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“Book lovers get ready to OD on books, books, books” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harvard Cooperative Society

Harvard Cooperative Society
Ranked #4 of 30 Shopping in Cambridge
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Owner description: "The Coop" is the Harvard college store, known for its expansive collection of books, posters and University insignia merchandise.
Florida
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699 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“Book lovers get ready to OD on books, books, books”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

This is a must visit for any lover of books and all things literary. Good news - they ship so you need not pass up great finds because you can't fit them in your luggage.
The selection is fabulous and if you get tired browsing there are chairs scattered about and a little cafe.

Visited April 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Love this bookestore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

This is an amazing bookstore, I'm sure to visit it every time. 3 levels of books and a nice cafe. The selection is extremely varied and I always leave with 2 or 3 gems.

Visited March 2014
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Great books and stmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

You should check this place. PLenty of books, some of them you can only find there. Atmosphere is great if you like to visit old bookshops. Cafe inside and many chairs to sit and read.
Enjoy
Moro

Visited December 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Top bookstore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

I have been here more times than I can count. Studied and read here many times before or after a night class at H. Difficult to even find a bookstore anymore, never mind one with so many options. Have discovered quite a few books here.

Between locals, students, and tourists it is usually busy. It is quite on the upper floors. There are also some hidden seats around, a few with a good view of the square.

A few other bookstores in the area as well if you are interested...

Visited December 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Warm, inviting place for trendy bookworms”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

The Coop (as in recuperate) has the lok and feel of Borders Bookstore but managed by a friendly and smart-looking staff. Starbucks coffee and drinks are on the second-floor where there are tables and counters spreading out around the balcony and stairs but get there early before the seats are gone. It owuld be great of they have free WiFi for customers and visitors who are not Harvard students and facstaff. You can find all sorts of books and gifts here - we found some for Christmas presents. The latte we ordered was strong and yummy. We will return to the Coop if ever on campus again! There were many bookworms here and folks checking out other folks - after all, a great bookstore wit ha cafe can be an awesome cultural and social place to be!

Visited November 2013
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