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Brattle Book Shop of Boston

9 West St, Boston, MA 02111
+1 800-447-9595
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I love this place! One of the oldest bookshops in the US. Some years ago I came across a great book... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Stephen Wayne F... B
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perfect stop for the book lover in your life!

Be sure to go to the third floor where the more rare and unique books are housed. Spend time... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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9 West St, Boston, MA 02111
+1 800-447-9595
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I love this place! One of the oldest bookshops in the US. Some years ago I came across a great book from 1636, all original but a plate missing and pencil marks... $125. As an English visitor who was shopping there noted for me "Brattle...More

Thank Stephen Wayne F... B
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Be sure to go to the third floor where the more rare and unique books are housed. Spend time browsing the shelves and think about your loved ones and what may work for them. It was worth the time and would highly recommend this!

Thank KAK4vb
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

For book lovers, this is a must see when in Boston! There's a great selection of second hand books, organized by theme!

Thank Fernando S
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A must see for book lovers!! What is more unique than a bookstore in an alley?! It is easy to get to and conveniently located. A must see if you're in Boston.

1  Thank tristan p
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This was on my bucketlist and totally lived up to the hype. Quaint, amazing location and amazing classics at very good prices! They even have cheap ephemera inside and the people who work here are so kind and helpful! I can easily kill hours here....More

1  Thank Monica F
Reviewed 18 October 2016

this bookshop also has an outdoor section as long and about as wide as the shop itself. there are thousands of books out here in the open and I don't think I saw one for more than $10. Inside many more thousands and thousands spread...More

Thank julie s
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

On day trip to city from UK and son had pre checked out interesting bookshops in town so we all trekked here. He loved it and we left him to spend time perusing. As a Eng Lit graduate he highly recommended the store with some...More

Thank DrBuck567
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I wish we could have spent a whole day here! I found a book here that I've been searching everywhere for months! Very reasonable prices, and just so many, many books!

Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing bookstore and absolutely worth the stop for any book lover. There is an outdoor section, and 3 levels inside. They are all packed with some really old, amazing books - ranging from $5.00 to hundreds of dollars on up. I'll definitely...More

Thank Luv2Travel7723
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I like books. Especially old books. And this is a great spot for them. They have a real lot of old books and they are not priced super high. This is a strong high review as I loved the place. It makes me want to...More

Thank LostALot22
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4 November 2017|
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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.