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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News & Events

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The Spring 2015 Loading Dock Sale Saturday & Sunday, April 18th & 19th
10:00am to 6:00pm
MIT E38, 292 Main Street, Cambridge

more info>>

Check out the Cambridge Science Ferstival while you're here!

And Sunday is also MIT Swapfest.


Stack of books released during the week of 3/30/15

New MITP released wk of 3/30/15:

Kees Dorst
Frame Innovation: Create New Thinking by Design

Evan Hillebrand and Stacy Closson
Energy, Economic Growth, and Geopolitical Futures: Eight Long-Range Scenarios

David M. Konisky (ed.)
Failed Promises: Evaluating the Federal Government’s Response to Environmental Justice

Mark Von Schlegell


Stack of books released during the week of 3/23/15

New Books released wk of 3/23/15:

Katy Borner
Atlas of Knowledge: Anyone Can Map

Onnig H. Dombalagian
Chasing the Tape: Information Law and Policy in Capital Markets

Anthony Gardner
Politically Unbecoming: Postsocialist Art Against Democracy


Stack of books released during the week of 3/16/15

New MITP for wk of 3/16/15:

Walead Beshty
Ethics [Documents of Contemporary Art]

John M. Meyer
Engaging the Everyday: Environmental Social Criticism and the Resonance Dilemma

Edward A. Shanken
Systems [Documents of Contemporary Art]

John Tirman
Dream Chasers: Immigration and the American Backlash


Stack of books released during the week of 3/9/15 New Books released wk of 3/9/15:

Umberto Eco
How to Write a Thesis

Jay Lemke, Robert Lecusay, Michael Cole and Vera Michalchik
Documenting and Assessing Learning in Informal and Media-Rich Environments

Sarah J. Montross
Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas

Andrew J. Nelson
The Sound of Innovation: Stanford and the Computer Music Revolution

Dinesh C. Sharma
The Outsourcer: The Story of India’s IT Revolution

John Sharp
Works of Game: On the Aesthetics of Games and Art

Brian Upton
Aesthetic of Play

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Event Recording Available

Sanjoy Mahajan
The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering

Tuesday, December 2nd, 3:30pm
Bush Room, 10-105

The MIT Office of Digital Learning hosted this celebration for Sanjoy Mahajan and his newest book, just published by the MIT Press. An *.mp3 of the talk is now available.

listen here>>


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Event Video Available

Making Computing Strange: Cultural Analytics and Phantasmal Media
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5-7 PM
MIT 66-110

The final MIT Communications Forum event this semester featured Fox Harrell, Lev Manovich, and Nick Montfort. All three are MIT Press authors, and all three are fascinating speakers. A video recording of the discussion is now online.

watch the video>>

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Spring 2015 MIT Press catalog is here

The Spring 2015 catalog is hot off the press, and early titles are shipping now. Stop by the store to pick up a copy of the catalog, and see what's coming up. You can also view it online!

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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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A Cambridge start-up with Sloan roots, Lineage Networks is developing an app named AisleConnectâ„¢ that will allow customers to engage our inventory in new and exciting ways via smartphones, especially while shopping in the store! From phone-based checkout and inventory searches to personalized deals and social tools, we're working closely with the developers to pilot lots of cool features.
AisleConnectâ„¢ is now available in the App Store!


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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 2015
no special hours this month

April 2015
Monday, April 20th: Closed for Patriot's Day

May 2015
Monday, May 25th: OPEN 12pm-6pm only

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Next time you are in the store, check out with this iphone app and receive a 20% discount on eligible items!


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MIT Press Catalog Available
The Spring 2015 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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