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Address: 1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: (617) 499-2000
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"The Coop" is the Harvard college store, known for its expansive...

"The Coop" is the Harvard college store, known for its expansive collection of books, posters and University insignia merchandise.

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Feels like an old English Bookshop

We wandered in to this book shop, and it certainly has a lovely old fashioned feel about it. It reminded us of old book shops in England. There is a nice cafe where you can get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We wandered in to this book shop, and it certainly has a lovely old fashioned feel about it. It reminded us of old book shops in England. There is a nice cafe where you can get light meals. Very nice place.

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Thank Anne G
Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Nice bookstore. Displays all the Harvard College crests. Located right on Harvard Square. Not to miss if you are visiting Harvard.

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Thank Johan S
Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Everything you could want and more...right in the middle of Harvard Square...the best for books, music, and artwork...fabulous framing too...(gigantic selections in all three areas). Stationery department is awesome. Tons of school supplies abound. Great for clothing for the whole family. Even bought my husband's Harvard Class ring here. Huge supplies of Harvard University memorabilia and signature clothes...seatshirts, socks, tee... More 

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Thank BeeMelissa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

HORRIBLE, I don't have other words to describe this place. The crew is incompetent, I bought a jumper and they forgot to take away the pickpocket stuff. When I arrived at home I saw it and I tried to get it away but IT'S IMPOSSIBLE! My new jumper that I bought legally for 55$ is now cover in green paint... More 

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Thank Denise M
Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

A really nice place doing shopping at Harvard. The shop has a really big and wide cellection with really good quality. In addition I have excperienced really good service as well. I will come back for more shopping.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Love this store - brilliant for browsing. As well as the obvious top seller and Harvard faculty displays they have wonderful table selections all the way through the store, with old and new classics as well as off-beat staff recommendations. I always find something here I wasn't expecting.

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Thank AnnaDBJ
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I regret that most of the bookstores in Harvard Square have closed. The Harvard Coop remained an exception but the bookstore part has been taken over by Barnes and Noble. You can still take books to the cafe to browse while sipping coffee which is nice. Staff is very helpful. If you want Harvard memorabilia there is a large selection.... More 

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Thank jroihl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Crimson is the name of the game here. Buy your Harvard gear, buy a book from their extensive collection or just hang here and watch the students, parents and visitors get a whiff of the Ivy league. I suggest you buy a sweatshirt or hat with a big H on it and bring it to your town. Your friends will... More 

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Thank Frank G
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is unquestionably a very good bookstore, PLUS, it carries all the Harvard-labeled goods you might want to buy --from T-shirts to toothbrushes and then some. And it has a plain coffee shop upstairs, nothing fancy, but with excellent coffee and good cakes. A good and inexpensive place to meet friends, a definite alternative to yet another Starbucks across the... More 

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Thank Eleni O
Hingham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Widest selection and truly the place that Harvard faculty, staff and students mostly go for apparel, books and other Harvard merchandise.

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