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News from Harvard Book Store
June 17, 2011

In just over a week, on Saturday, June 25th and Sunday, June 26th, we'll throw open the doors to our Somerville Warehouse yet again! On Sunday, bring the little 'uns for a special family story time at 11:30am, courtesy of the fine librarians at the Cambridge Public Library. And look for a Special Warehouse Sale newsletter early next week, highlighting just a smattering of the great deals you'll find over at 14 Park Street.  


The FICTION FRIDAYS celebration continues today! Each Friday this summer, ALL new hardcover and paperback fiction will be discounted 15%--both in the store and on our website. Learn more here.      


And a friendly reminder that Sunday is Dad's Day! Stop in the store to find greeting cards, literary gifts, chocolate, and more! Stumped? Our booksellers are masters of personalized suggestions--and gift-wrapping. Come by and see us. 


Happy reading,


The Weekly Bestsellers already Discounted 20%
New on Our Shelves: The Latest in Fiction, Nonfiction, Scholarly Books, & In Store Book Printing
 Jamrach's Menagerie
by Carol Birch

Doubleday, hardcover
"[An] almost unbearably suspenseful story of adventure and survival.... Though Mr. Jamrach is based on a real historical figure, and Jaffy's voyage on that of the ill-fated whaler Essex, the story is entirely Birch's, and her principal characters are her own wonderful invention. She is, moreover, a brilliant stylist; reading her is like Christmas, every word being a gift to the reader. Though Birch is an established writer in England, this is her first novel to be published in the U.S. One fervently hopes it will not be the last." --Booklist (starred)
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 How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival
by David Kaiser

W.W. Norton, hardcover

"At first it sounds impossible, then like the opening line of a joke: What do the CIA, Werner Erhard's est, Bay Area hippie explorations, and the legacy of Einstein, Heisenberg, and Schrödinger have in common? It turns out, as David Kaiser shows, quite a lot. Here is a book that is immensely fun to read, gives insight into deep and increasingly consequential questions of physics, and transports the reader back into the heart of North Beach zaniness in the long 1960s. Put down your calculators and pick up this book!" --Peter Galison (Einstein's Clocks, Poincaré's Maps)
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Scholarly The Beauty Bias: The Injustice of Appearance in Life and Law 
by Deborah L. Rhode

Oxford University Press, paperback
The Beauty Bias explores the social, biological, market, and media forces that have contributed to appearance-related problems, as well as feminism's difficulties in confronting them. It also reviews why it matters. Appearance-related bias infringes fundamental rights, compromises merit principles, reinforces debilitating stereotypes, and compounds the disadvantages of race, class, and gender. Yet only one state and a half dozen localities explicitly prohibit such discrimination. The Beauty Bias provides the first systematic survey of how appearance laws work in practice, and a compelling argument for extending their reach.
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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
 Home Made Beverages: The Manufacture of Non-Alcoholic and Alcoholic Drinks in the Household
by Albert A. Hopkins

Print on Demand, paperback
Originally published in 1919 by the Scientific American Publishing Company, Home Made Beverages provides extensive recipes for beverages of all varieties. Chapters include: "Essences and Extracts," "Malted Milk and Mead," "Punches," "Beverages for the Sick," and "Ice Cream Beverages for the Fountain."
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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.
The Village Baker's Wife
by Gayle and Joe Ortiz

$9.99, hardcover (originally $30.00)  

Gayle's Bakery and Rosticceria is one of the most successful fine-quality bakeries in the country. The Village Baker's Wife collects more than 150 recipes, 130 instructional illustrations, and 25 essays on baking techniques; this is the only cookbook necessary to make show-stopping desserts and pastries.
Murals: Walls That Sing
by George Ancona

$2.99, hardcover (originally $17.95)  

Ancona turns to outdoor murals to introduce young readers to a wide variety of communities. The color photographs of forty murals focus on social justice and cultural diversity, and are accompanied by annotations about each creator. This is a beautiful exploration of an oft-overlooked art form.

André Masson and the Surrealist Self
by Clark V. Poling

$19.99, hardcover (originally $50.00)  

This richly documented book examines the attempts of the French Surrealist artist André Masson to define "self" in his art in the period between the early 1920s and 1940, the most fruitful period of classic Surrealism, culminating in the emergence of existentialism.

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.

Japanese Ghosts and Demons
edited by Stephen Addis
Originally published by George Braziller in 1985
$30.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
This fascinating study of the supernatural world and its renditions in Japanese art includes work by Hiroshige, Hokusai, and Yoshitoshi. The forty-nine color plates and seventy-five black-and-white illustrations offer a stunning array of Japan's most fiendish figures.
A Chorus of Birds
by Utamaro
Originally published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1981
$15.00 (hardcover in slipcase) in Very Good condition
First published when the Japanese colored wood-block print was at its finest and the artist Kitagawa Utamaro was at the height of his career, this album was intended as a luxury publication. A Chorus of Birds reproduces the size and the fold-out design of the original.
A Shoal of Fishes
by Hiroshige
Originally published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1980
$15.00 (hardcover in slipcase) in Very Good condition
First published in 1832, the remarkable woodblock prints of fishes in this volume are rare in Japan. Each image is accompanied by short light verse.

Author Events


Tickets for our events with Benjamin Black (7/14) and Sapphire (7/28) are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased at Harvard Book Store, online at harvard.com, or over the phone with a credit card at 617.661.1515. Print June's event flyer here or subscribe to the Harvard Book Store Google Event Calendar here!
All Upcoming Events 

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.
At Harvard Book Store Learn More

Eleanor Henderson
Tues, June 21, 7PM

Acclaimed story writer and essayist Eleanor Henderson reads from her debut novel, Ten Thousand Saints.
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David McCullough
Wed, June 22, 7PM

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough signs copies of his newest work, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris.
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J. Courtney Sullivan
Thurs, June 23, 7PM

Bestselling novelist J. Courtney Sullivan reads from her second novel, Maine. 
At Harvard Book Store Learn More

Summer Warehouse Sale
Sat, June 25 & Sun, June 26, 10AM - 6PM

Warehouse Sale!
Featuring a wide selection of Used, Bargain, and Collectors Titles
At Harvard Book Store Warehouse, 14 Park St., Somerville
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Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, June 27, 7PM

Our in-store book club will delve into poetry with the collection Common Threads: Seven Poems and a Wealth of Readers.
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Molly Birnbaum 
Tues, June 28, 7PM

Local journalist and food blogger Molly Birnbaum discusses her new memoir, Season to Taste: How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way.
At Harvard Book Store
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Mara Hvistendahl  
Thurs, June 30, 7PM

Journalist Mara Hvistendahl discusses global gender disparity and her new book, Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men.
At Harvard Book Store
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Robert Jay Lifton
Tues, July 5, 7PM

Acclaimed psychiatrist and author Robert Jay Lifton discusses his new memoir, Witness to an Extreme Century.
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Bookseller Recommendations

Our $5 tickets are also coupons good for $5 off a purchase at events or at Harvard Book Store. Coupons expire 30 days after the event, and cannot be used for online purchases, event tickets, or gift certificates. Please note that your ticket guarantees you a seat until five minutes before an event begins.


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Heather Gain
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