Free copy of FLAVOUR when you spend over £50 this weekend

Sep 18, 2020 – Sep 20, 2020

Aubergine Dumplings alla Parmigiana. Hasselback Beetroot with Lime Leaf Butter. Spicy Mushroom Lasagne. Romano Pepper Schnitzels. Is your mouth watering yet? Ours too.

Yotam Ottolenghi is known for his flavour-forward, vegetable-based recipes and his latest book is full of them, accompanied by ...

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Online event: Secret Britain with Mary-Ann Ochota

Sep 6, 2020 – Oct 6, 2020

Every step you take in Britain treads on the past. Under our feet are temples, trinkets, tools and sacred treasures. Unearthing these mysteries and telling their stories can reveal all sorts of things about people from the past – what they believed, what they feared, what they thought about thems...

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Online event: How to Be A Liberal with Ian Dunt

Sep 24, 2020 – Sep 24, 2020

Join Ian Dunt online as he talks to Dorian Lynskey about his new book How To Be a Liberal. They will explore the battles currently faced by liberals around the world, and taking questions from the audience.

Pre-order a signed copy of the book to gain free access to the event here: https://blackw...

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Online Event: Men Who Hate Women with Laura Bates

Sep 8, 2020 – Sep 8, 2020

'Imagine a world in which a vast network of misogynists is able to operate, virtually undetected. Imagine a world in which these extremists commit terrorist acts, united by their deep hatred of women. Imagine a world in which they groom and radicalise vulnerable teenage boys, shielded by veils of...

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Online event: Never and Forever with Cressida Cowell

Oct 4, 2020 – Oct 4, 2020

Join Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell as she introduces the LAST book in her Blue Peter Book Award-winning The Wizards of Once series, NEVER AND FOREVER, as well as giving writing tips and chatting about her bestselling series, How to Train Your Dragon.

This is a limited capacity online event...

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Stephanie Meyer/Twilight fans! We have some signed copies of the newly published MIDNIGHT SUN available - you'll need to come in to Heffers bookshop to snap them up!

Online event: The Wild Silence with Raynor Winn

Sep 22, 2020 – Sep 22, 2020

Nature holds the answers for Raynor and her husband Moth. After walking 630 homeless miles along The Salt Path, living on the windswept and wild English coastline; the cliffs, the sky and the chalky earth now feel like their home. Now, life beyond The Salt Path awaits and they come back to four w...

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Online event: The Book of Trespass with Nick Hayes

Sep 15, 2020 – Sep 15, 2020

The vast majority of England is out-of-bounds. By law of trespass, we are strangers in our own nation, excluded from 92 per cent of the land and 97 per cent of its waterways, blocked by walls whose legitimacy is rarely questioned. But behind them lies a story of enclosure, exploitation and dispos...

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Online event: The Spirit of Cricket with Mike Brearley

Aug 26, 2020 – Aug 26, 2020

The laws of cricket, like the laws of the land, aim at a sort of justice or balancing between different factions. The purpose behind cricket's laws, and behind changes in them, is often to calibrate the balance in the game between batsmen and bowlers, between attack and defence, between safety an...

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a week ago
Great selection of board games and books, 10/10 on the Covid rules.
- Alex L
a year 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 week ago
Service was great, they helped me find a gift. Large selection of books, wide variety of board games and a music department.

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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Mon:10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
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Wed:10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
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Sun:11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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