Welcome to The World Famous Harvard Coop! 1400 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138 617.499.2000 Store Hours Mon – Sat 9 am to 9 pm*; Sun 10 am to 7 pm* *General Books & Coop Cafe open until 10 pm Mon – Sat; 9 pm Sun Mission The Coop’s Mission is to serve the Harvard and MIT communities as a cooperative by providing quality products and services. Our operations should be profitable, enabling us to share a portion of those profits with our members in the form of an INSTANT 10% discount, and to support a capital budget which will ensure our viability. Company Overview The Coop was founded by a group of Harvard students and established as a cooperative. In the beginning, the Coop was simply a place to buy books, school supplies and coal and wood for those cold Cambridge winters. In 1916, when MIT moved from Boston to Cambridge, The Coop was invited, by a committee of the Technology Alumni Council and joined by the then president of the Institute, Dr. R. C. Maclaurin, to establish a branch store at MIT (The Technology Store), and has been on the MIT campus ever since. The Coop has grown into one of America’s largest college bookstores; stocked with almost everything you’ll need on or off campus. Best of all, the annual membership fee is still only $1, as it was in 1882.