Updates during COVID-19
Harvard Book Store

Updates on Hours & Services

Hours of Operation:

12pm–8pm, daily
(Updated May 22, 2022)

Learn more about safety guidelines for in-store shopping below.

Due to the recent increase of Covid cases in our community, we are temporarily reducing our hours of operation. These hours will be in effect as of Monday, May 23, and are subject to change. Check harvard.com before your visit! Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support during this time.

Reminder! Masks Are Required

We continue to require face masks at Harvard Book Store. We are mindful of those who cannot be vaccinated due to age or health conditions, those who are immunocompromised, and those who have vulnerable individuals in their homes and families. A mask requirement is how we keep Harvard Book Store a welcoming, safe space for everyone in our community. 

So don’t forget your mask, regardless of your vaccination status, and thanks for your cooperation! (If you don't have a mask when you visit, we can provide a one-time use mask for you at the door.)



 Updated: March 2022

Guidelines for Visitors 

  • Face coverings required of all staff and visitors inside. Masks must cover nose and mouth. Thank you! If you forgot one, we can provide a single-use mask for you at the door.

  • Your leashed dog is welcome inside. Please keep your dog close to maintain distancing from others.

  • Curbside pickup is available for your online and phone orders. Follow curbside pickup guidelines.

  • We are buying back used books! Appointments are no longer necessary.

  • Please note that hours and guidelines are subject to updates. Check our policy signs when you visit.

Keeping Everyone Safe at Harvard Book Store

  • Our complete staff is up-to-date on our vaccines.

  • Air purifiers and fans are positioned throughout the store and workspaces, with MERV-13 filters for our HVAC system.

  • Countertop plexiglass protective shields are in place at checkout and information desk.

  • Signage and staff reminding all to wear face masks.

  • Seating has been removed from the sales floor.

  • Adherence to recommended guidelines from the CDC, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), the City of Cambridge, and the Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD).

For those who prefer contactless book buying, we will continue curbside pickup and mailout services.

We deeply appreciate your continued support, so thank you!

Masks Required

We currently require face masks at Harvard Book Store and at our events. Thanks for your understanding!

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Classic Totes

Tote bags and pouches
in a variety of styles,
sizes, and designs
, plus mugs, bookmarks, and more!

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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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