Brookline Booksmith

★★★★★
  • 279 Harvard St

    Brookline, MA 02446

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  • 617-566-6660

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I can spend endless hours just hanging out in Brookline Booksmith. The selection is amazing. The used books section downstairs is a virtual treasure trove. I never have a problem finding last minute presents in the gift section. I love the books they carry. The staff is friendly. This place is wonderful. I have a hard time limiting the amount I buy sometimes! I just hope the Booksmith is around for years to come.

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★★★★★

I can spend endless hours just hanging out in Brookline Booksmith. The selection is amazing. The used books section downstairs is a virtual treasure trove. I never have a problem finding last minute presents in the gift section. I love the books they carry. The staff is friendly. This place is wonderful. I have a hard time limiting the amount I buy sometimes! I just hope the Booksmith is around for years to come.

Pros: late hours, no rush atmosphere, great staff ideas

Cons: none to think of

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Booksmith is an awesome independent bookstore- it even outlasted the big chain store in Coolidge Corner. Huge selection, great events, cool gifts and scads of discounted (recent) books. I sometimes suspect I moved to Boston just to be near this store!

5
★★★★★

Booksmith is an awesome independent bookstore- it even outlasted the big chain store in Coolidge Corner. Huge selection, great events, cool gifts and scads of discounted (recent) books. I sometimes suspect I moved to Boston just to be near this store!

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They always have a great selection. Sometimes you can discover some books that are hard to find here. My only complaint is that they don't have a larger magazine section.

4
★★★★☆

They always have a great selection. Sometimes you can discover some books that are hard to find here. My only complaint is that they don't have a larger magazine section.

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Fabulous book store with everything you could want. Wonderful helpful staff and they are supported (rightfully) by the community. Nice spacious store and they sponsor good readings.

5
★★★★★

Fabulous book store with everything you could want. Wonderful helpful staff and they are supported (rightfully) by the community. Nice spacious store and they sponsor good readings.

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Everything about this place is classic. While the prices are standard for new books, and little discount is offered, the consumer can rest assured that their hard earned dollars are supporting a business that doesn't look strictly at the bottom dollar. Their selection of used books is one of the best you'll find in Boston, and the prices can't be beat.

5
★★★★★

Everything about this place is classic. While the prices are standard for new books, and little discount is offered, the consumer can rest assured that their hard earned dollars are supporting a business that doesn't look strictly at the bottom dollar. Their selection of used books is one of the best you'll find in Boston, and the prices can't be beat.

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Went to Brookline Booksmith because i heard that it was a great shop. While I did find it pretty good, I found it not to live up to its reputation. There are other amazing indepedent shops - like harvard bookshop in cambridge and New England Mobile Bookfair in Newton that far exceeded the booksmith in selection and value. Still though a very good shop for those who live locally. The used books downstairs were generally mediocre and priced too high as well. again, not to sound to negative, it is a good local bookshop.

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★★★★☆

Went to Brookline Booksmith because i heard that it was a great shop. While I did find it pretty good, I found it not to live up to its reputation. There are other amazing indepedent shops - like harvard bookshop in cambridge and New England Mobile Bookfair in Newton that far exceeded the booksmith in selection and value. Still though a very good shop for those who live locally. The used books downstairs were generally mediocre and priced too high as well. again, not to sound to negative, it is a good local bookshop.

Pros: hours, selection

Cons: no parking, used books bad

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Good local bookstore! The staff these is very knowledgable and very helpful. The selection is not that all great and the prices are not really discounted. The store has most of the newer titles and popular books. Overall, the atmosphere is nice and one feels welcomed when they walk in. Check it out!

PROS: Good Atmosphere
CONS: Not a big selection

3
★★★☆☆

Good local bookstore! The staff these is very knowledgable and very helpful. The selection is not that all great and the prices are not really discounted. The store has most of the newer titles and popular books. Overall, the atmosphere is nice and one feels welcomed when they walk in. Check it out!

PROS: Good Atmosphere
CONS: Not a big selection

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this place has great books. No matter what you are targeting, Brookline Booksmith has the right book for you! it has academic books as well as leisure books. Although the bookstore is not too too big, it has enough books to keep you alive.

PROS: great selection
CONS: not too big of a place

5
★★★★★

this place has great books. No matter what you are targeting, Brookline Booksmith has the right book for you! it has academic books as well as leisure books. Although the bookstore is not too too big, it has enough books to keep you alive.

PROS: great selection
CONS: not too big of a place

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They are just really unique, and they are really nice (they also let you bring pets in the store, in fact they encourage it). This is definitely a great place to go pick out a book and read for a while. While the prices aren't all that discounted , they have a nice atmosphere.

PROS: pets allowed!
CONS: prices are not too too low

5
★★★★★

They are just really unique, and they are really nice (they also let you bring pets in the store, in fact they encourage it). This is definitely a great place to go pick out a book and read for a while. While the prices aren't all that discounted , they have a nice atmosphere.

PROS: pets allowed!
CONS: prices are not too too low

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The Brookline Booksmith is only a five minute drive from Fenway Park. The store does not have a large selection of books, but it does have a nice collection of used books at low prices. You can also sell your old books here and receive a little money. As for new books, they have sales on "new in paperback" and such. If you're looking for a popular book at a fair price, you may very well find it here. Additionally, the store sells mugs, journals, cards and other fun accessories. Even if you're not into books, this may be a great place to visit if you're looking for a funny mug or journal for a friend.

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★★★★☆

The Brookline Booksmith is only a five minute drive from Fenway Park. The store does not have a large selection of books, but it does have a nice collection of used books at low prices. You can also sell your old books here and receive a little money. As for new books, they have sales on "new in paperback" and such. If you're looking for a popular book at a fair price, you may very well find it here. Additionally, the store sells mugs, journals, cards and other fun accessories. Even if you're not into books, this may be a great place to visit if you're looking for a funny mug or journal for a friend.

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The best parts of this store, besides its impressive reading materials, are that you can bring your dogs in, in fact they have biscuits at the counter (if you are a dog fanatic like myself) and they are open until 11 on weeknights. They have fun rooms dedicated to certain areas of the globe (the Sub Terranean Room for example). I love this place because it is nearby my house and I can go there a read almost anytime I want.

5
★★★★★

The best parts of this store, besides its impressive reading materials, are that you can bring your dogs in, in fact they have biscuits at the counter (if you are a dog fanatic like myself) and they are open until 11 on weeknights. They have fun rooms dedicated to certain areas of the globe (the Sub Terranean Room for example). I love this place because it is nearby my house and I can go there a read almost anytime I want.

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I love independant bookstores. There is just no better place ot find a million books you want to read, all at the same time. And, as always, the staff is always so genial and knowledgeable- I don't understand how, but in every single bookstore, the combined staff has read every book contained within the walls. I hope that the people of Brookline and the obnoxious indie student population of Boston (of which I am a part) never let stores like this go under.

4
★★★★☆

I love independant bookstores. There is just no better place ot find a million books you want to read, all at the same time. And, as always, the staff is always so genial and knowledgeable- I don't understand how, but in every single bookstore, the combined staff has read every book contained within the walls. I hope that the people of Brookline and the obnoxious indie student population of Boston (of which I am a part) never let stores like this go under.

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I can't imagine a more appropriate model than Brookline Booksmith for a true town bookstore, a place which has become integrally woven into the fabric of the town's cultural and educational initiatives. In its catalogue of books, its supremely friendly and knowledgable staff, and its fantastic author-reading series, Booksmith aims to reflect and promote the best attributes of the town of Brookline: its community consciousness, social and cultural enlightenment, strong and eclectic religious persuasions, priority on education, and so on. More practically, it's very clean and well-lit inside, fun and easy to navigate, and always has lots of awesome Remaindered and Used books available at reduced prices. Also: they give biscuits to your dog!

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★★★★★

I can't imagine a more appropriate model than Brookline Booksmith for a true town bookstore, a place which has become integrally woven into the fabric of the town's cultural and educational initiatives. In its catalogue of books, its supremely friendly and knowledgable staff, and its fantastic author-reading series, Booksmith aims to reflect and promote the best attributes of the town of Brookline: its community consciousness, social and cultural enlightenment, strong and eclectic religious persuasions, priority on education, and so on. More practically, it's very clean and well-lit inside, fun and easy to navigate, and always has lots of awesome Remaindered and Used books available at reduced prices. Also: they give biscuits to your dog!

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Brookline Booksmith is a neighborhood institution that has won numerous local and national "Best of" awards. Featuring a well-chosen and eclectic selection of books, the store is heaven for browsers. While not very large, it is comfortable and welcoming, with wooden floors and dog-friendly policy. The staff consists of knowledgeable book lovers, who are happy to order something for you if it is not on the shelf. Their childrens' section is comprehensive yet selective and features a table and chairs for small bookworms. They offer discounts for seniors, teachers and members of cultural institutions (ie. public television), a bargain book table where you can find great deals on remaindered hardcovers and a used bookstore in the basement. They host weekly readings by interesting authors and are known for having offbeat promotions (ie. zucchini giveaways). Booksmith is also a one-stop shopping site since it also carries great cards, wrapping paper and a terrific gift department. The store opens early and closes at 11 PM most nights.

PROS: Independent, comfortable, and fun.
CONS: Would be great if it was even larger!

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★★★★★

Brookline Booksmith is a neighborhood institution that has won numerous local and national "Best of" awards. Featuring a well-chosen and eclectic selection of books, the store is heaven for browsers. While not very large, it is comfortable and welcoming, with wooden floors and dog-friendly policy. The staff consists of knowledgeable book lovers, who are happy to order something for you if it is not on the shelf. Their childrens' section is comprehensive yet selective and features a table and chairs for small bookworms. They offer discounts for seniors, teachers and members of cultural institutions (ie. public television), a bargain book table where you can find great deals on remaindered hardcovers and a used bookstore in the basement. They host weekly readings by interesting authors and are known for having offbeat promotions (ie. zucchini giveaways). Booksmith is also a one-stop shopping site since it also carries great cards, wrapping paper and a terrific gift department. The store opens early and closes at 11 PM most nights.

PROS: Independent, comfortable, and fun.
CONS: Would be great if it was even larger!

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Great atmosphere, helpful staff, and lots of books! They also have great cards and small gifts.

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Great atmosphere, helpful staff, and lots of books! They also have great cards and small gifts.

 

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