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December 14, 2012
Greetings from bookstore land! Your holiday shopping days are dwindling, but you still have plenty of opportunities to make the most of your dollars. We have three exciting promos in the next week, plus extended hours ahead of the holiday.
  • Win a signed book! From Friday, Dec 14 through Sunday, Dec 16, shop at harvard.com and you'll be entered to win one of the following signed books when you use its matching promo code (at checkout) below. We'll simply add the winners' books into their shipment or in-store pickup, at no extra charge!
  • Win seats at our 2013 events! From Friday, Dec 14 through Friday, Dec 21, print out the entry form below, bring it with you to the store, and with a purchase of $80 or more (before tax), you'll be entered to win a pair of seats at every off-site event Harvard Book Store hosts in 2013. Winner will be notified December 27. 

  • Win Harvard Book Store swag! On Saturday, Dec 22 and Sunday, Dec 23, any Frequent Buyer who spends $50 or more (before tax) in the store will be entered to win their choice of a Harvard Book Store tote bag, mug, or our new silver-plated logo bookmark (each available while supplies last). Winners will be notified the week of December 31. 

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Of course we all know that books make the best gifts, but if you need a little something extra to fill out someone's stocking, consider a subscription to one of our favorite local magazines. For the politically and intellectually minded,  The Baffler and Boston Review are both running subscription promotions.
  • Give a gift subscription to The Baffler and they'll include books by Baffler authors or classic issues of the magazine. Find complete details here. Offer valid through January 31. 
  • Subscribe to Boston Review (for the first time or as a renewal) before January 1 and receive a free BR t-shirt. Find more information here
And while it's hard to think of any else but the holidays, we're also excited about two upcoming events we'll be selling books for.
  • On Monday, Dec 17, J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami discusses "U.S. Leadership in 2013" and his book A New Voice for Israel at Temple Israel, in Boston. Find more information here.
  • And David Sedaris is coming to Cambridge! The Celebrity Series of Boston has sent us a special offer for "Works in Progress: An Intimate Evening with David Sedaris" on January 15 and 16 at Regattabar in Cambridge. Find more information and purchase 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
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
by Ayana Mathis


Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover

In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who brings her nothing but disappointment and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented. Hattie gives birth to nine more children whom she raises with grit and mettle and not an ounce of the tenderness they crave. She vows to prepare them for the calamitous difficulty they are sure to face in their lives, to meet a world that will not be kind. Captured in twelve narrative threads, their lives tell the story of a mother's courage and the journey of a nation.

Nonfiction Curiosity and Method:
Ten Years of Cabinet Magazine

edited by Sina Najafi

Cabinet Books, hardcover
Since its launch in 2000, Cabinet magazine has become a touchstone for a certain approach to understanding culture, one that shuns orthodox distinctions--high/low, professional/amateur--in favor of a commitment to the idea that all objects, practices, and discourses can teach us something important about the world. Its hybrid sensibility merges the visually engaging style of an arts periodical, the exuberance of a fanzine, and the in-depth exploration of a scholarly journal. This anthology brings together some of the most interesting successes, and a few instructive failures, published in the first forty issues of Cabinet.
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No Enchanted Palace Encounters:
Conversations on Life and Writing 
by Hlne Cixous and Frdric-Yves Jeannet

Polity, paperback

This book of interviews, which took place over three years, illuminates the genesis and genius of one of France's most original writers. Through conversations with Frdric-Yves Jeannet, Hlne Cixous muses on her "coming to writing," from her first publications to her recent acclaim for a series of texts that spring, as she insists all true writing does, from her life. The conversations delve into Cixous's career as an academic in Paris, her summer retreats to the Bordeaux region to write uninterrupted for two months, her work with Ariane Mnouchkine's Thtre du Soleil, her political engagements, and her dreams.             

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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 Hope I Don't Die Before I Get Old  
by Mary Wellington and Tracey Bowman


Print on Demand, paperback
Hope I Don't Die Before I Get Old brings insight, humor, and a lot of useful information about successful aging to everyone who wakes up one day to find their parents (or themselves) in need of assistance and sage advice for the journey. As each other's support network while caring for aging parents, the authors shared secrets and discoveries, and amassed a wealth of wisdom on the topic. Sharing this hard-won knowledge with the people who need it is their mission.
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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.
by Larry Niven

Tau Zero
by Poul Anderson 

The Demolished Man
by Alfred Bester

The Sirens of Titan
by Kurt Vonnegut 

by Philip K. Dick

$5.99 each, paperback (originally 7.99) 
The Science Fiction Masterworks series consists of science fiction books from the 1950s to today, and its goal is to bring important works of science fiction back into print. Our selection features classic and also less well-known books by some of the best science fiction writers of their time.
The Push Man and Other Stories

Abandon the Old in Tokyo

by Yoshihiro Tatsumi
$7.99 each, paperback (originally $19.95)

by Shigeru Mizuki
$11.99, paperback (originally $26.95)
Designed and edited by Adrian Tomine, The Push Man and Other Stories, the first in a three-volume series that collects the short stories of Japanese cartooning legend Yoshihiro Tatsumi, debuted to much critical acclaim. Abandon the Old in Tokyo is the second volume. NonNonBa is the definitive work by Shigeru Mizuki, a memoir detailing his interest in spirit monsters.      
George Bellows:
An Artist in Action 

by Mary Sayre Haverstock

$10.99 hardcover (originally $45)
George Bellows painted American life in action. A major realist painter, his vigorous brushstrokes fill his canvases and prints with the many dynamics of early twentieth-century America. This book brings together the most important works of Bellows's short but prolific career, combining them with an in-depth biography of the artist.  
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.
Categories of the Temporal:
An Inquiry into the Forms of the Finite Intellect
by Sebastian Rdl
Originally published by Harvard University Press in 2012
$25 (hardcover) in Very Good Condition
Sebastian Rdl turns to Kant and Aristotle to untangle the relationship of judgment and truth to time. He finds in the thought of these two men the answer he urges us to consider: the temporal and the sensible, and the atemporal and the intelligible, are aspects of one reality and cannot be understood independently of one another.
Chaucerian Polity:
Absolutist Lineages and Associational Forms in England and Italy
by David Wallace
Originally published by Stanford University Press in 1997
$35 (paperback) in Very Good Condition
In Chaucerian Polity, David Wallace argues that no magic curtain separated "medieval" London and Westminster from "Renaissance" Florence and Milan; as a result of his Italian journeys, all sites were interlinked for Chaucer as parts of a transnational nexus of capital, cultural, mercantile, and military exchange.
Bcher, 1969-1990
by Anselm Kiefer
Originally published by Edition Cantz und Autoren in 1990
$70 (paperback) in Very Good Condition 
Bcher, German for "books," is composed of selections from Anselm Kiefer's artist books, in which he developed a multilayered process of painting over photographs and incorporating a variety of materials, including molten lead, clay, sand, and straw. In German.

Author Events


On sale Mon, Dec 7:

Nick Flynn (1/9)

Christopher Kennedy Lawford (1/16)


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Harvard Book Store Gives Back:
Community Servings

Sun, Dec 16, all day    

The final Sunday of our annual Gives Back promotion. A portion of the proceeds for sales made today (in the store and online) will go to support local meals program Community Servings.
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Neil Shubin
Tues, Jan 8, 7PM   

Neil Shubin, bestselling science writer and dean of biological sciences at the University of Chicago, discusses The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People.
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Nick Flynn
Wed, Jan 9, 6PM  

Memoirist Nick Flynn discusses The Reenactments, a book about the process of making Another Bullshit Night in Suck City into the film Being Flynn.
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Wenonah Hauter
Thurs, Jan 10, 7PM    

Wenonah Hauter, the executive director of D.C.-based Food and Water Watch, discusses Foodopoly: The Battle over the Future of Food and Farming in America.
At Harvard Book Store
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Christopher Kennedy Lawford
Wed, Jan 16, 6PM    

Addiction recovery activist Christopher Kennedy Lawford discusses Recover to Live: Kick Any Habit, Manage Any Addiction. He will be joined by Harvard's Howard Shaffer and special guest Patrick Kennedy.
At the Brattle Theatre
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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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