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October 31, 2014

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news1Sunday: 20% Off!    




It's time for our annual sale, one of the biggest days of the year for all our loyal customers. Make sure you're signed up for a Frequent Buyer account, and then come shop our shelves for 20% off your purchases this Sunday, November 2.  


Out of town this weekend? Head over to harvard.com with our coupon code FREQUENT2014.  


Learn more details about the sale here, and we'll see you between 9am and 11pm (extended Sunday hours) on November 2! 



news2Happy Halloween    


It's Halloween and it's time for zombies and vampires.  


Tonight (October 31) we'll take a very thoughtful look at the zombie brain with Timothy Verstynen, and on Tuesday, November 4, we'll host a lunchtime signing with the legendary Interview with a Vampire author Anne Rice, signing her latest tome of the undead. This signing is ticketed via eventbrite.com, and any tickets still available on the day of the signing will go on sale in the store at 11am that day. 



news3Ticketed Events Upcoming    




President Carter is coming to Cambridge. We'll join Harvard Divinity School for their upcoming event with President Jimmy Carter on November 19, and free tickets become available at the Harvard Box Office (1350 Massachusetts Avenue) on November 4 at noon. If you can't make it in person, tickets are available for a fee by calling the box office at 617-496-2222 or reserving online at www.boxoffice.harvard.edu starting November 4. We'll be selling books at the event. 


October, traditionally a huge month for the book world and for new releases, is coming to a close. Some of our very favorite authors came out with new titles this month, including Jill Lepore and Walter Isaacson. And, lucky us! We've just posted events to our December calendar with each of them.  


Our annual event with the cast of America's Test Kitchen is also on the horizon, so take note: November 11 is your next big tickets-on-sale date.  


Keep an eye out for the rest of our December schedule as we post it next week, and browse all our remaining ticketed events for 2014 here.     



news4Congrats & Thanks to Carole     


This week the Harvard Book Store staff celebrated the 40th anniversary of our general manager Carole Horne's arrival at Harvard Book Store.

Owner Jeff Mayersohn writes:

Carole's combination of intelligence, judgment, humor, and experience is unsurpassed in the bookselling industry. Running a great bookstore is a team effort, but as the leader of the team, Carole's contribution is second to none.

Join us in congratulating and thanking Carole for all her extraordinary work making Harvard Book Store what it is today.


Thanks for reading,


New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
The Slow Regard of Silent Things
by Patrick Rothfuss


DAW Hardcover, hardcover

In his new book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle's most enigmatic characters, Auri. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world.

Village of Secrets:
Defying the Nazis in Vichy France
by Caroline Moorehead


Harper, hardcover
From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II -- told in full for the first time.

The Twilight of Human Rights Law
by Eric A. Posner


Oxford University press, hardcover

In The Twilight of Human Rights Law, the eminent legal scholar Eric A. Posner argues that purposefully unenforceable human rights treaties are at the heart of the world's failure to address human rights violations. 

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Kids & Young Adult
Hansel & Gretel
by Neil Gaiman & Lorenzo Mattotti

Toon Books, hardcover

Best-selling author Neil Gaiman and fine artist Lorenzo Mattotti join forces to create Hansel & Gretel, a stunning book that's at once as familiar as a dream and as evocative as a nightmare.

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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

Quantum Mechanics in Everyday Life
by Wilton L. Virgo


Print on Demand, paperback

Quantum Mechanics in Everyday Life provides an introduction to the language of quantum and leads the reader to a deeper understanding of familiar, widely-used technology at the atomic and molecular level.


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.
From Philosophy to Neuroscience
by Stephen S. Hall
$6.99, hardcover (originally $27.95)

We all recognize wisdom, but defining it is more elusive. In this fascinating journey from philosophy to science, Stephen S. Hall gives us a dramatic history of wisdom, from its sudden emergence in the fifth century B.C. to its modern manifestations.
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A Good Year for Revolution
by Kevin Phillips
$9.99, hardcover (originally $36.00)

In 1775, Kevin Phillips punctures the myth that 1776 was the watershed year of the American Revolution. He argues that the events of 1775 achieved a  sweeping Patriot control of territory and local government that Britain was never able to overcome. 
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A Wicked War:
Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico
by Amy S. Greenberg
$6.99, hardcover (originally $30.00)

Often overlooked, the U.S.-Mexican War divided the nation, paved the way for the Civil War a generation later, and launched the career of Abraham Lincoln. Amy S. Greenberg's skilled storytelling and rigorous scholarship bring this war to life.
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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.
The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green

Originally published by Dutton Books in 2012

$50.00 (hardcover, signed first edition) in Very Good condition

Bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most beloved work yet, exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love. This hardcover copy is a signed tip-in first edition and printing.

Latin Palaeography:

Antiquity & the Middle Ages

by Bernard Bischoff

Originally published by Cambridge University Press in 1990

$17.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

First published in 1979, this work offers the most comprehensive account in any language of the history of Latin script. It contains a detailed account of the role of the book in cultural history and outlines the history of book illumination.

Tales from Outer Suburbia

by Shaun Tan

Originally published by Arthur A. Levine Books in 2008

$50.00 (hardcover, signed first edition) in Very Good condition

Shaun Tan follows The Arrival with a collection of off-the-wall tales combined with his beautiful, haunting illustrations in a unique hybrid format. This hardcover copy is a signed first American edition and first printing.

Upcoming Events  


Tickets on Sale Now:    

Anne Rice (Signing, Nov 4, Tickets Online Only)
Megan Amram (Nov 10)
Richard Ford (Nov 13)
Robert Brustein (Nov 14)


All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Leila Tarazi Fawaz

Fri, Oct 31, 3PM

Tufts University's Leila Tarazi Fawaz discusses A Land of Aching Hearts: The Middle East in the Great War.
At Harvard Book Store
Friday Forum
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Timothy Verstynen

Fri, Oct 31, 7PM

Timothy Verstynen presents Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?: A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie Brain.
At Harvard Book Store
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Frequent Buyer Sale

Sun, Nov 2, 9AM-11PM

20% off purchases in the store and on harvard.com!
At Harvard Book Store
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Darryl Pinckney

Mon, Nov 3, 7PM

Darryl Pinckney discusses Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy on the eve of Election Day.
At Harvard Book Store
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Anne Rice

Tues, Nov 4, 12PM

Anne Rice signs Prince Lestat: The Vampire Chronicles, the long-awaited addition to the Vampire Chronicles series.
At Harvard Book Store
Tickets include book
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Julie Reynolds

Wed, Nov 5, 7PM

Julie Reynolds discusses Blood in the Fields: Ten Years Inside California's Nuestra Familia Gang.
At Harvard Book Store
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Thomas Maier

Thurs, Nov 6, 7PM

Biographer Thomas Maier discusses When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys.
At Harvard Book Store
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Robert Howse

Fri, Nov 7, 3PM

Professors Robert Howse, Samuel Moyn, and Michael Zank join us for a panel discussion around Howes' latest book, Leo Strauss: Man of Peace.
At Harvard Book Store
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Matt Bai

Fri, Nov 7, 7PM

Political columnist Matt Bai discusses All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid.
At Harvard Book Store
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Karen Armstrong

Sat, Nov 8, 4PM

Karen Armstrong presents Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence.
At First Parish Church
$5 tickets
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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, Nov 24, 7PM    

The next selection for our monthly in-store book club discussion is Nadine Gordimer's novel, Burger's Daughter.
At Harvard Book Store
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We appreciate the feedback we get from readers of this e-newsletter. Please send any comments to Alex at newsletter@harvard.com. Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you in the store!


Alex W. Meriwether
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