Best of Boston

Best Used Bookstore

2012 Best Used Bookstore

Raven Used Books

Boston
When Raven opened an outpost on Newbury Street in 2010, a good deal of head-scratching ensued: a secondhand book store on Newbury? Two years later, […] read more»
2011 Best Used Bookstore

Commonwealth Books

Boston
How lucky are we to have two legit contenders for this category, in the Brattle Book Shop and Commonwealth? Both boast thousands of titles and […] read more»
2006 Best Used Bookstore

Commonwealth Books

Boston
This independent bookstore’s inventory might not be as large as the hangar-size Barnes & Noble across the street, but it wins on originality and quirkiness. […] read more»
2003 Best Used Bookstore

Avenue Victor Hugo Bookshop

Boston
The Avenue Victor Hugo Bookshop is still unpacking from its move up the block. Even so, there’s a comfortable slovenliness in the remaining unopened boxes, […] read more»
2002 Best Used Bookstore

Avenue Victor Hugo Book Shop

Boston
In a city of scribes, it’s little wonder there are so many character-filled used bookstores. But fans of this Newbury Street shop know that every […] read more»
2001 Best Used Bookstore

House of Sarah Books

Cambridge
Loaf on the couches, chitchat with owner Jodi Malone, or mosey through the well-stocked stacks. This place feels like home, complete with a cat stunning […] read more»
1998 Best Used Bookstore

Boston Book Annex

Boston
Signs of authenticity in the book world: the musty smell of old paper and bindings; the creak of the wooden floorboards; a house cat lounging […] read more»
1994 Best Used Bookstore

Avenue Victor Hugo Bookshop

Boston
Take a trip back in time at the Avenue Victor Hugo, which has the atmosphere of an old-time bookstore with its high shelves, narrow aisles, […] read more»
1985 Best Used Bookstore

Brattle Book Shop

Boston
A veritable institution. We hope that it can maintain its position following the death of George Gloss in June. read more»
1979 Best Used Bookstore

The Book Case

Cambridge
A musty remnant of our literary tradition, a haven for mourners of an earlier age when books were read. And most of these were read. read more»
1978 Best Used Bookstore

The Book Case

Cambridge
Bring in your used books and get cash or credit on their fine, wide selection. read more»