The MIT Press Bookstore reopens in a new location in Kendall Square

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Kate Silverman Wilson | MIT Press

The MIT Press Bookstore is re-opens today in its new location at 314 Main Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Part of the reimagined MIT Kendall Gateway, the bookstore will soon share a home with the MIT Museum, a cafe, and a mix of other tenants. 

“This move has been many years in planning, and we are thrilled to finally be opening our doors once again,” says Clarissa Murphy, manager of the MIT Press Bookstore. “We cannot wait to see our long-time patrons, and meet our new community here in Kendall. The store has been empty for too long, and our staff is ready to be hand-selling our books once again."

Located next to the Kendall Square T stop, the new MIT Press Bookstore is a strikingly designed space on the lower level of 314 Main Street. Featuring expanded square footage, the bookstore will stock books and journals published by the MIT Press, as well as an extensive section of academic and general interest titles by other publishers in related fields. 

The store will also include a dedicated children’s space, where visitors can gather and discover the best STEAM books for kids of all ages, including board books, picture books, chapter books, and books for a young adult audience. New MIT Kids Press and MITeens Press titles will also be prominently featured, along with Institute branded merchandise. 

“We’re thrilled that the MIT Press Bookstore is reopening at the heart of Kendall Square,” notes Amy Brand, MIT Press director and publisher. “As a part of the MIT Kendall Gateway, the bookstore will help provide a warm welcome to the Institute and surrounding community for all of its many visitors from around the world.” 

Founded in 1980, the MIT Press Bookstore is one of the only retail bookstores owned and operated by a university press. The bookstore has been closed to the public since spring 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

During opening week, visitors who spend $75 or more at the MIT Press Bookstore will receive a complimentary MIT Press tote bag with their purchase.

Part of the reimagined MIT Kendall Gateway, the bookstore will sell a curated selection of publications by the MIT Press and other publishers.