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Brookline Booksmith

Closed Now: 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open today: 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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More than a bookstore! An everything store!

The selection of books and gifts is surpassed only by the fabulous staff and their wonderful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brookline, Massachusetts
Great bookstore and gift shop!

Was only a few blocks from our hotel. Could have spent hours in here browsing. Coffee shops located... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Branchville, South Carolina
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279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
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Reviewed yesterday

The selection of books and gifts is surpassed only by the fabulous staff and their wonderful customer service.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jsolomont
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was only a few blocks from our hotel. Could have spent hours in here browsing. Coffee shops located on same block along with other eateries. Perfect place to visit on a cold day. Highly recommended

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jendbanks
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Amazing spot! I live not too far away and go here whenever I can to find good books or gifts for friends and family. I go out of my way to stop in here because I know they have so much to offer - would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kathrynpowell492
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Even the name Brookline Booksmith is a kind of throwback to the days not all that long ago when a lot of stores affected a kind of humble brag in their names (Radio Shack, for example). Books are obviously not made by "smiths". They are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank buellhollister
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Love the consistently great book selections and recommendations. The used book area and gift selections are an added bonus. It is much better to shop at independent bookstore.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mcc0llpam
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Excellent bookstore to visit.. not only a staple of new releases but also buys for all the family. There is also a great gift selection and paper products as well.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank rgdeadman
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

As transatlantic visitors to the US, we marveled at the range of books on offer (and so much else) in this lively bookshop. We enjoyed browsing and restocking on American history, biography classics and new fiction in the used book basement. We had an opportunity...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank paul_deirdre
Reviewed 19 June 2018

You can a book quickly here with efficient service, but if you have even a little time, take it to wander around. One of the few remaining establishments hosting high-quality authors talks.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Stopped by for some quick gifts, not only a fun bookstore. They have an entire section with fun jewelry and local gifts, i.e. about Boston/Brookline. They also have book readings given by top authors. Plan to spend an at least an hour going through the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank dcgb2017
Reviewed 18 May 2018

This place is a gem. It has everything, and it's right in the heart of Coolidge Corner. Well worth a browse if you're in the area.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from j0d0nn | Reviewed this property |
If there's space, the most convenient place is a parking lot at the corner of John and Babcock ($1.25/hour). Failing that, and if there's no street parking, you should head for the large parking lot on Centre St.