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October 14, 2012
Our presidential election panel is only a week away, and we're thrilled with the line-up for the evening. On October 22, Harvard professor of government Theda Skocpol, Boston Globe foreign policy columnist Juliette Kayyem, and former Massachusetts Deputy Attorney General Stephen Oleskey will be joined by moderator Christopher Lydon as they discuss the campaign and coming election. The evening will conclude with a live screening of the final presidential debate. Find complete details and purchase tickets here.

Congratulations to local authors Junot Diaz and David Ferry, and Harvard graduate Eliot Schrefer, whose books are among the finalists for this year's National Book Awards. View the complete (and very impressive) list of finalists here. Winners will be announced on November 14.


'Til Next Week,

The Weekly Bestsellers already Discounted 20%

New on Our Shelves: The Latest in Fiction, Nonfiction, Scholarly Books & In Store Book Printing
Silent House
by Orhan Pamuk 


Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover

Never before published in English, Pamuk's second novel is the story of a Turkish family gathering in the shadow of the impending military coup of 1980. In an old mansion near Istanbul, a widow awaits the annual visit of her grandchildren. Faruk, a historian, laments his inability to tell the story of the past; his leftist sister, Nilgn, has yet to discover the consequences of highminded politics; and Metin, a high school nerd, fantasizes about going to America. But it is Hasan, lately fallen in with right-wing nationalists, who will draw the family into the growing cataclysm issuing from Turkey's century-long struggle for modernity.

Nonfiction Spillover:
Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic 

by David Quammen

W.W. Norton, hardcover
"This is a frightening and fascinating masterpiece of science reporting that reads like a detective story. David Quammen takes us on a quest to understand AIDS, Ebola, and other diseases that share a frightening commonality: they all jumped from wild animals to humans. By explaining this growing trend, Quammen not only provides a warning about the diseases we will face in the future, he also causes us to reflect on our place as humans in the earth's ecosystem." --Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs
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No Enchanted Palace Economic Networks 
by David Knoke

Polity, paperback

David Knoke blends network theories from a range of disciplines and empirical studies of domestic and international economies to illuminate how economic activity is embedded in and constrained by social ties among economic actors. Social capital is vital for finding a job, buying a car, creating a new industry, or triggering a global financial crisis. In nontechnical terms the author explicates the core network concepts, measures, and analysis methods behind these phenomena. The book also includes many striking network diagrams to provide visual insights into complex structural patterns.           

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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 C4 Lit Mag, Issue 3
from Chamber Four 


Print on Demand, paperback
The third issue of Chamber Four's new literary magazine features all-new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and, for the first time, drama. Featuring evocative poetry, edgy fiction, ambitious essays, and a one-act play that will knock your socks off, C4 continues to be the best new lit mag you haven't heard of but should be reading.
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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.
Jazz Interpretations Volumes 1-3
by Mark Elf
$2.99 each, paperback (originally $9.95 each)
Mark Elf is a jazz guitarist who has toured the world over with such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie and Wynton Marsalis. He also owns his own record label and teaches guitar and theory regularly. These volumes focus on original tudes based on familiar, popular music.
First Studies for the Oboe
First Studies for the Saxophone
by William Lindenmuth
$3.99 each, paperback (originally $9.95 each)
These books of sheet music contain original compositions in order to encourage those who are first learning to play an instrument to truly read the music, as opposed to playing familiar music by memory. The books contain sheet music, descriptions and explanations of the instruments themselves, and various musical vocabulary.        
E-Flat Harmonica Book
D-Flat Harmonica Book
F Harmonica Book
B Harmonica Book
by James Major

$2.99 each, paperback (originally $7.95 each)
Part of The Complete 10-Hole Diatonic Harmonica Series, these books help the reader to understand basic musical fundamentals and the vast musical capabilities of the harmonica in various keys. They are appropriate for players of all skill levels.       
We have these and many more sheet music books available, including books featuring music for guitar (including ensemble, classical, blues, and jazz guitar), piano, keyboard, fiddle, drums, and bassoon.
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.
Out of Sight:
Urban Art/Abandoned Spaces
by RomanyWG (Jeremy Gibbs)
Originally published by Carpet Bombing Culture in 2011
$25 (hardcover) in Very Good Condition
Jeremy Gibbs, aka RomanyWG, is one of the most talented urbex ("urban exploration") and street art photographers of recent years. He has published two books filled with his urban photography. He studied arts and graphic design and then became a feature film editor before turning to exploring abandoned places in 2008.
Thirty-Six Views of the Eiffel Tower
by Henri Rivire
Originally published by Chronicle Books in 2010
$12 (hardcover) in Very Good Condition
This gorgeous re-creation of Henri Rivire's original 1902 volume offers a stunning view of turn-of-the-century Paris. Sometimes looming in the foreground, sometimes a tiny detail on the horizon, the tower is always present. The quietly beautiful color palette reflects Rivire's engagement with the styles of his era: Art Nouveau and Japonism.
The Art of Shepard Fairey
by Shepard Fairey
Originally published by Gingko Press in 2011
$18 (hardcover) in Very Good Condition 
Mayday is a call for heightened awareness and a celebration of the rebirth embodied in revolutionary movements. Fairey stakes the claim that artists, musicians, and writers all have parts to play in stimulating response to injustice. He captures the radical spirit of his subjects, using portraiture to celebrate the artists, musicians, and political activists he most admires.

Author Events


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A Presidential Election Panel (10/22) 


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Charles Rowan Beye
Mon, Oct 15, 7PM   

Former classics professor Charles Rowan Beye discusses his memoir, My Husband and My Wives: A Gay Man's Odyssey.
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Camille Paglia
Tues, Oct 16, 6PM   

Cultural critic and bestselling author Camille Paglia discusses
Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars
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Young Adult Writers Program Anthology
Tues, Oct 16, 7PM  

A celebration of the publication of an anthology of the stories, plays, and essays written by the students who took part in Grub Street's Summer Teen Writing Fellowship.
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Maria Tatar
Wed, Oct 17, 7PM  

Harvard University folklorist Maria Tatar discusses The Annotated Brothers Grimm, a bicentennial edition.
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The Philosophy Caf
Wed, Oct 17, 7:30PM  

This month's topic:
"What Is Work For, and What Is the Good Life?"
At Harvard Book Store,
lower level 
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Ian Frazier
Thurs, Oct 18, 7PM  

Bestselling author and New Yorker contributor Ian Frazier reads from his debut novel, The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days.
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Sanford Levinson
Fri, Oct 19, 3PM  

Sanford Levinson, professor of law and political science, discusses Framed: America's 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance.
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Paul Elie
Fri, Oct 19, 7PM  

National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Paul Elie discusses his latest,  Reinventing Bach.
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