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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  • Excellent local bookstore, hours open are convenient, fun to browse and look at the recommended and new arrivals shelves. Has second hand books in large lower level.  more »
  • The Bookstore is Boston underground T Kids T shirt, Boston souvenirs you can buy a little atmosphere. I recommend when you come to this area stop by dangling offers.
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  • wonderful selections on many subjects, including children's books, with chairs to read in, a very cute novelty section, and a second-hand part too.  more »
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  • Very well kept book store, I attended a reading with John Darnielle and the staff was very attentive and a huge part of why the event went as well as it did. I always feel Like I am around others who see the world as I do here. A bit on the pricier side but still worth a visit.
  • Fantastic selection of books - they even have some French books! The service is excellent. My kid and I love to hang out there.
  • A local bookstore with character. Pros: Diverse selection of book categories. Great kid's section. Used books for sale downstairs. Lots of cookbooks (my favorite!). Cons: Never gotten help from a staff member, though they seem sharp as tacks at the checkout. No bathrooms (?). Used book prices seem high. Store layout makes it difficult to navigate when crowded.
  • Cutest bookstore. Went here on a date, very fun to look around - charming place!
  • Excellent selection of jigsaw puzzles as well as lots of fun games. Helpful stuff and lots of demos to try.Friendly and quick service
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