Heffers Music presents: The Gentlemen of St John's

Dec 11, 2019 – Dec 11, 2019

On Wednesday 11th December at 6pm, Heffers welcomes The Gentlemen of St John's, the choral and organ scholars of the Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, to sing in the shop.


'The Hungry and the Fat': an evening with Timur Vermes

Jan 28, 2020 – Jan 28, 2020

Join Timur Vermes, author of 2014's phenomenal bestseller 'Look Who's Back', as he visits Heffers to talk about his radical and bold new novel 'The Hungry and the Fat'


Children's Book Signing: 'A Melting Planet'

Dec 15, 2019 – Dec 15, 2019

Come and Meet local author/illustrator Yasmin Kinsey who will be signing copies of her debut picture book 'A Melting Planet'. This moving story introduces children to the issues around climate change and shows how we can tackle the threats to our environment.


Book Signing with David Mitchell at Heffers

Nov 26, 2019 – Nov 26, 2019

Heffers is delighted to welcome award-winning comedian and writer David Mitchell to the shop to sign copies of his latest book 'Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy: And Other Rules To Live By'.

The signing is free to attend but booking is essential to be guaranteed a place in the queue.


Build your own Kaweco Fountain Pen at Heffers

Nov 30, 2019 – Dec 8, 2019

Build your own Kaweco Fountain Pen - choose a nib, barrell and lid then seal to complete!
Booking is not required for this service but payment will need to be completed before constructing your pen.

Personalised Stationery Events at Heffers

Nov 23, 2019 – Dec 14, 2019

Heffers is pleased to welcome stationers Castelli (Saturday 23rd November) and Leuchtturm (Saturday 14th December) to the shop, where they will be offering a personalisation service on all their notebooks.


'Death in the East' - An Evening with Abir Mukherjee

Jan 30, 2020 – Jan 30, 2020

Heffers is pleased to welcome Abir Mukherjee, winner of the 2017 CWA Historical Dagger Award and the 2018 Wilbur Smith Award, to talk about his latest Sam Wyndham novel, 'Death in the East' - another rip-roaring adventure set in 1920s India.


Heffers Music presents: Cambridge Harmony Chorus

Dec 18, 2019 – Dec 18, 2019

Heffers Music presents: Cambridge Harmony Chorus at Christmas.
On 18th December we will be opening late so you can enjoy doing your Christmas shopping at a more leisurely pace. You can get all of your gifts under one roof, accompanied by the joyous sounds of the group!


The King's Men sing at Heffers

Dec 14, 2019 – Dec 14, 2019

Heffers is delighted to welcome The King's Men, the choral scholars of King's College Cambridge, back to the shop to sing - an absolute treat for the festive season!



2 weeks ago
Always a delight to visit one of the great bookshops of the world staffed by brilliant booksellers had to leave before I ran out of money. Would love to have my ashes scattered inside the shop
- Stuart L
a month ago
Best bookstore in Britain. Cozy and warm... Friendly and helpful staff 🥰
- beril ü
5 months 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

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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