Best of Boston

2018 Best Bookstore

Brookline Booksmith

In an era when you can access millions of titles on a single screen, the Booksmith still draws throngs of hungry readers. They come for the lovingly selected staff picks. The A-list author events. The Used Book Cellar, with more than 25,000 titles to choose from. In other words, they come for the things the Internet can’t give us: a sense of IRL community (the handmade journals aren’t too shabby, either).

279 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-566-6660,