Best of Boston

2022 Best Old-School Bookstore

Harvard Book Store

It’s easy to lose track of time among the stacks and carefully arranged displays at this Cambridge classic, where paper- backs and hardcovers covering everything from travel to true crime entice at every turn. And now, thanks to an assist from new part-owner John Henry — who began investing in the shop late last year — the store’s next chapter will include renovations and a website revamp for easier browsing. That’s a win in our book.

1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-661-1515,