Local used and specialty bookstores
Harvard Book Store1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
While the ground floor offers new titles, patrons can browse a trove of used ones in the basement, where philosophy, fiction, and mysteries sell the best. Scattered throughout the store are staff-made collages assembled from found items in books. The store buys from the general public Tues - Sat from 10 - 4 p.m. and pays 15% of the cover price in cash or 20% in store credit.
Mon - Sat 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.