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Harvard Book Store

1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
+1 617-661-1515
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Very impressive bookstore. Just across the street from Harvard 's gate to the university. I went... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Support a Harvard Square indie book store!

Choose between the first floor with full sections of hardbound and paperback recent sellers with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
+1 617-661-1515
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive bookstore. Just across the street from Harvard 's gate to the university. I went in to ask about a specific book and unfortunately they were out of stock but promised to get it in two days. Knowledgable about other books. A good atmosphere...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Choose between the first floor with full sections of hardbound and paperback recent sellers with good discounts and in-store reviews, OR-- go downstairs for remaindered and second-hand books. Big children's section, too. Terrific authors' speaking series, some so popular they need to move over to...More

Thank pamnicki
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I love a free afternoon in Harvard and this is a favorite haunt. Make sure to check out the discount section for a great variety of books at equally great prices.

Thank CrisMOS
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Great selection, reasonable prices, nice old private book store. We all want to go back and will. Go if you like books.

Thank mjacobs
Reviewed 4 July 2017

I like bookstores, especially Harvard Book Store - great selection of books on every subject you can imagine; used books and remainders in the basement. Usually, spend hours here, browsing and reading. Good to be among other book lovers, with store personnel available to interact...More

Thank Marlena R
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

There are so few good bookstores left these days. I fondly recall the Saturday afternoons I used to spend browsing book shops and record shops - both relics of the past. I wasn't shopping for anything in particular. Rather it was delightful to browse the...More

Thank MikeyVancouverCanada
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Lovely independent bookstore in Harvard square. Very helpful and pleasant staff and a wonderful array of books. Delightful to browse and look at the books. Definitely visit them!

Thank Beverly R
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Wonderful bookstore with great authors coming to speak,most recently Elizabeth Warren. Nice selection of remainder books and used books downstairs as well.

Thank BostonTraveler525
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Going to the Harvard Book Store is really a must see, if you are in the greater Cambridge area. It evokes all the feelings one would have in any one of the many movies, that are made around the elite University/Private School theme. It's just...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 16 May 2017

a huge bookstore with all sorts of books, texts,posters and even memorabilia.If a book lover,can spend hours here.

Thank rzamenhof
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