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Brookline Booksmith

279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
+1 617-566-6660
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great private bookstore

wonderful selections on many subjects, including children's books, with chairs to read in, a very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brookline, Massachusetts
Macau immigration

That's how the attitude of the staff and especially cashiers struck me - like Macau immigration... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
+1 617-566-6660
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank rzamenhof
Reviewed 1 week ago

That's how the attitude of the staff and especially cashiers struck me - like Macau immigration officers. Bored, disdainful, couldn't be bothered, but not overtly rude. I mean, they don't use expletives or even openly sigh at you when you pay for a book, indeed...More

Thank Aethelred
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 in to read and browse. Very helpful workers. If not have...More

Thank pendermorris
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

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 they will order it that day and call you when...More

Thank marcfQ3326ND
Reviewed 17 September 2017

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.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

本読み会、著者イベント、など豊富で、古本もあります。ボストンの地元のお土産も豊富です。営業努力している本屋です。 Lots of events, reading clubs, good books, as well as boston souvenirs. Impressed about their business efforts.

Thank bonnopanda
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank James B
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

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).

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 July 2017

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!

Thank Jeffrey K
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

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 are a dying breed. They are run by people who love books. I...More

Thank Lisa S
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