The Harvard Bookstore is a weekly destination for me. (don't confuse this with The Harvard Coop, also in Harvard Square). The store's organization, friendly and helpful staff and connection it keeps with its frequent buyer program though emails, mailed newsletters, and weekly author events and speaker series makes this a rare gem of an independent bookstore. Upstairs, browse traditional categories and get 20% the top sellers (hard and paperback). Downstairs, find an immense collection of 'remainders', titles that didn't sell through for the Harvard classes, at deep discounts (typically $5.99-$10.99)along with a great collection of used books brought in by the local community (typically priced $3.50-$7.50). Around the store you'll find note cards featuring staff recommendations under titles you may have passed by were they not highlighted. Also, the store draws authors from around the globe for weekly lectures and book signings. You won't be disappointed, a booklovers heaven!!