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BEST Bookstore

1993 BEST Bookstore, Cambridge

Barillair Books


Great service, great stock, and an espresso bar/patio. What more could a bookworm snuggle into? read more»

1993 BEST Bookstore, Boston

Charlesbank Bookshops, BU Bookstore Mall


Everything from Bradshaw to Seuss. And New York Times best-sellers at 30 percent off. read more»

1993 BEST Bookstore, Myster

Kate’s Mystery Books


What a mystery fan really wants is lots of everything. Kate has it all covered, from true crime to cozy domestics. read more»

1993 BEST Bookstore, Feminist

Crones’ Harvest

Jamaica Plain

All the old standbys, plus a vibrant forum for readings of new works. read more»

1993 BEST Bookstore, Gay

Glad Day Gay Liberation Bookshop


The bulletin board out front has listings for everything from housing to theater to marches. The shop also has a great selection of cartoon books. read more»

1992 BEST Bookstore

Waterstone’s Booksellers


We drove the British out of Boston more than 200 years ago, but they returned last year with this three-story emporium where even best-sellers are discounted. read more»

1991 BEST Bookstore

New England Mobile Book Fair

Newton Highlands

Once you get used to the misleading name (it’s stationary), the atmosphere (warehouse style), and the system (books listed by publisher), this is a browser’s haven. Most books are 20 percent off, except in the remainder room, where prices are… read more»

1990 BEST Bookstore

Words Worth


Quite simply the best selection and the best prices in the area. read more»

1988 BEST Bookstore

New England Mobile Book Fair


A book lover’s paradise. You can spend days in this warehouse and never be bored. read more»

1987 BEST Bookstore, Literate



A handful of booksellers know that Mikhail Bugakov wrote The Master and Margarita. At Mandrake, they know that is White Guard is out of print. read more»