Best of Boston
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.
1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-499-2000, thecoop.com