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Harvard Book Store, Cambridge

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Gift & Specialty Shop · Hidden Gem · Shopping
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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  • 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 »
  • 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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