'The Humongous Fungus' with Matty Long

Mar 28, 2020 – Mar 28, 2020

We are delighted to welcome award winning, author/illustrator (and a Heffers' favourite!) Matty Long back to the children's department, with his brand new chapter book 'Super Happy Magic Forest and the Humongous Fungus'. 3pm - 3.30pm - Drawing Mushrooms with Matty - a fun, fungus-themed drawing ...

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Book signing with Stewart Lee: 'March of the Lemmings'

Mar 20, 2020 – Mar 20, 2020

As part of his time in Cambridge, appearing for two nights at the Corn Exchange, Heffers is delighted to welcome award-winning comedian Stewart Lee, to sign copies of his latest book, 'March of the Lemmings'.


An evening with authors Sarah Vaughan & Lucy Atkins

Apr 23, 2020 – Apr 23, 2020

Join leading suspense authors Sarah Vaughan and Lucy Atkins at Heffers as they discuss why they are drawn to the complicated reality of motherhood, and why this intensity and dysfunction is rich material for any writer.


'Trace Elements' - an evening with Donna Leon

Apr 2, 2020 – Apr 2, 2020

Queen of crime fiction Donna Leon returns to Heffers with her latest book 'Trace Elements' - the twenty-ninth installment in the highly acclaimed, internationally bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti series of books.


February Half Term Activities at Heffers

Feb 19, 2020 – Feb 22, 2020

Wednesday 19th, 3-4pm - Design and build a colony on Mars to get ready for NASA's Rover landing there in June, with ‘Max and Milky Make it to Mars’ author Maria Sproulle.

Thursday 20th, 3-4pm - Come and meet author/illustrator Carolina Rabei who will be reading from her new book ‘Little Lost Fox...

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Queer in Space: LGBTQ+ characters in Sci-fi/Fantasy

Feb 20, 2020 – Feb 20, 2020

Encompass Network and Heffers present . . Space. The Final Front-queer. Or perhaps . . . Dungeons and Dragons, where you can be whoever you want to be. Come along; get and give book/film/game recommendations; play games and talk about your favourite fantasy characters who are gay or should be gay...

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'False Value' - with Ben Aaronovitch

Feb 24, 2020 – Feb 24, 2020

Heffers is delighted to welcome back fantasy author Ben Aaronovitch, as he talks in his own inimitable style about 'False Value' - his highly anticipated new novel, the seventh in the bestselling Rivers of London series.


'Lost Hearts' - an M R James evening to mark Abney Day

Mar 24, 2020 – Mar 24, 2020

24th March is Abney Day: the date of the death of the evil protagonist of M R James's Lost Hearts - and, folk horror fans, Heffers has quite the evening lined up for you! We're delighted to present a performance of 'Lost Hearts' with the wonderful Nunkie Theatre's Robert Lloyd Parry as M R James,...

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'Murder Will Out': a day of crime thriller fiction

Mar 14, 2020 – Mar 14, 2020

On Saturday 14th March, a group of hand-picked crime writers will descend upon Cambridge for Heffers' second murderously good day of panel discussions, book signings - and answering those author questions you've been just dying to ask.



2 months 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
2 weeks ago
Cambridge institution. Fantastic games section in the basement. Good selection of books
- Sarah H
a month ago
Good bookshop with an extensive games section downstairs. Spent time browsing to find something new to play...
- Jim D

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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