Brookline Booksmith

Row 1

279 Harvard St (at Green St.)
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660
Bookstore, Gift Shop
Mon–Thu: 8:30 AM–10:00 PM Fri: 8:30 AM–11:00 PM Sat: 9:00 AM–11:00 PM Sun: 9:00 AM–9:00 PM

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  • A well-read, knowledgeable staff makes this browser's paradise even more ideal. With modern literature and classics lining the shelves, Brookline Booksmith is a Coolidge Corner institution.
  • great used book section! my personal favorite bookstore
  • Bring in used books Wed.-Sat. (you get more $$ in store credit than just cash.) They are happy to order books for you at no additional cost and have a great jewelry/gift section in the back!
  • Be on the lookout for the staff recommendations, they're sticking out of the recommended books.
  • Author events, staff and their picks and knowledge, top releases, hard to finds, and bargains
  • This shop is distinguished by its helpful staff, events ranging from grad students reading poetry to best-selling author series, and a monthly book club going 10 years strong. [Racked 38 Member]
  • BB is fantastic because not only do they sell new & used, but they also have a great selection of gifts, plus a lecture series! :) As far as Boston area bookstores go, this is hands down my favorite.
  • When selling books, paperbacks are more likely to sell! Leave the hardcover for Amazon resells.
  • The staff here is always helpful and friendly, and their selection is clearly thought out. Great spot to shop for gifts.
  • Check out the used book cellar!
  • Awesome local bookstore. Check out the basement for some used book deals. Staff recommendations and speakers are often good.
  • One of favorite local bookstores!
  • Used and new books
  • Cool little store with lots of books and gifts
  • This beyond bookstore is therapeutic.
  • They also have a great gift shop! Everything from fun socks to home goods
  • Nice local bookstore, nice gift shop
  • Great locally owned bookstore. Always come here before the chains..
  • Perfect place to find birthday presents
  • Lot's of good books downstairs for a much better price