Hilary Mantel, 'The Mirror and the Light'

Mar 5, 2020 – Mar 31, 2020

Hilary Mantel's highly anticipated new novel, 'The Mirror and the Light', is due to be published on Thursday 5th March 2020.

Heffers will be stocking the independent bookshop edition, containing exclusive material from Hilary Mantel about the books that inspired the series, the poetry of Thomas...

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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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'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.


Difficult Women and Rules for Rebellion

Mar 12, 2020 – Mar 12, 2020

Heffers is delighted to welcome Helen Lewis and Sophie Walker, two shining lights in the modern feminist movement, as they talk about their new books, 'Difficult Women' - the unvarnished - and unfinished - history of women's rights - and 'Five Rules for Rebellion' - an inspiring handbook for futu...

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'The Magicians' - an evening with Marcus Chown

Mar 3, 2020 – Mar 3, 2020

Join acclaimed science writer Marcus Chown at Heffers as he talks about his new book 'The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science' - a breathtaking, mind-altering tour of the major breakthroughs of modern physics and highlights science's central mystery: its astonishing predicti...

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'Miss Austen': an evening with Gill Hornby

Feb 25, 2020 – Feb 25, 2020

Fans of Jane Austen will delight in Gill Hornby's new book 'Miss Austen'. Based on a literary mystery that has long puzzled biographers and academics, it's a wonderfully original and emotionally complex novel about the loves and lives of Cassandra and Jane Austen.


'Dear Life' with Rachel Clarke

Feb 10, 2020 – Feb 10, 2020

Join Dr Rachel Clarke, author of 'Your Life in My Hands', as she talks about 'Dear Life' - her vibrant, tender and deeply personal new memoir that finds light and love in the darkest of places.



3 weeks ago
Amazing! My favourite book store after just one visit - shame I live nowhere near. Their collection of D&D miniatures is everything I didn't know I needed, and the staff's pun-fuelled post-it notes around the roleplay gaming shelves are hilarious.
- Ashleigh J
9 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
9 months ago
The best bookstore I’ve ever been! Everybody could find here something to read :)
- Ania A

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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Mon:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue:9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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Sat:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun:11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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