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The MIT Press Bookstore

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The MIT Press Bookstore, founded in 1980, is one of the only retail bookstores owned and operated by a university press. Located near campus, we are the bookselling arm of the MIT Press, the nonprofit publishing program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

We stock most of the books and journals published by the MIT Press as well as a curated selection of other publishers’ books in related fields, including art and architecture, computer science, cognition, neuroscience, and linguistics. We also offer a nice selection of calendars, cards, and notebooks.  

Bookstore's Website (external site)

Self Publishing Service

The MIT Press Bookstore, in partnership with the MIT Libraries, is now providing printing and self-publishing services to the MIT community.

Would you like to watch a book of your choice get manufactured while you wait? We are thrilled to include the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) as a means of expanding the world of books available at the MIT Press Bookstore.

Through the EBM’s extensive digital archive, we are now able to make available millions of titles currently not on our shelves, including both new and old books from hundreds of publishers. EBM prints on-demand and in-store for our customers; make your choice and in minutes the EBM will print, bind and trim on-demand high-quality paperback books and other documents, including full-color covers.

With technology intended to distribute virtually every book ever published, in any language, anywhere on earth, as easily, quickly, and cheaply as e-mail, EBM is the eco-friendly way to go. Visit the bookstore that local and global fans adore and try our new digital printing capabilities, to print not only books but also theses, research reports, and your self-published works.

For more information about the Espresso Book Machine email

Location + Hours

301 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02142

Mon - Fri 9-7,
Sat & Sun 12-6,
(617) 253-5249