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Harvard Cooperative Society - The Coop

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Phone: (617) 499-2000 Fax: (617) 547-2768 View Additional Phone Numbers 333 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115


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The Harvard Cooperative Society, also known as the Harvard Coop, is a bookstore cooperative. The company operates 6 stores in Boston and Cambridge. The stores offer books, art prints, posters, home shops, men's and women's apparel (Harvard & MIT insignia apparel & gifts) and other merchandise items. Membership in cooperative is limited to affiliates of Harvard, MIT and certain other academic institutions. The stores are open to the general public. The company was established in 1882 and incorporated in Massachusetts in 1903. The company employs 10 people. Mr. Jeremiah P. Murphy is the President of the company and Mr. Allan Powell is the General Manager. Any questions or problems may be directed to the attention of Mr. Murphy.

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Factors that raised the rating for Harvard Cooperative Society - The Coop include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 1
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 1

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Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: August 01, 1945 Business started: 01/01/1882 in MA Business incorporated: 01/28/1903 in MA
Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Jeremiah P. Murphy Jr., President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Jeremiah P. Murphy Jr., President
Number of Employees


Business Category

DEPARTMENT STORES CLOTHING BOOK DEALERS-RETAIL Department Stores (except Discount Department Stores) (NAICS: 452111)

Products & Services

Harvard Cooperative Society - The Coop sells the following brand(s): Harvard cloths, MIT cloths

Harvard Cooperative Society - The Coop offers the following product(s): cloths, school materials

Method(s) of Payment
Cash, Check, Bank Debit, Visa, Mastercard
Alternate Business Names
Bookstore & Harvard/M Logo Apparel and Gift Store The Bookstore for Harvard and MIT
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