Popular Cambridge bookstore opens second location in downtown Boston

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The Harvard Book Store announced Monday (July 18) plans to open a second location five times the size of its Cambridge store.

Executives at the iconic bookstore said it will open a 30,000 square foot space at the Prudential Center in Boston next spring.

The extra floor space will provide space for things they cannot find on the Cambridge site. This includes a large section dedicated to children’s literature and an event space where the store can showcase artwork, host speakers and hold classes, according to a press release.

The owners will release more information about the project in the coming months.

“It’s an ambitious project, and we believe we’ve put together a great team to see it through,” said Jeff Mayersohn, co-owner of Harvard Book Store. “We envision it as an important addition to the city’s literary life and a welcoming space serving Boston’s many communities.”

The Prudential Center location is a big step for the Harvard Book Store, but store owners have pointed out that the iconic store at 1256 Massachusetts Ave in Cambridge, which opened in 1932, is still the flagship. They also said they plan to renovate this location in the coming months.

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