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Harvard Book Store

1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
617 661 1515
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Ranked #1 of 20 shopping in Cambridge
Type: Specialty Shops, Shops
Activities: Shopping
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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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Seoul, South Korea
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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226 helpful votes 226 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 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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Bath, Maine
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We love book stores and this one is one of our favorites. A trip to Boston isn't complete without a stop here.

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Not too small, not too big, with everything you want, open whenever you pass by. I want it in my city, too!

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

this is a great bookstore, with evey title imaginable. The childrn's section isnoutstanding, and the employees are very knowledgeable.

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Very nice place. Have bought some books I was looking for in a while. I recommend you visit HBS. My understanding is that a Book Store is one of the best places to stay and grow in many senses. Thanks.

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