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Harvard Cooperative Society

1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 499-2000
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Ranked #10 of 47 attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
Activities: Shopping
Description: "The Coop" is the Harvard college store, known for its expansive collection of books, posters and University insignia merchandise.
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Paris, France
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

If you ever want to buy a souvenir of Harvard the Harvard COOP is the place to go. One Coop is having all the Harvard gear while the other one is a fantastic bookstore with some Harvard souvenirs displayed in between the enormous collection of books.

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Mill Valley, California
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162 reviews 162 reviews
55 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This place is just a blast for me. I write my travel articles here, i browse the fantastic selection of books on every topic, i hang out at the coffee bar. I can spend hours here and many times over. It is immediately at the Harvard Square...best location on the east coast.

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Dallas, Texas
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179 reviews 179 reviews
67 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

An incredible selection of Harvard wear here. We had a lot of people in our group who wanted a variety of swag, and we were each easily pleased. Huge amount of all things Harvard in a nice location right off the square. Not cheap by any means, but the selection you're probably looking for. I was glad we stumbled in... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Found this place on a rainy afternoon - the morning had been really sunny and we were on our way to find a snack when it started to rain. What a lovely combination food and books.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you crave a bookstore 3-storeys tall, warm with wood, and connected by winding stairs, this is the place for you. From predictable touristy books on the first floor to Judaica on the third, and both new and obscure titles in between, you can browse hundreds of titles and probably find a place to sit and absorb the Very Ivy... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The order taker had no clue whether the pesto in the tomato-mozzarella sandwich had nuts (my son is allergic). The sandwich was microwaved and tough as leather. We were overcharged - we essentially ordered a soup and sandwich special and got charged for the individual items. The soup was cold. However, the latte was excellent and the service although confused... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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305 reviews 305 reviews
52 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The Harvard Coop is the prototypical college book store. In addition to books they have a large amount of logoed products for their associated universities, Harvard and MIT.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The selection of books is great, as well as the insignia t-shirts and hats and scarves and bow-ties and mugs and underwire bras. You, too, can make people think you went to Harvard.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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91 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you're eligible to join for only $1 per year, everything is automatically 10% off. Quality shirts, sweaters, jackets, whatever they can put a Harvard crest on. Also some quality items without a Harvard crest.

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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The title says it all. There is a slo a cafe on the second floor. Visit, relax and discover. Wish there was a place like this in Doha ! Thoughtful selection of books and >8% rebate for members.

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