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Heffers

Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TY, England
56-85-68
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A Cambridge Institution

Heffers is the Cambridge University bookshop (albeit recently taken over by Blackwells, the... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
futtock21
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London, United Kingdom
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Heffer's the Booksellers

Love that the name of the business puts an emphasis on the people not the building...seller... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
sinza2017
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Orange, France
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This Cambridge bookstore has more than 300, 000 books in stock to suit every taste from academic and antiquarian to leisure and children's books.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TY, England
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56-85-68
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Heffers is the Cambridge University bookshop (albeit recently taken over by Blackwells, the university bookshop of that other place) par excellence. The present reincarnation is a modern capacious place with novels plays and poems above, a CD shop below and a children’s bookshop to the...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Love that the name of the business puts an emphasis on the people not the building...seller! Visited the shop in search of a specific book and they had it. The staff were most helpful. I would have been content just to wander the store, reading...More

Thank sinza2017
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Heffers is a pleasure to visit: staff are friendly, happy to assist and chat about your interests without ever resorting to a 'hard sell.' We would like to thank Richard Reynolds, Heffers Crime Fiction expert, who encouraged us to go to the Golden Age of...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2017

Staff were pleasant and helpful. Good general bookshop and prices. Also great for buying tourist guide books. Selection of guides including some walking tours and the maps were much cheaper than the official tourist info office.

Thank karen m
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Huge collection of books & really nice layout to the store. Plenty of harder to find 'indie' stuff too, like e.g. comics I've never heard of and a big collection of feminist books in the gender studies section. If you're into board games they have...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

From the moment you enter until leaving, the staff make you feel so welcome. Knowledgable and friendly they make book browsing an absolute joy. The shop itself has a great atmosphere, and extensive range of books, cds, dvds etc.. They also hold regular book launch...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is one of the best bookshops in the country. It always has up to date books so you do not have to order them. It also has second hand section that are of good quality.

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 8 May 2016

For a Swede who likes to read, Heffers in Cambridge is heaven. It is well organized, the staff is friendly. I wish we had something similar in Gothenburg (Sweden).

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Reviewed 27 April 2016

I do love bookshops...this is a chain with a history. Mainly suppliers to the University it offers a wide range of books etc. Ideal for browsing and even a coffee shop to think about things, I like the quiet atmosphere and the excitement of finding...More

Thank Ronan A
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a wonderfully large and comprehensive bookshop. It has sections covering everything. I could spend whole days in this shop.

Thank Stuart G
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