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2014 Winner: Brookline Booksmith

Founded 50-plus years ago with the slogan “Dedicated to the fine art of browsing,” this local favorite sees a daily stream of visitors that suggests that there are still plenty of bookworms who aren’t ready to let some algorithm tell them what to read next. The well-read staff can offer guidance on the comprehensive collection of new titles in fiction and nonfiction, as well as the basement level’s impressive array of used paperbacks and classic page-turners. There’s also a stacked calendar of author events, held downstairs and at the neighboring Coolidge Corner Theatre, where marquee names usually mean a full house.

Brookline Booksmith

279 Harvard St., Brookline • (617) 566-6660

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