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October 4, 2014

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news1The Author Event of Our Dreams   


Listen closely. We'll be making a big formal announcement in a couple days, but psst, take a look what we have coming up on October 29.  




We wanted you, our loyal newsletter readers, to hear about it first!


Stay tuned. 



news2Our Frequent Buyer Sale   


We've begun rolling out our November events schedule at harvard.com/events, including Karen Armstrong discussing Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence, Matt Bai presenting the newly released All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid, and Anne Rice signing copies of her long-awaited addition to the Vampire Chronicles series.




November will kick off on the 2nd with Our Annual Frequent Buyer Sale, one of our most popular traditions. Make sure you are signed up for our membership, and prep your shopping list now.


Can't make it that Sunday? Use coupon code FREQUENT2014 that day on harvard.com to take advantage of the sale online. Check out sale details, and a few rules, here



news3 Spotlight: Short Stories   


This month we're shining our monthly spotlight on short story collections.   


Browse these and more 20% featured titles here on harvard.com, or the next time you're in the store.   


news4In Case You Missed It   


Jeffrey Schnapp and Matthew Battles: The Library Beyond The Book
Jeffrey Schnapp and Matthew Battles: The Library Beyond the Book

Last month Jeffrey Schnapp and Matthew Battles discussed the future of libraries and
The Library Beyond the Book here at Harvard Book Store.

Browse the HBS Channel, our video archive of author events, for more archived talks, and consider buying the books here at Harvard Book Store. Your purchases support our award-winning author series.


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New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft
edited by Leslie S. Klinger


Liveright, hardcover

In this volume, Leslie S. Klinger reanimates Lovecraft with clarity and historical insight, appending Lovecraft's uncanny oeuvre and Kafkaesque life story in a way that provides context and unlocks many of the secrets of his often cryptic body of work.

The Meaning of Human Existence
by Edward O. Wilson


Liveright, hardcover
In The Meaning of Human Existence, his most philosophical work to date, Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist Edward O. Wilson grapples with the most difficult of existential questions, examining what makes human beings supremely different from all other species.

Geography, Rhetoric, Politics
by Marc Shell


Stanford University Press, hardcover

Islandology is a fast-paced, fact-filled comparative essay in critical topography and cultural geography that cuts across different cultures. Shell reveals not only ways that we think about islands but also why and how how we think by means of them. 

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Kids & Young Adult
Roller Derby Rivals
by Sue Macy


Holiday House, hardcover

A legendary high-speed, hard-hitting rivalry on the Roller Derby track is about to be witnessed by a packed arena and for the first time, thousands of television viewers. This is the story of two remarkable athletes at the dawn of televised sports.  

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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 White Princess
by Philippa Gregory
$5.99, hardcover (originally $27.99)

From "queen of royal fiction" (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory comes this instant New York Times best seller that tells the story of the remarkable Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen, and mother to the House of Tudor.
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The Last Train to Zona Verde:
My Ultimate African Safari
by Paul Theroux
$5.99, hardcover (originally $27.00)

Following the success of the acclaimed Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and The Great Railway Bazaar, The Last Train to Zona Verde is an ode to the last African journey of the world's most celebrated travel writer.
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Volume II
by Peter Ackroyd
$7.99, paperback (originally $17.99)

Peter Ackroyd brings the age of the Tudors to vivid life in this monumental book in his The History of England series, charting the course of English history from Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I.
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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.
Hellenistic and Roman Sparta:
A Tale of Two Cities
by Paul Cartledge and Antony Spawforth

Originally published by Routledge in 1989

$30.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

A comprehensive account of ancient Sparta over the eight centuries or so following its loss of "great power" status in 371 BC. Hellenistic and Roman Sparta provides an analysis of social, political, and economic changes in the Spartan community.

Aeschylus' Oresteia:

A Literary Commentary

by D.J. Conacher

Originally published by University of Toronto Press in 1987

$45.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

This work is a detailed running commentary on, and dramatic analysis of, the three plays. It is also supplemented in notes and appendices by discussions of the philological problems relevant to the interpretation. 

Many Are Called

by Walker Evans

Originally published by Yale University Press in 2004

$90.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

While at work on Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Walker Evans and James Agee conceived another less well-known but equally important book entitled Many Are Called, a photographic study of subway passengers made with a hidden camera. 

Upcoming Events  


Tickets on Sale Now:    

Atul Gawande (Oct 9)
Katha Pollitt (Oct 16)
Cornel West (Oct 23)
Alan Doyle (Oct 29)


Tickets on Sale Oct 7:  

[The Author Event of Our Dreams] (Oct 29, Tickets Online Only)
Anne Rice (Signing, Nov 4, Tickets Online Only)


All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Nick Bunker

Mon, Oct 6, 7PM

Nick Bunker, author of Making Haste from Babylon, presents An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America.
At Harvard Book Store
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Richard Blanco

Tues, Oct 7, 7PM

Richard Blanco -- the youngest, first Latino, first immigrant, and first gay inaugural poet of the United States -- discusses his memoir, The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood.
At Harvard Book Store
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Maureen Corrigan

Wed, Oct 8, 7PM

Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's Fresh Air, discusses So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures.
At Harvard Book Store
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Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts

Wed, Oct 8, 7PM

Cambridge Forum presents a panel discussion on Diane Portnoy's book Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts.
At First Parish Church
Cambridge Forum
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Laila Lalami

Thurs, Oct 9, 7PM

Laila Lalami, author of the short story collection Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits reads from her latest novel, The Moor's Account.
At Harvard Book Store
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Atul Gawande

Thurs, Oct 9, 7PM

Atul Gawande -- the best-selling author of Complications, Better, and The Checklist Manifesto -- discusses Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.
At First Parish Church
$5 Tickets
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Kecia Ali

Fri, Oct 10, 3PM

Boston University's Kecia Ali delves into the many ways the Prophet's life story has been told from the earliest days of Islam to the present in her new book, The Lives of Muhammad.
At Harvard Book Store
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Dan Jurafsky

Fri, Oct 10, 7PM

Why do we eat toast for breakfast, and then toast to good health at dinner? Stanford University linguist Dan Jurafsky presents The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu.
At Harvard Book Store
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Author Event Info 



Continuing this fall, featured event books at Harvard Book Store author talks are 20% off on the day of the event. Thank you for supporting this author series with your purchases.


Tickets & Coupons 

$5 tickets are also coupons good for $5 off a purchase at Harvard Book Store.


The Harvard Square Book Circle

Mon, Oct 27, 7PM    

The next selection for our monthly in-store book club discussion is Robert Graves' 1929 autobiography, Good-bye to All That. Registration is not required and no commitment is necessary.
At Harvard Book Store
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