The Coop

2012 Best Bookstore

With independent bookstores (and even national chains) falling by the digital wayside, it’s all the more impressive that this classic soldiers on. The four-story Harvard Square behemoth peddles both bestsellers and literary classics, as well as arcane treatises on history, philosophy, music, and science—precisely what you’d expect from a store founded by Crimson scholars in 1882.

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