Audiobooks that support your bookstore
Paperback Booksmith (the original name of the store) opened its doors in Coolidge Corner, Brookline in November 1961. It was one of only 3 paperbacks-only bookstores in the country, heralding what was then called The Paperback Revolution. Until then, paperbacks had been a nominal part of a bookstore's sales. Within a few years they would be the dominant product line.
Over time, the store became a "general" bookstore, adding hardcovers, remainders, and used books - and the name was changed to Brookline Booksmith. In recent years, learning products were introduced along with sophisticated gifts and greeting cards. There is a "Brain Fitness Center" and a "Fine Arts Center". We have developed one of the best Author Event Series in the country with authors requesting the opportunity to appear in Brookline. And the store has moved into the digital world with audiobooks, ebooks, online shopping, a social networking presence, and an email newsletter. It has become a major cultural center for Brookline.
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“North Woods is a novel about a house, its inhabitants, and the land over four centuries set in the hills of western Massachusetts. A gorgeous, layered tapestry in which the house and the woods play into the lives of those who live there.”Fran Keilty • The Hickory Stick Bookshop
“Zhang’s gorgeous prose sets a stark contrast between a world destroyed and a seemingly pristine utopia. While darkness pervades this literary thrill ride, thoughtful questions about humanity save the reader from total madness.”Page Berger • Barrett Bookstore
“A hike becomes a metaphysical journey straight into the center of grief, featuring literature’s most memorable cactus. Broder delivers us directly to the site of the wound and somehow makes us want to linger. Beautiful, exciting, and profound.”Kristen Iskandrian • Thank You Books
“Such a good read. I relate to Corky in a unique way in that I live and work as a caretaker on Culebra, the sister island of Vieques. Corky found the words to describe the mix of peace, beauty, frustration and challenges that come with this life. I recommend this comfortable read for its fun, positive, and insightful message.”Sarah • NetGalley
“I absolutely love this audiobook. It was very enjoyable book about trusting yourself, self- discovery. Heart breaking and wonderful. Inspirational. I highly recommend this book.”Hazel • NetGalley
“Both heart warming and heart wrenching as Corky takes us along her journey of dreaming of La Finca to acquiring it, to what time proves this journey to be equally hard as it is satisfying. As a Puerto Rico native, hearing how she fell in love with PR had me smiling from ear to ear. I loved how she pointed out through out the differences between Vieques and the main island of Puerto Rico, and even mores with the USA. Slight touch on the political and social issues. Oh how I would love to go to...”Nicole • NetGalley
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From the Libro.fm Blog
The Harmful Impact of Audible Exclusives
By Mark Pearson • September 7th, 2023
You may have noticed there are certain audiobooks that are not available on Libro.fm. They are called Audible Exclusives, and they hurt bookstores, they hurt libraries, and they limit community access to audiobooks.Read the article