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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
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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Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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28 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Savannah, Georgia
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48 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Come to the Coop to purchase anything with the Harvard name or logo -- t-shirts, furniture, pencils. Great book selections, as well.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Coop is interesting but you need to like bookstores, Harvard and Boston memorabilia, stuff students and tourists want…. The cafe on 2nd floor of bookstore building is surrounded by a great selection of magazines and books to peruse while you are snacking.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is a great place to find Harvard memorabilia. Whether a student or a visitor, you can find whatever you need for year-round activities and sports for all ages and sizes. Don't plan to find a fitting room, for there are none. You must try on over your clothes to see if you want a product.

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San Rafael, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

And don't call it by it by it's given name. People "in the know" call it the Coop...as in chicken. Any shirt, sweatshirt, or logo wear you are looking for is bound to be here. Go ahead, indulge!

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Richardson, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

If you are looking for that hard to find Book or that T-Shirt for that special one this is the place. What a wonderful discovery this was, I just wish we had more time.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The Coop as it is well known, is a great place to stop and take a breather. It offers a terrific selection of all sorts of books and other materials. The Harvard Cooperative Society was founded by Harvard students in 1882 and established as a cooperative opened to the public. It carries the largest selection of officially licenses Harvard logo... More

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