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Brattle Book Shop, Boston

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  • 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, a...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • One of the best bookshops ever! The place is amazing, the books are even better: all in great condition and they have a bunch of rare books! All with a very good price. You must go even if you don't to buy anything. If you like books, you'll love this place. PS.: They put the $1-5 dollar books out on sunny days! It's awesome!
  • I love browsing at the Brattle. Great cheap books outside, plus plenty more to look at inside. Third floor has some great (if expensive) books to look at.
  • Anything you could want in books, they have it will find. I started my own book collection because of a holiday gift from the rare book section. The section is browsable too, so just head upstairs and see some amazing historical experiences
  • This is a very unique store especially if you're into Brattle Book Shop. I'm assuming who may be the owner was really friendly & knowledgable. We were visiting the area and eating at a restaurant nearby when we saw this store and decided to go in. We bought a few crystals which will be going up in our home.
  • Old fashioned book shop complete with outdoor book sale where you'll find amazing classics at obscenely low prices. It's impossible for any bibliophile to go here and not be blown away by at least a few titles. So much fun.

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