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Brookline Booksmith

(617) 566-6660
Type: Indie Bookstore

Founded in 1961 as Paperback Booksmith, Brookline Booksmith is an independent bookstore that sells both new and used books. The store hosts regular author events, readings, and a Readers and Writers book club.

279 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
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by Ifeanyi Menkiti


The city of Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalists has produced many prominent writers in its past, but it is also a city whose literary history is still in the making. Ifeanyi Menkiti, who was born in Onitsha, Nigeria, and moved to Massachusetts eventually becoming owner of the nation’s oldest poetry bookstore, tours the vast literary landscape of the greater Boston area.

Upcoming Events
Cambridge Public Library
February 9, 2016 - 6:30pm
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Trident Booksellers
February 9, 2016 - 7:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Center for Arts at the Armory
February 10, 2016 - 6:00pm
Brookline Booksmith
February 10, 2016 - 7:00pm

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