Please note that under the new lockdown measures, Heffers will be temporarily closed for shopping from Thursday 5th November 2020.

We are offering a click-and-collect service during this time. Please place your order by emailing customerorders@heffers.co.uk or calling the shop on 01223 463200.

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Tales of the Weird Writing Competition

Do you love tales that are weird and eerie? Fancy yourself as a bit of a Marjorie Bowen or Algernon Blackwood?
Then read on . . .

To celebrate the manifestation of Chill Tidings: Dark Tales of the Christmas Season, the latest book in the Tales of the Weir...

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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!

We're starting to book in some online author events. It's a whole new experience but one we hope you'll embrace with us! Watch this space for announcements or join our mailing list by emailing events@heffers.co.uk.

We are open! Albeit with adjusted hours.

Please be assured we have safety measures in place, including social distancing, specified entrances and exits, hand sanitiser on entrance, plastic till screens we are encouraging contactless card payments as much as possible. We are also quarantining boo...

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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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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 month ago
Went in to buy a couple of games for lockdown. The guy in that department was super helpful. Has played nearly every game, can condense the aim of the game into a few sentences. He believes there is a game for everyone (but not every game suits all people) and he will help you find it. Hint: free cotton Heffers bag if you spend over £100.
- Tom W
a month ago
Huge selection of books in every category, and a fantastic board game department too! Never seen so many games in one place. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended.
- Lloyd C

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
United Kingdom

Business Hours

Mon:10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tue:10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sun:11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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