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December 7, 2013

Our Holiday Hundred - 20% Off



This Weekend: Our Winter Warehouse Salenews1 

OUR WAREHOUSE SALE [Click to enlarge illustration]

EUREKA! One of our most popular recent traditions is back this weekend. We'll open up the doors of our Somerville warehouse (filled with discounted books) -- 10am to 6pm, this Saturday and Sunday, at 14 Park Street. All bargain books (otherwise known as "remainders") will be 15% off all weekend. And get ready to tweet your favorite finds from the weekend and you could win a gift card. Find details, directions, and a list of our partners (providing refreshments!) here.  



Our Final Events of 2013news2 


What a year it's been! One highlight of this event season was certainly our Tuesday talk (and singalong) with the beloved Garrison Keillor. Here he is, serenading a packed house.



Our events season comes to a close on Friday, December 13, as Mark Halperin and John Heilemann return with Double Down: Game Change 2012. Tickets are on sale at harvard.com or in the store. 




Join us and pick up a signed copy for the political junkie in your life. Can't make it? Order a signed copy and we'll hold it for you or ship it anywhere in the U.S.   


It's not too soon to plan for January, when we'll be hosting Ishmael Beah, Gary Shteyngart, and Isabel Allende, just to name just a few.   



Our Ongoing Holiday Thanksnews3 


First off, we want to thank all the wonderful authors who joined us last Saturday to recommend books to our customers for Indies First. Check out our gallery of author-bookseller-superheroes and peruse some of their wonderful book recommendations.  




Another big thanks also to everyone who chose to spend their Cyber Monday dollars with this indie bookstore when they shopped for books online this week. Staffers Rachel, Stef, Brad, and Cheryl have been hard at work putting together your orders (and a big thanks to them as well!) 


On Sunday, December 8, we're closing an hour early (that's 9pm instead of 10pm). Yep, we'll be off to our annual staff holiday party. But we'll be back in the store Monday morning and all month long for your holiday book buying needs. We'll have extended holiday hours coming up soon, so stay tuned.  


Thanks for reading,


Selections from Our Holiday Hundred (20% Off)newshelves
The Flamethrowers:
A Novel
by Rachel Kushner

Scribner, hardcover

"Radical politics, avant-garde art and motorcycle racing all spring to life in Kushner's radiant novel of the 1970s, in which a young woman moves to New York to become an artist, only to wind up involved in the revolutionary protest movement that shook Italy in those years. The novel, Kushner's second, deploys mordant observations and chiseled sentences to explore how individuals are swept along by implacable social forces." --The New York Times Book Review, "The 10 Best Books of 2013"

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
by Sheri Fink

Crown Publishing, hardcover

"In harrowing detail, Fink describes the hellish days at a hospital during and after Hurricane Katrina, when desperate medical professionals were suspected of administering lethal injections to critically ill patients. Masterfully and compassionately reported and as gripping as a thriller, the book poses reverberating questions about end-of-life care, race discrimination in medicine and how individuals and institutions break down during disasters." --The New York Times Book Review, "The 10 Best Books of 2013"
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Kids & Young Adult
by Jean E. Pendziwol

Groundwood Books, hardcover

In this exquisite lullaby, a parent paints a picture of a northern winter night for their sleeping child, describing the beauty of a snowfall, the wild animals that appear in the garden, the twinkling stars, the gentle rhythm of the northern lights and the etchings of frost on the window pane. Jean E. Pendziwol's lyrical poem reflects a deep appreciation of a northern winter night, a desire to share it with her sleeping child and the love that underlies that wish.  

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Food & Cooking
The A.O.C. Cookbook
by Suzanne Goin


Knopf, hardcover

Lauded as one of the best chefs in the country, Suzanne Goin now brings us the recipes from her sophomore restaurant, A.O.C., turning the small-plate, shared-style dishes that she made so famous into main courses for the home chef.  

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Staff Recommendations
This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
by Ann Patchett


Harper, hardcover

"In this career-spanning essay collection, Ann Patchett tackles all of the best things: love, writing, reading, bookstores, dogs (is there anything else, really?) Every piece here is a keeper. The title essay: perfection. The long piece 'The Getaway Car' soars into the pantheon of the very best writing about writing, right up there with Annie Dillard's The Writing Life and Ann Lamott's Bird by Bird. And, of course, we bookmongers are partial to 'The Bookstore Strikes Back.'" -- Staffer Liz S. 

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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 People's History of the United States:

Abridged Teaching Edition

by Howard Zinn
$7.99, paperback (originally $21.95)

The New Press's Abridged Teaching Edition of A People's History of the United States has made Zinn's original text available specifically for classroom use, with a wide range of tools for students to begin a critical inquiry into the American past. This teaching edition includes exercises and teaching materials to accompany each chapter.

A People's History of the Civil War:

Struggles for the Meaning of Freedom

by David Williams

$7.99, paperback (originally $24.95)

Historian David Williams has written the first account of the American Civil War though the eyes of ordinary people--foot soldiers, slaves, women, prisoners of war, draft resisters, Native Americans, and others. Richly illustrated with little-known anecdotes and first-hand testimony, this pathbreaking narrative moves beyond presidents and generals to tell a new and powerful story about America's most destructive conflict.
The Mexican Revolution
by Adolfo Gilly
$7.99, hardcover (originally $27.95)

A classic account of the first revolution of the twentieth century, which set the stage for a century of socialist revolt. Adolfo Gilly's The Mexican Revolution is the definitive study of a critical stage in Mexico's history, spanning the years between the first peasant uprisings against the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz and Álvaro Obregón's inauguration as president in 1920.

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.

Zandra Rhodes:

Textile Revolution: Medals, Wiggles and Pop 1961-1971

by Samantha Erin Safer

Originally published by Antique Collectors Club Ltd in 2010

$25.00 (paperback--signed copy) in Very Good condition;

Zandra Rhodes was one of the most pioneering and influential textile designers of the late '60s and '70s who took her remarkable pop art inspired fabrics and revolutionized the fashion world. Zandra Rhodes: Textile Revolution features stunning photography of never-before-seen textiles, drawings and archival images combined with fashion photography.
The Broken Road: 
Travels from Bulgaria to Mount Athos 
by Patrick Leigh Fermor 
Originally published by John Murray Publications in 2013
$25.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
In the winter of 1933 eighteen-year-old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out to walk across Europe. Decades later, when he was well over fifty, Leigh Fermor told the story of that life-changing journey in A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. The Broken Road (not due in the United States until next year) is the long and avidly awaited account of the final leg of his youthful adventure.

Anselm Kiefer

by Anselm Kiefer

Originally published by the Marian Goodman Gallery in 1985

$18.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

The work of German artist Anselm Kiefer is known around the world for its raw honesty and evocative imagery. This breathtaking compilation presents a series of sixteen plates, from Auszug aus Agypten (Departure from Egypt) to die Milchstrasse (The Milky Way), that beautifully showcase Kiefer's stark and haunting style.

Upcoming Events  


Tickets on sale now:
Mark Halperin and John Heilemann (Dec 13)

Tickets on sale Dec 17:
Ishmael Beah (Jan 9)

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Sat-Sun, Dec 7-8, 10AM-6PM     

Explore thousands of discounted used, bargain, and collectable books! Plus coffee, comics, ice cream, and more.
At the Harvard Book Store Warehouse
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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
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Witold Rybczynski

Mon, Dec 9, 7PM      

Witold Rybczynski, author of the critically-acclaimed Home and the award-winning A Clearing in the Distance, discusses How Architecture Works: A Humanist's Toolkit.
At Harvard Book Store
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Mattilda B. Sycamore

Wed, Dec 11, 7PM      

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore -- "a cross between Tinkerbell and a honky Malcolm X with a queer agenda" -- presents her memoir, The End of San Francisco.
At Harvard Book Store
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Wed, Dec 11, 7pm      

Cambridge Forum presents Nathaniel Philbrick for his new book Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution.
At First Parish Church
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Thurs, Dec 12, 7PM      

Jayne Anne Phillips, acclaimed author of Lark and Termite, presents her new historical novel Quiet Dell, the story of a 1930s-era seducer and serial killer.
At Harvard Book Store
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Fri, Dec 13, 7PM      

From the bestselling authors of Game Change, the story of the 2008 presidential election, comes an occasionally shocking, often hilarious look at Romney vs.  Obama -- Double Down: Game Change 2012.
At First Parish Church
$5 tickets
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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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Alex W. Meriwether
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