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News & Events: Reminders, Spring Cleaning, and the Pulitzer Prize. Check it out in this week's newsletter. http://conta.cc/1EobyC9
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Lots coming up! "News & Events: Looking to Spring" http://conta.cc/1HXNe9r
Spring Fiction. Authors of the some of the most acclaimed fiction being published this spring are coming to Harvard Book Store. T.C. Boyle's new novel about the dark side of the American dream has been praised by The New York Times' Michiko Kakutani as "a masterly -- and arresting -- piece of ...
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This week's "News from Harvard Book Store" http://conta.cc/1FXFjYU
Searching for Meaning. Staffer Melissa writes, of the new book Ongoingness: "Sarah Manguso has my head in her lap and she is stroking my hair and she is telling me everything is going to be okay. This is a necessary read for writers and anyone having a hard time searching for meaning." ...
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Take a sneak peek at our spring schedule of author events in this week's "News from Harvard Book Store" http://conta.cc/1C2oe1Q
Count the Books. Two notes for Monday, March 2: We'll be closing a couple hours early (at 9pm rather than 11pm) for our annual inventory. Yep, it's time to count the books. Every single one. We'll also host our rescheduled store book club meeting Monday night at 7pm: a discussion of Elena ...
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We're fighting cabin fever in this week's "News from Harvard Book Store" http://conta.cc/1Au6ryT
Our Annual Tradition. Climbing the walls amid all this snow? We can help. Our annual Presidents' Day Sale on Monday, February 16 means 20% off new, used, and remainder books at Harvard Book Store. Find details, eligibility, and special notes here, and we'll see you on Monday!
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This week: "Distractions from the Cold" http://conta.cc/1yX8zzY
Planning Ahead. For those of you planning ahead, our annual Presidents' Day Sale is in the books for Monday, February 16. Come by the store for 20% off your mid-winter reads. (Learn more here.) We're now pleased to unveil the first half of our March events calendar, including appearances by Alan ...
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News & Events: A New Year of Authors http://conta.cc/14CvPWu
New Year's Resolution Ideas. It's a New Year! Our 2015 event season kicks off tonight! You'll find our online events calendar now updated through the end of February. Join us in coming weeks for a fading Jazz Age, a debate on public unions, an obsession with a childhood bully, an exploration of ...
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This week's "News from Harvard Bookstore" announces our #bookstoreday, #BostonMarathon, #LovinCambMA festivities http://conta.cc/1xHwfm6
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There's a lot coming up this events season...
Signed by the Author. Our spring events season is in full swing (yes, we're calling it the "spring" season), and that means there's always someone new to see at Harvard Book Store (including authors of some of the season's most anticipated fiction; plus authors profiled on the last three New ...
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News & Events: A Second Chance at Our Annual Winter Sale http://conta.cc/1w2kXh9
Second Chance. Our events series is going strong and the bookshelves are holding in the heat quite nicely, despite however many feet of snow sit outside. Join us in the store next week for harrowing and empathetic new fiction, a plan to reform higher education, a look at shame as a political ...
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Storm Update: Updated Hours, Event Schedule + A Snow Day Coupon Code http://conta.cc/15DYASp
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News & Events: Gather 'Round the Fire http://conta.cc/1xuFch6
Who Would Have Thought? In 2014 Megan Marshall -- local author, Emerson professor, and former Harvard Book Store staffer -- won the Pulitzer Prize for her brilliant biography Margaret Fuller: A New American Life. Marshall recounted her Harvard Book Store days in a recent interview with the ...
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1256 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02138
1256 Massachusetts AvenueUSMassachusettsCambridge02138
(617) 661-1515harvard.com
Book Store, Used Book StoreToday 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 11:00 pmTuesday 9:00 am – 11:00 pmWednesday 9:00 am – 11:00 pmThursday 9:00 am – 11:00 pmFriday 9:00 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 11:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Harvard Book Store is an independently run bookstore located in Harvard Square and family-owned since 1932. We are known for our extraordinary selection of new, used, and bargain books and for a history of innovation. Come visit us in the square or on harvard.com!
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Independent bookshop offering new & used titles, plus Harvard University gifts, since 1932.- Google
"Their used book selection is both well-priced and excellent."
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"The basement also a great selection of bargain books."
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Cynthia Montague
2 months ago
Heavens and earth, yes. My first flying visit (1972) asked about a paperback Lattimore translation of Odyssey. Clerk at the cash pointed at the two dollar hardback on a remainder table. Visiting ten years later, flying through town again, asked about Hooker's Laws of Ecclesiatical Polity. Again, clerk at the cash pointed to a two dollar hardback on the remainder table. Perochoresis, those weirdly timed serieses of events that dance and swirl around us as we move through our lives.
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Linda C
3 months ago
This place, which is absolutely not affiliated with the Harvard University, claimed itself to be a "Harvard Book Store." It is very misleading and also provided me the wrong information the other day when I asked them where I could find an official Harvard book store that was affiliated with the University, they deliberately pointed me to the wrong direction. Very bad taste.Other people should be aware.
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
We are indeed an independent, locally owned bookstore, and we've operated in Harvard Square since 1932. Apologies for any miscommunication! The official university affiliated bookstore is the Harvard Coop.
W Barber
5 months ago
Medium sized store, carefully stocked for general reader as well as for the more specialized academic community that surrounds it.
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Abigail Cramer
2 years ago
Harvard Book Store (not to be confused with the Coop!) is a great, local bookstore. It's got an excellent selection of new books, plus it has a large used book room and lots of remainders. There are lots of deals to be had! Plus they offer various bonuses for members, and there is an annual warehouse sale that will blow your mind. This is always my go-to bookstore.
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Jeff Poreda
6 months ago
I came here to here for an event (it was a stop on an author's book tour). The event staff were extremely pleasant and well organized. The store itself is fun to just wander around in looking at the wide selection of books. The store is bigger inside than it might appear from the street (an includes a basement floor full of books as well).
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Ashley Dos Santos
8 months ago
The superior book store in Cambridge for too many reasons to count - I love this store. I work as event staff and it is just as great behind scenes as it is in front. The book sellers really care about their customers and the books that they buy.
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yvan guillaume
5 months ago
Perfect location . Priceless if you are a bookworm , in a digital world .
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Victoria Sandbrook Flynn
3 years ago
If I could only shop at one bookstore for the rest of time, Harvard would be it! I never fail to find the best books here. I trust the employee reviews more than any store I've been to before, and I am always lost in the selection of books on shelves that get so little attention elsewhere. I'm also often drawn downstairs to the used book selection where I make just as many amazing discoveries as I do upstairs. And if I need something specific, I know that between the staff and their well-updated inventory computer, I'll be able to find out quickly if it's there and where it'd be. Add to this the events they hold--the author signings, the local business nights, the member-only events--and I'm hooked. It doesn't matter that I live 45 minutes away: it's it 100%!
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