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BEST Bookstore, West

2011 BEST Bookstore, West

New England Mobile Book Fair

Newton Highlands

Forgive this book shop for its bizarre name and oddball location. Once you get past the tiny storefront, the Mobile Book Fair stretches through a parking lot and nearly to the horizon: rows upon aisles upon alleys of books. It’s… read more »

2008 BEST Bookstore, West

Newtonville Books

Newtonville

How did book lovers ever live without Itty Bitty Booklights and Page-a-Day calendars and frightfully clever refrigerator magnets? Quite nicely, as proven by this 10-year-old independent where the bibelots are scarce and the books are wall-to-wall. Though founder Tim Huggins… read more »

2002 BEST Bookstore, West

New England Mobile Book Fair

Newton

The up-and-comer in this category is the nearly four-year-old Newtonville Books, but while that otherwise admirable small shop considers its lack of organization quaint and quirky, we just think it’s confusing. The system at our pick, the family-owned New England… read more »