Museum Adventures with the 'Hidden Tales' at Heffers!

Aug 23, 2019 – Aug 23, 2019

Friday 23rd August, 2pm-3pm: The Museum of Cambridge at Heffers. Ever wondered how they used to catch eels in the Fens? Or what toys Victorian children used to play with? Come and find out at the Museum of Cambridge handling table. Explore stories of Cambridgeshire from the ordinary to the extrao...

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Museum Adventures with the 'Hidden Tales' at Heffers!

Aug 16, 2019 – Aug 16, 2019

Friday 16th August, 2pm-3pm: with The Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology. It's the medieval period and you have caught THE PLAGUE! Learn about how people thought about disease in those times and devise your own cure. You can also make your own protective herb pomander to take home.


Museum Adventures with the 'Hidden Tales' at Heffers!

Aug 9, 2019 – Aug 9, 2019

Friday 9th August, 2pm-3pm: with The Polar Museum. Pop in to investigate penguins past and present with the education team from the Polar Museum. There will be photographs to look at, some objects to handle and you can even make your very own origami penguin to take home!


Museum Adventures with the 'Hidden Tales' at Heffers!

Aug 2, 2019 – Aug 2, 2019

Friday 2nd August, 2pm-3pm: with the Sedgwick Museum. From toe claws and thumb spikes to feather and saw-edged teeth, come along to this session to learn more about dinosaurs then have a go at drawing one yourself! There will even be a brain cast so you can see just how big a T.rex brain was!


'The Garden of Lost Secrets' with Ann-Marie Howell

Jun 22, 2019 – Jun 22, 2019

On Saturday 22nd June at 2pm, come to Heffers and meet local children's author Ann-Marie Howell, who will be reading from her new book The Garden of Lost Secrets and signing copies - then helping you make your very own pineapple bunting!


'The Piper At The Gates of Dawn' - told by Robert Lloyd Pa

Aug 1, 2019 – Aug 1, 2019

Join storyteller Robert Lloyd Parry of Nunkie Theatre at Heffers, for a spirited reading of the beautiful and possibly most treasured of chapters from Kenneth Grahame's much-loved The Wind in the Willows, 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn'.


Bookseller Will dressing the window for Richard's 100 Best Crime Novels.

"Richard Reynolds is far more than a crime-fiction specialist; he’s a curator of the genre, with a library-like knowledge to draw on. His favourite 100 titles will be a resource for the rest of us, helping fill gaps we didn...

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Here's the latest haul of books to be sent to our subscribers! Who wouldn't love to receive a book selected just for them each month? Whether fiction or non- or a mix of both, a Heffers subscription makes a great gift - and is something a little different for #FathersDay, no?

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14 hours 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
4 months ago
A great bookstore with more than just books. If you go to the basement floor they sell board games and vinyl records. This is a vast bookstore where you can spend a lot of time and I would recommend to spend a lot of time here and to really look around.
- Bianca N
5 months ago
My favourite book shop. I can spend hours in there wandering around the different sections. It feels like a well loved library, one of the things I miss now I no longer live in Cambridge.
- Chloe S

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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Sun:11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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