Harvard's go-to for books and more. (©Fiona Wong/Flickr, Creative Commons)
Opened by Harvard University students in 1882, The Coop is a Harvard Square institution. The store sprawls across multiple levels and offers an unbeatable selection of books—from fiction and art tomes to academic anthologies and magazines. Open M-Sa 9 am-10 pm, Su 10 am-7 pm.