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Brookline Booksmith, Brookline
(4.7/5 based on 60+ 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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  • Ever wondered what happened to those wondeful local bookstores in this digital age? Did they all close? No..in Brookline..they are thriving..and they have cute and friendly staff who are as in to it.....  more »
  • Not only books you will find, but also other interesting stuff like super cool notebooks or even fun puzzles... 
  • I wandered into this little bookshops only to find a huge array of gifts and cards in addition to tons of great books! This is a great independent shop. I also loved the huge selection of dayplanners ...  more »
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  • 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.