Online event with Erin Kelly & Gillian McAllister

Aug 13, 2020 – Aug 13, 2020

We are delighted to welcome Erin Kelly and Gillian McAllister online to talk about their latest books, the addictive, suspenseful thrillers 'We Know You Know' and 'How to Disappear'.

Erin is the Sunday Times bestselling author of 'The Poison Tree', 'The Sick Rose', 'The Burning Air', 'The Ties T...

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Online event: Final Cut with SJ Watson

Aug 6, 2020 – Aug 6, 2020

S J Watsons's award-winning first novel, 'Before I Go To Sleep', became a phenomenal international success and has now sold over 6,000,000 copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 40 languages. The film of the book, starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong, was released ...

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Online event with Crime Writer Helen Callaghan

Aug 4, 2020 – Aug 4, 2020

We are delighted to welcome Sunday Times bestselling author Helen Callaghan, to talk online about her thrilling new novel set on Orkney, 'Night Falls, Still Missing'.

Helen will be in conversation with fellow Cambridge-based author Kate Rhodes.

You can opt to buy a ticket with book included or...

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Online event: Miss Benson's Beetle with Rachel Joyce

Jul 28, 2020 – Jul 28, 2020

Join author Rachel Joyce online as she talks about her beautiful new novel, 'Miss Benson's Beetle' - an intoxicating adventure story that is less about what can be found than the belief it might be found.

Rachel will be in conversation with Erica Wagner, author and critic.

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Online event: The Virus with Ben Martynoga & Moose Allain

Jul 27, 2020 – Jul 27, 2020

Join science expert Dr Ben Martynoga and illustrator extraordinaire Moose Allain online as they talk about their new book The Virus, which takes you on a fascinating, sometimes funny, and occasionally scary journey through the world of viruses, and explains how something 15,000 times smaller than...

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Online event: Mark Billingham talks to Ian Rankin

Jul 23, 2020 – Jul 23, 2020

Join crime writer Mark Billingham online as he talks about CRY BABY - his twentieth novel and the prequel to Sleepyhead, the first book in his bestselling series featuring iconic detective, Tom Thorne.

Mark will be in conversation with Ian Rankin.
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Jackie Morris: The Unwinding Prize Draw

Jul 11, 2020 – Jul 12, 2020

Introducing gorgeous new books by Jackie Morris: 'The Unwinding' and its companion, 'The Silent Unwinding' - 'books made from dreams'.


Visit Heffers this weekend (11th/12th July 2020) and enter our prize draw to win a copy of 'The Silent Unwinding', with extra dra...

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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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4 weeks ago
I am an historian and Heffers is simply the best place to get books in my subject. I have been shopping at Heffers since 1978 (and in the 1960s as a child) and it has been magnificent throughout those decades. And the staff know their stock! They order themselves - this is no chain bookstore. Above all Heffers has continuity in staff. Just consider Richard Reynolds, who has been at Heffers for over 40 years and is recognised publicly since he is the chair of numerous national book awards in his field.
- Christopher C
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 year 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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