Harvard Book Store, Cambridge

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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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  • Very friendly and helpful staff. Appeared happy to be available to help with your selections. Would show less expensive items of same style and quality. Much appreciated.  more »
  • I love the Harvard Book Store and go often. The staff is incredibly friendly, helpful and offers great recommendations. Their selection of books and gifts is fantastic and if they don't have something...  more »
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  • Very cute book store. It's actually a lot bigger than it looks from the outside. They buy used books and sell them as well. Their collections looked very interesting and there are several nooks where you can sit to read. While I was there, a guest speaker was reading from their book. It seems like they are a great spot for their community.
  • This is a very nice and cozy bookstore. I can spend an eternity checking their old books section. You can always find what you are looking for here. The shop is big and the selection is amazing. You can sit down to read if you want to check the books which is very convenient.

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