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Brattle Book Shop of Boston

9 West St, Boston, MA 02111-1203
+1 800-447-9595
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Big selection of used books

Three floors of used books: history, literature, science, sports. Prices are good, too. I picked... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
scordatura2008
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Toronto, Canada
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One of the best antiquarian booksellers that I have ever visited.

Friendly owner and staff. GREAT selection. I could have stayed hours. They do ship, so if you are... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
BSWTRAVELS10
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Nashville, Tennessee
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The country's oldest antiquarian bookstore, the Brattle has over 200,000 used and out-of-print books, magazines and more.
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9 West St, Boston, MA 02111-1203
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Three floors of used books: history, literature, science, sports. Prices are good, too. I picked up the first two volumes of Gibbon’s Decline and Fall for less than it would have cost buying them online.

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

Friendly owner and staff. GREAT selection. I could have stayed hours. They do ship, so if you are visiting the angst of taking away is not an issue. All price ranges and all conditions of books from slightly worn to perfect. This bookshop is a...More

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Reviewed December 23, 2017

This place is a really fun find. As a booklover I make it a point to stop at as many bookstores as I can on my vacations and this place did not disappoint. They are a great place to find older rarer books so don't...More

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Reviewed December 13, 2017

During the taxi ride to our hotel, the outside bookshelves are what caught my eye. Our hotel concierge knew immediately what we had seen and gave us directions. What a find. We love to browse in used and antique bookstores. I have a list of...More

1  Thank Lalo765
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

We were visiting the city and were on our way to a book fair. We stumbled upon this jewel by mistake. Oh how delightful! There were bookcases outside with discounted books (used and new) for $1, $3, and $5. Inside, there were three floors of...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Excellent stop for book browsing tucked away on a side street off the common. You’re sure to find something unique to take home! Books as low as $1 each - browse both in and outside.

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Reviewed August 7, 2017

This is a really nice book shop in downtown Boston. I enjoyed my time there looking through their very well organized store. Be sure to check out the 3rd floor for some rare and vintage treasures.

1  Thank Ken P
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Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Despite seeing all the pictures nothing like it in person! Service is great and definitely could spend hours here easily perusing all the titles outside and inside.

1  Thank Amanda R
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

Great selection three floors and stock always changes. Any book fanatic you have to stop into the Brattle Book Shop when you are in Boston.

1  Thank Spuddler
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Reviewed June 24, 2017

As it is claimed, we stopped by here the day we started the Freedom Trail "safari". Actually it is located near the Boston Common, the starting point of the Trail. Right next to the book shop is a piece of empty space where they some...More

1  Thank simonfung888
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Response from RonL40 | Reviewed this property |
There are appraisers there every day. Just go to the front desk with your book and they will help you.
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