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News from Harvard Book Store
October 27, 2012

We're starting to hear more about winter/spring titles, so we've updated our Buzz List with new books coming out in December, January, and February. Check out the updated list here. And don't forget that if you pre-order a copy of Barbara Kingsolver's new novel Flight Behavior before November 6, you'll be entered to win two front-row seats to our event with her on November 13. Find details about the promotion here


Halloween's only a few days away now, so dust off your best Miss Havisham or Sherlock Holmes costume and get ready for the festivities. We still have a selection of Halloween cards, so even your faraway friends and family don't have to miss out on your enthusiasm for the holiday.  

Once again it's not great window-browsing weather, but Hurricane Sandy is no reason to miss out on this week's
Princeton University Press window. 

And don't forget:

  • On Saturday, October 27, stop by the Boston Book Festival for a huge range of literary offerings. Say hello to the Harvard Book Store booksellers at the Boston Common Hotel events, and check out all of the other indie bookstore booths around the festival. Full schedule and more details here.
  • Our annual Frequent Buyer Sale is coming up next Sunday, November 4. Make sure you're signed up for a Frequent Buyer account BEFORE November 4 to receive 20% off all purchases made in the store that day. Find full details and the (very few) restrictions 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
by Lydia Millet 


W.W. Norton, hardcover

Lydia Millet is "one of the most acclaimed novelists of her generation" (Los Angeles Times). This novel introduces Susan Lindley, a woman adrift after her husband's death. Suddenly gifted her great uncle's Pasadena mansion, Susan decides to restore his extensive collection of preserved animals, tending to "the fur and feathers, the beaks, the bones and shimmering tails." Meanwhile, a menagerie of uniquely damaged humans--including a cheating husband and a chorus of eccentric elderly women--joins her in residence.

Nonfiction Facing the Torturer 
by François Bizot

Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover
"Ten years after the worldwide success of The Gate--the account of his incarceration under the Khmer Rouge--François Bizot revisits this devastating experience in an exceptional book. This is more than just an important historical account--it provides an incredibly precise and gripping dissection of the prisoner's frame of mind. A profoundly literary endeavor to pull back the veils that we use to remain at a distance from mass murderers."
--Marianne (France)
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No Enchanted Palace Mapping Ideology 
edited by Slavoj Zizek

Verso, paperback

For a long time considered to be an unfashionable notion, the term "ideology" has in recent years seen a revival of interest, with a renewed focus on the questions that ideology poses to social and cultural theory. Mapping Ideology is a comprehensive reader covering the most important contemporary writing on the subject, and includes Slavoj Zizek's study of the development of the concept from Marx to the present; assessments of the contributions of Lukács and the Frankfurt School by Terry Eagleton, Peter Dews, and Seyla Benhabib; and essays by Adorno, Lacan, and Althusser.              

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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 Elsa's Housebook: A Woman's Photojournal
by Elsa Dorfman   


Print on Demand, paperback
Elsa's Housebook is a photographic record of family and friends who visited her at 19 Flagg Street in Cambridge when she lived there during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Many famous writers and thinkers, most notably literary figures associated with the Beat generation, are featured in the book, including Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Gary Snyder, Gregory Corso, and Robert Creeley. The book also features portraits of people who would become famous in other fields, such as radical feminist Andrea Dworkin and civil rights lawyer and Foundation for Individual Rights in Education co-founder Harvey A. Silverglate.
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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 Forbidden Universe:
The Occult Origins of Science and the Search for the Mind of God
by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince
$6.99, hardcover (originally $26.95)
The Forbidden Universe reveals how the foundations of modern science were based around a desire to destroy the church. The great pioneering scientists of the Renaissance and the early Enlightenment were fervent devotees of the philosophical/mystical system of Hermeticism, and many belonged to a secret society which had the agenda to overthrow the Church and establish a new age of Hermetic supremacy.
Brothers in Arms:
The Kennedys, the Castros, and the Politics of Murder
by Gus Russo and Stephen Molton
$9.99, hardcover (originally $32.50)
Built on thirty years of intense research, including discoveries so significant that they have rekindled CIA and State Department interest in the Kennedy assassination, Brothers in Arms is the most accessible and informed single volume on the assassination. For the many readers fascinated by this story, it provides extraordinary new facts that will force a reconsideration of how and why the Kennedy murder came to pass.         
Adam & Eve: A Novel
by Sena Jeter Naslund

$4.99, hardcover (originally $26.99)
Entrusted with her late husband's discovery of extraterrestrial life and enlisted by his friend to help smuggle an ancient codex concerning the human authorship of the Book of Genesis out of Egypt, Lucy Bergmann crash lands her plane on a slip of land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Burned in the crash landing, she is rescued by Adam, a delusional soldier whose search for knowledge has led to madness.       
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 Great Miraculous Icons
by Vladimir Suzdalev
Originally published by the Center for Creative Cooperation
in 1993
$20 (hardcover) in Very Good Condition
This book consists of icons depicting the Virgin Mary, which occupy a special place in the diverse spiritual and artistic heritage of Russia. This album is the first attempt to show the appearance, development, and typological features of famous miracle-working icons. In Russian, English, and French.
Dennis Hopper:
Photographs from 1961 to 1967
by Dennis Hopper
Originally published by Distributed Art Publishing Inc. in 1993
$35 (paperback) in Very Good Condition
During the 60s, Dennis Hopper carried a camera everywhere: on film locations, at parties, in diners and bars, driving on freeways, and walking in political marches. He photographed movie idols, pop stars, writers, artists, girlfriends, and strangers. Along the way he captured some of the most intriguing moments of his generation with a keen and intuitive eye.
Drawing Fashion:
A Century of Fashion Illustration
edited by Joëlle Chariau
Originally published by Prestel in 2011
$25 (hardcover) in Very Good Condition 
Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Design Museum in London, this volume offers a dazzling presentation of drawings. Essays by journalist Holly Brubach and London Sunday Times chief fashion writer Colin McDowell highlight the creative innovations in the drawings that responded to changes in the fashion industry and society as a whole.

Author Events


On sale now:
Barbara Kingsolver (11/13) 


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All Upcoming Events 

Boston Book Festival
Sat, Oct 27, All Day    

The fourth annual Boston Book Festival includes literary events for all ages. Visit bostonbookfest.org for the full schedule.
In Copley Square Learn More

Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Oct 29, 7PM   

The Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, discusses Brookline-based author Audrey Schulman's
Three Weeks in December
, this year's Cambridge READS selection.
At Harvard Book Store Learn More

Diane Morgan
Tues, Oct 30, 7PM  

Award-winning cookbook author and restaurant consultant discusses Roots: The Definitive Compendium with More Than 225 Recipes.
At Harvard Book Store Learn More

New England Essay Contest Release Party
Wed, Oct 31, 7PM  

Celebrate with the winners of our New England Essay Contest! The evening will include readings of selected essays and time to enjoy refreshments and local, literary comradery.
At Harvard Book Store
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Kim Severson and
Julia Moskin

Thurs, Nov 1, 7PM  

Food writers Kim Severson and Julia Moskin discuss CookFight: 2 Cooks, 12 Challenges, 125 Repices, an Epic Battle for Kitchen Dominance.
At Harvard Book Store
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Sheldon M. Stern
Fri, Nov 2, 3PM  

Historian and expert on the Cuban Missile Crisis Sheldon M. Stern discusses The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory: Myths versus Reality.
At Harvard Book Store Learn More

Louis P. Masur
Fri, Nov 2, 7PM    

Cultural historian Louis P. Masur discusses Lincoln's Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union.
At Harvard Book Store       Learn More

Our Annual Frequent Buyer Sale!
Sun, Nov 4,
9AM to 11PM    

Customers signed up for a Frequent Buyer account BEFORE November 4 will be eligible to get 20% off all purchases made in the store and online that day. Find full details and the few restrictions here.
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 only guarantees you a seat until 5 minutes before an event begins.

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