Brattle Book Shop


Boston Store 9 West Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA


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  • One of America's oldest and largest used book shops.
  • Rare and antiquarian books.
  • Popular outdoor sales lot.

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Brattle Book Shop is one of America's oldest and largest used book shops. There are two floors of general used books, a third floor of rare and antiquarian books and an adjoining outdoor sales lot. Founded in the Cornhill section of Boston in 1825, Brattle Book Shop has been in the hands of the Gloss Family since 1949. Over the years George and his son, Kenneth, have built this bookshop into one of the largest antiquarian bookstores in the USA.

"The Brattle Book Shop carries an impressive stock of over 250,000 books, maps, prints, postcards and ephemeral items in all subjects. In addition to its general used and out-of-print stock, The Brattle Book Shop also maintains an inventory of first editions, collectibles and fine leather bindings in its rare book room."

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