ONLINE ORDERS for HANUKKAH: Please allow one week for shipping in-stock online orders via Priority Mail,

and 24 hours for processing in-stock items for pick up at the store.

ONLINE ORDERS for CHRISTMAS: December 16 is the deadline for shipping in-stock online orders via Priority Mail.

December 21 is the deadline for ordering in-stock items for pick up at the store. 



“There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you.” - Zora Neale Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road

Partner member benefits include

Access to two 20% OFF MEMBERS-ONLY SALES

  • The biannual member sale will offer 20% off on full-priced books purchased the day of the sale, in-store and online. All members will receive an email notification announcing the date of the sale.
  • Books must be paid for on the day of the sale for the discount to apply. Discounts will not be given retroactively for new members or forgotten memberships.
  • Brookline Booksmith will only hold paid items for up to three days after the sale.

The oval READ sticker*

20% OFF full-price books on your BIRTHDAY

  • The Birthday Discount is 20%, and it applies exclusively to full-priced books. This discount can only be redeemed in the store, on the actual day. If your birthday falls on Thanksgiving or Christmas, please contact to set up an alternate date.

The iconic Booksmith TOTE BAG*

Coupons for the Coolidge Corner Theater POPCORN*

  • This perk includes two coupons for small popcorn at the Coolidge Corner Theatre per year of membership. Coupons are not replaceable if lost.

FREE TICKETS to selected author events

  • Attend a virtual OR in-person ticketed event for free up to 2 times per membership year. Your benefit will include in-person entry or virtual access to the event. Additional terms and conditions may apply; this benefit may not be available for all ticketed events. Redeem at

$75 Booksmith GIFT CARD

  • Gift card is a one-time offer and cannot be replaced if lost or missing. It will never expire.

10% OFF full-price books ALL THE TIME

  • Enjoy a 10% discount each time you purchase new full-priced books in the store, over the phone, and online. 

Member-rate MOVIE NIGHTS at the Coolidge

  • You will receive Member Rate movie nights at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Monday and Tuesday nights. There are no limits to the number of movies you may see at the member rate on these nights.
  • You can reserve these tickets online ( or at the Coolidge Corner Theatre box office using your Brookline Booksmith member number.
  • No other Coolidge Corner Theatre member benefits will apply.

FREE SHIPPING on orders of $100 and up

  • For books purchased in-store, over the phone, or on
  • If non-book items are purchased in your order, you will need to pay for shipping for those items.

FREE BOOKS at author events

  • See "FREE TICKETS to selected author events" benefit description above to attend an event.
  • When you attend a complimentary author event, you will receive a copy of the featured book free of charge.  


  • A personalized shopping service will be available by appointment only. Please contact to set up an appointment. There are no maximum appointments per year, but appointment availability can be variable depending on the season.
  • You may set this appointment to be in-person in the store or over the phone.
  • This shopping service applies to books (new, used, and remainder) only. The standard Brookline Booksmith return policies apply (notably, that used books are non-returnable).

*You can pick up your tote bag, READ sticker, Gift Card, and coupons in-store. These items are not returnable or exchangeable. If you would like these items shipped to you for an additional charge, select that option during checkout.

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