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news2Harvard Book Store Is the New Black     


Our staff recently put together our very favorite titles in "true crime," but this is a "Very Harvard Book Store Introduction" to the genre.
















Browse our selections for some of the smartest and scariest nonfiction tellings of heists, murder, and corporate crime -- from Orange Is the New Black to People Who Eat Darkness to My Friend Dahmer. Shop more of our picks here.  



news4In Case You Missed It: It's Complicated    


This week we were pleased to host social media scholar and youth advocate danah boyd for a discussion of her book It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens. Thanks to our partnership with WGBH's Forum Network, we have video of the evening's presentation

danah boyd: It's Complicated
danah boyd: It's Complicated

We hope you'll consider buying the book from Harvard Book Store or here on harvard.com. A limited number of signed copies are still available, and book sales ensure the future of this acclaimed author series! 


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Vernon Downs
by Jaime Clarke

Roundabout Press, paperback

By local author and bookseller Jaime Clarke, this book tells the story of Charlie Marten and his fixation on his ex-girlfriend's favorite writer, Vernon Downs. When chance brings them into proximity, it isn't long before Charlie moves dangerously from fandom to apprentice to outright possession.

The Future of the Mind:
The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
by Michio Kaku


Doubleday, hardcover

The Future of the Mind gives us an authoritative and compelling look at the astonishing research being done in top laboratories around the world -- all based on the latest advancements in neuroscience and physics. It is a scientific tour de force -- a mind-boggling exploration of the frontiers of the study of the mind.
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On the Unity and Diversity of the Arts
by Daniel Albright


Yale University Press, hardcover

While comparative literature is a well-recognized field of study, the notion of comparative arts remains unfamiliar to many. In this fascinating book, Daniel Albright addresses the fundamental question of comparative arts: Are there many different arts, or is there one art which takes different forms? 

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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

The King in Yellow
by Robert William Chambers


Print on Demand, paperback

There is a play that brings madness and despair to all who read it, the play of the King in Yellow. . . This 1895 collection of fantastical short stories by Robert William Chambers, an early classic of "weird fiction," has been recently featured on HBO crime drama True Detective

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Remainders are bargain books, 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 Remainders section, visit our Remainders page.

This week we're featuring remainders on education and teaching.
The Herb Kohl Reader:
Awakening the Art of Teaching
by Herbert Kohl
$6.99, paperback (originally $19.95)
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Being with Children:
A High-Spirited Personal Account of Teaching Writing, Theater, and Videotape
by Philip Lopate
$6.99, paperback (originally $19.95)
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These books are both classics in the study of teaching. In more than forty titles on a wide variety of subjects, Herb Kohl has earned a place as one of our foremost "educators who write." And Philip Lopate's Being with Children, published in 1975, is a powerful account of his relationship to his craft and his students.
The Skin That We Speak:
Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom
edited by Lisa Delpit and Joanne Kilgour Dowdy
$5.99, paperback (originally $17.95)
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Made in America:
Immigrant Students in Our Public Schools
by Laurie Olsen
$5.99, paperback (originally $19.95)
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These titles tackle issues of identity in the classroom, from the class- and race-biased language used to describe our children, to the challenges facing teachers and immigrant students in our public schools.
Fires in the Bathroom:
Advice for Teachers from High School Students

by Kathleen Cushman
$5.99, paperback (originally $19.95)
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Fires in the Middle School Bathroom:
Advice for Teachers from Middle Schoolers
by Kathleen Cushman and Laura Rogers
$5.99, paperback (originally $19.95)
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Since its initial publication over a decade ago, the groundbreaking Fires in the Bathroom has received the attention of teachers across the country. It and its follow-up speak to new and established teachers, giving them firsthand information about who their students are and what they need to succeed.
usedRecent 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.
A Dictionary of Hiberno-English:
The Irish Use of English, 2nd Edition 
edited and compiled by Terence Patrick Dolan

Originally published by Gill and MacMillan in 2004 

$18.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

Drawing on a lifetime's scholarship and the resources of a Hiberno-English website hosted by University College Dublin, Dolan's seminal work has established its preeminent position as the leading reference authority on the form of English spoken in Ireland. 

Jacques Rancière:

Key Concepts

edited by Jean-Philippe Deranty

Originally published by Acumen Publishing in 2010

$15.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

Although relatively unknown a decade ago, the work of Jacques Rancière is fast becoming a central reference in the humanities and social sciences. This is the first, full-length introduction to his work and presents in clear, succinct chapters the full range of his contribution to contemporary thought.

The First Folio of Shakespeare:

The Norton Facsimile, 2nd Edition 

prepared by Charlton Hinman

Originally published by W.W. Norton & Company in 1996

$70.00 (hardcover slipcase) in Very Good condition

Here is one of the essential books of English literature and culture, the justly famous First Folio of Shakespeare's plays, presented in a full-size photographic facsimile that has won admiration throughout the world. This is an indispensable volume for book collectors and serious readers of Shakespeare.

Upcoming Events  


Tickets on sale now:
» David Sibley (March 14)
» Simon Schama (March 31, tickets through the New Center)

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Emily Parker

Mon, March 3, 7PM 

Emily Parker provides on-the-ground accounts of how the Internet is transforming lives in China, Cuba, and Russia in her book Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground.
At Harvard Book Store
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Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen

Tue, March 4, 6PM    

Harvard Law School's Stone and Heen, coauthors of the international bestseller Difficult Conversations, discuss the art and science of receiving feedback well.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets on sale now
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Secrets, Power, and Love in Imagined Worlds

Tue, March 4, 7PM    

Marie Rutkoski and Kristin Cashore, YA fantasy authors, discuss their works and worlds -- including Rutowski's brand new novel The Winner's Curse and Cashore's Graceling Realm books. 
At Harvard Book Store
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Adam Wilson and Paul Rome

Wed, March 5, 7PM 

Adam Wilson reads from his new story collection What's Important Is Feeling, and Paul Rome presents his debut novel, We All Sleep in the Same Room.
At Harvard Book Store
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Alice Rothchild

Wed, March 5, 7PM    

Cambridge Forum presents "Framing Military Occupation: Close-Ups of Daily Life in the Occupied Palestinian Territories," a panel discussion led by Alice Rothchild.
At the First Parish Church Parish House
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Peniel Joseph

Thurs, March 6, 7PM    

Professor of History at Tufts University Peniel Joseph presents his nuanced and authoritative portrait of activist Stokely Carmichael, Stokely: A Life. Co-sponsored by the Hutchins Center.
At Harvard Book Store
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Vivien Shotwell

Fri, March 7, 7PM    

Vivien Shotwell, debut novelist and classically trained opera singer,
discusses her novel Vienna Nocturne, in conversation with local author Margot Livesey.
At Harvard Book Store
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