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Harvard Cooperative Society

1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 499-2000
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Ranked #14 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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Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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287 reviews 287 reviews
48 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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371 reviews 371 reviews
67 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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Doha
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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SE USA
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318 reviews 318 reviews
42 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a must visit for any lover of books and all things literary. Good news - they ship so you need not pass up great finds because you can't fit them in your luggage. The selection is fabulous and if you get tired browsing there are chairs scattered about and a little cafe.

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Ottawa, Canada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is an amazing bookstore, I'm sure to visit it every time. 3 levels of books and a nice cafe. The selection is extremely varied and I always leave with 2 or 3 gems.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

You should check this place. PLenty of books, some of them you can only find there. Atmosphere is great if you like to visit old bookshops. Cafe inside and many chairs to sit and read. Enjoy Moro

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I have been here more times than I can count. Studied and read here many times before or after a night class at H. Difficult to even find a bookstore anymore, never mind one with so many options. Have discovered quite a few books here. Between locals, students, and tourists it is usually busy. It is quite on the upper... More

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San Francisco
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

The Coop (as in recuperate) has the lok and feel of Borders Bookstore but managed by a friendly and smart-looking staff. Starbucks coffee and drinks are on the second-floor where there are tables and counters spreading out around the balcony and stairs but get there early before the seats are gone. It owuld be great of they have free WiFi... More

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