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June 22, 2012
It's time to clear off some shelf space to make room for all the great books you'll find at this weekend's Warehouse Sale. Come by our (air-conditioned) Somerville warehouse to browse a whole new inventory of bargain books as well as a host of treasures unearthed by our Used Books Department. (Note that in yesterday's Warehouse Sale Sneak Preview, I accidentally included an old link. Details for this year's sale can be found here.)

A couple weeks ago I promised a fall book preview, focused on the titles we got excited about at Book Expo America. Over the next few weeks I'll pass along some of our suggestions. To get us started, here's what general manager Carole is looking forward to:
  •  This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz -- A new collection of short stories by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  •  Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon -- Also a Pulitzer Prize winner, Chabon returns with a novel set in pop-culture-saturated, 1970s Oakland, California 
  • NW by Zadie Smith -- Smith's first novel since 2005 is centered in northwest London
  • Ancient Light by John Banville -- Booker Prize winner Banville's newest novel asks whether there is a difference between memory and invention 

We'll be hosting events for at least two of these authors, so keep an eye on our calendar!


And if you can't wait for one of these great reads, don't forget that throughout the summer, all new fiction in the store is discounted 15%. Find all the details about Fiction Fridays 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 A Hologram for the King
by Dave Eggers 


McSweeney's, hardcover

In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's gale-force winds.

Nonfiction Journalism 
by Joe Sacco

Metropolitan Books, hardcover
 Over the past decade, Joe Sacco, "our moral draughtsman" (Christopher Hitchens), has increasingly turned to short-form comics journalism to report from the sidelines of wars around the world. Collected here for the first time, Sacco's darkly funny, revealing reportage confirms his standing as one of the foremost war correspondents working today. "We see the potent brew of Sacco's reporting, with its combination of engagement and complicity. . . . This is what visual storytelling has to offer, this kind of immediacy, of empathy, this ability to open up the narrative in a way that transcends words." --The Los Angeles Times
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No Enchanted Palace The Adventure of French Philosophy 
by Alain Badiou

Verso, hardcover

Badiou explores the exceptionally rich and varied world of French philosophy in a number of groundbreaking essays, published here for the first time in English or in a revised translation. Included are the often-quoted review of Louis Althusser's canonical works For Marx and Reading Capital and the scathing critique of "potato fascism" in Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus. There are also talks on Michel Foucault and Jean-Luc Nancy, and reviews of the work of Jean-François Lyotard and Barbara Cassin.  

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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 Living Lines
by Missy Carter

Print on Demand, paperback
Living Lines asks the reader core questions and offers perspectives, focused on perennial themes--the meaning of life, setting priorities, coping with challenges, strengthening relationships, connections between body and mind, and spirituality. Living Lines can be used as a tool for self- and life-assessment, or it can be opened for a surprise insight. It encourages the reader to live more fully and provides a reference to be revisited in that ongoing process.
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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.
Supreme Power:
Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court
by Jeff Shesol
$5.99 hardcover (originally $27.95)
"Supreme Power is an impressive and engaging book--an excellent work of narrative history. It is deeply researched and beautifully written. . . . There are many ways to explain what become known as the 'Constitutional revolution of 1937,' but Shesol's book is--at least for now--the most thorough account of this dramatic and still contested event." --The New York Times
The Essential Engineer:
Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems
by Henry Petroski
$7.99 hardcover (originally $26.95) 
The Essential Engineer is an exploration of the ways in which science and engineering must work together to address our world's most pressing issues, from dealing with climate change and the prevention of natural disasters to the development of efficient automobiles and the search for renewable energy sources. While the scientist may identify problems, it falls to the engineer to solve them.  
Selected Poems of Herman Melville:
A Reader's Edition

edited by Robert Penn Warren
$5.99 paperback (originally $18.95)
 In 1970, Warren published what was then (and what remains) the most comprehensive selection of Melville's poetry ever presented. The book brings together the best lyrics from Battle-Pieces (1866), John Marr (1888), and Timoleon (1891), as well as many poems unpublished during Melville's lifetime. Warren introduces his selection with a valuable interpretive essay, and also provides copious textual and critical notes.  
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.
Producing Bollywood:
Inside the Contemporary Hindi Film Industry
by Tejaswini Ganti
Originally published by Duke University Press in 2012
$15 (paperback) in Very Good Condition
Producing Bollywood looks at the social and professional worlds of the Mumbai-based Hindi film industry and explains how it became "Bollywood," the global film phenomenon and symbol of India as a rising economic power. This ethnography examines Hindi filmmakers' efforts to gain symbolic capital, social responsibility, and professional distinction.
by Daido Moriyama
Originally published by PPP Editions in 2002
$175 (paperback in slipcase) in Very Good Condition
In 1971, Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama took his first trip outside of Japan to New York City. In addition to showcasing nearly two hundred images from Moriyama's trip to New York, '71-NY also contains an excerpt from James Baldwin's Another Country, an interview between Andrew Roth and Moriyama, and an essay about Moriyama's work by art critic Neville Wakefield.
Lost Girls
by Alan Moore; illustrated by Melinda Gebbie
Originally published by Top Shelf Productions in 2006
$75 (3 hardcover volumes in slipcase) in Very Good Condition 
Dorothy, Wendy, and Alice, of the land of Oz, Neverland, and Wonderland, are all grown up and meet by chance in an Austrian hotel on the eve of World War I. In these three full-color volumes of erotica, these women who readers knew as girls retell the stories of their childhoods in a very different way from the fairytales we know.

Author Events


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Chris Hayes (6/27) 

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Summer Warehouse Sale!
Sat and Sun, June 23 and 24, 10AM to 6PM 

We open our Somerville warehouse again, featuring a whole new inventory of Used, Bargain, and Collector's titles at spectacularly low prices.
At Harvard Book Store Warehouse, 14 Park St., Somerville
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Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, June 25, 7PM

The Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, will discuss renowned physicist Richard P. Feynman's Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman (Adventures of a Curious Character).
At Harvard Book Store
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Christopher R. Beha
Tues, June 26, 7PM

Associate editor of Harper's Magazine, Christopher R. Beha, reads from his debut novel, What Happened to Sophie Wilder.
At Harvard Book Store Learn More

Christopher Hayes
Wed, June 27, 6PM

Christopher Hayes, host of MSNBC's Up with Chris Hayes and editor-at-large of The Nation, discusses Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy.
At the Brattle Theatre Learn More

Rachel L. Swarns
Thurs, June 28, 7PM

New York Times reporter Rachel L. Swarns discusses American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama.
At Harvard Book Store Learn More

Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya
Fri, June 29, 7PM

Novelist Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya reads from The Watch. The author will be joined by psychiatrist Jonathan Shay and U.S. Marine Tyler Boudreau.
At Harvard Book Store
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E.J. Dionne, Jr.
Tues, July 3, 7PM

E.J. Dionne, Jr., professor, columnist, and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, discusses Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent.
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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