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January 5, 2013

Happy New Year! Was one of your PaigeNew Year's resolutions to shop local more often? Two books came out recently that show the indie book world some love. My Bookstore features essays by an amazing array of authors, each extolling the virtues of their local bookstore (thanks to Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for writing such a lovely essay about us!). And Read This! features handpicked recommendations from indie booksellers across the country, including Harvard Book Store's head buyer Megan. We are thrilled to be included in both books, and to live in such a local-business-loving community!

Attention post-holiday bargain hunters: We only have a few holiday cards and calendars left, so make sure to come snag some good deals. Cards are 50% off their original price, and 2013 calendars are now 35% off.

There are only a couple weeks left to sign up to be a book giver on World Book Night. 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.

Finally, let me leave you with some inspiring reading for the New Year. The website TheEditorial.com posts essays and interviews with leaders in their fields, people who will make you think a little differently about the world. Interviews are conducted by journalist and editor Heidi Legg, and are accompanied by fantastic photography by Susan Lapides. Current interviews include Pattie Mies of the MIT Media Lab, Formaggio Kitchen's Ihsan Gurdal, the ART's Diane Paulus, and the Charles Hotel's Richard Friedman. And keep an eye out for an upcoming interview with Harvard Book Store owner Jeffrey Mayersohn.

'Til Next Week,

The Weekly Bestsellers already Discounted 20%

New on Our Shelves: The Latest in Fiction, Nonfiction, Scholarly Books & In Store Book Printing
Tiger Rag
by Nicholas Christopher


Dial Press, hardcover

New Orleans, 1900. The virtuoso cornet player Buddy Bolden invents jazz, but after a tragic life, the sound of his horn vanishes with him. In present day Florida, Ruby Cardillo's husband has left her for a twenty-six-year-old, and her daughter, a once-promising jazz pianist, is picking up trash on the highway after a drug conviction. Desperate, Ruby takes her daughter on an impulsive road trip to New York, where their own family history will collide with Buddy Bolden's. Ranging from turn-of-the-century Louisiana to contemporary Manhattan, Tiger Rag is at once a story of redemption and an intricate historical mystery.

Nonfiction Martin's Dream:
My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Clayborne Carson

Palgrave Macmillan, hardcover
On August 28, 1963 hundreds of thousands of demonstrators flocked to the nation's capital, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. It was Clayborne Carson's first demonstration. A nineteen-year-old black student from New Mexico, Carson hitched a ride to Washington. Decades later, Coretta Scott King selected Dr. Carson--then a history professor at Stanford University--to edit the papers of her late husband. In this candid memoir, he traces his evolution from political activist to activist scholar, vividly recalling his involvement in the movement's heyday.
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No Enchanted Palace The I in We:
Studies on the Theory of Recognition 
by Axel Honneth


In this volume, Axel Honneth deepens and develops his highly influential theory of recognition, showing how it enables us both to rethink the concept of justice and to offer a compelling account of the relationship between social reproduction and individual identity formation. Drawing on his reassessment of Hegel's practical philosophy, Honneth argues that our conception of social justice should be redirected from a preoccupation with the principles of distributing goods to a focus on the measures for creating symmetrical relations of recognition.  

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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 Road
by Jack London


Print on Demand, paperback
The Road, Jack London's 1907 collection of autobiographical essays, details his early years hopping trains and living the life of a hobo across the United States. His stories shed light on the transient life in the late 19th century as well as the experiences that led him to his joining the Socialist Labor Party in 1896. This 1916 version contains close to fifty individual illustrations to complement the text.
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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.
Katherine Anne Porter:
Collected Stories and Other Writings

by Katherine Anne Porter

$18.99, hardcover (originally $40)

Katherine Anne Porter's short stories, when gathered in one volume in 1965, won their author both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. The Library of America now reprints that landmark volume, The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter, and pairs it with new selections from Porter's long-out-of-print short prose.
Substance and Function & Einstein's Theory of Relativity
by Ernst Cassirer
$16.99, hardcover (originally $65)
In this double-volume work, a great modern philosopher propounds a system of thought in which Einstein's theory of relativity is regarded as the natural progression of the motives inherent to mathematics and the physical sciences. It examines such topics as mechanism and motion, Mayer's methodology of natural science, and Richter's definite proportions.         
Everything Is Illuminated & Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
by Jonathan Safran Foer

$8.99 hardcover (originally $22)
Everything Is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer's debut novel, tells the story of a young Jewish American man's journey into an unexpected past. Foer then turned to the traumas of our recent history in his second novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. This edition brings these two works together for the first time. 
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.
Shakespeare's Stationers:
Studies in Cultural Bibliography
edited by Marta Straznicky
Originally published by University of Pennsylvania Press in 2012
$50 (hardcover) in Very Good Condition
Shakespeare's Stationers shifts Shakespearean textual scholarship toward a new focus on the earliest publishers and booksellers of Shakespeare's texts. This collection is the first to explore the multiple and intersecting forms of agency exercised by Shakespeare's stationers in the design, production, marketing, and dissemination of his printed works.
Understanding Peacekeeping
by Alex J. Bellamy and Paul D. Williams
Originally published by Polity Press in 2004
$16 (paperback) in Very Good Condition
Drawing on more than twenty-five historical and contemporary case studies, this book evaluates the changing characteristics of the contemporary environment in which peacekeepers operate, what role peace operations play in wider processes of global politics, the growing impact of non-state actors, and the major challenges facing today's peacekeepers.
What to Cook and How to Cook It:
Fresh and Easy
by Jane Hornby
Originally published by Phaidon in 2012
$23 (hardcover) in Very Good Condition 
Cooking simple, tasty dishes, using fresh and wholesome ingredients has never been easier. This collection of seventy-five all-new, mouthwatering, step-by-step recipes makes the best of fresh, seasonal vegetables, fruit, meat, and fish. Every recipe is illustrated with clear step-by-step photographs showing the ingredients and each stage of the recipe.

Author Events


On sale now:

Nick Flynn w/ Ty Burr (1/9)

Christopher Kennedy Lawford (1/16)


On sale Monday, Jan. 7:

Lawrence Wright (1/31) 


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All Upcoming Events 

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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