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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. 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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  • Brookline Massachusetts is wonderful. I studied Drawing with an artist here. My Mother would drive me, after school. I love Bookstore's ,but few Independent ones can afford to stay in business. They a...  more »
  • The Booksmith is one of few independent bookstores remaining in the Boston area. It has every title we are looking for--or will secure it quickly if need be. Good service, great browsing, and nice peo...  more »
  • One of the best bookstores I've ever been to. I lived in Boston for two years and this was the place I went whenever I needed a book, notebook, or just a lift in my day. The entire basement is used bo...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Probably one of the best bookstores..period. Anywhere. It's mass selection upstairs and downstairs is vast and very impressive. They have an insanely good collection of Bargain Books as well. You can really tell that someone put some time into ordering the best ones out there for their customers. Also, for out of towners, this bookstore offers a very cool selection of unique souvenirs..ones you won't find at every normal souvenir shop in the city. So many good reasons to go here..so just go here already!
  • Great bookstore with an awesome used book cellar. Maybe it's because they're under-staffed (my own assumption) but it seems like there aren't many employees to help when you need them. All of the employees I've seen are by the registers. Other than that, great place!
  • Their selections includes independent publications from up-and-coming authors as well as classics and best sellers. The basement has a great used selection. They house readings by touring authors and some cool book clubs. Their poetry section is really great.