Best of Boston

Best Bookstore

1996 Best Bookstore, Cook Books

Boston Cooks

There are more than 1,000 titles in this small, packed store, and what you don't see they can always get. The emphasis is on New [...] read more»
1996 Best Bookstore, African American

A Nubian Notion

A great selection of books, including ones you can't find anywhere else. You'll be pleasantly surprised. read more»
1996 Best Bookstore, Art

Borders Books and Music

A combination bookstore, music store, and cafe, Borders Books and Music has a huge selection of art books, ranging from classics like Picasso, Homer and [...] read more»
1995 Best Bookstore, Esoteric

Seven Stars

If you want to read up on holistic health or simply expand the horizons of your mind, Seven Stars, in Harvard Square, offers the greatest [...] read more»
1995 Best Bookstore, Cookbook Selection

New England Mobile Book Fair

Newton Highlands
It's hard to avoid temptation in this bibliophile's paradise—especially if you love cookbooks. All the latest books are sold at a 20 percent discount, and [...] read more»
1994 Best Bookstore, General

Waterstone’s Booksellers

We're not saying that biggest is necessarily best, but who can beat Waterstone's selection, browsing room, helpful staff, late hours, and discounts of 30 percent [...] read more»
1994 Best Bookstore, Cafe

Trident Booksellers & Cafe

Trident houses an eclectic and interesting collection of books, as well as tarot cards, bonsai trees, and the little cafe area where you can look [...] read more»
1994 Best Bookstore, Cookbook Selection

The Kitchen Shelf

The Kitchen Shelf sells coobooks—and only cookbooks. It features a world-class selection of regional cookbooks, as well as a tasty vegetarian and healthful-cooking section, all [...] read more»
1994 Best Bookstore, But More than a Bookstore

Rizzoli Bookstore

Rizzoli does indeed carry a great selection of books, but we also find it to be good for gifts, particularly picture frames, stationery, blank notebooks, [...] read more»
1994 Best Bookstore, Creature Comforts

Brookline Booksmith

Bookline Booksmith deserves kudos for its open-door policy for dogs. The deal is, if they wag their tail, they get a treat. read more»