Booksmith

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Address: 279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
Phone Number:
+1 617-566-6660
Today
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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Best bookstore north of Manhattan.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Boston, MA
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love this store. can never walk by without going in ...which is a problem, because I buy something every time I go in. Great used book section, also! Staff is wonderful Space is well used. It is a true gem in the area!! They also offer great special programs...National .Live Theater is just wonderful. Speakers & book readings are great!... More 

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Thank BostonBandD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place looks very basic from the outside but wow it really is a hidden gem! I always come out with some knickknack or of course a book. Great selection of kids books too

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Oulu, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there to buy souvenirs during my visit in Boston. It is great place to visit as a tourist and they had an wide range of collections.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Not only are the staff helpful and is the book selection excellent for a small independent bookstore, the gift 'boutique' always has perfect little gifts for family and friends and the bookstore attracts a reputable selectio of authors for readings. I absolutely love old fashioned mail and the card selection is the best in the Boston area, with the exception... More 

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Local bookstore worth a visit. Large gift section. The basement is used books which we were looking forward to but was disappointing. My daughter found 5 books that she purchased. Also quirky gifts (like a stuffed magnetic Sherlock holmes and Mozart). Husband found an autographed copy of a book in the clearance section.

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Thank swansfromBoston
Boston
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We love frequenting this place. The carefully selected items on the bargain book tables have often pointed us in new directions. The staff are knowledgeable. And in the "this is not only a bookstore" department, the greeting card selection is superb and eclectic and one can always find a little gift for any occasion. Thank goodness places like this still... More 

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This store is a treasure. An independent bookstore with great selection and helpful staff. One of the best around!

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Herzlia, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Ever wondered what happened to those wondeful local bookstores in this digital age? Did they all close? No..in Brookline..they are thriving..and they have cute and friendly staff who are as in to it..as you are!

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Thank Leonard G
Brookline, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Not only books you will find, but also other interesting stuff like super cool notebooks or even fun puzzles...

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Thank Fairbkkb S

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