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wonderful book store

this is a great bookstore - found interesting games and books not seen anywhere else. great unique... read more

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Frances D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Plenty of books and second hand books

Worth a visit if you are a book lover. This place has a free wifi service but no toilet. Good place... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
Suk K
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“wonderful book store”
Jul 26, 2018
“Plenty of books and second hand books”
This Cambridge bookstore has more than 300, 000 books in stock to suit every taste from academic and antiquarian to leisure and children's books.
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Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TY, England
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Reviewed yesterday

this is a great bookstore - found interesting games and books not seen anywhere else. great unique souvenirs, helpful staff. A delightful place to spend some time and money!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Frances D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This store has been in the same location since 1970, along Trinity Street and almost opposite the famous doors of Trinity College. It is a sizeable shop, with a raised level and downstairs section. Popular board game evenings are hosted here along with other events...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit if you are a book lover. This place has a free wifi service but no toilet. Good place for young children.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Suk K
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We recently went here with friends on an afternoon outing to Cambridge. This is a traditional university town bookshop, the kind you don't see so much anymore. It had something for everyone and I only wish that we had more time to spend here. Definitely...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Katchapuri
Reviewed June 20, 2018

We live in an era when right around the world quality bookshops are putting down the shutters for the last time. I was very pleased to see that Cambridge (of course, is a city of academic excellence) appears to be dodging that trend. I stumbled...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank JElliot32
Reviewed May 11, 2018

Heffer’s is a fantastic bookshop and I hope it will keep it’s name. So many people past and present book lovers and buyers like me have been coming to Cambridge for the sole purpose of shopping in Heffer’s bookshop. Please keep the quality of customer...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Harriet223
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Heffers is the Cambridge University bookshop (albeit recently taken over by Blackwells, the university bookshop of that other place) par excellence. The present reincarnation is a modern capacious place with novels plays and poems above, a CD shop below and a children’s bookshop to the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank futtock21
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Love that the name of the business puts an emphasis on the people not the building...seller! Visited the shop in search of a specific book and they had it. The staff were most helpful. I would have been content just to wander the store, reading...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank sinza2017
Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

Heffers is a pleasure to visit: staff are friendly, happy to assist and chat about your interests without ever resorting to a 'hard sell.' We would like to thank Richard Reynolds, Heffers Crime Fiction expert, who encouraged us to go to the Golden Age of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JMS1308
Reviewed June 9, 2017

Staff were pleasant and helpful. Good general bookshop and prices. Also great for buying tourist guide books. Selection of guides including some walking tours and the maps were much cheaper than the official tourist info office.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank karen m
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