Pandemonium Books & Games
4 Pleasant St.
Cambridge MA 02139
Take the Red line to Central Square. Walk approx. 1 block north on Massachusetts Ave. Turn left on Pleasant St., at the 7-11. If you find you’re in front of the Post office, you’ve gone a little too far. Pandemonium Books is less than 10 seconds from Mass Ave, down Pleasant St..
Take the #1 Massachusetts Ave. bus to Central Square. Heading South from Harvard Station, the stop is Pleasant St. (in front of the Central Square Post Office). Heading North from Dudley Station, the stop is Inman St. (in front of Cambridge City Hall). The 7-11 is visible from both stops; and Pandemonium is right behind it.
From North of Boston
Get to I-93 in the best way possible. Take exit 30 (RT-28/RT-38) to Somerville, and exit on the RT-38 S ramp to Rte 28/Somerville. Turn left at Mystic Ave, and bear right onto McGrath Hwy. Turn right at Washington, and travel a very short distance (.2 mi). Turn right at Somerville , left at Webster Ave., and bear right at Prospect St. Turn right at Massachusetts Ave (Central Square), and Pleasant St. and Pandemonium is one block north, on the left side.
From South of Boston
Get on I-93 north, and take exit 26 to Storrow Drive , bearing onto the ramp to Cambridge/Memorial Dr. Turn right at Cambridge St., and continue as it becomes Main St and then Broadway. Turn left at Portland St, and then right back onto Main. Main melds into Massachusetts Ave. Follow Mass Ave. North. Pleasant St. is one block past Prospect, on the left.
From West of Boston
Take the Mass Pike to the Brighton/Cambridge exit. Go across the Charles River into Cambridge and take River Street to Massachusetts Avenue (River St. ends at this point, and Prospect begins; if you find you’re on Prospect, you’ve gone too far).
There is some on-street, metered parking directly in front of Pandemonium on Pleasant St., and two metered lots nearby (one next to the store, one at Green and Pleasant St.). These lots can fill solidly, but do occasionally have parking. There is also metered parking on Bishop Allen Drive, which runs parallel to Mass Ave. to the east, and customers report finding available parking.
Public, Less Expensive, a few minutes away
The Green Street Garage is located at the intersection of Green St. and Pearl St. (http://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/OffStreetParking.cfm). Pandemonium is a 5-7 minute walk up Green St., turning left on Pleasant St. ($1/hr, $10 max, $5 flat night rate).
Private, More Expensive, a few seconds away
There is a pay lot approximately 1/2 block away from the store, behind the Cambridge YMCA (http://www.pilgrimparking.com/facilities/central_sq/index.php). Follow the driving directions of your choice to Pandemonium, and continue past it to Green St. Turn right on Green, and the parking lot is almost immediately to your left ($4/hr, $12 daily, night $4/hr, $7 max).
Private, Free, Limited Hours, a few minutes away
Free parking is available after 6pm Monday through Saturday, and all day on Sundays, in the lot at Prospect St. and Bishop Allen Drive, one block east of Massachusetts Ave and Prospect St (the heart of Central Square). After parking, walk west to Mass Ave., and north one block to Pleasant St.