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March 28, 2014

New in Fiction


news1A Fighting Chance     


Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 1 for Senator Elizabeth Warren discussing her forthcoming memoir, A Fighting Chance, on April 24. We are honored to welcome the Senator back to Cambridge this spring for this -- the first of her several Massachusetts book events -- and expect tickets to go fast! 


We're also delighted to announce that our event co-sponsor, Boston Review, has a special offer for Harvard Book Store customers. Purchase your tickets online via harvard.com and sign up for a complimentary one-year subscription (6 issues) to Boston Review, an international magazine of politics and culture. (This offer is limited to online ticket purchases.)


While the event won't include a public signing, pre-signed books will be available for sale at the event. Can't make it to the event? Pre-order a signed copy of A Fighting Chance here.  



news2Featured Signed Books  


Signed books make great gifts -- Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations, and other celebrations aren't so far off -- and we are making a very limited number of the following signed hardcovers available for purchase, exclusively to our newsletter readers.


» Ancient Light by John Banville (Signed First Edition, $25.95)
» The Green Shore by Natalie Bakopoulos (Signed First Edition, $25)
» Overlord by Jorie Graham (Signed First Edition, $30)
» The Love Wife by Gish Jen (Signed First Edition, $35)
» The Surrendered by Chang-rae Lee (Signed First Edition, $26.95)
» The Collective by Don Lee (Signed First Edition, $25.95)
» Ghost Light by Joseph O'Connor (Signed First Edition, $25)
» The Fates Will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard (Signed First Edition, $22.99)
» Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (Signed Hardcover, $17.95)

If you are interested in a title, call the store at 617.661.1515 with a credit card or stop by as soon as you can. Once they've sold, they're gone! These titles are not available for online purchase and cannot be held unless paid for.

Check out more featured signed books here



news3Notable and Upcoming 


Some notable upcoming calendar items!    


Aspiring writers, take note:

Registration is now open for Grub Street's The Muse and the Marketplace, a three-day literary conference in May, designed to give aspiring writers a better understanding about the craft of writing fiction and non-fiction, to prepare them for the changing world of publishing and promotion, and to create opportunities for meaningful networking. Learn more here


Late night book browsers, take note: Dark mysterious forces of chaos recently struck, and last Monday night's inventory had to be rescheduled for this coming Monday, March 31. On Monday night we close the store at 9pm to count all the books. Apologies for the inconvenience!  


Everyone, take note: Browse our packed April events calendar.  



news4In Case You Missed It   


This month we were pleased to host a discussion with best selling field guide author and illustrator David Sibley and Mass Audubon's Christopher Leahy. Thanks to our partnership with WGBH's Forum Network, we have video of the evening's presentation.  

David Sibley: The Sibley Guide To Birds, 2nd Edition Interested in more? Purchase copies of The Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition, here, and view more Harvard Book Store event videos here.


Thanks for reading,


New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
Fridays at Enrico's
by Don Carpenter


Counterpoint, hardcover

Taken from a recently discovered manuscript by the late, great Don Carpenter, this story provides a snapshot of San Francisco and Portland in the early 1950s and 1960s as it follows four writers living, loving, and writing in the early days of the Beat scene.

The Way to Go:
Moving by Sea, Land, and Air
by Kate Ascher


Penguin Press, hardcover
Lusciously illustrated and meticulously researched, The Way to Go reveals the highly complex and largely invisible network of global transportation. It is is a gorgeous graphic guide to a world moving as never before.

Leviathan 2.0:
Inventing Modern Statehood
by Charles S. Maier


Belknap Press, paperback

Thomas Hobbes laid the theoretical groundwork of the nation-state in Leviathan, his treatise of 1651. Leviathan 2.0 updates this classic account to explain how modern statehood took shape between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries.

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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

Todos Somos Inmigrantes 
by Carlos Quintero


Print on Demand, paperback
In Todos Somos Inmigrantes, or We Are All Immigrants, the great influence of media on immigration is explored. Author Carlos Quintero has spent five decades as a reporter, anchorman and editor in radio, television, and print in the United Sates, Ecuador and Colombia. 


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.
The History of Western Philosophy of Religion
by Graham Oppy
$99.99, hardcover, 5 volumes (originally $415.00)

This comprehensive history of the philosophy of religion covers ancient, medieval, early modern, nineteenth century and twentieth century philosophies. Each volume works independently to provide an overview of a period, opening with an introduction and concluding with a timeline and full bibliography.
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Henry Hobson Richardson and His Works
by Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer
$5.99, paperback (originally $17.95)

This book is the first important study of the leading 19th-century architect, a pioneer of Romanesque Revival. Its pages are filled with plans, photographs, drawings, and detailed discussions of all of Richardson's major buildings, including Trinity Church in Boston, Harvard Law School, and many others.
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The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire
by Judith Herrin
$9.99, paperback (originally $19.95)

Byzantium. The name evokes grandeur and exoticism but in this unique book, Judith Herrin unveils the riches of a quite different civilization. Avoiding a standard chronological account, she identifies instead the fundamental questions about Byzantium --what it was, and what significance it holds for us today.
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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.
New Fashion Japan
by Leonard Koren

Originally published by Kodansha in 1984

$60.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

This book is a fully illustrated guide to the world of Japanese fashion, circa 1980. It focuses on leading designers and features celebrations of Japan's fashion history, pages of stunning graphic art from the world's most lively fashion magazines, and brief discussions tying it all together.

Still Life

by Norbert Schneider

Originally published by Taschen America in 1994

$45.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

How do the objects in a still life reflect the habits, thoughts, and aspirations of their time? In this beautiful book, Professor of Art History Norbert Schneider explores this question and many others through topical essays and innumerable color plates.

Orientalist Photographs:


by Éric Milet

Originally published by Flammarion in 2009

$30.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

The century that spanned from 1850 to 1950 witnessed the exposure of an increasing number of Westerners to foreign cultures. This book's haunting photographs and incisive texts render all the mystery, the beauty, and the naiveté of the West's encounter with a culture it found radically different from its own.

Upcoming Events  


Tickets on sale now:
 » Bob Mankoff (April 9)

Tickets on sale April 1:
» Elizabeth Warren (April 24)

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar  

Susan Cheever

Fri, March 28, 7PM

Biographer and novelist Susan Cheever discusses E.E. Cummings: A Life. Co-sponsored by Mass Poetry, Woodberry Poetry Room, and Grolier Poetry Bookshop.
At Harvard Book Store
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The 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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Mon, Mar 31, 7:30PM

At the Harvard Science Center
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Tues, April 1, 7PM

Curator and Yale faculty member Sarah Lewis presents The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery.
At Harvard Book Store
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Wed, April 2, 7PM

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Phil Klay takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with his story collection Redeployment.
At Harvard Book Store
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Carl Hoffman

Thurs, April 3, 7PM

Journalist Carl Hoffman discusses Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art.
At Harvard Book Store
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Fri, April 4, 3PM

Assistant Professor of History at Harvard University Kirsten Weld discusses Paper Cadavers: The Archives of Dictatorship in Guatemala.
At Harvard Book Store
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Fri, April 4, 7PM

Open City author Teju Cole presents Every Day Is for the Thief: Fiction.
At Harvard Book Store
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Sat, April 5, 7PM

Author Elizabeth Earley is joined by musician Steph Barrak and poet Janae Johnson for a reading and performance centered around Earley's novel, A Map of Everything.
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.   

The Harvard Square Book Circle

Mon, April 28, 7PM

The April selection for our monthly in-store book club discussion is Louise Erdrich's novel The Round House. Registration is not required and no commitment is necessary.
At Harvard Book Store
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