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May 18, 2012

Next week Harvard Square will be full of friends and family, celebrating the accomplishments of the Harvard Class of 2012. Congratulations to all of this year's graduates! May your new post-grad lives be full of many wonderful things, including all those books you've been meaning to read and haven't had time.Don't be an i-Phoney   


If you're like me and feel much better about life when you plan ahead, let me remind you about two things:

1. Alongside our stash of graduation cards, we've also put out this year's supply of Father's Day cards. It may still be a month away, but come in early to get your pick of the bunch. 

2. One of our favorite literary events is coming to Harvard Square again in June. Find the lineup for the most recent Boston version of Literary Death Match and buy tickets here.  


'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 Aerogrammes and Other Stories 
by Tania James


Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover

Tania James once again draws us into the lives of damaged, driven, and complicated characters who quietly strive for human connection. "By turns rib-shakingly funny and poignant, pinwheeling and wise, these stories are always devastatingly candid when it comes to their central preoccupations: exile and identity, the fault lines inside a family, grief and love. . . . Proof that the short story is joyfully, promiscuously, thrillingly alive."
--Karen Russell (Swamplandia!)

Nonfiction McSweeney's No. 40  

McSweeney's, paperback
The latest release from McSweeney's features new stories from Neil Gaiman, Etgar Keret, and David Vann (can you guess which one contains pterodactyls and Aztecs?). There is Said Sayrafiezadeh awaiting the uprising at Occupy Wall Street and a special compendium of the incredible writing that inspired the Egyptian Revolution. Also included, in its own volume, is Rick Bass's account of a week in Rwanda--the most ambitious nonfiction piece McSweeney's has ever run.
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No Enchanted Palace Loaded Words
by Marjorie Garber

Fordham University Press, paperback

In Loaded Words, literary and cultural critic Marjorie Garber invites readers to join her in a rigorous and exuberant exploration of language. What links the pieces included in this new collection is the author's contention that all words are inescapably loaded--that is, highly charged, explosive, substantial, intoxicating, fruitful, and over-brimming--and that such loading is what makes language matter. Garber casts her eye on terms from knowledge, belief, madness, interruption, genius, and celebrity to humanities, general education, and academia.               

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Printed on Paige
Each week, we feature a book printed in Harvard Book Store on Paige, our book-making machine. Featured books range from fresh works from local authors to near-forgotten titles discovered in our extensive print-on-demand database.  
Paige A Post-Fukushima World: America's New Energy Landscape
by F. Gautschi


Print on Demand, paperback
A Post-Fukushima World is a book written to address the energy problems we currently face. Penned by a retired industry insider, this book is both an overall summary of the energy production problems in the United States and a careful study on how these problems can be addressed.
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Bargain Books
Bargain Books are new books at used-book prices. We have a limited number of copies 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 Testament of Cresseid & Seven Fables
by Robert Henryson; translated by Seamus Heaney
$3.99, hardcover (originally $22.65)
One of the rhetorical masterpieces of Scots literature, The Testament of Cresseid is set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. It completes the story of Troilus and Criseyde, offering a tragic account of its faithless heroine's rejection by her lover, Diomede, and of her subsequent decline into prostitution and leprosy.
John Marshall: Writings
edited by Charles F. Hobson

$18.99 hardcover (originally $40) 
This Library of America volume collects two hundred documents written between 1779 and 1835, including Marshall's most important judicial opinions, his influential rulings during the Aaron Burr treason trial, speeches, newspaper essays, and letters to friends, fellow judges, and his wife Polly. It also follows Marshall's varied career before becoming Chief Justice.
Reading Dance:
A Gathering of Memoirs, Reportage, Criticism, Profiles, Interviews, and Some Uncategorizable Extras 

by Robert Gottlieb

$8.99 hardcover (originally $45)
Robert Gottlieb's immense sampling of dance literature--by far the largest such project ever attempted--is both inclusive, to the extent that inclusivity is possible when dealing with so vast a field, and personal: the result of decades of reading. Apart from the sections on major personalities and important critics, there are sections devoted to interviews (Tamara Toumanova, Antoinette Sibley, Mark Morris); profiles (Lincoln Kirstein, Bob Fosse, Olga Spessivtseva); teachers; accounts of the birth of important works; and the movies. 
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 Dinosaur Films of Ray Harryhausen
by Roy P. Webber
Originally published by McFarland Publishing in 2004
$25 (hardcover) in Very Good Condition
Ray Harryhausen's use of stop-motion animation brought dinosaurs and monsters to life on the silver screen in films through the 1960s and 70s, including The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, The Animal World, One Million Years B.C., and The Valley of Gwangi. Filmmakers from Phil Tippett to Jim Aupperle credit Harryhausen for inspiring their work.
Russian Film Posters 1900-1930
by Maria-Christina Boerner 
Originally published by Vivays Publishing in 2001
$18 (hardcover) in Very Good Condition
Based on rarely seen Russian archives, this book traces the history of the silent film poster in Russia from the beginning of the twentieth century to 1934, when the last silent movie was produced. The posters reproduced in the book, numbering more than one hundred, are accompanied by an introduction to the development of Russian cinema.
Cartier I Love You
by Bruce Weber
Originally published by teNeues in 2009
$70 (hardcover) in Very Good Condition 
Published to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of Cartier's American operation, this art book features both full-color and black-and-white photographs by fashion photographer Bruce Weber. It also features an essay by Ingrid Sischy and anecdotes about the many celebrities who have worn and represented the Cartier brand.

Author Events


Tickets on sale now:

Bill Bradley (5/22)    

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot (6/4)

Scott Jurek w/ Chris McDougall (6/6) 

Dan Ariely (6/7)  


Tickets on sale Fri, May 25:

Joseph E. Stiglitz (6/18) 


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All Upcoming Events 

Rosecrans Baldwin 
Fri, May 18, 7PM

 Rosecrans Baldwin, novelist and co-founder of The Morning News, discusses his new memoir, Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down.
At Harvard Book Store
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Union of Concerned Scientists
Mon, May 21, 7PM

Jeff Deyette and Suzanne Shaw of the Union of Concerned Scientists discuss Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living.  
At Harvard Book Store       Learn More

Bill Bradley
Tues, May 22, 6PM

Former U.S. senator (and Olympic gold medallist!) Bill Bradley discusses his view of the state of the nation, We Can All Do Better.
At the Brattle Theatre
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Damion Searls
Wed, May 23, 7PM

Damion Searls discusses his translation, the first into English, of Nescio's Amsterdam Stories.
At Harvard Book Store
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Simon Johnson
and James Kwak

Fri, May 23, 7PM

MIT's Simon Johnson and Harvard's James Kwak discuss White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters to You.   
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Harvard Square Book Circle
Tues, May 29, 7PM

The Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, discusses James Joyce's Dubliners.
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Peter Carey
Wed, May 30, 7PM

In this year's Chuck Pacheco Memorial Lecture, Booker Prize-winning novelist Peter Carey reads from The Chemistry of Tears.   
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Kristin Cashore
Thurs, May 31, 7PM

Acclaimed YA novelist Kristin Cashore reads from Bitterblue, her companion volume to the bestselling Graceling and Fire.
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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