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July 14, 2014

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news1This July, Cool Off with a Book     


"News from Harvard Book Store" is back after a week off.  


If you missed us while we were gone, hopefully you've signed up for our fantastic monthly recommendations newsletter and received our picks for July last week. (Head over to our Subscribe page and update your preferences to receive our Monthly Recommendations Newsletter.)  


For July we've chosen books on bike rides, gunpowder and pirates, villains, and a few more great beach (or A/C) reads.   



news2Proud to Support Hachette Authors   


Harvard Book Store is proud to support Hachette authors with a display up in the store (and online at harvard.com) full of works by Sherman Alexie, David Sedaris, J.K. Rowling, James Patterson, Kate Atkinson, and more. 




Help us (and the indie bookstore community, take up Stephen Colbert's recent call to arms) to make debut novelist Edan Lepucki's California a best seller! The ongoing Hachette-Amazon dispute threatens the success of debut authors like her.  




And here are six more Hachette titles Salon says you should track down at your local bookstore



news3More Recommended Reads   


Looking for more summer reading suggestions? Our staff recommendations wall is full of great picks, as is our wall of Select 70 featured picks. (This month's spotlight is on "Great Beach Reads.")



Need suggestions for youngsters? In our last newsletter Kari P. recommended two of her favorite books for young readers, Tuck Everlasting and The Thief of Always. (Something went amiss with that video link. It's fixed now, so check it out here.)




news4In Case You Missed It   


Suzanna Danuta Walters: The Tolerance Trap
Suzanna Danuta Walters: The Tolerance Trap

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A Novel
by Edan Lepucki

Little, Brown, and Company, hardcover

A gripping and provocative debut novel, California imagines a frighteningly realistic near future, in which clashes between mankind's dark nature and deep-seated resilience force us to question how far we will go to protect the ones we love.

Blood Sport:
Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era
by Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts

Dutton Adult, hardcover
Blood Sport is the definitive and dramatic story of the Alex Rodriguez and Biogenesis scandal, written by the reporters who broke and covered the story. It is simultaneously a revelatory record and a call to arms.
Sustainable Lifestyles and the Quest for Plenitude:
Case Studies of the New Economy
edited by Juliet B. Schor and Craig J. Thompson


Yale University Press, paperback

Many of today's most troubling environmental and economic issues have come to seem insoluble. Can we change direction and achieve a more sustainable and humane economy? Through a fascinating array of case studies, this book affirms that we can. 

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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

Museums and Public Art:
A Feminist Vision
by Hilde Hein


Print on Demand, paperback

As a professor of philosophy at Holy Cross College, Hilde Hein expanded her study and teaching of aesthetics to include museums, and then feminist theory and public art. The essays assembled in this book reflect the blending of these topics over a period of several decades.


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 American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition
by the Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
$24.99, hardcover (originally $60.00)

Exhaustively researched and thoroughly revised, the Fifth Edition (2011) contains 10,000 new words and senses, over 4,000 full-color images, and authoritative, up-to-date guidance on usage from the celebrated American Heritage Usage Panel.
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Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery
by Joanne Chang
$15.99, hardcover (originally $35.00)

Almost 150 recipes from  Boston's celebrated Flour Bakery are included here, plus owner Joanne Chang's essential baking tips, making this mouthwatering collection an accessible, instant classic cookbook for the home baker.
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Things Come Apart:
A Teardown Manual for Modern Living
by Todd McLellan
$12.99, hardcover (originally $29.95)

Welcome to Todd McLellan's unique photographic vision: fifty design classics are beautifully displayed, exploding in midair and dissected in frame-by-frame video stills. Each photograph is a work of art and offers a reinterpretation of our familiar world.
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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.
Butterflies and Insects
edited by Leslie K. Overstreet

Originally published by Assouline Publishing in 2008

$55.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

Including more than three centuries of drawings culled from the rare books library of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, each page in Botanicals explodes with the detail and color of these works by leading botanical artists.

Andy Goldsworthy - Sheepfolds

by Paul Nesbitt and Andrew Humphries

Originally published by Michael Hue-Williams Fine Art in 1996

$30.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

From the Introduction, by Steve Chettle: "Sheepfolds is a five-year public art, landscape and environment commission employing the internationally known sculptor Andy Goldsworthy." This book details and analyzes Goldworthy's proposal. 

Modernist Cuisine at Home

by Nathan Myhrvold and Maxime Bilet

Originally published by The Cooking Lab, LLC in 2012

$85.00 (hardcover boxed set) in Very Good condition

The culinary revolution that has transformed restaurants around the world is also making its way into homes. The Cooking Lab, publisher of the six-volume set Modernist Cuisine, has now produced an illustrated guide for home cooks of all skill levels. 

Upcoming Events  


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Gary J. Bass

Tues, July 15, 7PM

Professor and reporter Gary J. Bass discusses his latest book, The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide.
At Harvard Book Store
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Will Chancellor

Wed, July 16, 7PM

Novelist Will Chancellor reads from his debut work, A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall: A Novel.
At Harvard Book Store
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David Rose

Thurs, July 17, 7PM

Award-winning entrepreneur and CEO of Ditto Labs David Rose discusses his new book Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things.
At Harvard Book Store
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Fri, July 18, 9AM-11PM and Fridays all summer 

Get 15% off new fiction purchases in the store!

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Tues, July 22, 7PM

Local author Sukey Forbes reads from her memoir The Angel in My Pocket: A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death.
At Harvard Book Store
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Wed, July 23, 7PM

Judith Frank presents her novel All I Love and Know, a searing exploration of adoption, gay marriage, and love lost and found.
At Harvard Book Store
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Fri, July 25, 9AM-11PM and Fridays all summer  

Get 15% off new fiction purchases in the 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, July 28, 7PM    

The July selection for our monthly in-store book club discussion is Adam Johnson's novel The Orphan Master's Son. Registration is not required and no commitment is necessary.
At Harvard Book Store
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