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Brookline Booksmith, Brookline

Categories: Gift & Specialty Shops, Shopping
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
Pay a visit to Brookline Booksmith , a quaint independent bookstore with a wide selection of books, stationary, and gifts. Moderately sized but efficiently organized, the store uses a quirky staff-recommendation system, with color-coded notes to help you choose your next read from the large assortment of many genres. You can find used and discounted books in the basement, or sell your own old reads for store credit. A great place to find gifts, the store sells an array of arts and crafts, stationary, supplies, and trinkets. Work out when and for how long to visit Brookline Booksmith and other Brookline attractions using our handy Brookline trip itinerary planner.
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  • Not only books you will find, but also other interesting stuff like super cool notebooks or even fun puzzles... 
  • I wandered into this little bookshops only to find a huge array of gifts and cards in addition to tons of great books! This is a great independent shop. I also loved the huge selection of dayplanners ...  read more »
  • After touring the town of Brookline we wanted to find something like little novelties from the town. The lady at the public library recommended this store because it's like a gift shop too and that's ...  read more »
  • Best local bookshop. They have a fantastic, well lit and organized used book section downstairs. Upstairs along with many books and remainders they also have a lot of gift items - many cards and small things like jewelry, travel accessories, socks, art supplies, random kitchen gadgets. I only wish they had some comfortable seats to sit in but the space is already quite cramped as it is.
  • Large selection of books, comics, "indie" or unusual books, but they do tend to be pricey. In the discount section, however, you will find a variety of books that are under $10! There is also a $1 book Sale outside occasionally, a used books section which also boasts textbooks and language learning workbooks, and also hosts talks with local (or not local) authors. Oh, and there's a children's section and they also sell random, but pretty and unique knick-nacks, like candles, magnets,bottle openers, toys, handbags, necklaces, mugs, figurines, and greeting cards - among much more. Plus, there are chairs where you can sit and read, and there's always an atmosphere of nice rock or oldies music playing.
  • Often visited by internationally famous authors with special events for book releases. Offers a wide selection of books with numerous other community activities. The staff are very helpful. Sales on certain items are also common.
  • Wonderful independent bookstore with a terrific selection of new and used books, great staff recommendations, and frequent author events. Plenty of new books on sale, plus the incredible used book section downstairs means you can always find a good deal here. Also a nice selection of non-book gifts and cards, but one that hasn't taken over the store and doesn't come at the expense of the books.
  • A fabulous book store along with some great crafts. A wide range of book selections for each genre. They also regularly have writers and other culturally relevant people speaking there.
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