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Brookline Booksmith, Brookline
(4.7/5 based on 65+ 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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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 attra...  more »
  • 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 (l...  more »
  • 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" ...  more »
Google
  • One of my favorite bookstores in the Boston/Cambridge area, Brookline Booksmith has well-curated fiction and non-fiction tables on the ground level and a great sprawl of used books in the basement as well, including genres such as science fiction, fantasy, comic books, and Y/A. It also hosts pretty neat authors from time to time - Jonathan Safran Foer, Jodi Picoult to name a few. My only complaint is there's no loyalty card!
  • Best book store! Large selection, and good non-book items. The staff us nice too, and they seem happy to be there. Love this place!
  • Great local bookstore with a large selection. They also have lots of good events with visiting writers and other activities.
  • Amazing place. You can easily spend the afternoon here. Pure joy. Grab a coffee outside then come back. The crowd is also erudite.
  • 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.