Hours & Directions

Regular Hours of Operation:

Store Hours

Monday–Saturday: 9AM–10PM

Used Book Buying Hours

Walk-in used book buyback hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–4pm. Learn more here.


Public Transportation

On the subway (the "T"), take the Red Line to the Harvard stop, or take one of the buses that come to the Square. For more information about public transportation and schedules, visit the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) website at www.mbta.com

To get to the store from the Harvard Square T station: As you exit the station, reverse your direction and walk east along Mass. Ave. in front of the Cambridge Savings Bank. Cross Dunster Street and proceed along Mass. Ave. for three more blocks. You will pass Harvard's Smith Student Center, J.P. Licks, and Leavitt & Peirce Tobacco. Harvard Book Store is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Plympton St.

By Car

From the Massachusetts Turnpike (east and westbound): Take Exit 18 (Allston, Cambridge): Go through toll booth, bear right towards Cambridge, then get into far left lane at set of traffic lights. At second traffic light (before the bridge across from the Doubletree Guest Suite Hotel) turn left onto Storrow Drive; continue straight on Storrow Drive to the Harvard Square exit. Cross over Lars Anderson Bridge. Go straight on JFK Street into Harvard Square.


Street parking is sometimes available in Harvard Square. One and two hour meters require payment Monday through Saturday between 8am and 8pm. Parking is free all night and on Sundays and holidays.

Find a map of paid Harvard Square parking lots and garages at www.harvardsquare.com/parking.