'Diary of a Somebody' - an evening with Brian Bilston

Nov 19, 2019 – Nov 19, 2019

Join the enigmatic Brian Bilston, who has been described as 'the Banksy of poetry' and 'Twitter's unofficial Poet Laureate', as he visits Heffers with his first novel, 'Diary of a Somebody'.


Book signing: Charlie Mackesy, 'The Boy, The Mole, The Fox

Oct 11, 2019 – Oct 11, 2019

Heffers is delighted to welcome UK artist Charlie Mackesy to sign copies of 'The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse'- his new book which serves as a beautiful reminder of the most important things in life.


'How To' - An evening with Randall Munroe

Oct 8, 2019 – Oct 8, 2019

Heffers and Cambridge University Scientific Society are delighted to present an evening with Randall Munroe as he talks about his new book 'How To: the world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide'. This event will be held at Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre.


Hallowe'en Eve at Heffers with Laura Purcell & Ruth Ware

Oct 30, 2019 – Oct 30, 2019

Heffers is thrilled to be expecting a visitation from Laura Purcell, queen of chilling historical fiction, and Ruth Ware, mistress of suspense, the night before Hallowe'en, when they will be talking about their latest atmospheric novels, 'Bone China' and 'The Turn of the Key'.


'The Windrush Betrayal' with Amelia Gentleman

Oct 29, 2019 – Oct 29, 2019

We are pleased to welcome journalist Amelia Gentleman to Heffers, where she will discuss her new book, 'The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment.'


An evening of Slovak Literature chaired by Diána Vonnák

Oct 24, 2019 – Oct 24, 2019

Join a panel of renowned authors at Heffers for a celebration of modern Slovak literature.
Ivana Dobrakovová, Uršuľa Kovalyk and Balla will discuss their award-winning works of fiction with Diána Vonnák. Also taking part will be their English translator, Julia Sherwood.


A Guide to Crime with Barry Forshaw & Friends

Oct 17, 2019 – Oct 17, 2019

Join Barry Forshaw and friends at Heffers for an evening in celebration of his new book 'Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide'. Joining Barry in conversation will be crime authors Christopher Fowler, (Bryant and May series) Kate Rhodes (Alice Quentin and Ben Kitto series') and Nicola Upson (Josephine ...

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'Where Power Stops' - an evening with David Runciman

Oct 15, 2019 – Oct 15, 2019

Join Professor David Runciman at the Cambridge Union Society as he talks about his new book 'Where Power Stops: The Making and Unmaking of Presidents & Prime Ministers'. The discussion will be chaired by Christopher Clark, author of 'The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914', and it will ...

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The Heffers 2019 Classics Forum

Oct 12, 2019 – Oct 12, 2019

Join us in the Old Library at Emmanuel College, Cambridge for a day of talks by some of the top names in the world of classics, including Paul Cartledge (Thebes: the Lost city of Ancient Greece?), Armand D'Angour (Socrates in Love), Daisy Dunn (In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny), Nicola ...

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a month ago
This is the best bookstore I have been to in a long time. Not only are there books on nearly every conceivable subject, they have an excellent, extensive games section with both classics and new releases. Downstairs you will also find sheet music and CDs. In the far back of the store is a cozy children's section with everything from Shakespeare to Harry Potter in formats sure to engage.
- Noel G
a month ago
Just a brilliant bookshop offering more than just books. From games to sheet music, they provide a wealth of formats and options on just about any subject. Staff friendly and helpful also.
- John W
a month ago
One of the best book stores I've ever seen. Gorgeous range of kinds of books. Beatifully sorted by focus and every book here is interesting.
- Vendelín F

Heffers: the great Cambridge bookseller

Heffers has been trading in Cambridge since 1876. Now part of the Blackwell's family, we are located opposite Trinity College and sell an amazing array of fiction and non-fiction titles - plus music and stationery and the probably the best range of board games in the country! We also have our own dedicated Children's department; a lovely bright space filled with thousands of books.  Our friendly booksellers are on hand to help you with your choices if you're not sure where to start. We also have a fantastic year-round events programme, featuring both well-known and debut authors, children's activities and games nights.

No trip to the city is complete without visiting Heffers!

(We love bricks and mortar bookshops but if you can't get here in person, you can also order online.)

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20 Trinity Street
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Mon:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue:9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun:11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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