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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.

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 street 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). The street parking (such as Memorial Drive) is two blocks away and generally free, but watch the signs for resident-only, street cleaning, special events, etc. or you may be ticketed and/or towed. Feel free to give us a call for more info on free parking in the area.

From Boston or Storrow Drive --
Follow the signs to Kendall Square/Cambridge. Cross the Charles River on the Longfellow Bridge (Route 3). After the first lights, you will see the Marriott Hotel on your left. Turn left at the next set of lights, Ames Street, and left again one block later at Main Street. The store is on your right at the next light/crosswalk.

From Cambridge on Massachusetts Avenue (Route 2A) --
Driving eastward (from Harvard Square), just after Central Square, three lights from Prospect Street, bear left on Main Street (the Shell station will then be on your right). The store will be on your right, four sets of lights down.

From the Mass Pike (Route 90) --
Exit at Cambridge, cross Storrow Dr. and the Charles River on the River Street Bridge. Make a right onto Memorial Drive, follow down past MIT, look on left for the Kendall Square sign, first left after Mass Ave. onto Wadsworth Street (MIT's Sloan School of Management is on your right). Turn left at the next block, Amherst St., and right at the next block, Hayward Street.

From Boston on Mass Ave --
Northward across the Charles River on Mass Ave. bridge, right onto Memorial Drive. Stay in the left lane and look on left for the Kendall Square sign, first left after Mass Ave. onto Wadsworth Street (MIT's Sloan School of Management is on your right). Turn left at the next block, Amherst St., and right at the next block, Hayward Street.

From Memorial Drive (eastbound) --
River on your right, under the Mass Ave. Bridge turn off, stay in the left lane and look on left for the Kendall Square sign, first left after Mass Ave. onto Wadsworth Street (MIT's Sloan School of Management is on your right). Turn left at the next block, Amherst St., and right at the next block, Hayward Street.

Local 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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