Best of Boston

Best Bookstore

2020 Best Bookstore

Frugal Bookstore

Looking to bolster your collection of anti-racist literature and books about the Black experience? This Nubian Square mainstay has you covered. But what makes owners [...] read more»
2019 Best Bookstore

Trident Booksellers and Café

Sprinkler damage from a small fire in the winter of 2018 forced this Newbury Street fixture to close its doors for the first time in [...] read more»
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 [...] read more»
2017 Best Bookstore

Porter Square Books

Can your Kindle feed you while you browse? Porter Square Books does, at its on-site cafթ serving delicious Iggy's pastries. Does your Kindle help out [...] read more»
2016 Best Bookstore

Trident Booksellers & Cafe

With a selection ranging from the latest bestsellers to indie up-and-comers, this Newbury Street institution pleases all manner of bookworm. Home to two stories of [...] read more»
2015 Best Bookstore

Brookline Booksmith

More than just a bookstore, it's a monument to the literary life. The orderly stacks have helpful comment cards from the staff, and they're packed [...] read more»
2014 Best Bookstore

Harvard Book Store

Here’s one thing you can’t do on Amazon: Roam the aisles, thumbing through new releases and used books. Also impossible: attending readings and lectures by [...] read more»
2013 Best Bookstore

Brookline Booksmith

Despite our devotion to Kindles and iPads, it takes just two minutes at Brookline Booksmith for us to fall in love with the printed word [...] read more»
2012 Best Bookstore

The Coop

With independent bookstores (and even national chains) falling by the digital wayside, it's all the more impressive that this classic soldiers on. The four-story Harvard [...] read more»
2011 Best Bookstore

Andover Bookstore

A working fireplace and mismatched, well-worn furniture make the Andover look more like a private library than a retail store. The atmosphere at this 200-year-old [...] read more»