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Holiday News from Harvard Book Store
December 23, 2011
Just a quick reminder that our store hours are a little different this week to accommodate the holidays:

12/23: 9am to midnight
12/24: 8am to 7pm
12/25: CLOSED
12/26: 10am to 10pm
12/31: 9am to 9pm
1/1: noon to 10pm

Click here for the full schedule through January 1. (And remember, harvard.com is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.)

We still have First Night buttons available, so as you plan your New Year's Eve festivities, take a look at the schedule of events taking place throughout downtown Boston. Buttons are $18 each, and can be purchased at the registers in the store. 

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'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 Why We Broke Up
by Daniel Handler illustrated by Maira Kalman  

Little Brown and Co., hardcover
"Min Green, a high school junior, and Ed Slaterton, a senior, have broken up. All that remains is for Min to tell Ed why, in one very long letter, explicating a collection of artifacts from their romance (as illustrated by Maira Kalman) that she has tossed into a box and is about to dump on his front porch. . . . Their romance lasts only a few weeks, but the fullness and richness of the two falling madly in love and lust in that short time is beautifully rendered. . . . Kalman's illustrations poignantly encapsulate the detritus of the romance, providing an emotional vernacular all their own." 
The New York Times
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Nonfiction Catherine the Great:
Portrait of a Woman 

by Robert K. Massie

Random House, hardcover
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandraand The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women of all time. History offers few stories richer in drama than that of Catherine the Great. In this book, this eternally fascinating woman is returned to life.
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No Enchanted Palace Museums Matter:In Praise of Encyclopedic Museum   
by James Cuno

University of Chicago Press, hardcover

Drawing on examples from the politics of India to the creation of the British Museum to the history of trade and travel, Cuno, president and director of the Art Institute of Chicago, makes a case for the encyclopedic museum as a truly cosmopolitan institution, promoting tolerance, understanding, and a shared sense of history--values that are essential in our ever more globalized age. Powerful, passionate, and to the point, Museums Matter is the product of a lifetime of working in and thinking about museums; no museumgoer should miss it.

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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 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.
A Slice of Life:
Contemporary Writers on Food
edited by Bonnie Marranca
$5.99 hardcover (originally $26.95)
A collection of food writing that readers can really sink their teeth into, A Slice of Life features some of the world's best known writers, all speaking eloquently on the nature of food, language, and the adaptability of social customs. Contributing writers include Julia Child, Umberto Eco, Wole Soyinka, Isabel Allende, and Susan Sontag.
A Brief Guide to Judaism:
Theology, History, and Practice
by Naftali Brawer
$5.99 paperback (originally $13.95)
In a wide ranging and accessible guide for the general reader, Rabbi Naftali Brawer outlines the major themes and history of over 5,000 years of Jewish faith, from ritual practice to faith and politics, the theology and history of Judaism are bound together.
Selected Poems
by Geoffrey Hill
$4.99 hardcover (originally $35)
Geoffrey Hill is an award-winning poet and retired Boston University literature professor with a reputation as "England's best hope for the Nobel Prize." This generous selection includes Hill's strongest, most sensitive, and most brilliant pieces that reveal a towering intellect and a stunning range of emotional complexity.  
Recent 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 Drawings of Pontormo
edited by Janet Cox Rearick
Originally published by Harvard University Press in 1964
$225 (two volumes, hardcover) in Very Good Condition
Jacopo Pontormo, one of the major figures in the history of Italian drawing, was the last great draughtsman of the Florentine Renaissance. Volume I is a catalogue raisonné of almost four hundred surviving drawings and Volume II contains a rare collection of Pontormo's drawings and paintings, many not previously published.
Heart of the Tin Man:
The Collected Writings of Jack Haley
edited by Mitchell Cohen
Originally published by Tinman Publishing in 1978
$20 (hardcover) in Very Good Condition
Famous for his role as the Tin Man without a heart, Jack Haley's career went well beyond his legendary role in The Wizard of Oz. He was a pioneer of the vaudeville era, an accomplished stage actor and dancer, and he appeared in more than forty films. This collection of his writings recreates bygone eras and moments of hilarity with great Hollywood stars.
The Sack of Rome, 1527
by André Chastel
Originally published by Princeton University Press in 1983
$35 (hardcover) in Very Good Condition 
This richly illustrated study of the sack of Rome as a cultural and artistic phenomenon reveals the ambiguities of preceding events and the dramatic contrast between the flourishing world of art under Clement VII and the city as it existed after the troops of Emperor Charles V had looted it in 1527.

Author Events


Tickets on sale now: 

Thomas Frank (1/5)  

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All Upcoming Events 

Thomas Frank
Thurs, Jan 5, 6PM

Political columnist and bestselling author Thomas Frank discusses Pity the Billionaire.
At the Brattle Theatre
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Ellis Avery
Tues, Jan 17, 7PM  

Award-winning writer and creative writing teacher Ellis Avery reads from her newest novel, The Last Nude.
At Harvard Book Store Learn More

Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson
Wed, Jan 18, 7PM

Harvard professor of government Theda Skocpol and PhD student Vanessa Williamson discuss The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism.
At Harvard Book Store Learn More

Philosophy Café
Wed, Jan 18, 7:30PM

Topic To Be Announced
At Harvard Book Store,
lower level
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Alex Gilvarry
Thurs, Jan 19, 7PM

Debut novelist Alex Gilvarry reads from From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant.
At Harvard Book Store Learn More

Jonathan Gruber
Wed, Jan 25, 6PM

MIT professor of economics Jonathan Gruber discusses Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It's Necessary, and How It Works.
At the Brattle Theatre Learn More

David Scheffer
Thurs, Jan 26, 7PM

Lawyer and diplomat David Scheffer discusses his new book, All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals.
At Harvard Book Store        Learn More

David Weinberger
Fri, Jan 27, 3PM

David Weinberger, a senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman Center, discusses Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room.
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.

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