Brookline Booksmith, Brookline

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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. Plan your Brookline Booksmith visit and explore what else you can see and do in Brookline using our Brookline trip itinerary planning website .
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  • The Booksmith is an amazing find! A Brookline gem ! Beat out the big chain stores! Multiple displays. Live author reads and signings. New books, used books, Store workers favorites etc. Chairs to sit ...  more »
  • Brookline Booksmith is a throwback to neighborhood bookstores where you could hang around to browse and look, buy something or not, they're always glad to see you. And if they don't have what you want...  more »
  • The Booksmith is a classic independent. They have the books and the gifts - but they also have great author events. We saw Michael Connelly there and it was really fun.  more »
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  • Its a small local bookstore that sells more than just books. Besides books they have lots of cool toys and interesting stuff. The decoration is great and it feels like a nicely managed place. Its a fairly popular in Brookline.
  • One of my favorite places, and an early reason that I began to consider Boston as "home." Cute knick-knacks and easy browsing, plus (my most important feature) a trove of used books at reasonable prices in the basement. They also stock a great variety of calendars.
  • As one of the remaining local bookstores in the neighborhood, I really like it which offers a mix of books and other accessories to choose from. It's nice to see long lines during occasional book-signing events, which shows there are still people hanging on to their physical books. If you're looking for gifts, you might be able to find something for the occasion as well.
  • Definitely one of the bookstores I've ever been to. It's just amazing! They even have a cellar with used books, and you can bring yours to exchange for store credit! And they also have the most amazing events (they explain all this on their website!).
  • This is my favorite book store in the world, and I've been to many. The best things about the Booksmith are the events and the Selection!!! This store is a staple of Brookline and should outlive us all. Thank you.

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