Across the street you’ll find Brookline Booksmith
, an autonomous book store that runs against the norm in a land of behemoth chains. This place doesn’t just survive against such stiff competition; it thrives, providing its customers with a steady schedule of author appearances and readings. Take your purchases and head about half a block to Paris Creperie
, where you can read and relax with a cup of coffee and a made-to-order crepe.