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December 28, 2013

Our 2014 bookmark is here!
> Thanks to designer Andrew Brozyna for the illustration on our new 2014 bookmark! Find the new bookmark inside all your newly purchased books at Harvard Book Store.


news0Help Spread A Love of Reading     


It was another busy holiday season at Harvard Book Store, and our thanks go out to everyone who chose to shift their shopping to indie businesses this season!

The spirit of giving good books continues this spring with World Book Night. The deadline to sign up for this unique program is January 5, and we will be a book pickup location for givers. Browse the curated list of books, and apply now to help give away amazing books to those who might not otherwise find them. You just need to pick your favorite titles and answer:
  • Where do you intend to give out the books? (at a bus stop? the Y? outside Fenway Park?) 
  • To whom do you intend to give books?
  • Why do you want to participate in World Book Night?
Thanks for signing up and for helping spread the word!



news1Turn the Page to 2014   


2014 is just a few days away. Pick up First Night buttons in the store for $10 each. You'll get admission to every show of First Night Button, including Beantown Outloud, hosted by Steve Almond. 

While you're in the store, come pick out 2014 calendars (now 20% off). Holiday cards are also on sale -- 50% off!


Our event schedule for the first few weeks of 2014 is now posted to harvard.com/events including Gary Shteyngart, Isabel Allende, Scott Stossel, Rachel Kushner, and B.J. Novak!   



news2Ishmael Beah: January 9th  


On January 9th we'll welcome Ishmael Beah for his debut novel, Radiance of Tomorrow. Tickets are on sale now. Here he is reading from the introduction.  


Ishmael Beah: Radiance of Tomorrow   


Edwidge Danticat praises, "What happens when those who have committed atrocities or have been the victims of them return to what is left of their homes? . . . In Radiance of Tomorrow, Beah has produced a formidable and memorable novel -- a story of resilience and survival, and, ultimately, rebirth." --Publishers Weekly  



news310 Favorite Photos of 2013   


Below you'll find some of our favorite photos from around the store this year. And we'd like to hear from you. What were some of your favorite moments of year? Whether it was a poignant remark at an author event, a great book you found on our shelves -- we want to hear about whatever made this indie bookstore special for you this year.    





Thanks for reading. We'll see you in 2014!


Our Hours   

Hours This Week
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Sun, Dec 29
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Tues, Dec 31
Wed, Jan 1

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Upcoming Events  


Tickets on sale now:
Ishmael Beah (Jan 9)

Tickets on sale Jan 2:
Gary Shteyngart (Jan 23)

Tickets on sale Jan 7:
Isabel Allende  (Jan 28)

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Harvard Book Store Gives Back

Sun, Dec 22       

December 22 is our final Gives Back Sunday of the season. Shop Harvard Book Store and harvard.com.
At Harvard Book Store
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Ishmael Beah

Thurs, Jan 9, 6PM      

The bestselling author of A Long Way Gone presents his first novel, Radiance of Tomorrow.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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Nick Turse

Mon, Jan 13, 7PM      

Award-winning investigator Nick Turse presents the paperback release of his book Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam.
At Harvard Book Store
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Tue, Jan 14, 7pm      

Tufts University's Jay Cantor reads from his new book of stories, Forgiving the Angel: Four Stories for Franz Kafka.
At Harvard Book Store
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Wed, Jan 15, 7PM      

MIT's Bill Aulet discusses Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup.
At Harvard Book Store
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Thu, Jan 16, 7PM      

New York Times bestselling author Christopher Kennedy Lawford presents What Addicts Know, discussing the lessons addiction and recovery offer to those who haven't battled addiction.
At Harvard Book Store
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Fri, Jan 17, 7PM      

Yascha Mounk discusses his book Stranger in My Own Country: A Jewish Family in Modern Germany.
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

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