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November 2, 2013

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News This Week:


Our Frequent Buyer Sale: Sunday, November 3sale 


One last reminder! Our annual Frequent Buyer Sale is this Sunday (9am-11pm). The bookshelves are packed and the registers are programmed to give all Frequent Buyer members 20% off their purchases of new, used, and bargain books -- as well as Print on Demand titles from our database and non-book items throughout the store (calendars, clothing, cards, chocolate, tote bags, mugs, and more). 


We'd love to see you in the store, but know everyone can't make it into Cambridge this weekend. So click over to harvard.com and use coupon code FREQUENT2013 to receive the 20% discount on purchases made Sunday.  


You must be signed up for a Frequent Buyer Card before Sunday to receive the discount. (Sign up here.) Learn more about the sale (and a very few restrictions) here. Thanks for shopping with us! 



Tickets! Our Ticketed Events This Novembertickets 

THIS MONTH: Alan Dershowitz, Ivan Klima, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Gene Luen Yang, and Matthew Berry

Wow. So our lineup of ticketed events this November includes: 


*  A famed defense lawyer and Harvard Law professor. . .  

*  A renowned Czech novelist who witnessed and participated in some of the most dramatic events in twentieth century Europe. . .  

*  A Pulitzer Prize winner with a highly anticipated new major work of history. . .  

*  A comics artist and National Book Award finalist with a masterful new graphic novel of Chinese history. . .  

*  And ESPN's "Talented Mr. Roto," with a book celebrating and exploring the astoundingly popular world of fantasy sports.


Tickets are $5 and count as $5 coupons in the bookstore. It's going to be a great (and busy) month of talks and signings! Learn more and buy tickets here, or just stop by the store! (And remember, signed books make great gifts, and you don't have to come to an event to order a signed book.) 



Publisher Focus: University of Chicago Presspubfocus 


In our window this week: University of Chicago Press (and reflections of autumn at Harvard)...




Thanks for reading,


New on Our Shelvesnew
by JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst

Mulholland Books, hardcover

One book. Two readers. A world of mystery, menace, and desire. A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown.

1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think
edited by Robert Arp

Atria Books, hardcover
An elegant addition to the successful "1001" series--a comprehensive, chronological guide to the most important thoughts from the finest minds of the past 3,000 years. From Democracy to Cultural Revolution, Courtly Love to Survival of the Fittest, Kant's Enlightenment to the Oedipus Complex, this book offers a wealth of stimulation and amusement for any reader with a curious mind.
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The Glass Slipper:
Women and Love Stories

by Susan Ostrov Weisser

Rutgers University Press, hardcover

More than a book about romance in fiction and media, The Glass Slipper illustrates how traditional stories about women's sexuality, femininity, and romantic love have survived as seemingly protective elements in a more modern, feminist, sexually open society, confusing the picture for women themselves. It is a book about the persistence of a familiar Anglo-American love story into the digital age.

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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

À Perte de Vue
by P.W. Hand


Print on Demand, paperback

Finally an American spy story that shows what's happening now.  The characters and issues are realistic. The fight scenes are fantastic and believable. Wilhelm gives the reader a unique look at modern spying. His team takes on a deadly mission and will intrigue you with assignments that are action packed and sexually charged! Readers will find this novel is a refreshing change from period pieces and cliché super heroes.    

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Bargain Booksbargain

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.
A Slightly Obsessive History of Strunk & White's The Elements of Style
by Mark Garvey
$5.99, hardcover (originally $22.99)

Since 1959, The Elements of Style has been required reading for aspiring writers, English majors, and anyone with a love of language. Stylized is a lovingly crafted history that explores Elements' staying power and takes us from the hallowed halls of academia to the dazzling days of old Hollywood--and into the hearts and minds of some of the most respected writers working today.

Britain's Empire:
Resistance, Repression and Revolt
by Richard Gott

$9.99, hardcover (originally $34.95)

This book takes an overarching view of resistance to the British Empire across its breadth, whether led by kings, priests, slaves, or settlers. Richard Gott demonstrates that resistance and revolt were the norm among the Empire's subjects and simultaneously exposes the brutality of the Empire's typically militaristic response to resistance.

Rin Tin Tin:
The Life and Legend of the World's Most Famous Dog
by Susan Orlean

$6.99, hardcover (originally $29.70)

Rin Tin Tin is a poignant exploration of the enduring bond between humans and animals, but it is also a richly textured history of twentieth-century entertainment and entrepreneurship and the changing role of dogs in the American family and society. It is a tour de force of history, human interest, and masterful storytelling--the ultimate must-read for anyone who loves great dogs or great yarns.
Recent Finds Downstairs in the Used Book Departmentused


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.
Gravestone Chronicles
by Theodore Chase and Laurel K. Gabel

Originally published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society in 1990 

$30.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

This fascinating book contains seven essays about the little known artisans who carved in stone--some of the earliest sculpture in this century--and left their work scattered among the gravestones of New England. This is a volume which should appeal to all who have an interest in genealogy, in the manners, customs and history of colonial New England, or in its unique folk art.

Raven Travelling:   

Two Centuries of Haida Art

Originally published by Douglas & McIntyre in 2006

$35.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

Published to coincide with a major exhibition, this book features 140 color photos of Haida masterpieces from the last two centuries. Lavishly illustrated and passionately written, Raven Travelling situates Haida art where it has always belonged, inseparable from its people and at the very apex of the great accomplishments of human creativity.

Author and Audience in Latin Literature

edited by Tony Woodman and Jonathan Powell

Originally published by Cambridge University Press in 1992

$35.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

This book contains essays by distinguished scholars on the various means by which Latin authors communicated effectively with their audiences. The contributors have provided detailed analyses of particular passages in order to throw light on the many different ways in which authors catered for their audiences by fulfilling, manipulating and thwarting their expectations.

Upcoming Events  


Tickets on sale now:

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Sun, Nov 3, 9AM-11PM 

20% off purchases in the store and on harvard.com for our Frequent Buyers!
At Harvard Book Store
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Mon, Nov 4, 7PM    

Local novelist and teacher at Grub Street Lisa Borders presents her second novel The Fifty-First State.
At Harvard Book Store
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An Evening with Transition Magazine

Tue, Nov 5, 7PM    

Transition Magazine presents the winner of the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing, Tope Folarin.
At Harvard Book Store
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Alan Dershowitz

Wed, Nov 6, 6PM 

Harvard Law School's Alan Dershowitz discusses Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law. Co-sponsored by Chabad House.
At the Brattle Theatre
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Colin Spoelman

Wed, Nov 6, 7PM    

Colin Spoelman presents The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Make and Drink Whiskey (with samples)!
At Harvard Book Store
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Molly Knight Raskin

Thu, Nov 7, 6PM    

Molly Knight Raskin presents No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin. Co-sponsored by Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.
At MIT, Green Building
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Linda Bamber

Thu, Nov 7, 7PM    

Linda Bamber of Tufts University reads from her new collection Taking What I Like: Stories.
At Harvard Book Store
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Sarah Mittlefehldt

Fri, Nov 8, 3PM    

Sarah Mittlefehldt of Green Mountain College discusses Tangled Roots: The Appalachian Trail and American Environmental Politics.
At Harvard Book Store
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Richard Kurin

Fri, Nov 8, 7PM    

Richard Kurin presents The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects.
At Harvard Book Store
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Author Event Info 



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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We appreciate the feedback we get from readers of this e-newsletter. Please send any comments 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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