Heffers of Cambridge: books, stationery, games and music

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'The Never Game': An Evening with Jeffery Deaver

May 22, 2019 – May 22, 2019

Number one bestselling author Jeffery Deaver returns with a stunning new thriller – the first in an exciting series featuring enigmatic investigator Colter Shaw. Join Jeffery at Heffers, as he talks about THE NEVER GAME and life as 'the best psychological thriller writer around'.


Johanna Hanink - How To Think About War: An Ancient Guide

May 21, 2019 – May 21, 2019

Join classicist Johanna Hanink as she talks to Professor Tim Whitmarsh about 'How to Think about War: An Ancient Guide to Foreign Policy'.

'How to Think about War' is a modern translation of essential speeches from Thucydides's 'History' that takes readers to the heart of his profound insights o...

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'The Dinosaurs Rediscovered' with Michael J. Benton

May 16, 2019 – May 16, 2019

Join Michael J. Benton at Heffers as he talks about his new book 'The Dinosaurs Rediscovered ' which traces the transformation of dinosaur study from its roots in antiquated natural history to a highly technical, computational, and indisputably scientific field today.

Posted on Mar 15, 2019

We're delighted that naturalist/author/illustrator Emma Mitchell has come to dress our spring nature window. As well as her on-glass illustrations, some of Emma's nature finds are displayed alongside our books, board games and stationery. Come and take a look over the next three weeks!

'Protest and Power: the Battle for the Labour Party' with

Apr 30, 2019 – Apr 30, 2019

The battle for the Labour party is dramatic and intense. Join journalist and author David Kogan at Heffers as he talks about Protest and Power - his new, definitive history of the party and the schisms within it, as well as recent developments that have seen several members leave the party to for...

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Children's Activities with Fifi Kuo - 'The Perfect Sofa'

Apr 17, 2019 – Apr 17, 2019

To mark the release of Fifi Kuo's 'The Perfect Sofa', come and take part in some fabulous activities with the author herself at Heffers bookshop!


Children's Book Launch: 'A Witch Come True' by James Nicol

Mar 20, 2019 – Mar 20, 2019

On Wednesday 20th March at 6.30pm, join much-loved author James Nicol in Heffers children's department as he celebrates the publication of his new book 'A Witch Come True' - the third book in the series that also includes 'A Witch Alone' and 'The Apprentice Witch'!


Children's Book Launch: 'Big Cat' by Emma Lazell

Apr 10, 2019 – Apr 10, 2019

On Wednesday 10th April at 6.30pm, join local author/illustrator Emma Lazell as she celebrates the launch of her debut picture book 'Big Cat.'


Book launch: 'The Sex Factor' by Victoria Bateman

Apr 25, 2019 – Apr 25, 2019

Heffers is delighted to welcome Victoria Bateman for the launch of her new book 'The Sex Factor - How Women Made the West Rich'.



a month 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
2 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
2 months ago
Happy to give the store my business. Wide selection of books, and very helpful and friendly staff.
- Andrew X

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
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Business Hours

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
Fri:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun:11:00 AM – 5:00 PM