Our Warehouse Sales
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Our Virtual Warehouse Sales

Our Virtual Warehouse Sales

In 2020 we brought our famous Warehouse Sale to you virtually, for the first time, exclusively at hbswarehousesale.com, featuring bargains on thousands of remainders. Stay tuned! We will be re-opening our "digital doors" periodically with more books and more bargains. If you don't already get our email newsletter, sign up at harvard.com/subscribe. Newsletter subscribers will be the first to learn about the next Virtual Warehouse Sale!

Historically we have opened up the doors of our Somerville Warehouse to the public several times a year, as book lovers explore stacks upon stacks of thoughtfully curated bargain books. The wildly popular sales (#HBSWarehouseSale on social media) have generally taken place over two weekends each summer and winter. This has all changed in the era of COVID-19. But we're pleased to keep this beloved tradition going strong through the challenges of the last year.

Bargain Books, Supplies Are Limited

Remainders are new books made available at dramatically discounted prices, typically 40-80% off the original list price.

Supplies are limited at the Virtual Warehouse Sale. Many products will sell out! 

Shipping to You!

Shipping costs will be calculated at checkout. All orders will be shipped USPS Media Mail. 

Please Note: We are not able to ship outside the United States. Curbside pickup, rush shipping, and priority mail are not available for the Virtual Warehouse Sale.

Please Note

  •  Virtual Warehouse Sale purchases are final—non-refundable and non-returnable.

  • These titles are not eligible for purchase elsewhere—they are only available at this time at hbswarehousesale.com.

  • Our Warehouse Sale at hbswarehousesale.com is a separate website and shopping experience from harvard.com. Your harvard.com login will not work there.

  • As you browse, please note "HC" = hardcover and "PB" = paperback. 

  • Copies of remaindered books may be marked by the publisher or distributor with "remainder marks." Most remainders are marked with a stroke with a felt-tipped marker across the top or bottom of the book's pages, near the spine.

  • Frequent Buyer cards and Harvard Book Store gift cards cannot be used at the Virtual Warehouse Sale.

A Note on Processing Time

Please allow for processing time before your order ships, which may be up to two weeks for some orders. Orders will be processed and mailed out in the order that they were received. Our warehouse booksellers will gather and pack your orders as speedily as possible—given safety protocols, social distancing, and the limited number of staff safely allowable in the workspace—during the age of COVID-19. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

The Next Sale

Stay tuned for the dates of the next Harvard Book Store Warehouse Sale!

The very best way to stay up-to-date on Harvard Book Store events, sales, and news is to sign up for our weekly "News & Events" email newsletter. Sign up at harvard.com/subscribe.

Remember, we sell used books and remainder books at Harvard Book Store in Harvard Square, all year round!

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in a variety of styles,
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Shipping & Pickup

We ship anywhere in the U.S. and orders of $75+ ship free via media mail!

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