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1256 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02138
1256 Massachusetts AvenueUSMassachusettsCambridge02138
(617) 661-1515harvard.com
Book Store, Used Book StoreToday 9AM–11PM
Monday 9AM–11PMTuesday 9AM–11PMWednesday 9AM–11PMThursday 9AM–11PMFriday 9AM–11PMSaturday 9AM–11PMSunday 10AM–10PM

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
"Excellent collection of remainders and decent used books downstairs."
"I could spend hours on end here -- great selection of books."
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Conor Galligan
a week ago
Great selection of new and used books, with staff that are excited about their jobs. If they don't have something in stock, they're happy to order it for you, and typically know exactly the book you're talking about, even if you can only muster up a vague description.
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Sopheak Meas
a month ago
I cam here once and was very pleased to have found some books of my favorite from the used selection downstairs. They were sold at decent prices. Staff members were very helpful and friendly. A bit crowded when I was in but all was great.
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Kel Moy
2 months ago
Great resources and I got the idea again by spending the evening here that I need to get through medical school/law school etc. it was enjoyable talking to a staff member here about studying the Arabic language right before closing.
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Richard Saylor
in the last week
Great bookstore, although not the official Harvard store. Visit if you're in the area
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Oliver Ames
a month ago
This is a cool bookstore, especially because of the massive used section downstairs and the wonderful children's section. It can get very crowded during their busy hours, but if you pass on it the first time because of the crowd, come back later and just browse their excellent collection. Bonus that this store is locally owned unlike the other's in the area. Very helpful staff.
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Layne Harris
a month ago
Very home-y bookstore with a great historical-feeling atmosphere. The prices are far from bad as well, with the entire lower level serving as the clearance area.
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Allen Koehler
a month ago
Not your average college bookstore. How Harvard of them to have primarily books... If you're looking for merch, I'd go elsewhere.
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Scott Pactor
6 months ago
This is an amazing book store and the used/remaindered books downstairs are the best value I've seen anywhere in the world. Half price for barely used titles. Worth a trip to Cambridge if you are around.

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News & Events: Announcing Our Summer Warehouse Sale conta.cc/27HKUC5
Spring might really be here: green on trees, new spring releases on our bookshelves, Harvard commencement, and summer vacation plans around the corner. But before we think too much about summer, we're getting excited for the next few weeks of author visits. For instance, an event where ...
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Announcing May Events http://conta.cc/20efgac
This week we joined Harvard's Memorial Church in welcoming acclaimed novelist, essayist, and professor Marilynne Robinson as she delivered the 2016 Noble Lecture to a captivated crowd in the heart of Harvard Yard at the landmark church. Ms. Robinson generously signed books for those in ...
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Check out our news & events...
Our display at the front of the store this week features books about a single book, like Maureen Corrigan's So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures, Nathaniel Philbrick's Why Read Moby-Dick?, and Rebecca Mead's My Life in Middlemarch. Check it out here.
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News & Events: Read the Oscars + Remember the Greats conta.cc/1RrhvmU
It's nearly Oscar time. Which reminds us how many of the nominated films this year were based on acclaimed books, including Room, Brooklyn, The Big Short, The Martian, and more. Check out our Oscar display in the store or online at harvard.com this week.
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News & Events: Presidents' Day Sale, the Return of Harry Potter, + Blind Date with a Book http://conta.cc/1TbZKK8 
Harry Potter fans have known for some time about the forthcoming stage production of the new story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, coming to London's West End this summer. This week we learned that Scholastic Books will be publishing a book version of the rehearsal script, available to the ...
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News & Events: A Call for Short Fiction for February + Long Reads for Long Nights + More conta.cc/1PKYGO5
It's that time of year again! As a part of a new February tradition, we're putting out a call for short fiction. We want your (very short, under-500-word) stories for Microchondria III, our latest printed-in-store anthology of microfiction, to be celebrated with a release party on March 11th.
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This week's newsletter
Take note! Upcoming ticketed events include (for history buffs) Sidney Blumenthal discussing Lincoln's political genius and Nathaniel Philbrick discussing the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. . . (for scientists) Siddhartha Mukherjee discussing the history of ...
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News & Events: "It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart." conta.cc/1ZSlv3p
"It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart." --Rainer Maria Rilke April is National Poetry Month. Stop in and take a look at our Poetry Month display in the store (or sneak a peek at our online display here).
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Looking to Spring, Hibernating through Winter http://conta.cc/1VVPtkU
With some of the warm weather we're expecting next week, perhaps it's no surprise that our thoughts are turning to spring -- new books, exciting author visits, warm breezes, and a propped-open door here at the bookstore. Our online events calendar is now updated through April, culminating with ...
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News & Events: For Writers, Political Junkies, and Gryffindors conta.cc/1RbaFBM
It's primary season, and it's an election year; it's time for books about politics decked out in red, white, and blue cover designs. Check out our " Election Year" spotlight as a part of this month's Select Seventy featured titles display this month, online or in the store.
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News & Events: A Warm, Cozy Spot on a Snowy Day http://conta.cc/1QKVrU2
Though big, big snowflakes are flurrying furiously in Harvard Square as we send this, please note, our author events for today are continuing as scheduled! The bookstore is a warm and cozy spot in any weather, so come say hello. Not planning on leaving the house? Get reading!
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