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Harvard Cooperative Society

1400 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3807
+1 617-499-2000
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So many books, so little time to read them !

The place is full of books and one can browse for hours and hours. The cafe is also a good place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Potsdam NY

This is a cute bookstore/souvenir/cafe shop kitty corner from Harvard Campus and across the street... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Layton, Utah
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"The Coop" is the Harvard college store, known for its expansive collection of books, posters and University insignia merchandise.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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1400 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3807
+1 617-499-2000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is full of books and one can browse for hours and hours. The cafe is also a good place to eat in.

Thank RBHPotsdamNY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a cute bookstore/souvenir/cafe shop kitty corner from Harvard Campus and across the street from Harvard Square. I walked around, but didn't buy anything. The elevator is super slow and the prices are pretty expensive. You can buy Harvard shirts from street vendors for...More

Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Here's the place to get all the Harvard stuff you want, but for us, it was a stop at the cafe to rest our feet. The tea was refreshing but nothing outstanding. The bookshop is fantastic, spanning 3 floors. Here you can spot genuine Harvard...More

Thank Ale C
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Awesome store! Obviously lots of Harvard swag with the bookstore directly across the street. Many official clothing and souvenir options ranging from babies to moms and dads! Fun stop in Harvard Square.

Thank bbyckes
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I visited the Harvard Coop in May 2017 during a business trip to Boston. It is my favorite place at Harvard University. It has a multistory bookstore and another building which sells Harvard-branded items such as clothing, coffee mugs, pens, etc. It is a really...More

Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Want something with HARVARD emblazoned on it? They got it. Well organized, clean, and tidy. Good browsing too.

Thank BiggieSauls
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We visited the Harvard Cooperative Society looking for a Harvard branded sweatshirt for a friend. They sell everything Harvard that one could possibly imagine on the 3 floors (plus an annex). The bookstore is great and there is also a café. Be aware that prices...More

Thank denver60
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Stop in to buy good quality sweatshirts that look really nice, plus some school supplies. It's nice to shop the variety of departments, but the prices are high. They offer membership to get discounts.

Thank vzescape
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Coop is split into books and merchandise. The merchandise side has membership for $1 annually for those attending/affiliated with Harvard. It provides a 10% off all merchandise including clothing. There are sweatshirts, hats, sleepwear and t-shirts of all designs and sizes available. Great place to...More

Thank Norjeff2
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely book shop that holds everything you would want or need to buy. Unfortunately it is quite pricy but some of the books have special 30% offers so make sure you make a thorough observation!

Thank Sandro E
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