Upcoming Event

Indies First: Small Business Saturday

Local authors will be joining us throughout the day to recommend books to our customers!

Saturday, November 30 (9am to 11pm)


November 30, 2013
9:00 AM


Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138


This event is free; no tickets are required.

Bring your list. Meet some of your favorite local authors. Support your indie bookstore.

"Hello, hello, you gorgeous book nerds."

So began acclaimed author Sherman Alexie's letter to fellow authors this fall, encouraging them to join a movement called Indies First. On Small Business Saturday (that's the Saturday after Thanksgiving—November 30 this year) local authors will become superheroes for their independent bookstores.

"Here's the plan: We book nerds will become booksellers. We will make recommendations. We will practice nepotism and urge readers to buy multiple copies of our friends' books. Maybe you'll sign and sell books of your own in the process. I think the collective results could be mind-boggling (maybe even world-changing)." Read Alexie's complete letter here.

Many of our favorite local authors heard the call! They'll be joining the Harvard Book Store staff throughout the day to recommend books to our customers (and perhaps sign a few copies of their own books!)

Those expected to drop by include:

Also: On November 30, 2013, American Express Card Members can get a one-time $10 statement credit for spending $10 or more in a single, in-store transaction. Card Members must register an eligible American Express Card and use that Card to redeem this offer. Registration is limited and starts Nov 24. Go to Offer Terms for full details.

Join us, and thanks for shopping at Harvard Book Store.

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, reverse your direction and walk east along Mass. Ave. in front of the Cambridge Savings Bank. Cross Dunster St. and proceed along Mass. Ave for three more blocks. You will pass Au Bon Pain, JP Licks, and TD Bank. Harvard Book Store is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Plympton St.

General Info
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