Brattle Book Shop


Brattle Book Shop is one of the most photogenic book stores in the country and it is a hidden gem of Boston. The book shop is located at 9 West Street in Boston which is right near Downtown Crossing. If you walk along the street you may miss the shop, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled. The book shop operates three floors of indoor space and an outdoor lot. They buy and sell books every day from 9-5.

Brattle Book Shop was established in 1825 and is one of America’s oldest and largest antiquarian book shops. 

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  • Address: 9 West St
  • Town: Boston
  • State: Massachusetts
  • GPS: Lat 42.35469 Lng -71.06202
  • Parking notes: The book store does not have a parking lot of its own. The recommended parking garage for Brattle Book Shop is the Lafayette Garage on One Avenue de Lafayette. If you purchase something at the book shop, employees can stamp your Lafayette Garage ticket for a discount – the book shop stamp gives visitors a $2 per hour discount for the first two hours. Additionally, there is some street parking nearby.
  • Parking directions: HERE
  • Location directions: HERE


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