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Moved to a much smaller spot...

I had read a review that spoke of how big this store was and how you could browse for hours. That's... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2017
Connie W
via mobile
It's not your mother[smobile book fiar

This used to be the best book store in New England. The new ownership has made it very ordinary... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good28%
  • Average28%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible14%
24 Oct 2017
“Moved :(”
19 Jul 2017
“Moved to a much smaller spot...”
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82 Needham St, Newton, MA 02461-1621
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Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

The new store is so much smaller and doesn’t have any of the knocks and crannies. Not much selection to offer.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

I had read a review that spoke of how big this store was and how you could browse for hours. That's was all I needed to see to cart my family on a side trip to the bookstore. Well, it seems that have moved and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Connie W
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Living near by, this has been a place that I used to take the kids. We could spend a couple of hours browsing. It's like a treasure hunt, the children's toy/game area has educational, fun finds!

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank susansX197DY
Reviewed May 3, 2016

This used to be the best book store in New England. The new ownership has made it very ordinary. It rarely has books you want in stock, although they will order and get anything you need. And what used to be the best travel section...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank bosslady000
Reviewed February 17, 2016

Huge store that carries just about any book you'll need. It can be hard to understand their organization, so just ask someone who works there and they will know exactly where to look.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Alli R
Reviewed June 4, 2015

but it's still a great place to browse for books. Not necessarily as good as traditional bookstores (or Amazon) if you need something other than a current best seller, but a great place to go if you don't really know what you are looking for,...More

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank Northern_Traveler00
Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not an easy place to find. Better call for directions, but worth it. The place is huge and has a section called remainders. These are books that may be printed a 4th time so the 3rd printing instead of costing $15.95 may cost $3.50. The...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank mmcagan
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