Support Harvard Book Store
Harvard Book Store

Support Harvard Book Store

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

Shop In-Store or Online at HARVARD.COM.

We are now once again open to shoppers. Welcome back! Please review our Guidelines for Visitors before your visit.


We also offer mailout and curbside pickup services (of new books, print-on-demand books, mugs, tote bags, and apparel) when you shop here on! Your patronage at is the best and most direct way to support us! THANK YOU!! We can ship throughout the United States.

The following services remain paused:

  • Used book buyback will be suspended during this time, until further notice.
  • Our signed first edition clubs are paused for the time being while we work with publishers to acquire signed books for members. 

Thank you for your purchases and all your wonderful well wishes. Keep reading, stay healthy, and be well.

A Note on Processing Time for HARVARD.COM Orders

Due to the high volume of sales via at this time, please allow at least 1–2 days for processing, and please note that books that are not in stock will have variable arrival times from the publisher. (At this time there are also a number of in-demand titles on antiracism that have been backordered and are going into multiple reprints to meet demand nationwide! We will notify you if this is the case with any of your requested titles.) 

We are grateful for the support our community is showing by purchasing books through an independent bookstore. Our intrepid crew of booksellers is gathering, ordering, and packing customer orders as speedily as possible while following safety protocols during the age of COVID-19. Thank you for your patience and understanding! Your patronage supports an independent bookstore and our staff at a difficult time—and helps ensure the future of a landmark, independent bookstore.

Shop our Limited Edition Merchandise on Bonfire

Stay up late reading with our limited edition new t-shirt and tote bag design (and available in an array of colors), fulfilled by Bonfire and raising funds to support the staff of Harvard Book Store. Shop the collection here.

Donate to Ensure Our Future.

Thank you for making a financial contribution to support Harvard Book Store—a locally owned, independently run Cambridge institution. Your patronage is a critical part of ensuring the future of Harvard Book Store during challenging times for independent bookstores. 

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.

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 and (Virtually) Attend

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. And we have an amazing virtual event series presenting authors nearly every night of the week at

Email Newsletter:

Twitter: @harvardbooks

Instagram: @harvardbookstore

Facebook: @harvardbookstore

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

Find unfolding updates on store policies and hours here

Updates during COVID-19

Review our guidelines for visitors and other updates on hours and services at Harvard Book Store this summer.

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Shipping & Delivery

We ship anywhere in the U.S. and orders of $60+ ship free!

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Noteworthy Signed Books: Join the Club!

Join our Signed First Edition Club (or give a gift subscription) for a signed book of great literary merit, delivered to you monthly.

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