Comics and science fiction melt into one giant maelstrom of fun at this popular Harvard Square store, where the shelves are lined with every conceivable comic and an impressive display of sci-fi novels. Superheroes and aliens keep watch over the entire store, which also includes a mighty poster selection, toys and T shirts. Not to mention the who's who of the comic world and Sci-Fi action figures. So head down to this store to add to your collection.
This Harvard Square tobacconist has been around for more than a century. Not only will you find a wide selection of cigarettes, cigars, pipes and smoking accessories, but an array of other novelty merchandise. Like many other stores in the area, this store stocks Harvard University memorabilia. It also carries a fun selection of shaving kits, board games and antique toys.
Claiming to offer the biggest selection of foreign books in North America, this establishment is right at home in scholarly Harvard Square. The stock includes classics in original Greek or Latin, contemporary foreign literature and language education materials. The only translations available are for children's books. The most extensive selection is in French, Spanish, German and Russian, but hundreds of languages and dialects are represented. The store has been around since 1856, which is a long time in any language.
Have an afternoon to kill? Wildly disorganized, but lots of fun to browse through, the many books of this store spill out of their shelves into piles on the floor. Most bookworms enjoy digging through the stacks and discovering obscure volumes that they had forgotten existed. If you are trying to find something in particular, happy hunting. However, the proprietor will try to point you in the correct general direction.
Unlike the understated counterpart, WordsWorth Books, down the street, Curious George & Friends is slick and bright, and it sells more than just books. Crammed from floor to ceiling with children's delights, the selection of toys may seduce even the most reluctant young readers. Though the display of children's gifts is impressive, the book selection itself boasts over 20,000 titles, some of which feature the eponymous monkey.
Grolier Poetry Book Shop is a slice of literary heaven that sells nothing but poems. The cozy shop opened its doors in 1927 and was frequented by well-known poets of the day. The sales staff is very knowledgeable and can help you find even the most obscure works. It is piled high with more than 15,000 poetry volumes in several languages and hosts regular events and an annual poetry festival. If you're not a poetry buff when you enter, you may be one by the time you leave.
Founded in 1882, the Coop operates student-oriented stores offering a wide selection of textbooks, general-interest books, office supplies and school insignia merchandise, including Harvard and M.I.T. gear. Members are entitled to annual rebates based on their purchases. You do not have to be a member to shop here, however. Shop at Harvard Square Coop and you are sure to vouch for the quality of goods and friendly service offered by this store.
Not to be confused with the Harvard Square Coop, the university bookstore down the block, this independent store sells primarily new books. However, they do offer a small selection of used books downstairs at half price. Bargain-hunters will also enjoy the discounts on remainders, bestsellers, and "Featured Fifty" books of the month. A wide selection of scholarly books and weekly author events keeps culture-hungry Cambridge academics satisfied.
This huge mall is in Cambridge, close to the Charles River Dam, is perfect place to find a chic outfit or gift. It is home to familiar clothing stores, technology store, shoe stores, department stores and much more. There is also a large food court plus several restaurants as well. The food court exits onto a lagoon from which the Charles River Boat Company tours depart during the summer. A free shuttle bus from the Kendall stop runs every half hour.
This Cambridge bakery tempts customers with any number of cakes, pies and cookies. For its most decadent creation, however, look no further than the legendary Chocolate Orgasm. Rosie's bakers start with a rich chocolate brownie, complete with chocolate chips for an extra punch, and then add a thick layer of chocolate icing. If you are looking to treat yourself, you can hardly do better. There are several other locations, among them 9 Boylston Street, 2 South Station, 32 Waltham Street, 55 Central Street and 1796 Mass Avenue.
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