Without a doubt, Brookline Booksmith, located in the heart of Coolidge Corner, is my favorite bookstore. I believe that it is set up as bookstore SHOULD be set up- with lots of nooks and crannies to find literary treasures in, a gently loved section in the basement where rare treats of books can be rifled through and purchased for a fraction of what they were, and, perhaps best of all, Brookline Booksmith brings in those authors you've always wanted to meet for signings and readings. Like the treasures it holds, Brookline Booksmith is a true joy, and one that should definitely be checked out if you're in the area.
Speaking of- over the next several weeks Brookline Booksmith is bringing in several authors in the food world to speak starting this Thursday night! If you can, definitely stop by-they should be amazing experiences!
October 21, 2010, 6:00pm: Madhur Jaffrey, Seven time James Beard award nominee. Chef Jaffrey will be in to discuss her new cook book "At Home with Madhur Jaffrey", as well as her memoir, "Climbing the Mango Trees".
October 27, 2010, 7:00pm: Jonathan Alsop will be present to showcase his book "Wine Lovers Devotion"
November 3, 2010, 7:00 pm: Mark Kurlansky will share his book "Edible Stories"
November 4, 2010, 7:00 pm: Alissa Cohen will be on site to discuss her new cookbook "Raw Food For Everyone"- an interesting concept today
November 27, 2010, 7:00pm: Our very own Joanne Chang will be present to discuss her new book- "Flour", aptly named for her delicious Boston based bakeries.
Definitely try to get to some of these great events. The Booksmith is a "don't miss" in the Coolidge Corner area- and they are featuring some really wonderful authors!