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June 13, 2014

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news1Limited Hours on Monday, and Thank You    


Harvard Book Store is deeply honored to host Hillary Rodham Clinton in the bookstore on Monday, June 16, for a sold out book signing. Guidelines will be e-mailed out to ticket holders this weekend. 


Please note that we will be closing the bookstore to the public in the early afternoon to prepare for the signing. Watch harvard.com for details. We will return to normal hours on Tuesday.  


Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation amid these unique and exciting events in the store! You may have heard, for example, that David Sedaris was here signing books for hours upon hours on Saturday -- until 2am! (We gave him a 3D-printed squirrel as a well-earned thank you gift.)  


Your continued support make these events possible. 



news2Carsick for Dad's Day? 


John Waters, author/filmmaker/hitchhiker, will sign his new book Carsick in the bookstore on Saturday at 2pm. Come join the line, open to the public, and maybe get a copy of Carsick for Dad?



Our Father's Day display in the store has many more suggestions, and signed books of course make great gifts. Explore some of our Featured Signed Books here



news3Fiction Fridays This Summer  


Stop in the store on Fridays through August for 15% off new fiction. The discount does not apply to used and remaindered books, but does apply to Mystery, Sci-Fi, Young Adult, New Hardcover Fiction, and more.  


Need a suggestion? Wendy B. suggests 

We All Sleep in the Same Room

 by Paul Rome.

"This is the best book you've never heard of. With expert skill, Rome leads his reader through the physical and emotional turmoil of a middle-aged man confronted with questions of fatherhood, marriage, infidelity and morality. What Rome does best is to make even the quietest scenes resonate with you long after you've read them."



news4In Case You Missed It   




New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
The Book of Unknown Americans:
A Novel
by Christina Henriquez


Knopf, hardcover

Arturo and Alma Rivera have lived their whole lives in Mexico, but when their fifteen-year-old daughter, Maribel, sustains a terrible injury, they come to America with a single dream: that in this country of great opportunity and resources, Maribel can get better.

The Map Thief:
The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps 
by Michael Blanding


Gotham, hardcover
Once considered a respectable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a thief. The Map Thief delves into the untold history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him.

Willing Slaves of Capital:
Spinoza & Marx on Desire
by Frederic Lordon


Verso, paperback

Why do people work for other people? This seemingly naïve question is at the heart of Lordon's argument. To complement Marx's answers, Lordon integrates "Spinozist anthropology" that reconceptualizes capitalist exploitation as the capture of desire. 

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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

Boston Poetry Slam:
20 Years at the Cantab Lounge
by Adam Stone


Print on Demand, paperback

Boston Poetry Slam: 20 Years At The Cantab Lounge is a collection of the best known poems by the best known writers and performers at The Cantab Lounge in Cambridge.  Many of the poems are published here for the first time.


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.
Woes of the True Policeman:
A Novel
by Roberto Bolano
$4.99, hardcover (originally $25.00)

Begun in the 1980s and worked on until the author's death in 2003, Woes of the True Policeman is Roberto Bolaño's last novel. Exploring the roots of memory and the limits of art, it marks the culmination of one of the great careers of literature.
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edited by Rudolf Kuenzli
$19.99, paperback (originally $45.00)

This volume presents a rich selection of the Dadas' visual and literary works. Covering not only Western Europe and America but also Eastern Europe and Japan, eminent scholar Kuenzli gives a lively, accessible, and comprehensive assessment. 
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by Frank Herbert
$6.99, hardcover

A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of one of the grandest epics in science fiction. 
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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.
Winslow Home and Maine
edited by Thomas A. Denenberg

Originally published by Pub in 2000

$20.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

This beautifully illustrated catalogue celebrates Homer's legacy in Maine, and documents the Portland Museum of Art's six-year conservation project to preserve the Winslow Homer Studio, the former carriage house in which Homer lived and worked.

Matisse, His Art and His Textiles:

The Fabric of Dreams

edited by Ann Dumas

Originally published by the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 2004

$60.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

Matisse, His Art and His Textiles, which accompanies a groundbreaking exhibition in Le Cateau-Cambrésis, London, and New York, explores for the first time Matisse's relationship with the textiles that surrounded him from his earliest days.

The Circle of Bliss:

Buddhist Meditational Art

by John C. Huntington and Dina Bangdel

Originally published by the Columbus Museum of Art in 2003

$250.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

This exhibition catalogue points the way to an entirely new direction for the study of the visual representations of the Buddhist Tantras by showing that the function of Himalayan Buddhist art is to interpret and give physical form to Buddhist practices.

Upcoming Events  


Upcoming Sales:
» Fiction Fridays
(Fridays All Summer Long!)
» Summer Warehouse Sale (June 28 & 29)

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Dan Mazur and Alexander Danner

Fri, June 13, 7PM

Dan Mazur and Alexander Danner examine the history of comics around the world from the late 1960s to the dawn of the 21st century.
At Harvard Book Store
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Sat, June 14, 2PM

John Waters signs copies of his new book Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America.
At Harvard Book Store
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Sat, June 14, 6PM

This event is SOLD OUT. There will be no standby line at this event.
At the Brattle Theatre
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Sat, June 14, 7PM

Science writer Laurel Braitman discusses Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves.
At Harvard Book Store
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Mon, June 16, 7PM

Tickets for this very special book signing are SOLD OUT.
At Harvard Book Store
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Tues, June 17, 7PM

CIA veteran Jack Devine is joined by bestselling novelist Joseph Finder for a discussion of his memoir Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story.
At Harvard Book Store
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Wed, June 18, 7PM

Comics artist Joel Christian Gill presents his unique new graphic anthology, Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History.
At Harvard Book Store
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Thurs, June 19, 7PM

Northeastern University's Suzanna Danuta Walters discusses The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality.
At Harvard Book Store
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Fri, June 20, 7PM

Tom Rachman, author of The Imperfectionists, reads from The Rise & Fall of Great Powers.
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.
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