On this page you can find: the store's contact info and store hours, directions on how to get here, and where to park!

Pandemonium Books and Games

4 Pleasant Street

Cambridge, MA, 02139


Email: See "Email Us!" on this page.

    Store Hours

    Pandemonium is open daily from noon until 10:00 p.m.

    On Saturdays, we open at 10:00 a.m.

    Pandemonium is also closed on the following holidays:

    • January 1—New Year's Day
    • July 4—Independence Day
    • Thanksgiving
    • Christmas

    During inclement weather and other unusual situations, we strive to stay open if MBTA services are running.

    Email Us!

    Come visit the store! We're at the Central Square T stop.

    By Subway

    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..

    By Bus

    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.

    By Car

    From North of Boston

    From I-93 Southbound, 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).

    Parking near the store

    On the street, meters

    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 from the store, behind the Cambridge YMCA (http://www.pilgrimparking.com/boston-parking-garages/central-square-parking-lot.htm). 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).

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