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Harvard Cooperative Society

1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 499-2000
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Ranked #12 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I wanted some Harvard University souvenirs and was directed here. And they have everything Harvard you can imagine. I completed my family Christmas shopping here.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is all right, but not my favorite book store in the square. Selection is okay and typical. Cafe is pricey (as are Harvard souvenirs). For books, I much prefer Harvard Book Store (down the street on Mass Ave) or Raven. Harvard COOP feels somehow more corporate and stale.

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Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

3 buildings chalk full of everything Harvard! I can always order online, but it's more fun to walk the store.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Coop is the best place to get he Harvard merchandise and spend some time to browse the many many interesting items.

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Makati, Philippines
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A lot of friends are looking forward of souvenirs from Harvard. This is a place to go for any Harvard gear. Reasonable price and you are supporting them if you will buy from here. Such a good place to visit.

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Paris, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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184 reviews 184 reviews
59 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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72 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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