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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An Evening of Dramatic Improbable Readings
Wednesday, November 19th, 5:30pm

Please join us in the Bookstore as author and Ig Nobel Emcee Marc Abrahams presents dramatically read (brief) passages from bizarre-but-genuine scientific studies.

Marc will be joined by several guest dramatic readers: biomedical researcher Chris Cotsapas; science journalist Cara Giaimo; science journalist Michael Greshko; etiquette columnist Robin Abrahams; and others.

If you enjoyed the Ig Nobel Lectures at MIT, you are sure to have a good time at this event.

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 mit press book released 03-07-14

New from the MIT Press, 08/08/14

Stephen Ansolabehere and David M. Konisky
Cheap and Clean: How Americans Think about Energy in the Age of Global Warming

Kerryn Higgs
Collision Course: Endless Growth on a Finite Planet

Zoltan Torey
The Conscious Mind


 mit press book released 03-07-14

MIT Press, released 08/01/14

Jean Baudrillard
The Divine Left: A Chronicle of the Years 1977-1984

Pierre Cahuc, Stéphane Carcillo and André Zylberberg
Labor Economics, 2nd Edition

Julio Cortázar
Fantomas Versus the Multinational Vampires: An Attainable Utopia

Nathan Eagle and Kate Greene
Reality Mining: Using Big Data to Engineer a Better World

Stephanie D. Preston, Morten L. Kringelbach and Brian Knutson
The Interdisciplinary Science of Consumption

Miguel Sicart
Play Matters


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Fall MIT Press catalog available

The first batch of books from the Fall 2014 catalog has arrived. Stop by the store to pick up a copy of the catalog, or 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 AisleConnect™ 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.
AisleConnect™ 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 Fall Hours:
Mon - Fri 9-7, Sat & Sun 12-6
Open our usual hours, except as noted below

September 2014
Monday, Sept. 1 - Labor Day - OPEN 12pm-6pm

October 2014
Saturday, Oct. 4 - Open Early at 10am for Dock Sale
Sunday, Oct. 5 - Open Early at 10am for Dock Sale
Monday, Oct. 13 - Columbus Day - OPEN 12pm-6pm

November 2014
Tuesday, Nov. 11 - Veterans Day- OPEN 10am-4pm
Wednesday, Nov. 26 - CLOSING EARLY @5pm
Thursday, Nov. 27 - Thanksgiving - CLOSED
Friday, Nov. 28 - OPEN 10am-4pm

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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 Fall 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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