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December 28, 2012
2013 bookmarks are here!
Although some stores are already turning over to Valentine's Day and even Easter displays, we're still taking a few more days to enjoy the winter holidays. Our Holiday Hundred books are still 20% off through Monday, December 31. Note that we'll have shorter hours on 12/31 (9am to 9pm) and 1/1 (noon to 10pm) to celebrate the New Year. Hours will be back to normal on January 2.

Speaking of the New Year, if you still don't have plans for New Year's Eve, consider picking up a First Night button, available at the store now. Your $18 will get you into a whole host of concerts, dance performances, stand-up showcases, and other activities to ring in 2013. Find the full schedule here.

The deadline to sign up to be a book giver on World Book Night is fast approaching. Applications for the program, which aims to spread the love of books to light and non-readers, are being accepted through January 23. Find more information here.

A quick reminder that there's still time to take advantage of subscription promotions from two 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.      

'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 Colour of Milk
by Nell Leyshon


Ecco, hardcover

Mary and her three sisters rise every day to backbreaking farm work that threatens to suppress their own awakening desires, whether it's Violet's pull toward womanhood or Beatrice's affinity for the Scriptures. But it's their father, whose anger is unleashed at the slightest provocation, who stands to deliver the most harm. Only Mary, fierce of tongue and a spitfire since birth, dares to stand up to him. When he sends her to work for the local vicar and his invalid wife in their house on the hill, he deals her the only blow she may not survive.

Nonfiction McSweeney's Issue 42 

McSweeney's, hardcover
Issue 42 is an experiment in translated literature--twelve stories taken through six translators apiece, weaving into English and then back out again, gaining new twists and textures each time, just as you'd expect a Kierkegaard story brought into English by Clancy Martin and then sent into Dutch by Cees Nooteboom before being made into English again by J.M. Coetzee to do. With original texts by Kafka, Kharms, and Kenji Miyazawa, and translations by Lydia Davis, David Mitchell, and Zadie Smith, to name a few, this is an issue unlike any before it--altered, echoing narratives in the hands of the finest writers of our time.
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No Enchanted Palace The Red Book:
A Reader's Edition 
by C.G. Jung

W.W. Norton,
imitation leather

The Red Book, published to wide acclaim in 2009, contains the nucleus of C.G. Jung's later works. It was here that he developed his principal theories of the archetypes, the collective unconscious, and the process of individuation that would transform psychotherapy from treatment of the sick into a means for the higher development of the personality. The Red Book: A Reader's Edition features Sonu Shamdasani's introductory essay and the full translation of Jung's vital work in one portable volume. 

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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 Twelve Days in Viet Nam:
The Life and Death of Nicholas Conaxis
by Alex Liazos


Print on Demand, paperback
Nicholas Conaxis was twenty years old when he was killed in Vietnam on May 5, 1968. He had led a difficult life. Deprived of parents at the age of one, he lived in foster homes for the next thirteen years, and for four more years he lived in a group home for teenage boys. He was funny, sensitive, friendly, and mischievous, while he endured anxiety and insecurity for his entire life. Drafted by the army in 1967, he wrote many thoughtful and sensitive letters from military training, criticizing military life, the war, and social conformity. He read widely as he explored values and philosophies of the 1960s. His letters from Vietnam showed concern for the Vietnamese children, the people, and the land around him.
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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.
Physics and Philosophy
by Sir James Jeans

$3.99, paperback (originally $10.95 )

Philosophy of Science:
The Link Between Science and Philosophy
by Philipp Frank
$6.99, paperback (originally $21.95) 

In Physics and Philosophy, a scientist illuminates the intertwined paths of philosophy and science and examines the transition from Newtonian classical mechanics to modern relativistic physics. In Philosophy of Science, a mathematician traces the history of science, illustrating philosophy's ongoing role, explaining technology's erosion of the rapport between the two fields, and offering suggestions for their reunion.
Apricot Jam and Other Stories
by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
$7.99, hardcover (originally $28)
With Soviet and post-Soviet life as their focus, these stories weave and shift inside their shared setting, illuminating the Russian experience under the Soviet regime. An eloquent and acclaimed opponent of government oppression, Solzhenitsyn and his work have received international acclaim. Apricot Jam and Other Stories is an example of his singular style.         
Sean Scully:
The Art of the Stripe 

by Brian Kennedy

$15.99 hardcover (originally $45)
Sean Scully has made the motif of stripes his own. This book by Brian Kennedy, Director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, includes interviews with the artist about his career and, in particular, his preoccupation with stripes, as well as essays on the stripe in Western abstract painting and in Sean Scully's work over the past four decades.     
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 Complete Najdorf:
Modern Lines
by John Nunn and Joe Gallagher
Originally published by B.T. Batsford Ltd. in 1998
$70 (paperback) in Very Good Condition
The companion volume to The Complete Najdorf 6 Bg5, this is the most authoritative and up-to-date coverage available anywhere in the world today of the Najdorf Sicilian, one of the all-time great chess openings. It is also one of the sharpest and most hotly contested, and was favored by chess greats such as Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov.
Building the Navy's Bases in WWII:
History of the Bureau of Yards and Docks and the Civil Engineer Corps 1940-1946
by the Department of the Navy
Originally published by the United States Government Printing Office in 1947
$150 (hardcover; two volumes) in Very Good Condition
"The record of the Bureau of Yards and Docks, the Corps of Engineers, and the Seabees in [World War II] is the story of a small component of the Navy which had . . . the will and the capacity to get things done. These accomplishments are recounted as factually and as comprehensively as possible in this History." --from the introduction
Annihilation Books 1-3
by Keith Giffen et al.
Originally published by Marvel Enterprises in 2007
$95 (hardcover; three volumes) in Very Good Condition 
In this graphic novel, destructive force flies through our universe and destroys millions of worlds, including Xandar, home of intergalactic peacekeeping force the Nova Corps. With the Corps gone, who can possibly hold off the Annihilation Wave? To protect the legacy of the Xandarian culture, the lone surviving member of the Corps, Richard Rider of Earth, must escape from the burning ruins of his home world.

Author Events


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Nick Flynn w/ Ty Burr (1/9)

Christopher Kennedy Lawford (1/16)


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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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