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Brookline Booksmith

279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
+1 617-566-6660
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Most authentic Bookstore there is.

Brookline Booksmith is a iconic landmark. Once you walk in and the smell comes back to you of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James B
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A rare gem

Awesome place to take kids on a rainy Sunday, peruse books and buy gifts (there is also a big... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
+1 617-566-6660
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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).

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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
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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 people. We must all support them if we want them to...More

Thank Nancy2005
Reviewed 13 May 2017

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 books that are reasonably...More

Thank Marcedes B
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

It is very special place. Books and art crafts and local souvenir all in one place. Highly recommended for buying birthday gifts or local souvenirs.

Thank Amon182
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Has a good selection of books on sale and an entire lower floor dedicated to used books. I enjoyed browsing with my friend and even bought a few books on sale for myself and others. It has a really great selection of cool greeting cards...More

Thank sn1r
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Dream a perfect picture of a your desired book store- and there it is. There isn't a single week that we are not buying there (as a family). The atmosphere, the sellers who always go the extra mile, the interest, the daily lectures, the location....More

Thank MisoSoupp
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I could spend all day here! The bargain section is AMAZING! So many intriguing titles for a great price. Every genre is represented. There are also specialty items like journals, magnets, t-shirts, and more!

Thank afoley84
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