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Harvard Book Store, Cambridge

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TripAdvisor
  • A library that seems to be in England, excellent service and wide range of options to take a souvenir or a gift.
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  • Used selection review only: the upstairs is new, downstairs is used. The fiction section downstairs is their specialty and for that they carry a large selection but on closer look they lack the hard t...  more »
  • Walking around Harvard Square we happened upon this bookstore and my son saw a book he wanted in the window. And then my wife went in to 'buy it for him'. And then my daughter went in. About ten minut...  more »
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  • The whole area would be poorer without this place. Philosophy and critical theory, fiction, and poetry sections are all strong. Downstairs, bargain remainders abound. Some of the booksellers can be aloof, but they know what they're doing - and they deal with tourist hordes, so I get it. If you're in Cambridge and love books, you can't go wrong here.
  • Really great book store. The remainders and used books in the basement offer a lot of interesting finds and good deals. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful.
  • This is a great, small bookshop. Knowledgable staff. The used book basement is great to browse through but it definitely has a dark, actual old basement feel to it. Upstairs, their children's selection isn't as diverse as some other area stores, and it would be awesome if they had the space for some chairs to sit at but obviously real estate is at a prime in the square.
  • The staff are amazing and the book selection is great. Plus, they'll order anything! The downstairs used book section is pretty good too
  • Incredible place to find a wide selection of books with afordable prices and tasting the lovely feeling of bookhunting among meters and meters of shelves