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Harvard Cooperative Society

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Address: 1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: (617) 499-2000
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Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Activities: Shopping
Description: "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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Huge and thoughtful collection

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

The Harvard Cooperative Society-The Coop- is simply a well stocked Harvard bookstore. It is the place to go for those seeking t shirts and other Harvard stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I found some great Harvard products at this place together with a few books to read on the way back to Europe. Visit this place for that special Harvard souvenir

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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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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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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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Additional Information about Harvard Cooperative Society

Address: 1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: (617) 499-2000
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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