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Brattle Book Shop, Boston

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  • August 7, 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.  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    Despite seeing all the pictures nothing like it in person! Service is great and definitely could spend hours here easily perusing all the titles outside and inside.  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    Great selection three floors and stock always changes. Any book fanatic you have to stop into the Brattle Book Shop when you are in Boston.  more »
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  • April 29, 2017
    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!
  • June 22, 2017
    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.
  • April 23, 2017
    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
  • May 20, 2017
    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.
  • March 13, 2017
    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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