Harvard Book Store
1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA617.661.1515 | website
- Neighborhood: Harvard Square
- Directions: Red Line to Harvard Square
- Hours: Mon-Sat 9 am-11 pm, Sun 10 am-10 pm
The best part of the Harvard Book Store is its colorful underbelly. While the main store stocks new releases and maintains meticulous displays, a healthy selection of used titles awaits humble bookworms in the basement: a reader’s refuge that feels more like a library than part of a store tied to seemingly infinite wealth. The Harvard Book Store’s delivery service, however, is an affordable way for book-lovers of all budgets to indulge their literary fantasies.