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Harvard Book Store

About

Harvard Book Store is a unique and special place to shop—a locally owned, independently run Cambridge landmark since 1932. Known for an extraordinary selection of new, used, and remaindered books, an award-winning author event series, and a history of innovation. Shop the bookstore for books for every kind of reader, plus gift items including mugs, tote bags, and more. On harvard.com visitors can browse the shelves, staff recommendations, and the author events calendar. Sign up for the weekly email newsletter, which includes updates on sales, events, and featured books. It’s also the best way to learn about the Harvard Book Store Warehouse Sale, a wildly popular semiannual tradition for local bargain hunters and book lovers.

In 2002, Harvard Book Store was awarded the prestigious “Bookseller of the Year” Award from Publishers Weekly and has also been frequently recognized by local polls and publications, including Boston magazine’s “Best Bookstore” (2014), “Best Literary Series” (2017, 2018), “Best Neighborhood Shop” (2019), “Best Virtual Author Series” (2020, 2021), and “Best Old-School Bookstore” (2022). Learn more at www.harvard.com/about/history.

Holiday Hours

  • 11/24: CLOSED
  • (regular hours through December 22nd)
  • 12/22 9am–11pm
  • 12/23 9am–11pm
  • 12/24 9am–7pm
  • resume regular hours on Dec 26th
  • 12/31 9am–7pm
  • 1/1: 12pm–9pm

Store Hours as of 6/22/22
Monday – Saturday: 9am to 10pm
Sunday: 10am to 9pm