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April 11, 2014

News This Week: 
Good morning, Harvard Square



news1Our May Calendar   


With one or two more events still to be announced, we've posted our exciting and eclectic May events schedule. Take a look at our lineup -- including Anne Fadiman, celebrating the posthumously published work of her student and Wayland native Marina Keegan; political commentators Glenn Greenwald and Noam Chomsky discussing Edward Snowden; high-wire artist Philippe Petit for Creativity; and much more.  


Mark your calendars for big ticket on sale dates over the next two Tuesdays, and view all our upcoming ticketed events here.



news2Around the Store   


Come by, browse the store, and shop some of our new displays this week.  




You'll find books for the upcoming Passover holiday, a new display collecting the first installments of various favorite mystery series ("Not sure where to start? Mystery solved!"), and our booksellers' favorite visions of utopia and dystopia



Come browse!    


Thanks for reading,


New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
No Book but the World:
A Novel
by Leah Hager Cohen

Riverhead, hardcover

Leah Hager Cohen brings her trademark intelligence to a psychologically gripping, richly ambiguous story that suggests we may ultimately understand one another best not with facts alone, but through our imaginations.

Long Mile Home:
Boston Under Attack, The City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice
by Scott Helman and Jenna Russell


Dutton Adult, hardcover
In the tradition of 102 Minutes and Columbine, this is the definitive book on the Boston Marathon bombing and manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers, written by reporters from The Boston Globe and published to coincide with the first anniversary of the tragedy.

Why We Need Nuclear Power:
The Environmental Case
by Michael H. Fox


Oxford University Press, hardcover

In Why We Need Power, radiation biologist Michael H. Fox argues that nuclear power is essential to slowing down the impact of global warming. He examines the issue by relying on thirty-five years of research spent studying the effects of radiation. 

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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

Heart on a Hook:
A Memoir
by Elizabeth Plumer


Print on Demand, paperback

When her mother suffers a fatal heart attack at age fifty, Elizabeth is forced to navigate her teenage years alone. In this poignant memoir, the author bears witness to her mother's short life as she rediscovers the childhood she thought was lost.


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.
Robert Frost:
Collected Poems, Prose, and Plays
by Robert Frost
$16.99, hardcover (originally $35.00)
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Ralph Waldo Emerson:
Collected Poems and Translations
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
$15.99, hardcover (originally $35.00)
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These scholarly, annotated, and uniquely comprehensive editions gather together the work of Robert Frost and Ralph Waldo Emerson, including previously unpublished and unanthologized poetry, prose, and translations. 
Inventing the Enemy:
by Umberto Eco
$5.99, hardcover (originally $25.00)

This book of essays covers a wide range of topics on which Umberto Eco has written and lectured for the past ten years, from a disquisition on the theme that runs through his most recent novel, The Prague Cemetery, to a discussion of the ideas that have inspired his earlier novels.
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Jack Kerouac:
Collected Poems
by Jack Kerouac
$17.99, hardcover (originally $40.00)

Poetry was at the center of Jack Kerouac's sense of mission as a writer. This landmark edition brings together for the first time all Kerouac's major poetic works, along with a rich assortment of his uncollected poems, six published here for the first time. 
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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.
Re/Search #10: Incredibly Strange Films
by V. Vale and Andrea Juno

Originally published by Re/Search Publications in 1986

$20.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

Incredibly Strange Films (Re/Search #10) is a functional guide to important territory neglected by the film-criticism establishment, spotlighting unhailed directors -- Herschell Gordon Lewis, Russ Meyer, Larry Cohen and others -- who have been critically consigned to the ghettos of gore and sexploitation films.


Recipes and Traditions from the Verdant Hills of the Basque Country to the Coastal Waters of Andalucia

by Jeff Koehler

Originally published by Chronicle Books in 2013

$20.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

In Spain, long-time Barcelona resident Jeff Koehler gathers the country's many time-honored dishes and age-old culinary customs, and distills the Spanish table down to its essence -- food that is prepared simply but full of homemade flavors, and always meant to be shared.

Ceramics of Picasso 

by Georges Ramie

Originally published by Ediciones Poligrafa, S.A. in 1985

$35.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

Though Picasso's drawings and paintings are all well known, there are some aspects, such as his ceramics, that still demand special attention. In this book, through many essays and illustrations, expert potter and Picasso's collaborator Georges Ramie undertakes this necessary work.

Upcoming Events  


Tickets on sale now:
Matt Taibbi in conversation with Robin Young (May 1)

Tickets on sale April 15:
Roz Chast  (May 7)
Michael Cunningham (May 8)
Ruth Reichl in conversation with Barbara Lynch (May 9)

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Fri, April 11, 3PM

Harvard's Werner Sollors, Professor of English Literature and Professor of African and African American Studies, discusses The Temptation of Despair: Tales of the 1940s.
At Harvard Book Store
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Maggie Shipstead

Fri, April 11, 7PM  

Maggie Shipstead discusses her novel Astonish Me -- the story of a young American dancer who helps a Soviet ballet star defect -- in conversation with Julie Orringer.
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Akhil Sharma

Tues, April 15, 7PM 

Akhil Sharma, award-winning author of An Obedient Father, presents Family Life: A Novel.
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Ben Tarnoff

Wed, April 16, 7PM 

Ben Tarnoff discusses The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature.
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John Demos

Thurs, April 17, 7PM 

Yale history professor John Demos discusses his book The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic in conversation with Megan Marshall, author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life.
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Thomas Piketty

Fri, April 18, 3PM

Paris School of Economics professor Thomas Piketty discusses his seminal new work Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
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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.
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