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January 3, 2014

The Snowy Day at Harvard Book Store



Flash Sale! Buy Books While Snowboundnews1 




It's snowy. It's really quite snowy.  


Head to harvard.com for our snowbound flash sale! When you spend $30 or more on a harvard.com purchase before Saturday, January 4 (and use coupon code SNOWDAY at checkout), you'll receive 20% off. We ship throughout the U.S. and offer in-store pickup on online orders. (As always, the discount does not apply to already discounted items.)


Stay tuned to harvard.com or our Twitter (@HarvardBooks) for updates on our hours during the storm.



Deadline for World Book Night Applicationsnews2 


There are just a few more days to apply to be a World Book Night giver. The deadline to sign up for this unique program is Sunday, January 5, and we will once again be a book pickup location for givers. The selections this year include titles by Anthony Bourdain, Agatha Christie, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Garrison Keillor, Michael Pollan, Cheryl Strayed, among others.  


Pick a book. World Book Night will send you a box of free copies. Think of a creative place to hand them out. Spread a love of good books. 



Happy New Year!news3   


Happy New Year from Harvard Book Store! This month we're featuring a new selection of books in the store, including some of the best books of 2013 that came out right at year's end. Come visit soon. 


Thanks for reading,


New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
Byron Easy
by Jude Cook


Pegasus, hardcover

By a daring new literary talent, High Fidelity meets London Fields in an exuberant debut novel following one man's terminal train journey home. Byron Easy is an epic, baroque, sprawling masterpiece of a novel -- a unique portrait of love and marriage, of the flux of memory, and of England in the dying days of the twentieth century from a young British writer of exceptional promise.

The Best of McSweeney's
edited by Dave Eggers and Jordan Bass


McSweeney's Books, hardcover slipcase

To commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of the journal called "a key barometer of the literary climate" by the New York Times and twice honored with a National Magazine Award for fiction, here is The Best of McSweeney's -- a comprehensive collection of the most remarkable work from a remarkable magazine. This is a book to be pored over.
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Toward the Geopolitical Novel

US Fiction in the Twenty-first Century

by Caren Irr

Columbia University Press, paperback

Caren Irr's survey of more than 125 novels outlines the dramatic resurgence of the American political novel in the twenty-first century. Taken together, the works she examines define a new literary form: the geopolitical novel. More cosmopolitan and socially critical than domestic realism, the geopolitical novel provides new ways of understanding crucial political concepts to meet the needs of a new century.

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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

Recommended by Harvard Book Store 2013  
by Harvard Book Store


Print on Demand, paperback

Within these pages you'll find recommendations from the staff of Harvard Book Store for novels, history, neuroscience, and picture books. You'll find jazz and politics and cocktails and elephants. You'll find every one of our staff recommended books from 2013, collected for the first time in book form in what we hope will become an annual tradition. 

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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.
Art of McSweeney's
by McSweeney's
$9.99, hardcover (originally $45.00)

Created by the McSweeney's staff to commemorate their 11th (or 12th) anniversary, this book showcases their award-winning art and design across all the company's activities. It features hundreds of images, interviews with collaborators such as Chris Ware and Michael Chabon, and dozens of insights into McSweeney's quirky creative process and the visual experience of reading. Learn More

The Four Voyages, 1492-1504

by Laurence Bergreen
$7.99, paperback (originally $20.00)

In rich detail Laurence Bergreen re-creates Columbus's adventures as well as the historical background of his celebrated, controversial career. This breathtakingly dramatic account will be embraced by readers of Bergreen's previous biographies of Marco Polo and Magellan and by fans of Nathaniel Philbrick, Simon Winchester, and Tony Horwitz.  
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The Birth of Classical Europe:

A History from Troy to Augustine

by Simon Price and Peter Thonemann
$9.99, hardcover (originally $35.00)

In The Birth of Classical Europe historians Simon Price and Peter Thonemann present a fresh perspective on classical culture in a book full of revelations about civilizations we thought we knew. In this impeccably researched and immensely readable history we see the ancient world unfold before us, with its grand cast of characters stretching from the great Greeks of myth to the world-shaping Caesars.  
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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.
Marketing Modernism in Fin-de-Siecle Europe
by Robert Jensen

Originally published by Princeton University Press in 1994

$25.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

In this fundamental rethinking of the rise of modernism from its beginnings in the Impressionist movement, Robert Jensen reveals that market discourses were pervasive in the ideological defense of modernism from its very inception and that the avant-garde actually thrived on the commercial appeal of anti-commercialism at the turn of the century.

Mark Morrisroe

edited by Beatrix Ruf and Thomas Seelig

Originally published by JRP Ringer in 2010 

$33.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

A luminous comet shooting across the late 70s constellation of photographers and artists, Mark Morrisroe produced a rich and various body of work in the brief ten years in which he was active. This first comprehensive monograph compiles photographs and ephemera from the early punk years to the late self-portraits. More than 500 photographs are reproduced here, alongside essays and an extensive biography.

Emil Nolde

by Felicity Lunn and Peter Vergo

Originally published by Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1995

$75.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

This arresting volume was published as the companion and catalogue to a 1995-1996 exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London and the Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen. Along with innumerable full-color plates and analysis thereof, it includes several lengthy essays by experts on Nolde and his work as well as a brief biography. 

Upcoming Events  


Tickets on sale now:
Ishmael Beah (Jan 9)
Gary Shteyngart (Jan 23)

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

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Ishmael Beah

Thurs, Jan 9, 6PM      

The bestselling author of A Long Way Gone presents Radiance of Tomorrow -- "a formidable and memorable novel -- a story of resilience and survival, and, ultimately, rebirth."
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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Wed, Jan 15, 7:30PM 

This month's topic is "Can Human Beings Be Labeled Evil?"
At Harvard Book Store, Lower Level
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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
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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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