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. 

Upcoming Events

Transnational Literature Series

The Transnational Series focuses on stories of migration, the intersection of politics and literature, and works in translation.

Follow us on Instagram or subscribe to the Transnational Series newsletter for information on upcoming events, book recommendations, and more.

You can view many of our past virtual events on the Brookline Booksmith YouTube channel. Select in-person events have been filmed and can be watched in full at Forum Network’s Transnational Series page. 

We are the proud bookstore partner of Literatures of Annihilation, Exile, and Resistance, an interdisciplinary research collective and lecture series focused on questions of human rights and the arts in the global Middle East/Southwest Asia and North Africa. You can browse their extensive resources and events online. 


Transnational Series Director: Pierce Alquist,

Past Events