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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 Booksmith is a iconic landmark. Once you walk in and the smell comes back to you of something you can put in your hands and read. It's unforgettable, Needs to last forever.  more »
  • Awesome place to take kids on a rainy Sunday, peruse books and buy gifts (there is also a big selection of quirky souvenirs, cards, socks, soaps, mugs and funny things of all kinds).  more »
  • The people who work here are engaging and super knowledgeable + their enthusiasm is infectious and my kids always leave with books they are excited to read!  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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