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Support Harvard Book Store

While our doors are closed temporarily—we plan to staff our email ( from 10am to 6pm daily, and is open for business for book shipouts during this time.

Here are just a few of the ways you can support your local bookstore during some challenging and uncertain times. 

Purchase gift cards (or online gift codes). 

Gift cards are available here on


Purchase as a gift to a loved one, or purchase for yourself for the future. You'll help support Harvard Book Store until your next visit. We will mail out your gift card, and gift cards can also be used online. Gift cards are available in a range of denominations. Learn more here.

If you want to give an online gift within a business day, opt for an online-only gift code! This will get emailed to your recipient for use on Learn more here.

Shop our shelves from home here on

Browse and shop from home. We'll ship your books anywhere in the United States. (Find details and our shipping options here.) 

Update (March 23rd):

CURBSIDE PICKUP IS DISCONTINUED as of 6pm on Monday, March 23.

Subscribe to our Signed First Edition Clubs.

Each month, Harvard Book Store offers Signed First Edition Club members a signed first printing of a newly published book, selected for both its literary merit and potential collectibility. You'll receive a first edition and first printing, personally signed by the author, delivered to you in pristine condition with its jacket in a transparent protective wrapping to extend the life of the book. You'll also receive a specially made Harvard Book Store "Signed First Edition Club" bookmark, featuring a few words from a Harvard Book Store staffer on why they loved this book. Learn more here.

(Our staff was particularly heroic in getting books signed for the March first edition club pick, by the incredibly gracious Anne Enright.)

Last year we also launched a quarterly club, the New Voices in Fiction Club, focusing exclusively on debut novels, bringing you some of the finest and most important works of fiction being published today. Learn more here.

Get audiobooks at

Sign up here to purchase audiobooks through, which supports Harvard Book Store! is the first audiobook company to make it possible for you to buy audiobooks directly through independent bookstores. Choose a way to to audiobooks in a way that works for you. We offer monthly memberships, à la carte listening, and extra benefits when you switch from another audiobook provider, so you can choose a way to list to audiobooks that works for you.

Subscribe and follow our newsletter and social media.

We'll keep you updated on our news. We'll recommend books. Our discerning booksellers will tell you what they're reading. We'll send you pretty pictures of the bookstore—to remind you that we'll still be here—when the world is safer again. 

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How our business and event series is being affected by COVID-19

Find unfolding updates on store policies, hours, and event cancellations here

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