The MIT Press Bookstore

292 Main Street, E38-176, Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 253-5249,

Bookstore Hours:
Mon-Fri 9-7, Sat & Sun 12-6
holiday hours
The MIT Press Bookstore is owned and operated by The MIT Press, the nonprofit scholarly publishing program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We are located on the MIT campus, and offer quality retail bookselling to both the MIT community and the public at large.

We stock most of the books and journals published by The MIT Press as well as a hand-picked selection of other publishers' books in related fields.

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> MIT Course Catalog
> Out-of-Print Books


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News & Events
next dock sale apr 26 & 27

Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th, 10am - 6pm

TONS and TONS of MIT Press books and journals--up to 95% off their original retail price--most at five dollars or less! Books from other publishers too!

Oh, and every book on the shelves in the MIT Press Bookstore will be on sale as well: 20% OFF STOREWIDE!



 mit press book released 03-07-14

New MIT Press Books, Week of 03/10/14:

Anguelovski, Isabelle
Neighborhood as Refuge: Community Reconstruction, Place Remaking, and Environmental Justice in the City

Gallagher, Kelly Sims
Globalization of Clean Energy Technology: Lessons from China

Lomnitz, Claudio
The Return of Comrade Ricardo Flores Magón

Wall, Derek
Commons in History: Culture, Conflict, and Ecology

Zachar, Peter
Metaphysics of Psychopathology


 mit press book released 02-28-14

New MITP 02/28/14:

Craig Burnett
Philip Guston: The Studio (One Work series)

Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer
Lee Lozano: Dropout Piece (One Work series)

David Meerman Scott & Richard Jurek
Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program

Mitchell Thomashow
Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus

Karl Warneryd (ed)
Economics of Conflict: Theory and Empirical Evidence

Shundana Yusaf
Broadcasting Buildings: Architecture on the Wireless, 1927-1945

 mit press book released 02-21-14

New MITP books released 02/21/14:

Ginsberg, et al
Synthetic Aesthetics: Investigating Synthetic Biology's Designs on Nature

Hudek, Antony (ed)
The Object (Whitechapel Documents of Contemporary Art series

Rottmann, Andre (ed)
John Knight (October Files 16)

Žižek, Slavoj
Žižek's Jokes:(Did you hear the one about Hegel and negation?)


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Our store manager is one of this year's recipients of an MIT Excellence Award. Congratulations to us!
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New Releases 02/14/14

Belardi, Paolo
Why Architects Still Draw

White, Anthony               
Lucio Fontana: Between Utopia and Kitsch

Larsen, Lars Bang (ed)
Networks (Whitechapel Documents of Contemporary Art series)

Lerner, Josh
Making Democracy Fun: How Game Design Can Empower Citizens and Transform Politics

Sheller, Mimi
Aluminum Dreams: The Making of Light Modernity

Nisbet, James
Ecologies, Environments, and Energy Systems in Art of the 1960s and 1970s

Sinnott-Armstrong, Walter
Moral Psychology: Free Will and Moral Responsibility


 mit press book released 02-07-14

New MIT Press releases for the week of 02/10/14:

Balaguer, Mark
Free Will [Essential Knowledge Series]    

Borysevicz, Mathieu
The Book about Xu Bing's "Book from the Ground"

Brittain-Catlin, Timothy
Bleak Houses: Disappointment and Failure in Architecture

Cuonzo, Margaret
Paradox (Essential Knowledge Series)

Drela, Mark
Flight Vehicle Aerodynamics

Gregory, Stamatina (ed.)
Brian Weil, 1979-95: Being in the World

Palacios-Huerta, I (ed.)
In 100 Years: Leading Economists Predict the Future

Phillips, Winifred
A Composer's Guide to Game Music

Xu, Bing
Book from the Ground: from point to point


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AisleConnect™ is now available in the App Store!


cover of Cormen, "Algorithms Unlocked"

Celebrating our 10,000th book!

We are proud to announce that Algorithms Unlocked is book number 10,000 in the MIT Press catalog. It has taken a while, our first book was published in 1926, but we couldn't be happier that Thomas Cormen carries the honor. He is, after all, a coauthor of our bestselling book of all time, Introduction to Algorithms. Congratulations!


Holiday & Special Hours

Bookstore Spring Hours:
Mon - Fri 9-7, Sat & Sun 12-6
Open our usual hours, except as noted below

March 2014
no special hours

April 2014
Tuesday, April 1 - Closing 1 hour early @ 6pm
Monday, April 21 - Patriot's Day - CLOSED
Saturday, April 26 - open @ 10am for Dock Sale
Sunday, April 27 - open @ 10am for Dock Sale

May 2014
Monday, May 26 - Memorial Day - OPEN 12-6

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Fall 2011 catalog cover

MIT Press Catalog Available
The Spring 2014 MIT Press catalog is now available. Download a copy, view it online, or drop by the store to pick one up!

View our newest book catalog.

MIT course catalog

2013/14 MIT Bulletin Available
We now have the 2013/14 edition of the MIT Course Bulletin in stock.

Read more about the course catalog.


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