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292 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 253-5249  books@mit.edu

Bookstore Hours:
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Directions to The MIT Press Bookstore

The MIT Press Bookstore is located at 292 Main Street in Kendall Square, Cambridge, across from the Marriot Hotel and the MIT Coop, and next to the inbound side of the Red Line T (subway) stop. Look for us on the interactive MIT campus map! You might also check the official "Getting To MIT" website for more info. Just keep in mind that we're on the other side of campus from the MIT dome.


By subway
Take the Red Line T to Kendall Square (only two stops inbound from Harvard Square or two stops outbound from Park Street). This is by far the most hassle free method to visit us as we are literally only steps away. You can check out a map of the Boston subway system Online.

By bicycle
There are lots of bicycle racks in front and behind our building. Due to ongoing construction on Main Street, the front racks may have been temporarily moved to the side of our building near the main subway entrance. There is also a Hubway station for Kendall Square.

By bus
There are three MBTA bus lines that stop in front of our store. For a detailed schedule of the stops please see the MBTA's Bus Schedule page

Route 68 Harvard/Holyoke Gate - Kendall/MIT Via Broadway - MAP
Route 85 Spring Hill - Kendall/M.I.T. Station Via Summer St. & Union Sq. - MAP
Route CT2 Kendall Square Station - Ruggles Station Via Longwood Medical Area - MAP

By car
There is limited on-street meter parking available in the area, as well as a pay lot one block away which can be entered from the northbound side of Ames Street, next to Legal Seafoods (Sorry, we can't validate). For a more complete list of MIT-area garages, check this MIT Parking Office page. As always when parking on the street in the Boston-area, check the signs for resident-only, street cleaning, special events, etc. or you may be ticketed. If you are visting after 5pm or on weekends, you may also use the MIT lot behind our building (enter from Hayward Street), though this does tend to fill up quickly on weekends, and has been known to close unexpectedly for special events.

Driving directions adapted from http://whereis.mit.edu/directions.html

From the North (I-95 or I-93)
If you are heading south on I-93, follow I-93 into Boston then follow the I-93 instructions below. If you are heading south on I-95, take the I-93 South exit (exit 37) then follow the instructions from I-93. Alternatively, take the I-90 East exit (Massachusetts Turnpike) from I-95 then follow theinstructions from I-90.

From the South (I-95 or I-93)
If you are heading north on I-93, follow I-93 into Boston then follow the I-93 instructions below. If you are heading north on I-95, take the I-93 North exit then follow the instructions from I-93. Alternatively, take the I-90 East exit from I-95 then follow the instructions from I-90.

From the West (I-90) (Mass Turnpike)
Follow I-90 east to the Cambridge/Brighton exit (exit 18). Following the signs to Cambridge, cross the River Street Bridge, and continue straight about 1 mile to Central Square. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue and follow Massachusetts Avenue for about a half mile. Just after the train tracks you will reach the traffic light at Vassar Street. Turn left on Vassar Street, and then right at the next light onto Main Street. Continue down Main Street and the bookstore will be on your right, next to the Kendall subway entrance.

From Route I-93
From I-93, take exit 26, and follow the signs to Back Bay along Storrow Drive West, approximately 1.5 miles, to the exit for Route 2A. The exit will be on the left, just before the Harvard Bridge (more appropriately called the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge). The Charles River will be on your right. As you cross the bridge, you will be looking at MIT - the Great Dome and academic facilities are on the right, the student center and athletic facilities are on the left. Continue on Massachusetts Ave. to the end of the block and you should reach the traffic light at Vassar Street. Turn right on Vassar Street, and then right at the next light onto Main Street. Continue down Main Street and the bookstore will be on your right, next to the Kendall subway entrance.

 

Local navigation tips:
Locally, "Squares" are usually only intersections of streets, and are not necessarily plazas or anything obvious to the newcomer. "Mass Ave" is what locals call Massachusetts Avenue.


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