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May 24, 2014

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news1Join Us in June   


Visit us in June. There are a few more additions to come to our June event schedule, but take a look at what we've posted so far.  


June events include explorations of what makes letter writing so special, how emotional distress in animals can help us better understand ourselves, a global history of comics, and a collection of stories from African American history.


A few tickets are left for our in-store event with David Sedaris and for a road-trippy discussion with John Waters at the Brattle. These particular tickets are available online only and ticket holders will each receive copies of the books to be signed by the authors. 



news2Signed by the Author    


Signed books make great gifts! (For the grad, or for dad, or for a birthday coming up.) Whether you're near or far, explore our selection over on our Featured Signed Books page. We can ship throughout the U.S. or hold your online orders for in-store pickup. The current selection includes beautiful editions by Philippe PetitArt Spiegelman, and Richard Russo.  



news3We Need Diverse Books   


Come by the store this week and shop our booksellers' contribution to the ongoing We Need Diverse Books campaign, recently trending on Twitter and Tumblr and throughout the book world.



As NPR recently stated, "Everyone agrees: all kinds of kids need to be able to see themselves reflected in the books they read."



news4In Case You Missed It   


Last week Glenn Greenwald and Noam Chomsky spoke to a packed First Parish Church about Edward Snowden and the NSA.


Learn more about Greenwald's new book No Place to Hide here.



Thanks for reading,


New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
The Possibilities
by Kaui Hart Hemmings


Simon & Schuster, hardcover

With her unsentimental and refreshingly wry style, Kaui Hart Hemmings highlights the subtle poignancies of grief and relationships in this stunning look at people faced with impossible choices in the wake of a tragedy. 

Making Make-Believe Real
by Garry Wills


Yale University Press, hardcover
In this fascinating study of political stagecraft in the Elizabethan era, Garry Wills explores a period of vast cultural and political change during which the power of make-believe was not just a theory but an essential truth.

Flight Ways:
Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction
by Thom Van Dooren


Columbia University Press, hardcover

A leading figure in the emerging field of extinction studies, Thom van Dooren puts philosophy into conversation with the natural sciences and his own ethnographic encounters to vivify the cultural and ethical significance of modern-day extinctions. 

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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

Renovation of the Moon / Renovación de la Luna:
A Spanish / English Dual-Language Book of Poetry
by Emma Romeu


Print on Demand, paperback
Renovation of the Moon is a book of poetry reflecting the author's feelings on love, her native country, and nature. It offers fifty-eight poems in Spanish with an excellent English translation by Michael L. Glenn.


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.
R. Crumb: 
The Complete Record Cover Collection
by R. Crumb
$9.99, hardcover (originally $27.95)

A landmark work that pays splendid homage to a forgotten era of seminal American music, R. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection is a must-have for any lover of graphics and old-time music.
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Manual of Typography
by Giambattista Bodoni
$19.99, hardcover (originally $69.99)

Celebrated printer and type designer Giambattista Bodoni set the standard with his Manuale Tipografico in 1818. This edition features 142 sets of roman and italic typefaces, as well as a wide selection of borders, ornaments, symbols, and flowers. 
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Art and Nature:
Three Centuries of Natural History Art from Around the World
by Judith Magee
$14.99, hardcover (originally $45.00)

A remarkable visual journey through the exploration of the natural world, Art and Nature features many of the great natural history artists of the last 300 years, including John James Audubon, William Bartram, and brothers Franz and Ferdinand Bauer. 
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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.
Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe
edited by Susan Dackerman

Originally published by Harvard University Art Museum in 2011

$35.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

This unusual collaboration among art and science historians demonstrates how printmakers of the Northern Renaissance contributed to the scientific investigations of their time. It features reproductions of woodcuts, engravings, maps, globes, and paper scientific instruments used for observation and measurement.

Tilopa's Mahamudra Upadesha:

The Gangama Instructions with Commentary

by Sangyes Nyenpa

Originally published by Snow Lion in 2014

$18.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

Tilopa's Mahamudra Upadesha provides an explanation of the Indian Mahasiddha Tilopa's renowned Gangama Mahamudra ancient meditation instructions, given in a traditional Tibetan context by one of its lineage's most accomplished contemporary masters. 


Set Systems, Hypergraphs, Families of Vectors, and Combinational Probability

by Béla Bollobás

Originally published by Cambridge University Press in 1986

$30.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

Combinatorics is a book whose main theme is the study of subsets of a finite set. It gives a thorough grounding in the theories of set systems and hypergraphs, while providing an introduction to matroids, designs, combinatorial probability and Ramsey theory for infinite sets.  

Upcoming Events  


Tickets on sale now:
» Timothy F. Geithner in conversation with David Gergen (May 27)
David Sedaris (June 7)
» John Waters (June 14)

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Tues, May 27, 7PM

Timothy F. Geithner -- the seventy-fifth secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury -- discusses Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises with Harvard Kennedy School's David Gergen.
At First Parish Church
$35 Tickets (Signed Book Included)
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The Harvard Square Book Circle

Tues, May 27, 7PM    

The May selection for our monthly in-store book club discussion is Frank Conroy's Body and Soul. Registration is not required and no commitment is necessary.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Philosophy Café

Tues, May 27, 7:30PM

The Philosophy Café is a monthly gathering meant for the informal, relaxed, philosophical discussion of topics of mutual interest to participants. This month's topic is "Is Happiness an Appropriate Goal?"
At Harvard Book Store
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Mon, June 2, 7PM 

Novelist and Rookie staff writer Emma Straub reads from The Vacationers, the story of a family in the midst of a maelstrom of change.
At Harvard Book Store
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Tues, June 3, 7PM

Poet and memoirist Richard Hoffman -- Senior Writer in Residence at Emerson College -- reflects on his upbringing in a post-World War II blue-collar family with Love & Fury: A Memoir.
At Harvard Book Store
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Wed, June 4, 7PM 

Tufts University's Daniel Drezner discusses The System Worked: How the World Stopped Another Great Depression.
At Harvard Book Store
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Thurs, June 5, 7PM 

Nina Sankovitch, author of Tolstoy and the Purple Chair, discusses Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing.
At Harvard Book Store
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Fri, June 6, 7PM 

Novelist Howard Norman, author of the National Book Award-nominated The Northern Lights and The Bird Artist, reads from Next Life Might Be Kinder -- a story of murder, desperate faith, the afterlife, and of love as absolute redemption.
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!  


The Harvard Square Book Circle

Mon, June 30, 7PM    

The June selection for our monthly in-store book club discussion is Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Registration is not required and no commitment is necessary.
At Harvard Book Store
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