A Piece of History
Brattle Book Shop

Originally founded in the Cornhill section of Boston in 1825, Brattle Book Shop now resides on West Street in Boston's Downtown Crossing. Brattle Book Shop has been in the hands of the same family since the late 1940's, and is today under current ownership and direction of proprietor, Ken Gloss. The well-known building currently comprises three floors in addition to their popular outside space in the adjacent empty lot. Today, Brattle Book Shop is known as one of the oldest and largest antiquarian book shops in America. Even if buying books isn't on your holiday shopping list this year, you should still stop by to soak in a bit of New England's rich history.

 
 
 

Buy. Sell. Browse for hours.

Brattle Book Shop offers something for just about everyone. Outside of the store you will find the sale lot, the first and second floor is packed with general used books, while the third floor is designated for rare and antiquarian books. Additionally, the book store has an experienced buyer on site every day in case you're interested in selling a few books found in your grandparent's attic or picked up at the neighborhood tag sale. What's really neat about this shop, is that they also specialize in renting out books for movie sets and film productions - or if your looking to outfit your personal library with certain book collections, they are there to help you pick just the right pieces.

 

 

Shop Brattle Book Shop

Brattle is open Monday - Saturday from 9 AM - 5:30 PM, or if you can't make it down to the shop in person, you can view their online retail library through their site. Additionally, gift certificates make the perfect gift for the book-lover in your life. And even if you have no real purchase in mind, we recommend that you stop by the shop today and get lost in the Brattle book collection for a bit - it's an escape worth venturing on!

 
 

  DAY 1 - SALT CELLAR SHOP


DAY 1 - SALT CELLAR SHOP

  DAY 4 - PAPA WOLF SUPPLY


DAY 4 - PAPA WOLF SUPPLY

  DAY 7 - SCOOP SIGHTS


DAY 7 - SCOOP SIGHTS

  DAY 10 - BOSTON GENERAL STORE


DAY 10 - BOSTON GENERAL STORE

  DAY 13 - TEMPLETON GENERAL


DAY 13 - TEMPLETON GENERAL

  DAY 16 - CAMBRIDGE NATURALS


DAY 16 - CAMBRIDGE NATURALS

  DAY 2 - TAMWORTH DISTILLING & MERCANTILE


DAY 2 - TAMWORTH DISTILLING & MERCANTILE

  DAY 5 - OF NOTE STATIONERS


DAY 5 - OF NOTE STATIONERS

  DAY 8 - BOSTON HANDYWORKS


DAY 8 - BOSTON HANDYWORKS

  DAY 11 - SUGAR TOOLS


DAY 11 - SUGAR TOOLS

  DAY 14 - VERGENNES LAUNDRY


DAY 14 - VERGENNES LAUNDRY

  DAY 3 - APOTHEKER'S KITCHEN


DAY 3 - APOTHEKER'S KITCHEN

  DAY 6 - BLACKBIRD DOUGHNUTS


DAY 6 - BLACKBIRD DOUGHNUTS

  DAY 9 - SEAL COVE FARM


DAY 9 - SEAL COVE FARM

  DAY 12 - HILLTOP CAFE


DAY 12 - HILLTOP CAFE

  DAY 15 - OLIVES & GRACE


DAY 15 - OLIVES & GRACE