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July 6, 2012
A new window display went up in the store this week, featuring our friends over at Boston Review. They're working on launching a new website, so visit their Kickstarter page to learn more and contribute to the project.

Don't be an i-Phoney

In part three of our fall book preview, it's my turn to share some of the books I'm looking forward to this fall:
  • Astray by Emma Donoghue -- A new collection of historical short stories by the award-winning author of Room 
  • The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers -- A beautiful and wrenching debut novel by Iraq war veteran and current poetry MFA student Powers 
  • Dancers Among Us by Jordan Matter -- Stunning dance photography taken in unexpected parts of cities and towns across the country 
  • Imagination Illustrated by Karen Falk -- Excerpts from Jim Henson's journal, along with rarely-seen-before visual material, all put together by The Jim Henson Company's archivist and curator 

A final reminder that the deadline for the Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans was extended to July 15. This creative writing prize, hosted by The Iowa Review, is open to U.S. military veterans and active duty personnel writing in any genre. It is made possible by a gift from the family of Jeff Sharlet (1942-69), a Vietnam veteran and antiwar writer and activist.


And this week I'll leave you with a brand-new video staff recommendation from Aaron in our receiving department, for one of his favorite books by Albert Camus.



'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 Gold
by Chris Cleave  


Simon and Schuster, hardcover

"Gold is a heart-pounding, winning tearjerker about three elite cyclists fiercely competing through three successive Olympics--including, most topically, the one about to take place in London this summer. If Olympic medals were awarded for dramatic stories about what drives athletes to compete and succeed, Cleave would easily ascend the podium." --NPR Books

Nonfiction The Eighteen-Day Running Mate:
McGovern, Eagleton, and a Campaign in Crisis 

by Joshua M. Glasser

Yale University Press, hardcover
No skeletons were rattling in his closet, Thomas Eagleton assured George McGovern's political director. But only eighteen days later McGovern rescinded his endorsement of his Democratic vice-presidential running mate, and Eagleton withdrew from the ticket. The Eighteen-Day Running Mate is the first book to uncover the full story behind Eagleton's rise and precipitous fall as a national candidate.
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No Enchanted Palace Sincerity   
by R. Jay Magill, Jr.

W.W. Norton, hardcover

Anxiety over the art and artlessness of being true to oneself, and others, is centuries old. With deep historical perspective and a contemporary spin, R. Jay Magill tells the tale of sincerity's theological past, its current emotional resonance, and the deep impact it has had on the Western soul.    

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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 The Pilgrim's Progress
by Paul Bunyon

Print on Demand, paperback
This edition of The Pilgrim's Progress, originally published in 1916, contains an introduction by clergyman H.R. Haweis and more than one hundred individual designs by artist brothers George Woolliscroft Rhean, Frederick Rhead, and Louis Rhead.
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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.
American Emperor
by David O. Stewart
$9.99 hardcover (originally $30)
This biographical account of the tumultuous life of Aaron Burr details his dreams of creating an empire on the Gulf of Mexico separate from the United States, his traitorous attempts to get the western states to secede from the Union, and his trial for treason that helped to define key tenets of America's infant government.
Making Haste from Babylon
by Nick Bunker
$7.99 hardcover (originally $30) 
Using new information gathered from documents previously overlooked or neglected, Nick Bunker creates one of the most precise and detailed pictures available of the Pilgrims and the first years of their settlement at New Plymouth. The political and entrepreneurial lives of the Pilgrims are explored in addition to their religious beliefs.  
by Barbara Lynch

$14.99, hardcover (originally $35)
Around My French Table 
by Dorie Greenspan 
$16.99, hardcover (originally $40)
Celebrated Boston chef Barbara Lynch and award-winning cookbook author Dorie Greenspan are the perfect people to invite into your kitchen by way of their fabulous cookbooks. Stir showcases simple Italian cuisine with local twists, and Around My French Table features French classics and home cooking.
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.
by Michael Rock
Originally published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. in 2009
$65 (hardcover in slipcase) in Very Good Condition
Chronicling Prada's century in business as one of the largest and most influential fashion houses in the world, this book is itself a beautiful piece of art and design. In addition to documenting with gorgeous color photographs the fashion that has been produced by Prada, the book also delves into Prada's many collaborations with artists, filmmakers, and architects.
A History of Street Photography
by Colin Westerbeck and Joel Meyerowitz
Originally published by W.W. Norton in 1994
$70 (hardcover) in Very Good Condition
Bystander chronicles the development of street photography, "a photographic genre created from the chaotic energy and chance juxtapositions of everyday street life." Filled with 261 photographs from the 19th century to the present, Bystander captures the beauty and expression that can be found when one captures private moments in public spheres.
Spaced Out
by Alastair Gordon
Originally published by Rizzoli in 2008
$90 (hardcover) in Very Good Condition 
Subtitled "Crash Pads, Hippie Communes, Infinity Machines, and Other Radical Environments of the Psychedelic Sixties," Alastair Gordon's book gives an in-depth look at how the radical social movements of the 1960s redefined how people think about and interact with space, place, and the ownership thereof.

Author Events


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Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black (7/26) 

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Maggie Shipstead and
J. Courtney Sullivan

Tues, July 10, 7PM

Harvard graduate Maggie Shipstead reads from her debut novel, Seating Arrangements, and local favorite J. Courtney Sullivan discusses her newly-in-paperback novel, Maine.
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Uzodinma Iweala
Wed, July 11, 7PM

Uzodinma Iweala, Harvard graduate and author of the prize-winning novel Beasts of No Nation, discusses Our Kind of People: A Continent's Challenge, a Country's Hope.
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Stephen L. Carter
Thurs, July 12, 7PM

Law professor and novelist Stephen L. Carter reads from his new work of alternative history, The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln.
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Marjorie Garber
Mon, July 16, 7PM

Harvard professor of English and Visual and Environmental Studies Marjorie Garber discusses her new collection of essays, Loaded Words.
At Harvard Book Store
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G. Willow Wilson
Wed, July 18, 7PM

G. Willow Wilson, a graphic novelist, memoirist, and blogger on politics and culture, reads from her new novel, Alif the Unseen.
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Colson Whitehead
Thurs, July 19, 7PM

Colson Whitehead, bestselling author of Sag Harbor, reads from the new paperback edition of his zombie novel, Zone One.
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