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Your National Independent Bookstore Guide for Small Business Saturday

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Do you love shopping for books, but want to help ensure the survival of independent bookstores? Then take this Small Business Saturday as an opportunity to shop locally for all of your book-related holiday gift needs. We’ve worked with many fantastic independent booksellers this year to put together our #FridayReads recommendations, so we wanted to give them shout-outs while helping shoppers looking for old fashioned customer service and topnotch gift ideas. Stop by one of these bookstores if you’re in their neck of the woods! Northeast Strand Bookstore “18 Miles of Books” 828 Broadway New York, NY 10003 (212) 473-2591 Recommendations: New contemporary classics New England Brookline Booksmith 279 Harvard Street Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 566-6660 Recommendations: Historical fiction  …

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Shelfie Picks: Brookline Booksmith’s favorite historical fiction titles

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There’s nothing quite like a wonderfully immersive historical fiction novel. It keeps us entranced, it keeps us coming back for more; it’s the ideal combination of education and entertainment. Me, I wish this had been a bigger genre when I was in school, because it would’ve made history that much more entertaining. You know how Indiana Jones finally made the study of archaeology undeniably cool? Yeah, same thing. Last week, Tattered Cover Bookstore was nice enough to give us three excellent beach reads. This week, we turn to Brookline Booksmith, a Best of Boston A-List-er, for great new ideas for historical fiction lovers. Co-owner and Store Manager Dana Brigham comes forward with three of her favorites: 1. The High Divide by Lin Enger…

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