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August 23, 2013

September's just around the corner! $5 tickets are on sale now for Harvard Law's Randall Kennedy--for his look at the evolving status of affirmative action in American law--and for "Unlikely Activist" Bill McKibben, examining the global climate fight. And mark your calendar for Tuesday morning at 9am, when tickets go on sale for Margaret Atwood.

We'll be trying something new this fall when you buy books at one of our author events. Beginning in September, the featured event book will be 20% off that day--both in the bookstore and at ticketed off-site events. You don't have to do anything special with your ticket or Frequent Buyer Card. No secret codes or handshakes. It's 20% off!

For those who have long appreciated using our $5 tickets as coupons, don't worry, that's not going away. These coupons will no longer be eligible for books that are 20% off, but you can still bring them to the store (for up to a month after the event) for $5 off a regularly priced new book, or on a used or bargain book.

Questions/comments on the new policy? Shoot us an e-mail at info@harvard.com.

And stay tuned to next week's newsletter for what we've got brewing in Somerville this fall. Warehouse Weekends are coming!


Thanks for reading,


The Weekly Bestsellers already Discounted 20%
New on Our Shelves: The Latest in Fiction, Nonfiction, Scholarly Books & In Store Book Printing
The Daughters of Mars: A Novel
by Thomas Keneally


Atria Books, hardcover

From the author of Schindler's List comes story of two sisters whose lives are transformed by the cataclysm of the First World War. In 1915, Naomi and Sally Durance, two spirited Australian sisters, join the war effort as nurses, escaping the confines of their father's farm and carrying a guilty secret with them. Though they are used to tending the sick, nothing could have prepared them for what they confront, first on a hospital ship near Gallipoli, then on the Western Front. Yet amid the carnage, the sisters become the friends they never were at home and find them­selves courageous in the face of extreme danger.

The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age
by Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD. 
Harper, hardcover
 As the focus of family has turned to the glow of the screen everyday life is undergoing a massive transformation. Easy availability to the Internet and social media has erased the boundaries that protect children from the unsavory aspects of adult life. Parents often feel they are losing a meaningful connection with their children. The digital world is here to stay, but what are families losing with technology's gain? Drawing on real-life stories from her clinical work with children and parents, and her consulting work with educators and experts across the country, Steiner-Adair offers insights and advice that can help parents achieve greater under-standing as they come up against the tech revolution unfolding in their living rooms.
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An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns
by Bruno Latour  

Harvard University Press, hardcover

 Over the past twenty-five years, Latour has developed a research protocol different from the actor-network theory with which his name is now associated--a research protocol that follows the different types of connectors that provide specific truth conditions. These are the connectors that prompt a climate scientist challenged by a captain of industry to appeal to the institution of science. Such modes of extension--or modes of existence, Latour argues here--account for the many differences between law, science, politics, and other domains of knowledge. Though scientific knowledge corresponds to only one of the many possible modes of existence Latour describes, an unrealistic vision of science has become the arbiter of reality and truth, seducing us into judging all values by a single standard.  

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Printed on Paige 
Each week we feature a book printed 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

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, and others.   

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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.
Be Cool         
by Elmore Leonard          
$4.99, paperback (originally $13.50)

Out of Sight         
by Elmore Leonard          
$5.99, paperback (originally $14.99)

by Elmore Leonard          
$4.99, paperback (originally $13.50)

This week we're honoring the work of crime and suspense novelist Elmore Leonard. Leonard began his writing career with Westerns, but moved to crime fiction and thrillers as his career progressed, garnering praise throughout his career for his deft, sharp prose. In addition to the titles we're featuring in the newsletter, we have much more Elmore Leonard in the bargain books section of the store--stop by and take a look.
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.
Revolution and the Republic: A History of Political Thought in France since the Eighteenth Century
by Jeremy Jennings

Originally published by Oxford University Press in 2011

$25.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

At the heart of Revolution and the Republic are the dramatic and violent events associated with the French Revolution of 1789 and the birth of the First Republic in 1792. For the next two centuries, writers in France struggled to make sense of these and subsequent events in French revolutionary history, producing perceptive analysis of the nature of republican government.

Medieval Modern: Art Out of Time

by Alexander Nagel

Originally published by Thames and Hudson in 2012

$25.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

Moving across the familiar period lines set out in conventional histories, Alexander Nagel explores the connections between modern and premodern art to reveal the patterns and ideas crossing centuries of artistic practice. He reconsiders key issues in the history of art, from iconoclasm and idolatry to installation and the museum as institution.

The Paintings of Jakuchu

by Money L. Hickman and Yasuhiro Satō             

Originally published by The Asia Society Galleries in 1989

$30.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

The Paintings of Jakuchu presents the work of one of Japan's most important artists. In his strikingly original paintings, reproduced here in 97 full-color plates and 72 black-and-white illustrations, Jakuchu combined his pictorial interests in the natural world with a devout Buddhist concern for the essential unity of life.

Author Events


Ticketed Events

On sale now: 
Randall Kennedy (9/6)
Bill McKibben (9/16)

On sale August 27 at 9am:
Margaret Atwood (9/19)

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All Upcoming Events 

Final Fiction Friday
Aug 30, 9AM-11PM  

The final Fiction Friday of the summer! 15% off fiction.
At Harvard Book Store
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Mark Slouka
Tue, Sept 3, 7PM    

Mark Slouka presents his novel Brewster, in conversation with Sven Birkerts.
At Harvard Book Store
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Junot Díaz
Thurs, Sept 5, 6PM  

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. View our Sold Out Event FAQ.
At the Brattle Theatre
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Robert M. Neer
Fri, Sept 6, 3PM 

Columbia University's Robert M. Neer discusses Napalm: An American Biography.
At Harvard Book Store
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Randall Kennedy
Fri, Sept 6, 6PM     

Prominent Harvard Law School professor Randall Kennedy discusses
For Discrimination:
Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law
. $5 Tickets.
At the Brattle Theatre
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Becky Cooper
Mon, Sept 9, 7PM    

Writer, cartographer, and recent Harvard grad Becky Cooper discusses Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers.
At Harvard Book Store
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Katherine Powers
Tue, Sept 10, 7PM    

Katherine Powers presents Suitable Accommodations: An Autobiographical Story of Family Life; The Letters of J. F. Powers, 1942-1963
At Harvard Book Store
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Stephen Emmott
Wed, Sept 11, 7PM    

Stephen Emmott discusses his book on the population crisis, Ten Billion.
At Harvard Book Store
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Things to know about our $5 tickets...


$5 tickets are also coupons good for $5 off a purchase at Harvard Book Store. Coupons expire 30 days after the event, and cannot be used for already-discounted items, online purchases, event tickets, or gift certificates. Please note that your ticket only guarantees you admission until 5 minutes before an event begins.

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Please send any comments and suggestions to Alex at newsletter@harvard.com. Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you in the store!


Alex W. Meriwether
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