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November 22, 2014

News This Week: 
Harvard Book Store Holiday Hundred



news1Best Books of the Year   




The National Book Awards were announced this week, and we were so pleased to see that all four selections were a part of our newly unveiled, handpicked Holiday Hundred. These hundred titles are our staff's picks for some of the best books to give this year. Browse the collection in the store or online at harvard.com, and get reading. (And don't miss our upcoming presentation of the Best Books of the Year with WBUR's Radio Boston!)    



news2Warehouse Sale Countdown   


Our annual Winter Warehouse Sale is just two weeks away. Head to 14 Park Street in Somerville on December 6 and 7 for thousands of discounted books to give as gifts, collect, and add to your must-read shelf. We'll also be raffling off some unique gift packages to lucky attendees this year. Be there.

Our Winter Warehouse Sale [Click to enlarge]



news3Hooked on Serial?   


Can't get enough of Serial? The new podcast from the creators of This American Life is a national phenomenon, a bookstore staff favorite, and the most popular podcast of all time.   



Serial is taking next week off for Thanksgiving, and our savvy booksellers have come up with a reading list to peruse while you are waiting for the next episode. Check out our selections here or on display in the bookstore.  



news4In Case You Missed It   


Photo via Harvard Divinity School

This week we joined the Harvard Divinity School as the
Harvard community welcomed President Jimmy Carter for a discussion and signing of his book,A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power.

Watch the event in its entirety here:
A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power
A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power


Thanks for reading,


New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
A Novel
by David Nicholls


Harper, hardcover

David Nicholls brings the wit and intelligence that graced his New York Times bestseller, One Day, to a compellingly human, deftly funny new novel about what holds marriages and families together, and what we learn about ourselves when they fall apart.

Gay Berlin:
Birthplace of Modern Identity
by Robert Beachy


Knopf, hardcover
Gay Berlin is an unprecedented examination of the ways in which the uninhibited urban sexuality, sexual experimentation, and medical advances of pre-Weimar Berlin created and molded our modern understanding of sexual orientation and gay identity.
The Bad Conscience
by Vladimir JankÚlÚvitch


University of Chicago Press, hardcover

Vladimir JankÚlÚvitch was one of the most distinctive voices in twentieth-century philosophy. In The Bad Conscience -- published in 1933 and subsequently revised and expanded -- JankÚlÚvitch lays the foundations for his later work.

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Kids & Young Adult
Dreaming in Indian:
Contemporary Native American Voices
by Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale


Annick Press, hardcover

Truly universal in its themes, Dreaming In Indian will shatter commonly held stereotypes and challenge readers to rethink their own place in the world. It offers readers a unique insight into a community often misrepresented by the mainstream media. 

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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

by Ellen Cooney


Print on Demand, paperback

This dramatic, highly inventive novel presents the story of one family through many generations, as Thanksgiving dinner is prepared.


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.
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 it to life.
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Starting with Ingredients:
Quintessential Recipes for the Way We Really Cook
by Aliza Green
$14.99, hardcover (originally $39.95)

Each chapter focuses on a single ingredient. The accompanying recipes in Chef Aliza Green's culinary tour de force demonstrate the broad range of possibilities for each ingredient, utilizing a variety of cooking methods, flavors, and ethnic inspirations.
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The New Secret Language of Symbols:
An Illustrated Key to Unlocking Their Deep and Hidden Meanings
by David Fontana
$9.99, hardcover (originally $28.75)

What role has the dragon played in mythology? What is the symbolism of sacred geometry? The New Secret Language of Symbols will satisfy today's appetite for unpacking the layers of meaning that exist below the surface.
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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.
Adaptation to Climate Change:
From Resilience to Transformation
by Mark Pelling

Originally published by Routledge in 2011

$28.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

This text is the first detailed analysis of the social dimensions to climate change adaptation. Clearly written in an engaging style, it serves as an invaluable reference for those interested in climate change, geography and development studies.

Ben Shahn:

His Graphic Art

by James Thrall Soby

Originally published by George Braziller in 1957

$10.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

Compassionate, satirical, humorous, profoundly human: this is the art of Ben Shahn. And here, in the first book devoted exclusively to Shahn's graphic art, is a generous collection of his drawings that represents many facets of his distinctive work.

Albrecht Durer:

Master Drawings, Watercolors, and Prints from the Albertina

by Andrew Robison and Klaus Albrecht Schroder

Originally published by the National Gallery of Art in 2013

$100.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

This volume includes many of Albrecht Durer's most renowned masterpieces, along with numerous other works. Beautifully reproduced, they convey Durer's fascination with the world around him and his extraordinary ability to bring that world to life. 

Upcoming Events  


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Shop Small for the Holidays:   

Harvard Book Store Gives Back (Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 14, Dec 21)

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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. Registration is not required and no commitment is necessary.
At Harvard Book Store
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Thanksgiving Day

Thurs, Nov 27 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Harvard Book Store will be closed for the day.
We will return to our regular hours on Friday.
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Small Business Saturday

Sat, Nov 29, 9AM-11PM

Small Business Saturday is a day to rally people to shop at local businesses and support their local economies. Check out our in-store promotions for the day!
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Harvard Book Store Gives Back

Sun, Nov 30

Shop with Harvard Book Store on Sundays this holiday season; your purchases will help support local charitable organizations.
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Dr. Allan H. Ropper and Brian David Burrell

Mon, Dec 1, 7PM

Neurologist Dr. Allan H. Ropper and author Brian David Burrell discuss their book Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole: A Renowned Neurologist Explains the Mystery and Drama of Brain Disease.
At Harvard Book Store
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Transition Magazine: Nelson Mandela

Tue, Dec 2, 7PM

With issue 116, Transition Magazine pays tribute to Nelson Mandela's worldly attainments and to his otherworldly sainthood. Warren Binford, Xolela Mangcu, and Steven Nelson will read from their contributions.
At Harvard Book Store
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Jill Lepore

Wed, Dec 3, 6PM

Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore explores the feminist history of one of the world's most iconic superheroes in The Secret History of Wonder Woman, followed by a screening of the 1974 Wonder Woman pilot (ticketed separately through the Brattle Theatre.)
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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America's Test Kitchen

Thu, Dec 4, 6PM

Jack Bishop, Julia Colin Davison, Bridget Lancaster, and Lisa McManus present the latest cookbook from the Test Kitchen team.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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Douglas J. Emlen

Thu, Dec 4, 7PM

Professor Douglas J. Emlen discusses Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle, the story behind the stunning, extreme weapons we see in the animal world.
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. 


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