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Commonwealth Books, Boston

4.8
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50,000 quality used, out of print, and scarce books spanning the last 400 years. From recent paperback literature/mysteries to medieval manuscript leaves and fine leather bound sets and bindings, we have a big enough selection to appeal to a variety of tastes and interests. Also a large and varied selection of fine prints and engravings dating from the 1600's to 1940's. Browsers always welcome.

Located at the corner of Washington and Spring Lane (Boston's oldest street: circa 1630). Note that the MAP above is wrong and Facebook will not let us correct it.
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  • Following the freedom trail we discovered in an alley this bookstore. It is a charming place, with amazing old pictures. Don't go by!
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  • We were wandering, tourist style, round Boston and saw this shop. It's a real find with good stock covering a wide range of subject areas. If you're interested in old books do make sure you drop in.  more »
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  • This store was absolutely stunning. I was so overwhelmed with everything that they had but it a good way. All of their books were unique. I loved every minute of it.
  • I could have spent forever in here. Stacks and piles and shelves or so much interesting work. I wish I'd had more time.

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