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November 28, 2014

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Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and support our local neighborhoods and economies. We want to thank you for choosing to shop with us this year.



On Saturday, November 29, spend $75 or more on a single transaction in the store (before tax), and you'll earn a coupon for $10 off at our upcoming Winter Warehouse Sale.  


American Express card holders, be sure to register your card and you'll earn $10 credits for up to three qualifying purchases on Small Business Saturday. (Yes, we're a qualifying business!)  


Thanks for shopping small. 



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Our shelves are curated and stocked by smart readers and book lovers. Our Holiday Hundred features some of the very best books to give this season, all 20% off.   




One of the most beloved corners of the store is our wall of Staff Recommendations. Keep an eye out for the upcoming release of our gorgeous book (printed here in the store) of every Harvard Book Store staff recommendation of 2014.  


And, of course, we are your spot for amazing books signed by their authors.  



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We're basically open all the time. We're open early, and we're open late: 9am to 11pm on Monday through Saturday, 10am to 10pm on Sundays. (And check out our upcoming extended holiday hours PDF if you like.) We're also open day and night on harvard.com.    



To our far-flung friends who can't come to the store, or to those away this weekend, we're a Cyber Monday online destination as well. On Monday, December 1, use coupon code CYBER2014 on harvard.com for 20% off your purchases. Details



news4Warehouse Sale Countdown     


Our Winter Warehouse Sale is just one week away! Word amongst the shelves is that this is the best inventory we've ever had for discounted art books, cookbooks, nonfiction, novels, and more.

Bears, bunnies, and books, oh my.

As if you needed any added incentive, we'll be doing a giveaway at this year's sale, with prizes including signed books by Hillary Clinton, Amy Poehler, Jason Segal, and some of Boston's favorite chefs. BE THERE.


Thanks for reading,


Featured Titlesnewshelves
Featured Poetry
Faithful and Virtuous Night 
by Louise Glück

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, hardcover

Faithful and Virtuous Night is the 2014 winner of the National Book Award for Poetry. It is a luminous, seductive new collection from the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Louise Glück, one of the finest American poets at work today. 
Featured Biography
Margaret Fuller:
A New American Life
by Megan Marshall

Mariner Books, paperback
2014 Pulitzer Prize winner Megan Marshall recounts the trailblazing life of Margaret Fuller: Thoreau's first editor, Emerson's close friend, daring war correspondent, tragic heroine. Marshall's inspired narrative brings her back to indelible life.

Featured Food & Cooking
Plenty More:
Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London's Ottolenghi
by Yotam Ottolenghi

Ten Speed Press, hardcover

Plenty More is the hotly anticipated follow-up to London chef Yotam Ottolenghi's bestselling and award-winning cookbook Plenty, featuring more than 150 vegetarian dishes organized by cooking method. 

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Featured Kids & Young Adult
Brown Girl Dreaming
by Jacqueline Woodson

Nancy Paulsen Books, hardcover

In this National Book Award-winning young adult work, Jacqueline Woodson shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.

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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

The Fellowship of the Ring:
Yiddish Translation
by J.R.R. Tolkien
translated by Barry Goldstein 

Print on Demand, paperback

The Fellowship of the Ring, the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's famous epic, has been translated into Yiddish for the first time by Barry Goldstein, in his followup to The Yiddish Hobbit.


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 Revenge of Geography:
What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
by Robert D. Kaplan
$6.99, hardcover (originally $28.00)

In this provocative, startling book, Robert D. Kaplan, the bestselling author of Balkan Ghosts, offers a revelatory new prism through which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead for continents and countries around the world.
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The Fractalist:
Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
by Benoit Mandelbrot
$6.99, hardcover (originally $30.00)

In The Fractalist, Benoit Mandelbrot, the creator of fractal geometry, recounts the high points of his life with exuberance and an eloquent fluency, deepening our understanding of the evolution of his extraordinary mind.
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The Music Instinct:
How Music Works and Why We Can't Do Without It
by Philip Ball
$9.99, hardcover (originally $31.95)

In The Music Instinct, award-winning writer Philip Ball provides the first comprehensive, accessible survey of what is known -- and still unknown -- about how music works its magic, and why it seems indispensable to humanity. 
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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.
Facts and Inventions:
Selections from the Journalism of James Boswell
edited by Paul Tankard

Originally published by Yale University Press in 2014

$35.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

James Boswell, known as the biographer of Samuel Johnson, was also an insightful chronicler of a pivotal historical epoch. This collection presents a generous selection of Boswell's writings, most of which have not been published since the 18th century. 

The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2014:

Every Recipe from the Hit TV Show with Product Ratings and a Look Behind the Scenes

by America's Test Kitchen

Originally published by America's Test Kitchen in 2013

$25.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

This newly revised edition of The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook includes 14 seasons of the hit TV show in a lively collection featuring more than 850 foolproof recipes and dozens of tips and techniques. 

Robert Motherwell:

Early Collages

by Susan Davidson

Originally published by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 2013

$25.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

Robert Motherwell: Early Collages, published to accompany an exhibition devoted to Motherwell's works on paper from the 1940s and early 1950s, reexamines the origins of the artist's style and his revelatory encounter with the papier collé technique.  

Upcoming Events  


Tickets on Sale Now:   

» Jill Lepore (Dec 3)

Shop Small for the Holidays:   

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

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Small Business Saturday

Sat, Nov 29, 9AM-11PM

Shop Small with Harvard Book Store this year. Check out our in-store promotions for Small Business Saturday.
At Harvard Book Store
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Harvard Book Store Gives Back

Sun, Nov 30, 10am-10pm 

Shop with Harvard Book Store on Sundays this holiday season; your purchases will help support local charitable organizations.
At Harvard Book Store
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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 through the Brattle).
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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Fri, Dec 5, 3PM

Historian Jason Sokol discusses All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn.
At Harvard Book Store
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Fri, Dec 5, 7PM

Scientist Tasneem Zehra Husain, debut novelist Tilia Klebenov, and memoirist Maria Mutch discuss how they found their stories and their new books, Only the Longest Threads; Wrong Place, Wrong Time; and Know the Night: A Memoir of Survival in the Small Hours.
At Harvard Book Store
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Fri, Dec 5, 7PM

Walter Isaacson follows up his bestselling Steve Jobs biography with The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution.
At the 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.


This Month


Browse our November Recommended This Month newsletter, ("Books to Gobble Up") with picks from our featured titles, staff recommendations, new paperbacks, and more.


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!


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