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November 7, 2014

News from Harvard Book Store



news1Enjoy Your Books!   


Thanks to all who came by the store and shopped last weekend's Frequent Buyer Sale.  


Overhearing the following was one of the highlights of the bustling, rainy day:



Indeed! Enjoy your books.   



news2Interview with a Burger   


Our neighbors at Bartley's Burgers didn't miss a beat when naming their specialty burger of the day on Tuesday.   




Thanks again to Anne Rice, who delighted a couple hundred fans in line, signing copies of Prince Lestat.  



news3Religion Scholars, Take Note    


Nine years ago Jack Miles, Pulitzer Prize-winner and professor of English and religious studies, took on a daunting editorial project -- the inaugural edition of The Norton Anthology of World Religions. As the New York Times  recently raved, "now the anthology -- featuring some 4,200 pages of texts spanning roughly 3,500 years -- is here... it's also one of the most complex anthologies Norton has tackled."


On Wednesday, November 12, we'll host a discussion at the Brattle Theatre with general editor Jack Miles and Harvard's James Robson, editor of the section on Daoism, to be followed by a screening of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (ticketed separately through the Brattle).   


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Trailer
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Trailer


Pick up tickets for the talk, "Of Daoist Flights and Chinese Fantasies," here.   



news4In Recognition of University Presses      


"Independent bookstores are kin to university presses and mission-driven publishers. . . . We're part of a larger community occupied with the same independent thinkers, the same intellectual questions, and the same cultural drivers."--Brenna McLaughlin of the Association of American University Presses

We're joining the nationwide celebration of university presses next week. Jimmy Carter said it best when he proclaimed University Press Week in 1978, "in recognition of the impact, both here and abroad, of American university presses on culture and scholarship."

Explore and support these presses: give our Academic New Arrivals section a browse.


Thanks for reading,


New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
Mermaids in Paradise:
A Novel
by Lydia Millet


W. W. Norton & Company, hardcover

Mermaids, kidnappers, and mercenaries hijack a tropical vacation in this sendup of the American honeymoon. Lydia Millet tempers the sharp satire of her early career with the empathy and subtlety of her more recent novels and short stories. 

Information Doesn't Want to Be Free:
Laws for the Internet Age
by Cory Doctorow


McSweeney's, hardcover
In sharply argued, fast-moving chapters, Cory Doctorow takes on the state of creative success in the digital age. Information Doesn't Want to Be Free is a vivid guide to the ways creativity and the Internet interact today, and to what might be coming next.

Radio Benjamin
by Walter Banjamin

Verso, hardcover

Walter Benjamin was fascinated by the impact of new technology on culture. From 1927 to 1933, he wrote and presented using the new medium of radio. Radio Benjamin gathers the surviving transcripts, which appear here for the first time in English. 

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Kids & Young Adult
Waiting Is Not Easy!
An Elephant and Piggie Book
by Mo Willems


Disney-Hyperion, hardcover

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. Piggie has a surprise for Gerald, but he is going to have to wait for it. And wait. And wait some more . . . 

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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

Toward a More Equal World
by Warren Salinger


Print on Demand, paperback

"In this insightful and provocative primer, Warren Salinger helps Americans understand in clear terms how globalization is changing our economies and the balance of power in the world."
--William Ury, co-author of Getting to Yes


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.
What Are You Looking At?:
The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art
by Will Gompertz
$6.99, hardcover (originally $28.95)

For skeptics, art lovers, and the millions of us who visit art galleries every year -- and are confused -- What Are You Looking At? is a wonderfully lively, accessible narrative history of modern art, from Impressionism to the present day.
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Dirty Love
by Andre Dubus III
$7.99, hardcover (originally $25.95)

In this beautiful book of disillusioned intimacy and persistent yearning, beloved and celebrated author Andre Dubus III explores the bottomless needs and stubborn weaknesses of people seeking gratification in food and sex, work and love.
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The Secrets of Codes:
Understanding the World of Hidden Messages
by Paul Lunde
$9.99, paperback (originally $24.99)

This is an exciting and entertaining global investigation that explores the history and mystery of coded information and how it's been harnessed. It explains how codes and ciphers work, why they were invented, and how they have been cracked. 
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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.
Cena Trimalchionis
by Petronius

Originally published by Oxford University Press in 1975

$50.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

In this edition of Cena Trimalchionis, the fascinating background of Trimalchio and his friends and their racy conversation are fully annotated, and there is strong emphasis throughout the commentary on questions of literary interpretation. 

The Cambridge Companion to Horace

edited by Stephen Harrison

Originally published by Cambridge University Press in 2007

$20.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

Horace is a central author in Latin literature. In this 2007 volume, a superb international cast of contributors present a stimulating and accessible assessment of the poet, his work, its themes, and its reception. 

Jacques Lacan & Co.:

A History of Psychoanalysis in France, 1925-1985

by Elizabeth Roudinesco

Originally published by The University of Chicago Press in 1990

$65.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

A bestseller in its French edition, this work has been hailed as both an authoritative history of French psychoanalysis and the best book on the life and work of France's most renowned psychoanalyst, Jaques Lacan. 

Upcoming Events  


Tickets on Sale Now:   

Megan Amram (Nov 10)
Richard Ford (Nov 13)
Robert Brustein (Nov 14)


Tickets on Sale Nov 11: 

Jill Lepore (Dec 3)

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Robert Howse

Fri, Nov 7, 3PM

Professors Robert Howse, Samuel Moyn, and Michael Zank discuss Howse's 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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Megan Amram

Mon, Nov 10, 6PM

Megan Amram, Harvard grad and a writer for the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation, presents her book of hilarious farce and biting gender commentary, Science...For Her!
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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Charles E. Cobb Jr.

Mon, Nov 10, 7PM

Brown University's Charles E. Cobb Jr. presents This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible.
At Harvard Book Store
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Of Daoist Flights and Chinese Fantasies

Wed, Nov 12, 6:30PM

Jack Miles, editor of the new Norton Anthology of World Religions, joins contributing editor James Robson of Harvard for a discussion of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Daoist Bodily Cultivation in the new anthology. A screening of the film will follow, ticketed through the Brattle Theatre.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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Putin's War: Against the West

Wed, Nov 12, 7PM

Cambridge Forum presents Masha Gessen discussing her books The Man Without a Face and Words Will Break Cement.
At the First Parish Church
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Richard Ford

Thurs, Nov 13, 6PM

Richard Ford, acclaimed author of The Sportswriter and Independence Day, reads from Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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Arthur I. Miller

Thurs, Nov 13, 7:30PM

Arthur I. Miller discusses Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Redefining Contemporary Art.
At Harvard Book Store
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Paul E. Fallon

Fri, Nov 14, 3PM

Local architect and journalist Paul E. Fallon presents Architecture by Moonlight: Rebuilding Haiti, Redrafting a Life.
At Harvard Book Store
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Robert Brustein

Fri, Nov 14, 6PM

Robert Brustein, founding artistic director of the Yale Repertory and American Repertory Theatres, discusses his latest book of criticism, Winter Passages: Reflections on Theatre and Society.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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GrubSreet Launch Lab: Visual Storytelling; Prose as Pictures and Pictures in Prose

Fri, Nov 14, 7PM

GrubStreet presents NEA Fellow Thomas McNeely and Robert Olen Butler Prize winner Annie Weatherwax discussing their books Ghost Horse and All We Had.
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, Nov 24, 7PM    

The November 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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