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Harvard Cooperative Society

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Address: 1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number:
+1 617-499-2000
09:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 21:00

"The Coop" is the Harvard college store, known for its expansive...

"The Coop" is the Harvard college store, known for its expansive collection of books, posters and University insignia merchandise.

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Every Harvard Thing You Can Imagine.

If you need something with a Harvard logo on it, this is your store. Shirts, hats, cups, pens, snow globes... EVERYTHING!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 November 2016
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Sour disgusting eclair and stale ganache. Staff not too surprised, nor conciliatory, when told. Avoid the cafe.

Thank Kenmore6
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

If you need something with a Harvard logo on it, this is your store. Shirts, hats, cups, pens, snow globes... EVERYTHING!

Thank JimLew
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Lots of Harvard merchandise to buy. There are many pieces to the store so if you don't find what you are looking for be sure to ask for help. Everything from clothing to books.

Thank PsychRN12
Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful enticing layout and displays. Could pass a whole day just browsing and perusing the floors and shelves.

Thank ThankxgivingTraveler
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Nice bookstore with good bargains. Great choice of books and office supplies. Clothing is quite expensive. There is a coffee shop inside and several around the corner.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Had chicken wrap - tasted old. Served on a filthy tray. Had to sit beside stack of water bottles. Coffee not bad and staff very friendly, but I won't be back as sandwich was dreadful.

Thank Sheila K
North Yorkshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Called in for coffee/cake after visiting the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Basic Starbucks menus but the ambiance of being in a 'posh' book shop and with classical music playing very quietly in the background made it feel quite special

Thank malrose39
Bristol, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is the ultimate source for books and EVERYTYHING Harvard. Clothing, note binders, glasswear, tote bags and golf accessories are only the tip of the iceberg. We ventured inside to find a simple sweatshirt and spent over an hour just looking around. There is quite simply no need to go anywhere else.

Thank sloomis31
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

After our visit to Harvard we paused at the COOP for some time and enjoyed a good coffee and strolled around in the great bookshop.

Thank Philip_Bolster
Lancaster, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

with 3 floors in the main section, plus an annex, it would be easy to spend most of a day browsing the selections....one could also visit the in-store starbucks, and sip whatever concoction you ordered while perusing the latest exhaustive examination of Chaucers' Canterbury Tales... or, you could do what we did, and buy a boston strong magnet, and leave....

Thank sloppyjoepal

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