Our Somerville Warehouse
Harvard Book Store

Our Somerville Warehouse

Harvard Book Store Warehouse

Twice a year we open up the doors of our Somerville Warehouse for the public to explore stacks upon stacks of thoughtfully curated bargain books. The Warehouse Sale is usually the last weekend of June and first weekend of December each year. Check harvard.com/events to see if the next Warehouse Sale is posted, and join us for deep discounts on a huge variety of great books.

Our Warehouse is located at 14 Park St. in Somerville, between Somerville Ave. and Beacon St. The closest T stop is Porter Square, on the Red Line, and bus lines #83 and #87 have stops on Somerville Ave. near Park St.


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Previous Warehouse Sales

Browse our roundups of many of our customers' favorite finds at previous warehouse sales. (Stay tuned for more sales, every December and June!)

Haiku

Willy Wonka or Jeff Mayersohn?

For 2014's Summer Warehouse Sale we awarded early entry via five golden tickets, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-style. Dozens of entrants penned haiku about book browsing and book discovery. Our five favorites won early entry into Saturday's sale, plus some Taza chocolate (of course).

WINNERS

A haiku by Margaret W.

Shelves of treasures gleam--
Aladdin can keep his lamp;
My rug's book-laden.

"Bookstore" by John D.

rooms of words on trees--
a printed, bound Amazon
for real-life leafing

A haiku by Ian F.

In grade school math class
Remainders frustrated me
Now I live for them

"At the Register" by Marcy E.

Osmotic uptake?
Sell Furniture? Displace cat?
Oh! Pile of new books!

A haiku by Amanda D.

Teasing spines, I vow,
"Just window shopping today."
But one book can't hurt.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

We couldn't pick just five! The following honorable mentions won Chocolove chocolate bars.

A haiku by Jennifer S.

Channeling Melville
Hunting for the great white whale
Sail a sea of shelves

A haiku by Brad V.

Elusive first edition?
No. Yet another
Goddamned reprint!

A haiku by Kate F.

Hefting the hardbacks,
Pulled something in my shoulder.
Heed not, words await.

A haiku by Matt A.

Had I a dollar
For every hour spent browsing
Guess what I would buy?

A haiku by Jessica J.

Rich when I went in
One book cannot satisfy
Penniless I leave

A haiku by Jeff W.

Summer here again, 
finding the perfect novel
to watch the waves with

A haiku by Nancy M.

A crowded bookshelf,
But can I resist one more?
Spinal stenosis!

A haiku by Tracy M.

Neither Firefox
Or Internet Explorer.
Bibliobrowser!

A haiku by Vidya V.

So merry are books;
that when they fall in puddles
they curl in pleasure.

A haiku by Lisa G.

Fresh wet sidewalk (sniff)
It has a name: Petrichor.
Warm whiff of old books?

A haiku by Emily W.

Growing stack, full tote
"Ooh, I wanted to read that!"
One more perched on top

A haiku by Todd K.

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