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September 14, 2013

Seemingly never-ending stacks of New York Review Books Classics 


Warehouse Weekends have arrived! This weekend we'll welcome you into our Somerville warehouse, along with some of our favorite literary journals, small presses, and food vendors. While we're at it, we'll be adding an extra discount to our bargain prices on New York Review Books Classics. Check out our line-up of "Local Voices" partners for Saturday and Sunday, and come on down to 14 Park Street between 10am and 6pm!  


Other things to know about the festivities... We'll be updating our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts throughout the day with info and photos, and we're looking forward to hearing from you too. Post your pics and tweets with #WarehouseWeekends. Another thing to note before you visit: it's well documented that Harvard Book Store loves dogs, but during Warehouse Weekends, pets won't be allowed in the building. Sorry pups! 


Can't make it this weekend? More chances await. Next weekend brings Food Truck Favorites and Epicurean Treats: Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22. And check out the packed schedule of author events coming up... our online calendar is now updated through September and October


Thanks for reading,


The Weekly Bestsellers already Discounted 20%
New on Our Shelves
Someone: A Novel
by Alice McDermott


Farrar, Straus and Giroux, hardcover

An ordinary life--its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion--lived by an ordinary woman: this is the subject of Someone, Alice McDermott's extraordinary return, seven years after the publication of After This. Scattered recollections--of childhood, adolescence, motherhood, old age--come together in this transformative narrative, stitched into a vibrant whole by McDermott's deft, lyrical voice.

My Brief History
by Stephen Hawking

Bantam, hardcover
My Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking's improbable journey, from his postwar London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. This concise, witty, and candid account introduces readers to a Hawking rarely glimpsed in previous books: the inquisitive schoolboy whose classmates nicknamed him Einstein; the jokester who once placed a bet with a colleague over the existence of a particular black hole; and the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the world of physics and cosmology.
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Rhapsody For The Theatre
by Alain Badiou

Verso, hardcover

For Alain Badiou, theatre--unlike cinema--is the place for the staging of a truly emancipatory collective subject. In this sense theatre is, of all the arts, the one strictly homologous to politics: both theatre and politics depend on a limited set of texts or statements, collectively enacted by a group of actors or militants, which put a limit on the excessive power of the state. This explains why the history of theatre has always been inseparable from a history of state repression and censorship.
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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

Alice's Adventures Under Ground  
by Lewis Carroll


Print on Demand, paperback

A facsimile of "the original Ms. book afterwards developed into Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" with thirty-seven illustrations by Lewis Carroll.    

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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 Marriage Plot
by Jeffrey Eugenides

$4.99, paperback (originally $15.15)

Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English student and incurable romantic, is writing her thesis on Austen and Eliot--authors of the great marriage plots. As Madeleine studies the age-old motivations of the human heart, she breaks out of her straight-and-narrow mold when she falls in love with charismatic loner Leonard Bankhead, while at the same time an old friend resurfaces, obsessed with the idea that Madeleine is his destiny.
Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories

by Don DeLillo

$4.99, hardcover (originally $24.00)

Don DeLillo's first collection of short stories, written between 1979 and 2011, chronicling--and foretelling--three decades of American life. These nine stories describe an extraordinary journey of one great writer whose prescience about world events and ear for American language changed the literary landscape.
John Cheever: Complete Novels

by John Cheever

$17.99, hardcover (originally $30.00)

This book contains the five novels of John Cheever, together in one volume for the first time. In these dazzling works Cheever laid bare the failings and foibles of not just the ascendant postwar elite but also the fallen Yankee aristocrats who stubbornly cling to their shabby gentility as the last vestige of former glory.
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.

Manifold Mirrors: The Crossing Paths of the Arts and Mathematics

by Felipe Cucker

Originally published by Cambridge University Press in 2013

$15.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

Most works of art, whether illustrative, musical or literary, are created subject to a set of constraints. This fascinating book describes the geometric frameworks underlying constraint-based creation. Anyone interested in the power and ubiquity of mathematics will enjoy this revealing insight into the relationship between mathematics and the arts.

The Waltz Invention

by Vladimir Nabokov

Originally published by Phaedra Publishers in 1966

$10.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

Written in Russian in 1938 and first published in Paris the same year, Nabokov's three-act tragicomedy demonstrates that its author went beyond the limits of what could have been imagined, even by a poet, in 1938, about the coming fissionable age and its dangers.

Bodies in Contact: Rethinking Colonial Encounters in World History

edited by Tony Ballantyne and Antoinette Burton

Originally published by Duke University Press in 2005

$14.50 (paperback) in Very Good condition

Bodies in Contact brings together important scholarship on colonial gender studies gathered from journals around the world. Discussing subjects as diverse as slavery and travel, ecclesiastical colonialism and military occupation, marriage and property, nationalism and football, it puts women, gender, and sexuality at the center of the "master narratives" of imperialism and world history.

Author Events


Tickets on sale Sept 17: 


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All Upcoming Events 

Warehouse Weekends: Local Voices

Sat, Sept 14 & Sun, Sept 15, 10AM-6PM 

Join us at our warehouse for books, culture, and community as we host a superb cross-section of local literary talent. This weekend celebrates Small Presses and Literary Journals.
At Harvard Book Store
Warehouse, 14 Park St.,
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Mon, Sept 16, 6PM    

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. View our Sold Out Event FAQ.
At the Brattle Theatre
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Tue, Sept 17, 7PM    

Sara Farizan presents her debut novel, If You Could Be Mine, the story of Sahar and Nasrin--two girls in love in Iran.
At Harvard Book Store
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Wed, Sept 18, 7PM 

Elizabeth Greenspan discusses Battle For Ground Zero: Inside the Political Struggle To Rebuild the World Trade Center. Co-sponsored by Harvard Writers at Work.

At Harvard Book Store
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Joseph S. Nye

Wed, Sept 18, 7PM    

Cambridge Forum presents Harvard's Joseph S. Nye discussing Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era with David Gergen.
At First Parish Church
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The Philosophy Café

Wed, Sept 18, 7:30PM 

Topic: Monism vs. Dualism, or Matter vs. Mind
At Harvard Book Store, Lower Level
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Margaret Atwood

Thurs, Sept 19, 7PM    

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. View our Sold Out Event FAQ.
At First Parish Church
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Mark Schneider

Fri, Sept 20, 3PM    

Suffolk University's Mark Schneider discusses Joe Moakley's Journey: From South Boston to El Salvador.
At Harvard Book Store
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Mollie Katzen

Fri, Sept 20, 7PM    

Moosewood Cookbook author Mollie Katzen presents The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation.
At Harvard Book Store
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Things to know about our author events...


Featured event books at Harvard Book Store author talks are now 20% off on the day of the event!  


$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 tickets only guarantee admission until 5 minutes before an event begins, after which we may open any open seats to a standby line.   

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