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Recommended by Harvard Book Store 2014

Recommended by Harvard Book Store 2014

For many years now, one of the most universally beloved things about Harvard Book Store has been our staff's hand-picked book recommendations. These personal, eloquent blurbs have always been available to read throughout the store and on harvard.com, but in 2013, for the first time, we compiled all the year's recommendations into a little volume and printed it on our book-making robot, “Paige.”

It’s becoming an annual tradition! Here you have the 2014 edition of Recommended by Harvard Book Store. Inside, you’ll find recommendations for novels and memoirs, for art and history and science, for comics, picture books, and poetry. You’ll read about Unseen Academicals, and Men Explain Things to Me, and The Days of Abandonment, everything from ballet to crocodiles to Shakespeare. We at Harvard Book Store have eclectic taste, so whoever you are, whatever you love to read, there’s something here for you. 

Price $11.50
Kobo Aura H2O

Kobo Aura H2O

Kobo Aura H2O is the first premium eReader that truly allows for worry-free eReading because of its waterproof and dustproof design. It features an impressive extra-large, no-glare 6.8" Carta E Ink touchscreen that reads like print on paper -- even in direct sunlight. Eyestrain is minimized in any light with the fully adjustable ComfortLight directing light at the page, not your eyes. Plus, with ClarityScreen+, Kobo Aura H2O provides a high definition reading experience, with crisp, clear text for easy and enjoyable reading.

View more technical specs here.

Price $179.99
The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help [SIGNED]

The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help [SIGNED]

Order a hardcover signed copy of Amanda Palmer's THE ART OF ASKING.

We have a limited number of signed copies in stock available starting Tuesday, November 11We can ship books throughout the United States or hold your book for in-store pickup.

Price $21.60
The Sense of Style [SIGNED]

The Sense of Style [SIGNED]

Order a hardcover signed copy of Steven Pinker's THE SENSE OF STYLE.

We can ship books throughout the United States or hold your book for in-store pickup.

Price $22.36
The Secret History of Wonder Woman [SIGNED]

The Secret History of Wonder Woman [SIGNED]

Order a hardcover signed copy of Jill Lepore's THE SECRET HISTORY OF WONDER WOMAN.

We have a limited number of signed copies in stock now. We can ship books throughout the United States or hold your book for in-store pickup.

Price $23.96
Elephant Company [SIGNED]

Elephant Company [SIGNED]

Order a hardcover signed copy of Vicki Croke's ELEPHANT COMPANY.

We have a limited number of signed copies in stock now. We can ship books throughout the United States or hold your book for in-store pickup.

Price $22.40
Plato at the Googleplex [SIGNED]

Plato at the Googleplex [SIGNED]

Order a hardcover signed copy of Rebecca Goldstein's PLATO AT THE GOOGLEPLEX.

We have a limited number of signed copies in stock now. We can ship books throughout the United States or hold your book for in-store pickup.

Price $23.96
Prune [SIGNED]

Prune [SIGNED]

Order a hardcover signed copy of Gabrielle Hamilton's PRUNE.

We have a limited number of signed copies in stock now. We can ship books throughout the United States or hold your book for in-store pickup. 

Price $36.00
Funny Girl [SIGNED PRE-ORDER]

Funny Girl [SIGNED PRE-ORDER]

Pre-order a hardcover signed  copy of Nick Hornby's FUNNY GIRL.

Books will be signed on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 and orders will be processed later that week. We can ship books throughout the United States or hold your book for in-store pickup. Pre-order deadline is Monday, February 2 at 11:59pm.

Please note that signed pre-order requests are not guaranteed, but that any orders that cannot be fulfilled will be refunded.

Price $27.95
The Innovators [SIGNED]

The Innovators [SIGNED]

Order a hardcover signed  copy of Walter Isaacson's THE INNOVATORS.

We have a limited number of signed copies in stock now. We can ship books throughout the United States or hold your book for in-store pickup.

Price $28.00
Let Me Be Frank with You [SIGNED]

Let Me Be Frank with You [SIGNED]

Order a hardcover signed copy of Richard Ford's LET ME BE FRANK WITH YOU.

We have a limited number of signed copies in stock now. We can ship books throughout the United States or hold your book for in-store pickup.

Price $22.39
The Bone Clocks [SIGNED]

The Bone Clocks [SIGNED]

Order a hardcover signed copy of David Mitchell's THE BONE CLOCKS.

We have a limited number of signed copies in stock now. We can ship books throughout the United States or hold your book for in-store pickup.

Price $24.00
Women’s Harvard Crest

Women’s Harvard Crest

Simple and stylish, make your Harvard pride known. This traditional t-shirt is Harvard favorite. Show your Harvard spirit with this high-quality American Apparel Women's Harvard Crest T-Shirt.

  • Official Harvard University apparel
  • American Apparel
  • 100% Fine Jersey Cotton Construction
  • Durable Rib Neckband
Price $17.99
Harvard Youth T-Shirt

Harvard Youth T-Shirt

Your child has a bright future ahead, so make it known. Show their Harvard spirit with the Future Freshman T-Shirt!

  • Official Harvard University apparel
  • Delta Pro Weight Apparel
  • 100% cotton
  • Seamless rib collar
  • Unisex
Price $14.99
Harvard Stitch Sweatshirt

Harvard Stitch Sweatshirt

Unisex Sweatshirt perfect for all seasons! Official Harvard University apparel with sewn-in text.

Price $49.99
Women’s Crew Sweater

Women’s Crew Sweater

Supersoft, vintage-wash crewneck sweater with stone white Harvard crest logo.

Price $44.99
Harvard Sweatpants

Harvard Sweatpants

  • Official Harvard University apparel
  • Gildan Heavyblend Activewear
  • 50% cotton, 50% polyester
  • Pill-resistant air jet yarn
  • Elastic waist and cuffs for warmth and comfort
  • High quality--satisfaction guaranteed
  • Unisex
Price $24.99
Recommended by Harvard Book Store 2013

Recommended by Harvard Book Store 2013

Year after year—with passion, taste, and eloquence—the Harvard Book Store staff crafts a multitude of miniature book reviews. Collected here for the first time in book form (thanks to our book-printing robot, Paige M. Gutenborg), these are our Staff Recommendations from 2013.

Price $11.00
Kobo Arc 7 HD

Kobo Arc 7 HD

Introducing Kobo eReaders, a practical addition to a literary life and the best way to support Harvard Book Store while fulfilling your eReading needs.

Kobo Arc 7HD is the best high-definition, full-featured 7” Google-Certified multimedia tablet that makes reading magazines, comics and news truly enjoyable. Kobo Arc 7HD and the Reading Life platform make it easy to collect, share and discover more of the content you are passionate about.

Size: 7.64 x 4.80 x 0.38 inches (194 x 122 x 9.6 mm)

Weight: 11.5 oz. (327 grams)

View more technical specs here.

Price $199.99
Kobo Arc 7

Kobo Arc 7

Introducing Kobo eReaders, a practical addition to a literary life and the best way to support Harvard Book Store while fulfilling your eReading needs.

Kobo Arc 7, a 7” Google-Certified multimedia tablet, makes reading magazines, kids’ books, and comics truly enjoyable. On the affordable Kobo Arc 7, the Reading Life platform makes it easy to discover, collect, and share your favorite content with friends and family.

Size: 7.64 x 4.80 x 0.41 inches (194 x 122 x 10.05 mm)

Weight: 12.7 oz. (360 grams)

View more technical specs here.

Price $149.99
Harvard T-Shirt (Shield)

Harvard T-Shirt (Shield)

100% Cotton Short Sleeve T-Shirt (Shield Logo)

Navy Navy
Price $18.95
Harvard T-Shirt (Arch)

Harvard T-Shirt (Arch)

100% Cotton Short Sleeve T-Shirt (Arch Logo)

Maroon Maroon
Price $18.95
Harvard T-Shirt (Shield)

Harvard T-Shirt (Shield)

90% Cotton Short Sleeve T-Shirt (Shield Logo)

Oxford Grey Oxford Grey
Price $14.95
Harvard T-Shirt (Arch)

Harvard T-Shirt (Arch)

90% Cotton Short Sleeve T-Shirt (Arch Logo)

Oxford Grey Oxford Grey
Price $14.95
Harvard Long-Sleeve T-Shirt (Shield)

Harvard Long-Sleeve T-Shirt (Shield)

50/50 Cotton Long-Sleeve T-Shirt (Shield Logo)

Oxford Grey Oxford Grey
Price $22.95
Harvard Long-Sleeve T-Shirt (Arch)

Harvard Long-Sleeve T-Shirt (Arch)

50/50 Cotton Long-Sleeve T-Shirt (Arch Logo)

Oxford Grey Oxford Grey
Price $21.95
Harvard Sweatshirt (Hooded)

Harvard Sweatshirt (Hooded)

50/50 Cotton Hooded Sweatshirt (Arch Logo)

Oxford Grey Oxford Grey
Price $46.95
Harvard Sweatshirt (Hooded)

Harvard Sweatshirt (Hooded)

50/50 Cotton Hooded Sweatshirt (Shield Logo)

Please note, small maroon sweatshirt is temporarily out of stock.

Price $39.95
Harvard Hat

Harvard Hat

Embroidered logo hat

Maroon Maroon
Price $18.95
Children’s Sweatshirt

Children’s Sweatshirt

50/50 Cotton Child's Sweatshirt (Shield Logo)

Oxford Grey Oxford Grey
Price $29.95
Children’s T-Shirt

Children’s T-Shirt

50/50 Cotton Child's T-Shirt (Shield Logo)

Oxford Grey Oxford Grey
Price $13.95
Kobo Charging Kit

Kobo Charging Kit

Kobo eReaders get a lot of mileage. But that doesn't mean you won't have to charge up every so often. Charge your eReader quickly and conveniently.

  • 5v, 1.0a charging output.
  • North American plug only.
  • Fold up the plug for easy storage.
  • 4 foot Micro USB cable.
  • Compatible with Kobo Glo, Kobo Mini, and Kobo HD Aura.
Price $29.99
Harvard Sweatshirt (Hooded, Shield Logo)

Harvard Sweatshirt (Hooded, Shield Logo)

50/50 Cotton Sweatshirt (Shield Logo)

Oxford Grey Oxford Grey
Price $47.95
Kobo Arc Reader (White)

Kobo Arc Reader (White)

Introducing Kobo eReaders, a practical addition to a literary life and the best way to support Harvard Book Store while fulfilling your eReading needs.

Discover Kobo Arc, Kobo's tablet

  • Easy content discovery. Every time you read, listen, or watch, Kobo Arc learns what you like and delivers more for you to love. Search less. Enjoy more.
  • Light and compact with a stunning 7" 1280 x 800 HD display with over 16 million colors, for the sharpest text, and lifelike photos and video
  • For readers who want it all. All your eBooks, magazines, music, movies, newspapers and apps wherever you go. Plus Read Freely with access to 1 million free eBooks.
  • Fully customizable experience built on open Android 4.0™ with access to Google Play™ and over 600,000 apps
  • Lightning fast 1.5 GHz dual core processor for a smooth and seamless experience, built-in Wi Fi and a 1.3 MP camera

Size: 7.4 x 4.7 x 0.5 in (189 X 120 X 11.5 mm)

Weight: 12.8 oz (364 g)

View more technical specs here.

Price $149.99
Silver-plated Bookmark

Silver-plated Bookmark

Silver-plated bookmark with our logo, made exclusively for Harvard Book Store by David Howell & Co.

2.5 inches by 1.5 inches

Price $8.99
Paige Leaves: Essays Inspired by New England

Paige Leaves: Essays Inspired by New England

We at Harvard Book Store hail from regions far and wide, but we share a special place in our hearts for our current stomping ground, New England. In late summer of 2012, Harvard Book Store launched an essay contest collecting short essays (no more than 1,500 words) about or set in New England. We received entries from lifelong New Englanders and more recent arrivals, each with a different perspective on the region. The result is Paige Leaves, a new anthology printed here at Harvard Book Store on Paige M. Gutenborg, our book-making robot.

View the complete list of contributors here.

Price $9.41
Minimum Paige: A Harvard Book Store Comic Anthology

Minimum Paige: A Harvard Book Store Comic Anthology

Harvard Book Store's first ever comics anthology, collecting stories from local Cambridge-area creators and the winners of a worldwide comics contest in 2011—a vast array of work that you can’t find anywhere else!

Published on our in-house book machine Paige M. GutenborgMinimum Paige collects work from a deep pool of incredibly prolific and talented writers, artists, and creators who prove you don’t need a whole novel to tell a great story.

Learn more, and watch a video of Minimum Paige's creation, here.

Price $9.41
Microchondria: Forty-Two Short Stories Collected by Harvard Book Store

Microchondria: Forty-Two Short Stories Collected by Harvard Book Store

A collection of forty-two original short short stories (500 words or less) written between February 1 and February 17, 2010. Compiled and produced by the staff of Harvard Book Store, Microchondria is printed in-store on Paige M. Gutenborg, our print-on-demand book machine.

Find a complete list of contributors here.

Price $9.41
Small Canvas Bag (Typewriter Logo)
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Small Canvas Bag (Typewriter Logo)

Small EnviroTote® bags with our typewriter logo.

Bags measure 12" high and 3 1/2" deep, with sturdy 12" handles. 100% cotton canvas. Made in USA.

Designed by Megan at mlkandtoast press!

Currently available in the following color combo:

Price $10.99
Harvard Book Store Typewriter T-Shirt
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Harvard Book Store Typewriter T-Shirt

Show off your literary style with our Typewriter Tee! Typewriter keys read: "HARVARD BOOK STORE EST. 1932" and shirt-back reads "harvard.com"

Men's and Women's, Silver

  • Men's: Anvil 100% ringspun cotton (Pre-shrunk)
  • Women's: Anvil ladies' 100% organic ringspun cotton tee (Pre-shrunk)

Designed by Megan at mlkandtoast press!

Price $17.95
Caution: Hot. And Literate.

Caution: Hot. And Literate.

Large white mug with the bookstore's photo; white lettering against a red background.

Main text across the store photo reads:

Caution: Hot. And literate.

Our web site is listed on the reverse.

Price $9.99
Small Canvas Bags (Classic Logo)

Small Canvas Bags (Classic Logo)

Small EnviroTote® bags with our logo.

Bags measure 12" high and 3 1/2" deep, with sturdy 12" handles. 100% cotton canvas. Made in USA.

Our available colors change with the seasons... here's what we are offering now:

Price $10.99
Large Canvas Bags

Large Canvas Bags

Large EnviroTote® bags with our logo.

Bags measure 15" high and 5 1/2" deep, with sturdy 11" handles. 100% cotton canvas. Made in USA.

Price $13.99
Harvard Book Store Logo T-Shirt

Harvard Book Store Logo T-Shirt

It's the classic Harvard Book Store look.

Men's and Women's, Black

  • Men's: Anvil 100% ringspun cotton (Pre-shrunk)
  • Women's: Anvil ladies' 100% organic ringspun cotton tee (Pre-shrunk)

Our available colors change with the seasons... here's what we are offering now:

Black Black
Price $17.95