Cover image of this place Harvard Book Store

Independent bookstore since 1932

Harvard Book Store

Why locals love it

With a plethora of independent bookstores in this student run city, and half the literati living around town, Harvard Book Store (not to be confused with Harvard University's bookstore across the way) singles itself out by having the most all-consuming variety of literary and academic books around. Further, a killer reading series each year.



Why you should visit it

With a floor of new books (many of which are signed by local writers and academics) and a basement of used books (used by local student and professorial geniuses...), true readers cannot exit empty handed. Particularly for intellectuals, you'd be hard-pressed to find another store with so many books of critical and cultural theory at the ready.

Special tip

The used poetry section is absurdly top-notch and magical at all times.

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave

Mon-Sa: 09:00-23:00

Su: 10:00-22:00

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