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Located steps from the Coolidge Corner T stop, Brookline Booksmith is one of the Hub’s most cherished independent bookstores. Find all varieties of reads, from fiction to history to biography, and check out the Used Book Cellar for great deals. In the evenings you might catch a book reading in store, part of the “Readers & Writers” series. Open M-Th 8:30 am-10 pm, F-Sa 8:30 am-11 pm, Su 9 am-9 pm.