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March 14, 2014

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news1April is Around the Corner   


Have you browsed through our April calendar yet? (With one addition to the schedule still to be announced soon), the complete schedule is now online at harvard.com/events and includes the cartoons editor of The New Yorkerfounding editor of io9.com, and novelists Phil KlayTeju Cole, and Maggie Shipstead.    



news2Special Items Signed by the Author   


Author Yangsze Choo recently sent over gorgeous signed character cards (with envelopes) as a wonderful thank you to staffer Rachel S. for recommending her book The Ghost Bride. Rachel calls it "extraordinarily visual and the closest I've ever gotten to reading a Miyazaki film." Character cards quantities are limited and are available with a purchase of the book, in the store or online here.


We also have a very limited supply of signed bookplates -- signed by by filmmaker J. J. Abrams and award-winning novelist Doug Dorst -- for their inventive book S. Bookplates are available with purchase of the book! Stop by the store or order a copy online here.   



news3Teaming Up with Rooster



Every month, Rooster, a new mobile reading service for iPhone, pairs one great contemporary title with one timeless classic, tailored to be read in short bursts. The Rooster team is excited to offer friends and customers of Harvard Book Store one month of Rooster totally free. This month: a taut literary thriller from Rachel Kadish, author of Tolstoy Lied and From a Sealed Room. 



news4In Case You Missed It    


Last week we were pleased to host Tufts University's Peniel Joseph for a discussion of his new book. 

Peniel Joseph discusses Stokely: A Life
Peniel Joseph discusses Stokely: A Life

Purchase a copy of Stokely: A Life from Harvard Book Store or here on harvard.com. A limited number of signed copies are still available. Book sales ensure the future of this acclaimed author series, so thank you!  


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New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
Boy, Snow, Bird:
A Novel
by Helen Oyeyemi


Riverhead, hardcover

From the prizewinning author of Mr. Fox comes the Snow White fairy tale brilliantly recast as a story of family secrets, race, beauty, and vanity. With her breathtaking feats of imagination, Helen Oyeyemi confirms her place as one of the most original and dynamic literary voices of our time.

The Hotel on Place Vendôme:
Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris
by Tilar J. Mazzeo


Harper, hardcover

Set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of World War II, The Hotel on Place Vendôme is the captivating history of Paris's world-famous Hôtel Ritz -- a breathtaking tale of glamour, opulence, and celebrity; dangerous liaisons, espionage, and resistance.
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Zizek's Jokes:
(Did you hear the one about Hegel and negation?)
by Slavoj Zizek


The MIT Press, hardcover

This book offers an entertaining but enlightening compilation of Zizekisms. It contains every joke cited, paraphrased, or narrated in Zizek's work in English (including some in unpublished manuscripts), the larger point being that comedy is central to Zizek's seriousness.

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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

Studies in Music Composition
by Sonja Maneri


Print on Demand, paperback

This book contains a compilation of the author's beginning studies of composition with her husband Joseph Maneri at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music from 1963-1965. It contains 55 pieces, beginning with 4-8 measure phrases and goes on to more complex works. 

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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.
A Constitution of Many Minds:
Why the Founding Document Doesn't Mean What It Meant Before
by Cass R. Sunstein
$9.99, hardcover (originally $27.95)

In A Constitution of Many Minds, acclaimed law scholar Cass Sunstein proposes a bold new way of interpreting the Constitution, one that respects the Constitution's text and history but also refuses to view the document as frozen in time.
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The Forum and the Tower:
How Scholars and Politicians Have Imagined the World, from Plato to Eleanor Roosevelt
by Mary Ann Glendon
$7.99, hardcover (originally $27.95)

In The Forum and the Tower, eminent legal scholar Mary Ann Glendon examines the thinkers who have collaborated with leaders, from ancient Syracuse to the modern White House, in a series of brisk portraits that explore the meeting of theory and reality.
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Princeton Readings in Political Thought
edited by Mitchell Cohen and Nicole Fermon
$19.99, paperback (originally $52.50)

This book is one of the most engaging samplers of the standard works of Western political thinking from antiquity through modern times. Organized chronologically, it brings together forty-four selections of enduring intellectual value that have shaped our understanding of Western society and politics
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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.
Katagami Style
edited by Mabuchii Akiko

Originally published by Nikkei Inc. in 2012

$100.00 (paperback, 2 volumes) in Very Good condition

From the Organizers' Foreword: "This exhibition, the first of its kind in Japan, is an introduction to the impact of katagami, among the many Japanese objects that reached the West in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, on the creative activities of artists in Europe and America."

Enfoldment and Infinity:

An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art

by Laura U. Marks

Originally published by the MIT Press in 2010

$20.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

In both classical Islamic art and contemporary new media art, one point can unfold to reveal an entire universe. In Enfoldment and Infinity, Laura Marks traces the strong similarities, visual and philosophical, between these two kinds of art.

Rineke Dijkstra:

A Retrospective

edited by Jennifer Blessing and Sandra Philips

Originally published by Guggenheim Museum Publications in 2012

$85.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

This volume is the first comprehensive monograph on Rineke Dijkstra to be published in the United States. The catalogue accompanies the first U.S. mid-career survey of this important Dutch artist's work and includes essays, interviews, and the most comprehensive exhibition history and bibliography to date. 

Upcoming Events  


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

Tickets on sale
March 18:
» Bob Mankoff (April 9)

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

David Allen Sibley

Fri, March 14, 6PM 

Ornithologist and illustrator David Allen Sibley discusses his updated and expanded second edition of The Sibley Guide to Birds with Mass Audubon's Christopher Leahy.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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E.L. Doctorow

Tues, March 18, 6PM

Award-winning novelist E.L. Doctorow discusses his book Andrew's Brain with Radio Open Source's Christopher Lydon. While this event is SOLD OUT, there will be a standby line. View our Sold Out Event FAQ.
At the Brattle Theatre
Rescheduled from Feb 4
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Alan Lightman

Wed, March 19, 7PM 

Novelist, essayist, physicist, and educator Alan Lightman presents The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew.
At Harvard Book Store
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Wed, March 19, 7:30PM 

This month's topic is "Can Philosophy have an American Voice?"
At Harvard Book Store, Lower Level
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Elizabeth F. Fideler

Thurs, March 20, 7PM

Elizabeth F. Fideler, research fellow at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, presents Men Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and On the Job.
At Harvard Book Store
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Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, and Sarah Shourd

Fri, March 21, 7PM 

Three young Americans captured by Iranian forces in 2009 and held in captivity for two years tell their story with A Sliver of Light.
At Harvard Book Store
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Author Signings for Vericon XIV:
Harvard's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Convention

Sat, March 22, 1PM-3:45PM 

Harvard Book Store hosts signings (open to all!) for Harvard's annual Vericon convention, featuring authors Patrick Rothfuss (1-2pm), Jo Walton and Scott Lynch (1:45-2:15), M.L Brennan, Saladin Ahmed, and Max Gladstone (2:30-3:00), Luke Scull and Greer Gilman (3:15-3:45).
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.   

Harvard Square Book Circle

Mon, March 31, 7PM

The March selection for our monthly in-store book club discussion is Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods. Registration is not required and no commitment is necessary. Join us March 31!
At Harvard Book Store
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