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November 14, 2011

With the 2011-2012 NBA season still in jeopardy, are you going through basketball withdrawal? If so, come by the store on Saturday afternoon when legendary Lakers and Celtics star (and Harvard Book Store shopper) Shaquille O'Neal signs copies of his new memoir, Shaq Uncut. For complete info, including signing guidelines, click here.

Don't be an i-Phoney

Last week's stellar events with Joan Didion and Umberto Eco may have been sold out, but the lucky members of our Signed First Edition Club were still guaranteed signed copies of their newest works. Each month, members of the Signed First Edition Club receive a hand-picked signed copy of a recent work of literary fiction or non-fiction. Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions, a complete list of previous selections, and information on how to sign up. (Membership to the Club also makes a great holiday gift . . . hint, hint.)


'Til Next Week,

The Weekly Bestsellers already Discounted 20%
New on Our Shelves: The Latest in Fiction, Nonfiction, Scholarly Books & In Store Book Printing
Fiction The Time in Between
by María Dueñas

Atria Books, hardcover
At age twelve, Sira Quiroga sweeps the atelier floors where her single mother works as a seamstress. By her early twenties she has learned the ropes of the business and is engaged to a modest government clerk. But everything changes when two charismatic men burst unexpectedly into her neatly mapped-out life: an attractive salesman and the father she never knew. Already a runaway bestseller across Europe, The Time In Between is a rare, richly textured novel that enthralls down to the last page. 
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Nonfiction No Enemies, No Hatred:
Selected Essays and Poems 
by Liu Xiaobo

Belknap Press, hardcover
When the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on December 10, 2010, its recipient, Liu Xiaobo, was in Jinzhou Prison, serving an eleven-year sentence for what Beijing called "incitement to subvert state power." Including writings spanning two decades, No Enemies, No Hatred chronicles a leading dissident's struggle to conquer tyranny and enrich the record of universal longing for freedom and dignity. Liu speaks pragmatically, yet with deep-seated passion, about peasant land disputes, child slavery, the Internet in China, and the Tiananmen massacre. 
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No Enchanted Palace Making Noise:
From Babel to the Big Bang and Beyond 

by Hillel Schwartz

Zone, paperback
Why do we think that noises have colors and that colors can be loud? How loud is too loud, and says who? Attending, as ears do, to a surround of sounds at once physical and political, Hillel Schwartz listens across millennia for changes in the Western experience and understanding of noise. From the uproarious gods of Babylonian epics to crying infants heard over baby monitors, from the mythic Echo to amplifier feedback, Making Noise follows "unwanted sound" on its surprisingly revealing path through terrains domestic and industrial, urban and rural, poetic and scientific.
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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.  
Paige Oyibos: Memoirs of Cultural Shock
by Gus Udo

Print on Demand, paperback

This vivid memoir offers a fascinating glimpse into the modern-day life of a West African emigrant who embarks on an extraordinary half-century journey to England and America. An intelligent, poignant, and ultimately inspiring account of how unforeseen circumstances can change lives dramatically.

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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.
Real American Food:
A Culinary Tour of the United States
by Burt Wolf and Andrew F. Smith
$9.99 hardcover (originally $35)
Real American Food defines the distinctive contributions of key regions to American cuisine, including New England-style seafood in Boston. Readers will know exactly what foods to seek out the next time they travel to one of these regions, which stores and restaurants offer the best version of these items, and how to cook these specialties once they return home.
The Annotated Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame
edited by Annie Gauger

$14.99 hardcover (originally $39.95)
Since its initial publication in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has become one of the most beloved 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.
by Frank Herbert
$6.99 paperback (originally $17)
Set on the desert planet Arakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib. A blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.
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.
The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine
by the French Culinary Institute
Originally published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang in 2007
$40 (hardcover) in Very Good Condition
For the first time ever, all the best that the French Culinary Institute has to offer can be found in a single sumptuous volume. The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine presents the six- and nine-week courses taught at the FCI that cover all 250 basic techniques of French cooking. 
The Harari Collection of Japanese Paintings and Drawings
edited by J. Hillier
Originally published by Boston Book and Art in 1970
$100 (two hardcover volumes in slip case)
in Very Good Condition
This robust two-volume set traces the expansion of Japanese art during the Edo period (1600-1868) in magnificent detail. The first book includes scarce woodblock prints from obscure masters and the second examines the career of Hokusai, the "Japanese artist who projected the most powerful image."
New Food of Life:
Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies
by Najmieh Kalili Batmanglij
Originally published by Mage Publishers in 1998
$25 (hardcover) in Very Good Condition 
Food of Life provides a treasure trove of recipes, along with a cultural experience for those seeking to understand this ancient and timeless cuisine. Sprinkled among 330 classical and regional Iranian recipes are hundreds of full color photographs, descriptions of ancient and modern Persian ceremonies, poetry, folktales, travelogue excerpts, and anecdotes. 

Author Events


Tickets on sale now:

Errol Morris (11/30)  

Mindy Kaling (12/5)

America's Test Kitchen (12/7)

Tickets may be purchased at Harvard Book Store, online at harvard.com, or over the phone with a credit card at 617.661.1515. Subscribe to the Harvard Book Store Google Event Calendar here.
All Upcoming Events 

Ken Ballen
Tues, Nov 15, 7PM

Terror Free Tomorrow founder Ken Ballen discusses Terrorists in Love: The Real Lives of Islamic Radicals. 
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Melanie Dunea
with Barbara Lynch
and Lydia Shire

Wed, Nov 16, 7PM

Photographer Melanie Dunea is joined by beloved Boston chefs Barbara Lynch and Lydia Shire as they discuss My Last Supper: The Next Course. 
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Philosophy Café
Wed, Nov 16, 7:30PM

"What Is an Artist?"
At Harvard Book Store,
lower level
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Andrew Feinstein
Thurs, Nov 17, 7PM

Andrew Feinstein, founding codirector of Corruption Watch, discusses The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade.
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Claire Gaudiani and David Graham Burnett
Fri, Nov 18, 3PM

Professors Claire Gaudiani and David Graham Burnett discuss Daughters of the Declaration: How Women Social Entrepreneurs Built the American Dream.
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Shaquille O'Neal
Sat, Nov 19, 1PM

Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal signs copies of
Shaq Uncut: My Story

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Joshua Rubenstein
Tues, Nov 29, 7PM

Joshua Rubenstein, the Northeast Regional Director of Amnesty International, discusses Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary's Life.
At Harvard Book Store Learn More

Errol Morris
Wed, Nov 30, 6PM

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Errol Morris discusses Believing Is Seeing: Observations of the Mysteries of Photography.
At the Brattle Theatre Learn More

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