Harvard Book Store
News from Harvard Book Store
November 29, 2013

Our Holiday Hundred - 20% Off



Seeking gift ideas?news1 


Need book recommendations for all your forthcoming gift-giving? 

Look for those wearing this name tag in the store on Saturday.

Indies First on Small Business Saturday: Local authors will be stopping in throughout the day to be "booksellers for a day," recommending books to our customers and signing some of their own books. Look for "Ask Me for Recommendations" name tags on Saturday, and learn more about the authors who will be joining us here.  


Holiday Hundred: Can't make it on Saturday? Our Holiday Hundred will be on display (in the store and on the web) throughout December, and collects some of the best books to give this season--art, design, science, fiction, history, children's books, and more.   

Fiction and poetry featured in our Holiday Hundred (and 20% off!)

100 Notable Books of 2013: Plus, many of our Holiday Hundred picks were recently featured as a part of the New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books of 2013. Browse the list, and pick out a few for your loved ones.   



Looking for deals?news2 


Cyber Monday: Thank you for choosing to shop with your indie bookstore this year for "Cyber Monday." Enter coupon code CYBER2013 at checkout on harvard.com on December 2 for 20% off your purchases (excluding gift cards, already discounted items, and Kobo eReaders/eBooks). Shop harvard.com for in-store pickup, or we can ship orders throughout the United States.  



Our Winter Warehouse Sale: Be sure to mark your calendar (December 7 and 8, 10am-6pm) for our always anticipated Winter Warehouse Sale, next weekend in Somerville. Like our Warehouse Weekends this past fall, we've asked back a fabulous group of local partners to add a little something extra to the event! Partners include Boston Comics Roundtable, Million Year Picnic, Grillo's Pickles, and Scoopsies Ice Cream. You'll also find thousands of discounted used, bargain, and collectable books. Join us at 14 Park Street in Somerville. 





Follow Us for "30 Books in 30 Days"news3 


Over the past two weeks we've given away cookbooks, novels, poetry, and more great books via our Twitter account, @HarvardBooks. Follow us and watch #HBS30books for more of our "30 Books in 30 Days" giveaway. It's how we're celebrating nearing 30,000 followers! 


Thanks for reading,


New on Our Shelvesnewshelves

Brown Dog:


by Jim Harrison

Grove Press, hardcover

Best-selling author Jim Harrison is one of America's most beloved writers, and Brown Dog, a bawdy, reckless, down-on-his-luck Michigan Indian, has earned cult status with readers in the two decades since his initial appearance. For the first time, Brown Dog gathers all the Brown Dog novellas, including one never-published one, into one volume--the ideal introduction (or reintroduction) to Harrison's irresistible Everyman.

A History of the World in 12 Maps
by Jerry Brotton

Viking, hardcover

In this masterful study, historian and cartography expert Jerry Brotton explores a dozen of history's most influential maps, from stone tablet to computer screen. Starting with Ptolemy and ending with satellite cartography, A History of the World in 12 Maps brings these maps to life and reveals their influence on how we--literally--look at our world.

Learn More
The Broken Compass

Parental Involvement with Children's Education

by Keith Robinson

Harvard University Press, hardcover

It seems like common sense that children do better when parents are involved in their schooling. But The Broken Compass puts this assumption to the test in the most thorough scientific investigation to date of how parents contribute to the academic performance of their children. The study's surprising discovery is that no clear connection exists between parental involvement and improved student performance.

Learn More
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

The Bay Psalm Book  

Print on Demand, paperback

This text is a scan of a facsimile made in 1905 from two of the originals. Our facsimile was published in 1905 by Dodd, Meade and Company with an introduction by Wilberforce Eames, who was a librarian at the New York Public Library.    

Learn More
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 Novel

by Jonathan Franzen
$6.99, paperback

In his first novel since The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage. Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the costs of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire. Franzen has produced an indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time.

The Savage Detectives
by Roberto Bolano
$6.99, hardcover (originally $14.00)

New Year's Eve 1975, Mexico City. Two hunted men leave town in a hurry, on the desert-bound trail of a vanished poet. Spanning two decades and crossing continents, this remarkable quest is a journey told and shared by a generation of lovers, rebels, and readers, whose testimonies are woven together into one of the most dazzling Latin American novels of the twentieth century.
The Silver Spoon
by Phaidon Press
$20.99, hardcover (originally $49.95)

The Silver Spoon is the first international edition of the most influential Italian cookbook of the last fifty years. Bursting with over 2,000 classic and modern recipes, its simple style and traditional authenticity will appeal to both the gourmet and the occasional cook. With an updated layout and specially commissioned photography and artwork, it is destined to become a classic in the Italian cooking library.

Recentused Finds in the Used 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.

Redaction Paintings

by Jenny Holzer

Originally published by Cheim & Read in 2006

$40.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

This elegant clothbound monograph gathers work by the seminal language-based installation artist, Jenny Holzer. It consists of enlarged silkscreen "paintings" of declassified and oftentimes heavily censored American military and intelligence documents. Beautiful in their own right, the works are also haunting reminders of what really goes on behind the scenes in the American military/political power system.

Sarah Sze

by Douglas Rushkoff and Elizabeth A.T. Smith

Originally published by the Center for Curatorial Studies in 2002

$40.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

Sarah Sze inhabits architectural spaces with a spider-like thoroughness and ingenuity, weaving fragile webs of glue threads and matchsticks around junctures of commercially-bought ephemera: Q-tips, plastic flowers, paper goods, and mini-video projectors. She infiltrates every crevice and explodes off walls. This catalogue documents and contextualizes Sze's remarkable outdoor project at Bard College in upstate New York.

Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

edited by Susan Dackerman

Originally published by the Harvard University Art Museum in 2011

$30.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

An unusual collaboration among distinguished art historians and historians of science, this book demonstrates how printmakers of the Northern Renaissance contributed to the scientific investigations of their time. It features fascinating reproductions of woodcuts, engravings, and etchings; maps, globe gores, and globes; anatomical "flap" prints; and paper scientific instruments used for observation and measurement.

Upcoming Events  


Tickets on sale now:

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Indies First: Small Business Saturday

Sat, Nov 30      

Local authors will be joining us throughout the day to recommend books to our customers for this year's Small Business Saturday.
At Harvard Book Store
Learn More
Harvard Book Store Gives Back

Sun, Dec 1  

It's our first Gives Back Sunday of the season. Shop with us in the store or at harvard.com and your purchases will help support local charitable organizations. Gives Back continues every Sunday through December 22.
At Harvard Book Store
Learn More
Roger Rosenblatt

Mon, Dec 2, 7PM    

Roger Rosenblatt investigates his own life and the life of his city in The Boy Detective: A New York Childhood.
At Harvard Book Store
Learn More

Tue, Dec 3, 7PM    

The host of A Prairie Home Companion reads from his first poetry collection, O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound.
At First Parish Church
$5 Tickets
Learn More

Wed, Dec 4, 6PM    

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. View our Sold Out Event FAQ.
At the Brattle Theatre
Learn More

Thurs, Dec 5, 7PM    

Boston University's Merry White presents her indispensable classic Cooking for Crowds: 40th Anniversary Edition.
At Harvard Book Store
Learn More

Fri, Dec 6, 7PM    

Nicholas Dawidoff discusses Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football.
At Harvard Book Store
Learn More

Sat-Sun, Dec 7-8, 10AM-6PM     

Explore thousands of discounted used, bargain, and collectable books!
At the Harvard Book Store Warehouse
Learn More
Harvard Book Store Gives Back

Sun, Dec 8     

It's our second Gives Back Sunday of the season. Shop with us in the store or at harvard.com and your purchases will help support local charitable organizations.
At Harvard Book Store
Learn More

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.   

Find it here. Buy it here. Keep us here.

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
Marketing Manager

Bookseller Recommendations

Harvard Book Store


Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tel (617) 661-1515
Toll Free (800) 542-READ
Email info@harvard.com

Store Hours
Mon - Sat: 9am - 11pm
Sun: 10am - 10pm

Find Harvard Book Store


Facebook Twitter Youtube

Confirm that you like this.

Click the "Like" button.