Schoenhof's Foreign Books

The Largest Selection of Foreign Books in North America! Since 1856!
French, Spanish, German, Italian, Classical & More!
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Founded in 1856 ...

Schoenhof's Foreign Books was founded in 1856 and offers the biggest selection of foreign books in North America. Our main store is located in Harvard Square with thousands of titles including classics in original Greek or Latin, contemporary foreign literature and language learning materials. Our most extensive selection is in French, German, Italian and Spanish yet hundreds of other languages and dialects are also represented in the store. For over 150 years, Schoenhof's has been America's gateway to the world of books.

If you happen to live in or be visiting Cambridge, we'd be glad to welcome you in person in our store.

Do you have a question about an order you placed on the website? Please call our distribution center at (847) 676-1596 for assistance.

Cambridge Location
Schoenhof's Foreign Books
76 A Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel.: 617.547.8855
Fax: 617.547.8551

We are located just off the Harvard Square T stop. Turn the corner onto Dunster Street, we are on Mount Auburn Street between Dunster Street and Holyoke Street. Directly across the street from Harvard's Smith Campus Center (formerly the Holyoke Center), diagonal from The Garage.

We suggest you use Google Maps for directions.

Retail Store Hours Of Operation
Monday: 10am-6pm
Tuesday: 10am-6pm
Wednesday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 10am-8pm
Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: Closed

Central Distribution Center
Schoenhof's Distribution Center
8154 N. Ridgeway Avenue
Skokie, IL 60076
Tel.: 847.676.1596
Fax: 847.676.1195
Monday - Friday, 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM CST

Can't Find What You're Looking For?

With millions of books to be found throughout the world our site is constantly being updated to add new titles, but if you don't find the title you are looking for on the site, please send us an e-mail to or call us at 617.547.8855 and we'll be happy to assist you in locating it.

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