Boston Borders Books and Music US Map & Phone & Address
• 300 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill; (617) 630-1120
• 85 Worcester Rd. (Rte. 9), Framingham; (508) 875-2321
• 151 Andover St, Peabody; (508) 538-3003
Chasing Barnes & Noble all around the country with superstores of its own, Borders’ newest and glitziest store is in Chestnut Hill’s equally glitzy Atrium Mall about the only place Mine can be seen in there. But this chain is wonderful for browsing, and they do offer similar discounts to B & N. New York Times hardcover bestsellers are always 30% off; nearly all other hardcovers are 10% off. A dozen or more staff recommendations also get the 30% treatment.
Borders presents a strong slate of authors and musicians, usually in its cafe; see the listing under “Entertainment Readings and Literary Events” for more info. Open seven days and evenings a week.