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Address: 1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: 617 661 1515
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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I took a video of a book being printed that ordered from the public domain for my children. It was only $7.25 for the Tale of Peter Rabbit. So neat. There are also a lot of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
HappyJana
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Las Vegas, Nevada

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a video of a book being printed that ordered from the public domain for my children. It was only $7.25 for the Tale of Peter Rabbit. So neat. There are also a lot of remainder books downstairs and postcards available for purchase.

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Thank HappyJana
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Overall a nice bookstore! There are second hand books at the entrance and in the basement. There are books on all kinds of topics though each category does not have so many items... There are also cool postcards and notebooks. If you are visiting Harvard then stop by!

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Thank BananaLu
Montreal, Canada
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I didn't find anything special about this book store. It's like anyother, maybe a little small or just crowded.

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Thank Sofia_M_D83
New York City, New York
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834 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

This store has a nice selection of new and used books, but it is a little cramped. I purchased a backpack and I was surprised by how reasonable their prices were.

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Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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411 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I love used book stores and seek them out where ever I end up. However, what I had expected to find was an antique book store- i.e. used more than once within the last 3 years or so. That's not what this place is. The used book portion is located in the basement and there is a slew of never... More 

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Thank KCW25
Cambridge
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

THE best bookstore in the area. It is an independent bookstore and all the amazing authors come here to sign books and give talks. There are many scheduled events you should check out that they sponsor. People will help you with anything. They will even find and print obscure titles for you.

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Chengdu, China
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206 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Not bad, not great either. It is what it has to be for this place. Service is not the best, staffers not too knowlegable, but you will find great books here, even some in the basement where they have used books.

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Thank AnotherKlaus
Massachusetts
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is one of my favorite bookstores anywhere. Well organized, great selection, fair prices, and it's an independent business... what's not to like? PLUS it's literally right next door to Mr. Bartley's burgers!

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Thank Ogdred
Hampton, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

There are books on things that I did not know were things. And the staff was so knowledgeable and helpful. You could spend days in here shopping and a ton of money.

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Thank Oranutan1
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A classic independent bookstore. Excellent selection and staff. A great place to find a physical book.

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