Trip Planner: USA / Massachusetts / Cambridge / Harvard Book Store
Bookworms really shouldn't miss Harvard Book Store, established in the 1930s. Long the center of intellectual activity in the area, the store isn't affiliated with the renowned university but remains a favorite of both students and professors. You'll find plenty of newly printed fiction here, as well as bargain and used books. Use our Cambridge travel itinerary planner to add Harvard Book Store and other attractions to your Cambridge vacation plans.
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Harvard Book Store reviews
I can't put the reason for the low rating because I am still waiting for my order and wouldn't want them messing with it because of this low rating...but wow, folks. It's been three months and I have.... more
I can't put the reason for the low rating because I am still waiting for my order and wouldn't want them messing with it because of this low rating...but wow, folks. It's been three months and I have.... more »
A special place! Even if you don’t usually love bookstores, it is worth the stop. And if you do love independent booksellers-run here and leave enough time for browsing!
A special place! Even if you don’t usually love bookstores, it is worth the stop. And if you do love independent booksellers-run here and leave enough time for browsing! more »
Book stores in general are my favorite places. I had to be nearly dragged out of here. For me it was about the titles and selection of books. Hours could be spent in any section. I’ve never seen such.... more
Book stores in general are my favorite places. I had to be nearly dragged out of here. For me it was about the titles and selection of books. Hours could be spent in any section. I’ve never seen such.... more »
I loved the quality of the selection of books available for purchase here. I am a fan of history in particular and I found books on general history to more nuanced subjects, such as Cairo in the 20s and the dissolution of the English monasteries. My wife and I also were heavily tempted by the cooking section, which was filled with books covering diverse geographical regions and techniques. We couldn't leave without a few books!
Masks required. 😷 I respect & appreciate that to keep everyone safe. Great bookstore with attentive staffs & wide selection of books. Keep up the good work!
Staff was wonderful in assisting me in finding a book to gift a preteen. Great selection of books and very well organized and tidy bookstore. They offered to gift wrap my book which was pretty awesome! Great experience.
Such a great experience shopping here. I often come and peruse the used books at the end of a long workday, and it’s so satisfying to peruse the stacks with the hope of finding something interesting. I also love the rewards program- being able to get a discount on full price books is very worth it. I love the selection and find the store well organized. The ambiance in general is also so fun, it feels like A “hole in the wall” place, which for a bookstore is perfect.
Must-visit if you’re in town! Cute bookstore with a fun selection, including secondhand ones downstairs. There are good discounts for certain books too.
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