Festive fun with Tracey Corderoy!

Nov 30, 2019 – Nov 30, 2019

Wow! Heffers is lucky enough to be welcoming award-winning author Tracey Corderoy to the children's department where you can join her for a reading from her new book, Mouse’s Night Before Christmas, and take part in a festive craft activity!


Fantasy Fiction Signing: Garth Nix and Joanne M. Harris

Oct 20, 2019 – Oct 20, 2019

On 20th October, join bestselling authors Garth Nix and Joanne M. Harris at Heffers, as they sign copies of their latest books.


Two Ghost Stories for Christmas with Robert Lloyd Parry

Dec 12, 2019 – Dec 12, 2019

Storyteller Robert Lloyd Parry returns to Heffers for spirited readings of two classic ghost stories: 'The Signalman' by Charles Dickens and 'The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance' by M.R. James.


Murder Under the Mistletoe 2019

Dec 5, 2019 – Dec 5, 2019

Murder Under the Mistletoe 2019
Join us for a convivial evening of festive drinks, readings by a selection of hand-picked crime authors and lots of book buying, plus a quiz from crime fiction expert in residence, Richard.
Authors to be announced but trust us . . . the line up is a ...

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Postcard From The Past': The Best of the Messages

Nov 13, 2019 – Nov 13, 2019

Join Tom Jackson at Heffers for an entertaining, often moving, evening of messages that were sent long ago but which resonate with us still.


'A Cheesemonger's History of the British Isles'

Nov 12, 2019 – Nov 12, 2019

Cheese lovers rejoice! Cheesemonger and professional cheese taster Ned Palmer is coming to Heffers to talk us through the history of cheese in the British Isles.


'The Bad Trip' with James Riley

Nov 6, 2019 – Nov 6, 2019

Join James Riley at Heffers as he discusses his new book, 'The Bad Trip: Dark Omens, New Worlds and the End of the Sixties'.


'Diary of a Somebody' - an evening with Brian Bilston

Nov 19, 2019 – Nov 19, 2019

Join the enigmatic Brian Bilston, who has been described as 'the Banksy of poetry' and 'Twitter's unofficial Poet Laureate', as he visits Heffers with his first novel, 'Diary of a Somebody'.


Book signing: Charlie Mackesy, 'The Boy, The Mole, The Fox

Oct 11, 2019 – Oct 11, 2019

Heffers is delighted to welcome UK artist Charlie Mackesy to sign copies of 'The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse'- his new book which serves as a beautiful reminder of the most important things in life.



3 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
3 months ago
Just a brilliant bookshop offering more than just books. From games to sheet music, they provide a wealth of formats and options on just about any subject. Staff friendly and helpful also.
- John W
a month ago
Nice bookshop has a much better vibe than waterstone's more relaxed and has a great selection of varied books and subjects , also has a big gaming store downstairs evening board games aren't your thing you'll find yourself interested in them by the time you leave , great store bit different from the norm :)
- Paul R

Heffers: the great Cambridge bookseller

Independent shop offering a vast range of books across all genres, plus board games, music & gifts.

Heffers has been trading in the city of Cambridge for over 140 years. Located opposite the world-famous Trinity College, we stock an amazing range of books, music, board games and gifts - plus more Harry Potter items than you can shake a wand at! Our crime fiction department is second to none, and Children's at Heffers is considered by many to be the county's best children's bookshop. We are also known for our year-round programme of great events, from talks by renowned authors to board game nights. No trip to Cambridge is complete without a visit to the city's favourite bookshop, Heffers - we look forward to welcoming you!

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