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News from Harvard Book Store
December 2, 2011

It's that time of year again! No, I'm not talking about eggnog, fir trees, and holiday-themed sweaters. I'm talking about our Winter Warehouse Sale! Come by our warehouse (14 Park Street in Somerville) this Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 6pm to browse a huge selection of used and bargain books that aren't currently available at the store. There will be great deals on books for everyone on your holiday shopping list (including yourself!).  

Please note: Parking is limited, so come by foot or public transportation if possible.  


This Saturday is Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day, so celebrate by visiting our Used Books Department's newly expanded children's section. You'll find lots of offerings for children of all ages, including a larger selection of young adult books than ever before. (And of course visit our stellar children's section in New Books as well). 


And come back to the store on Sunday to lend your support to 826 Boston. As part of this year's Harvard Book Store Gives Back program, a percentage of store sales made on Sunday, December 4 will be donated to our local chapter of 826. We'll also have volunteers on hand to wrap gifts and answer any questions you might have about their programming.


One last thing: On Sunday the store will close at 9pm so that your faithful booksellers can kick up their heels and enjoy our annual holiday party. We'll be back to normal hours on Monday morning at 9am.   


'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 Queen of America
by Luis Alberto Urrea

Little, Brown & Company, hardcover
 After the bloody Tomochic rebellion, Teresita Urrea, beloved healer and "Saint of Cabora," flees with her father to Arizona. Their plans are derailed when she is claimed as the spiritual leader of the Mexican Revolution. Besieged by pilgrims and pursued by assassins, Teresita embarks on a journey through turn-of-the-century industrial America--New York, San Francisco, St. Louis. She meets immigrants and tycoons, European royalty and Cuban poets, all waking to the new American century. And as she decides what her own role in this modern future will be, she must ask herself: can a saint fall in love?
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Nonfiction What It Means to Be a Democrat 
by George McGovern

Twelve, hardcover
When a health scare puts him in the hospital, Eric Weiner--an agnostic by default--finds himself tangling with an unexpected question, posed to him by a well-meaning nurse. "Have you found your God yet?" The thought of it nags him, and prods him--and ultimately launches him on a far-flung journey to do just that. At each stop along the way, Weiner tackles our most pressing spiritual questions: Where do we come from? What happens when we die? How should we live our lives? With his trademark wit and warmth, he leaves no stone unturned.
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No Enchanted Palace The Poet's Freedom:
A Notebook on Making

by Susan Stewart

Columbia University Press, hardcover

Novels began to incorporate literary theory in unexpected ways in the late twentieth century. Through allusion, parody, or implicit critique, theory formed an additional strand in fiction that raised questions about the nature of authorship and the practice of writing. Studying this phenomenon provides fresh insight into the recent development of the novel and the persistence of modern theory beyond the period of its greatest success. In this book, Judith Ryan opens these questions to a range of readers, drawing them into debates over the value of theory.

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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 Stories of Woe and Whoa:
Two Years of Go Girl

by Go Girl Contributors

Print on Demand, paperback


In October 2009, five female adventurers started to document their vision of the world by creating an online magazine. As women writers and solo travelers, their experiences were varied and vast and their stories were unique and thoughtfully rendered. They explored topics like becoming a grandmother in India, encountering albinism for the first time in Tanzania, and making friends in a new community. Since then, Go Girl has grown into a community of more than 25 writers (including bookseller Margaret) and 2,500 readers in over one hundred countries across the world.

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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.
Thomas Read-Along Storybook:
Four Favorite Stories with a Read-Along CD
by the Reverend W. Awdry
$6.99 hardcover (originally $15.99)
This collection contains four Thomas & Friends picture books bound into one handsome hardcover gift edition with a read-along CD. Thomas fans and their parents will enjoy reading along with these four titles, which were originally published in separate hardcover editions.
The TOON Treasury of Classic Children's Comics
edited by Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly
$14.99 hardcover (originally $40)
This unprecedented collection of the greatest comics for children is artfully compiled by two of the best-known creators in the field of independent comics--Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly. This treasury created for young readers contains humorous stories that range from a single-page to twenty-two pages, each complete and self-contained.
Li'l Abner:
The Complete Daily and Color Sundays, Volume One; 1934-1936
by Al Capp
$20.99 hardcover (originally $50)
"In its mid-twentieth-century heyday, Li'l Abner was a huge cultural phenomenon, spreading from the funny pages to films and Broadway and making creator Al Capp a celebrity. The strip's family of hillbillies dwelling in comedic squalor in the misbegotten town of Dogpatch was a newspaper mainstay for more than four decades." --Booklist  
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.
Alexander McQueen:
Genius of a Generation
by Kristin Knox
Originally published by A&C Black in 2010
$15 (paperback) in Very Good Condition
This tribute to Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) celebrates the genius of an iconic, imaginative, and inspirational fashion designer with a catalog of more than 125 catwalk photographs of his work. Included is commentary from an experienced fashion journalist and tributes and quotes from prominent people in the fashion world.
The History of the Snowman
by Bob Eckstein
Originally published by Simon & Schuster in 2007
$9.50 (hardcover) in Very Good Condition
The snowman appears everywhere on practically everything, from knickknacks to greeting cards to seasonal sweaters we plan to return. Humorist Bob Eckstein has long been fascinated by this ubiquitous symbol of wintertime fun--and finally, for the first time, one of the world's most popular icons gets its due.
by Shinichi Maruyama
Originally published by Bruce Silverstein Gallery in 2010
$25 (paperback) in Very Good Condition 
In reaction to the Kusho photography series at the Bruce Silverstein Gallery, The New Yorker says Maruyama "creates sensational abstract images. . . . His only materials are black ink and water, almost always seen in collision against stark white backgrounds."

Author Events


As it's the end of the 2011 author events season, we currently have no tickets on sale for upcoming events. But keep checking back as we begin to fill in our 2012 calendar!

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All Upcoming Events 

Children's Book Buyers' Night
Fri, Dec 2, 7PM  

 Harvard Book Store's children's book buyer Kari P. and booksellers Fiona H.-K. and Jen C. discuss their favorite children's books of the year and give gift suggestions for all the children in your life.
At Harvard Book StoreLearn More

Winter Warehouse Sale
Sat, Dec 3 & Sun, Dec 4, 10AM-6PM

 Featuring a wide selection of Used, Bargain, and Collectors Titles.
At Harvard Book Store Warehouse, 14 Park St., Somerville
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Harvard Book Store Gives Back
Sun, Dec 4, all day 

As part of the Harvard Book Store Gives Back program, a portion of book sales made on December 4 will be donated to the 826 Boston.
At Harvard Book Store Learn More

Mindy Kaling
Mon, Dec 5, 6PM

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. View our Sold Out Event FAQ
At the Brattle Theatre Learn More

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Tues, Dec 6, 7PM

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., director of Harvard's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, discusses Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008.
At Harvard Book Store        Learn More

The Cast of America's Test Kitchen
Wed, Dec 7, 6PM

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. View our Sold Out Event FAQ
At Harvard Book Store Learn More

Gregory Maguire
Wed, Dec 7, 7PM

Bestselling author Gregory Maguire reads from Out of Oz, the final volume in his The Wicked Years series.
At First Parish Church Learn More

Panel on The Future of Language
Thurs, Dec 8, 7PM

Steven Pinker, Lois Lowry, Wendy Kaminer, and Steve Kleinedler discuss the future of words and the brand new 5th edition of The American Heritage Dictionary.
At Harvard Book Store        Learn More

Michele Lamont, Sheila Jasanoff, and Rebecca Lemov
Fri, Dec 9, 3PM

Harvard professors Michele Lamont, Sheila Jasanoff, and Rebecca Lemov discuss the new anthology Social Knowledge in the Making.
At Harvard Book Store Learn More

Holiday Buyers' Night
Fri, Dec 9, 7PM

The team of Harvard Book Store buyers recommend books for everyone on your holiday shopping list.
At Harvard Book Store Learn More

Things to know about our $5 tickets...


$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.

We appreciate the feedback we get from readers of this e-newsletter.


Please send your comments and suggestions to Rachel at rcass@harvard.com. Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you in the store!


Rachel Cass
Marketing Manager

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