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Annual Frequent Buyer Sale

November 5, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm


November 5, 2023
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States


Harvard Book Store
(617) 661-1515

20% off purchases with your Frequent Buyer Card!

In-store and online at harvard.com

Special Sale Hours: 9AM–10PM

Sign up for a Frequent Buyer Card *before* the sale to participate!

As many longtime book-loving Cantabrigians and early-bird holiday shoppers know, our annual Frequent Buyer Sale is a fall tradition. Not only is it an excellent time to dive into what seems like countless buzzy new releases, it’s the perfect opportunity to get a jump-start on your gift shopping. These last few years, with all sorts of shipping delays and supply chain issues, shopping early for the holidays has continued to be a critical way to ensure the availability and timely arrival of your gifts—all while supporting your local businesses and getting thoughtful recommendations along the way.

You must be a member of our Frequent Buyer program to participate in the 20% off sale, and it’s free to sign up! You can sign up at the bookstore or here on harvard.com.

The Sale

All day on November 5, 2023, Frequent Buyers receive 20% off all purchases of new, used, and remaindered books, as well as on non-book items throughout the store and purchases online at harvard.com


Sign up for a Frequent Buyer card BEFORE November 5 to be eligible for the sale. Don′t worry, you don′t need to be able to track down your physical card . . . we are always happy to look up your account. (Those who sign up for a card on November 5 will not be eligible for this fall’s sale.)

Store Hours

We′ll be open 9AM until 10PM (an hour earlier and an hour later than our usual Sunday hours) to give you plenty of time for bargain hunting.


Can’t make it into the store? Our Frequent Buyer Sale will also be online at harvard.com! Simply use coupon code SHOPLOCAL at checkout on Sunday, November 5, 2023, to receive the discount. The discount will be applied to all eligible items in your cart.

  • New, used, and remaindered books
  • Holiday cards, calendars, stationary
  • Tote bags, mugs, apparel, chocolate, gift items
  • Special orders placed and paid for on the day of the sale
  • Web orders placed on harvard.com with coupon code SHOPLOCAL

The sale does not compound the discount on already 20% off discounted items. Gift cards and gift codes, Signed First Edition Club subscriptions, event tickets, books bundled with event tickets, and periodicals are not included in the sale. Purchases made off-site and via third parties are not eligible for Frequent Buyer benefits and discounts.


Ask a bookseller or email info@harvard.com.

More Benefits of Frequent Buyer Membership

Our Frequent Buyer Program is our way of saying “Thank You” to all the customers who choose to shop at Harvard Book Store, a locally owned independent bookstore. It’s free to sign up, and members will receive various benefits beyond the annual Frequent Buyer Sale! Learn more here on harvard.com.