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Harvard Book Store

1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
617 661 1515
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Humberston
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Fantastic range of resonably priced books, something there for everyone of all reading ages and capabilities.

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Landisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Upstairs holdings are new books, used books occupy the basement along with new "leftover" books that are discounted, up to 80% off list price. Great place to browse and stumble across a new favorite author.

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

Great selection. Used books in the basement, bargains near the staircase, regular sale all around. I go to this bookstore regularly. I also love this book store for their amazing author events. In recent years they have had writers like Margaret Atwood and Stephen King do readings. Awesome!

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Cambridge, MA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We all use Amazon because it is so convenient, but there is nothing like the experience of a real bricks and mortar bookstore, and the Harvard Bookstore is one of the best. Research shows that a book you hold in your hands and read is a book you are much more likely to remember (and enjoy) than its electronic counterpart.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The tour is given by Harvard students so is a closer perspective about the u environment, they told you cool students stories and is way better than walk around buildings.. It worths the 10 bucks and the guide was awesome!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Harvard bookstore is, after the shops along Charing Cross Road in London, my favorite place to spend some time looking at books. More the basement section where they have second-hand copies and the like.I have absolutely no self control in a spot like that one (hence the title - I'm basically like the proverbial child in the candy store)... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Harvard Book Store is a Harvard Square institution. In an age when brick-and-mortar bookstores are being swept up in e-retailer whirlwinds, a local investor decided to keep this cherished book store open. It continues to stock a diverse array of children's books, travel books, fiction, non-fiction, and academic titles befitting its location across the street from one of the world's... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is my favorite bookstore in Cambridge. Excellent selection. Authors come and do readings. It never lets me down.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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511 reviews 511 reviews
155 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I LOVE visiting this bookstore. While I hardly ever buy physical books for myself anymore as the iPad is my preferred reader, it's a great place to buy gifts for other, more primitive peoples. Tons of new and used books to choose from right across from the Harvard Yard so these books make you 37.6% smarter than books from other... More

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Saitama, Japan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

When I was in Medford in 1993-94, I used to like the bookstore a lot. It's not a huge store, but it has something for everybody. Moreover, the atmosphere is intellectual but cozy. It's really comfortable to be in the store. Last week my family and I visited the store, and I was SO glad that the atmosphere has not... More

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