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June 6, 2011

Father's Day is June 19th! Get to the bookstore early to snag a Dad's Day greeting card and a good book for your favorite paternal figure. David McCullough's latest, The Greater Journey, is a perfect pick--and then you can bring your dad back to the bookstore on June 22nd to meet Mr. McCullough and get your books signed. While we're on the topic of David McCullough, did you see this lovely article about his peripatetic wanderings in the Public Garden? Simply charming.  


From the Department of Corrections: I mistyped last week. Vittorio Palumbo's new memoir, Italian Days, Arabian Nights, traces his childhood journey through the upheavals of the SECOND World War and beyond. Learn more about this new book, printed right here at Harvard Book Store, here.  


Last Friday, the first day of this summer's FICTION FRIDAYS celebration, was a ton of fun. The excitement continues as each Friday this summer, ALL new hardcover and paperback fiction will be discounted 15%--both in the store and on our website. Learn more and see the requisite details here.


The BEA round-up to come Friday, with Fall book recommendations from owner Jeff, general manager Carole, and others. In the meantime, watch the charming Linden recommend a classic Russian tale:


Linden Recommends!  


Happy reading,


The Weekly Bestsellers already Discounted 20%
New on Our Shelves: The Latest in Fiction, Nonfiction, Scholarly Books, & In Store Book Printing
 To Be Sung Underwater: A Novel

by Tom McNeal

Little, Brown, & Co., hardcover
"Tom McNeal's absorbing novel To Be Sung Underwater is a quiet and immersive story about 'who gets handed your heart and what they do with it.' The novel examines how one woman's navigation through life propels her forward in a certain direction, leaving rippling heartache in her wake. McNeal's ability to tell the story from a female point of view is shockingly accurate, as is his Richard Russo-esque ability to make small town characters simply complicated, juxtaposing the human experience with remarkable depth." --Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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 The Red Market: On the Trail of the World's Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers
by Scott Carney

William Morrow, hardcover

"Scott Carney's The Red Market is a book-length investigative journalism piece on the complicated and sometimes stomach-churning underground economy in human flesh....Carney writes with a novelist's eye for character and detail and a muckraking reporter's gift for asking uncomfortable questions about stuff that most of us shy away from learning too much about. The Red Market is a gripping account of an invisible crime wave that lurks in the wings of every story about miracle medical breakthroughs and dazzling recoveries from the brink of death." --Boing Boing
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Scholarly Cutting Across Media: Appropriation Art, Interventionist Collage, and Copyright Law  edited by Kembrew McLeod and Rudolf Kuenzli

Duke University Press, paperback
In this collection of essays, leading academics, critics, and artists historicize collage and appropriation tactics that cut across diverse media and genres. They take up issues of appropriation in the popular and the avant-garde, in altered billboards and the work of the renowned painter Chris Ofili, in hip-hop and the compositions of Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály, and in audio mash-ups, remixed news broadcasts, pranks, culture jamming, and numerous other cultural forms. The borrowing practices that they consider often run afoul of intellectual property regimes, and many of the contributors address the effects of copyright and trademark law on creativity.
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Printed on Paige
Each week, we'll feature a book printed in Harvard Book Store on Paige, our book-making machine. Featured books will range from fresh works from local authors to near-forgotten titles discovered in our extensive print-on-demand database.  
Printed on Paige
 The Gleaner
by Stephen Leslie

Print on Demand, paperback
Land is a character in this novel along with Vermont farm boy Danny Sweeney and the people he meets as he makes his way across the continent---Amish folk, migrant farm workers, Native Americans, rodeo cowboys, people who are living out their lives still connected to the working landscape amid the tectonic societal shifts of the 1960's counterculture.
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Bargain Books
Bargain Books are new books at used book prices. Limited copies are available of these titles, so if you see something that you're interested in, come in and check it out soon. To see more of our Bargain Books section, visit our Bargain Books page.
Animals Make Us Human
by Temple Grandin
$5.99, hardcover (originally $26.00)  
With the groundbreaking Animals in Translation, Grandin drew on her own experience with autism as well as her distinguished career as an animal scientist to deliver extraordinary insights into how animals think. Now she builds on those insights to show how to give animals the best and happiest life.
The Annotated Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame
$14.99, hardcover (originally $39.95)  
"Since its initial publication in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has become one of the greatest books in children's literature. With hundreds of full-color illustrations to illuminate the adventures of Mole, Mr. Toad, Badger, Otter, and River Rat, The Annotated Wind in the Willows promises to become the authoritative edition of this classic work.

The View from Castle Rock: Stories
by Alice Munro
$5.99, hardcover (originally $25.95)  
"The View From Castle Rock is not only every bit as beautiful and substantial a work as Munro's readers might hope for; it is also a work of dizzying originality. In fact, it creates an entirely new category of book into which only it can fall." --The Atlantic Monthly

Finds Downstairs in the Used Book Department


Featured used books go fast, so if any titles interest you, stop in to check them out soon. We will hold the book if you are the first caller to reserve it. To reserve a book, call (617) 661-1515 and ask for our Used Department. We're also always looking for books to buy. Learn about selling your used books, including textbooks, here.

Ottomans into Europeans: State and Institution-Building in Eastern Europe
edited by Wim Van Meurs and Alina Mungiu-Pippidi
Originally published by Cambridge University Press in 2010
$25.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
The contributors to this volume offer a singular history of the Balkan's bureaucracies, judiciaries, democratic elections, free media, and local and central governments. Essays examine the selection, evolution, and performance of these entities within a post-Ottoman Balkan state and accounts for their variations throughout the region.
The Vineland Papers
edited by Geoffrey Green, Donald J. Greiner and Larry McCaffery
Originally published by Dalkey Archive Press in 1994
$15.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
The Vineland Papers is the first book-length study of Pynchon's problematic novel: a dozen leading Pynchon critics offer their takes on the book, examining it from a variety of angles: its relation to his previous work, its humor, the use of history and film, plus its autobiographical elements.
The 1960s: A Fantastic Modernism
edited by Wolfgang Hilder
Originally published by Springer Vienna Architecture in 2011
$30.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
This lavish catalogue represents a chronological tour of the collection of contemporary art held by the City of Vienna. 3,800 works were acquired between 1960 and 1969, and 460 objects were realized as part of its "art-in-architecture" scheme.

Author Events


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All Upcoming Events 

Michael R. Canfield and Piotr Naskrecki
Tues, June 7, 7PM

Biologist and editor of Field Notes on Science and Nature Michael Canfield and conservationist and contributor Piotr Naskrecki discuss this new volume of essays on the history, method, and recording of scientific fieldwork.
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Laura Harrington
Wed, June 8, 7PM

MIT professor and award-winning playwright Laura Harrington reads from her first novel, Alice Bliss.
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Julie Winch
Thurs, June 9, 7PM

UMass Boston professor of history Julie Winch discusses The Clamorgans: One Family's History of Race in America.
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Sue Miller with Margot Livesey
Mon, June 13, 7PM

Bestselling novelist Sue Miller discusses her most recent work, The Lake Shore Limited, with acclaimed local author Margot Livesey.
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Michelle Toth
Tues, June 14, 7PM

Harvard Business School graduate and debut novelist Michelle Toth reads from Annie Begins. Cosponsored by Grub Street.
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Jim Shepard 
Wed, June 15, 7PM

Award-winning short story writer and novelist Jim Shepard reads from his most recent story collection, You Think That's Bad.
At Harvard Book Store
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Philosophy Café 
Wed, June 15, 7:30PM

phil cafe
The Philosophy Café is a monthly gathering meant for the informal, relaxed, philosophical discussion of topics of mutual interest to participants.
At Harvard Book Store, lower level
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Michael Bronski
Thurs, June 16, 7PM

Gender and sexuality scholar Michael Bronski discusses his most recent book, A Queer History of the United States.
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Brook Gladstone
Mon, June 20, 7PM

Co-host of NPR's On the Media Brooke Gladstone discusses her new graphic nonfiction exploration of the media, The Influence Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media.
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