Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Marauders #3: Harvard Square

The Marauders is a feature where Book Yabber, Marci from The Plot Bunny and I will showcase our bookish adventures around New England. Whether it is a bookstore or a library, we wanted to discover new places to share with the bookish community. We each took an Animagus form. Can you guess who is who and what animal is each person's Animagus?

On Saturday, May 21th, I ended up venturing to Harvard Square in Cambridge to meet up with Elizabeth, Marci and Rachel to celebrate Rachel's belated birthday. We ended up meeting around 11:30 for brunch at PARK Restaurant and Bar which, by the way, has some of the best food and drinks around the area. The Lavender Moon cocktail drinks are to die for. Marci first introduced Elizabeth and me to them last year and I am addicted!

Next stop is to The Curious George Store which is a wonderful store with toys and books. They have a good amount of Harry Potter items there as well as Out of Print t-shirts. The ladies and I ventured to the Harvard Book Store and looked at Classics, MG and YA novels. I love how downstairs there is a used book section with remainders. Harvard Book Store is one of my favorite indie bookstores to visit. Their selection is pretty good and they host some of the best author events. Their frequent buyer program is pretty awesome too. For every $100 you spend, you earn 20% off a single purchase up to $200.

One bookstore to the next, the ladies and I decided to visit The COOP at Harvard. As we were crossing the street, we ended up getting separated. Elizabeth and Rachel already crossed the street while Marci and I were waiting for the light to change. It was pretty funny since Marci was taking pictures of Elizabeth and Rachel while we waited for the crosswalk light. How funny is it that both Elizabeth and Rachel have brown hair, a similar haircut and glasses?

At The COOP, we ended up looking at the MG and YA books downstairs. Rachel of course was posing with her favorite Sarah Dessen books. Rachel also has a wicked cool shirt that she wanted to pair up with some books. She ended up choosing The Fault in Our Stars and The Divergent series.

A birthday celebration isn't complete unless there is a sweet treat. Sweet Cupcakes is across the street and the ladies and I each purchased a cupcake to enjoy. I ended up getting a lemon raspberry one. Delicious! After chatting and catching up, we departed ways. Of course we are looking forward to the next meetup. Thank you, Rachel, for being the honorary guest Marauder!

If you want to follow The Marauders on social media, please check out the hashtag, #TheMarauders3, for pictures about our bookish adventures. We solemnly swear we are up to no good. Mischief Managed.

Image taken by Elizabeth


  1. Hahaha, who would have thought that being a street apart could be so entertaining. We were taking pictures of you too and some silly selfies. Hehe. Yea, Rachel and I have similar features. Both have light colored eyes and our glasses are also the same shape.

    Had so much fun with you, Marci, and Rachel! Can't wait until the next Marauders outing!

    1. I had so much fun last weekend! The street apart was hilarious!

  2. This looks like so much fun! Great post. Some good news:
    I nominate you for the Real Neat Blog Award!

  3. OMG those Lavender Moon drinks are so good...and they go down so easy. I always have such a wonderful time with you and Elizabeth and with Rachel too. I am glad we were able to get together and celebrate Rachel's belated birthday. I especially love going to the bookstores with you all, it's always nice to see how we each pick up books and how we recommend them to each other. The whole taking selfies from across the street without any planning was hilarious. I love that we can all be goofy and just "ourselves" with no judgement in our little group. Great recap. :-)

    1. The drinks do go down easily which can be bad. Lol. I can't wait for the next hangout!