Join us this Saturday 9/18, for our Annual Used Book Cellar 40% off already-amazing-prices sale! Find us downstairs at 279 Harvard. 

Bargain Books

Ever seen a new book being sold at full price you were interested in, but just couldn’t justify the expense? Or felt like you missed out on a chance to grab a nice hardcover edition of your favorite novel from a few months back? 

The bargain books section at Brookline Booksmith is a curated archive of fantastic literature we’re grateful to be able to offer at a discounted price. Our buyer works closely with warehouses and publishers across the English-speaking world, finding a diverse array of books “leftover”: rare and discontinued editions, popular bestsellers that had a few too many copies printed, and authors from around the world that didn’t quite receive the attention they deserved. Sometimes we’ll just get a handful of copies, overlooked in a corner of a distribution center. Other times, we’ll be lucky enough to find a good number of hardcover copies of a book recently released in paperback and are able to make it accessible to a wider audience of readers. Our selection of bargain books, from cookbooks to music history, picture books to Pulitzer Prize winners, is a wonderful and affordable way to find that perfect gift or your next treasured read.