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December 5, 2014

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news1Warehouse Sale Countdown   


You've counted down the days. You've examined the Warehouse Sale Sneak Preview from top to bottom. You've anticipated the treasures waiting to be discovered. You've seen our staff's hand drawn flyer around town, and the list of some of the signed book prizes you could win at the sale. It's finally here! 


See you this weekend at the Winter Warehouse Sale, 14 Park Street in Somerville, on Saturday and Sunday this weekend (Hours: 10am to 6pm on December 6 and 7), where thousands of used books and remainders will all be 15% off their already discounted prices. 



news2Ship for Free   


Want to shop the store, but have us ship your packages? Shopping online at harvard.com? Until the end of the year, we'll ship purchases of $25 or more FREE, throughout the U.S. by media mail.




Thanks for shopping indie. 



news3May We Recommend   


Our customers tell us how much they love our staff recommendations. In 2013, for the first time, we compiled all the year's many staff write-ups of recommended books into a little volume printed on our book-making robot, "Paige." It's becoming an annual tradition!    




A big shout out and thanks goes out to all the staff, particularly editor Serena and designer Amanda, for creating another truly beautiful little book for 2014, on sale now in the store. 



news4Overheard in Harvard Book Store    



Couldn't have said it better ourselves. See you soon at Harvard Book Store.


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Gift Ideas from the Holiday Hundrednewshelves
Shop our staff's handpicked selection of some of the best books to give this holiday season. Every title from the Holiday Hundred is 20% off through December 31. View the complete list here.
A Map of Betrayal:
A Novel
by Ha Jin

Pantheon, hardcover

From the award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash comes this riveting tale of espionage and conflicted loyalties that spans half a century in the entwined histories of two countries -- China and the United States -- and two families.

Essays & Criticism
Wilde in America:
Oscar Wilde and the Invention of Modern Celebrity
by David M. Friedman

W. W. Norton & Co., hardcover
David M. Friedman's lively and often hilarious narrative explains how this quotable literary eminence became famous for being famous. Wilde in America is an enchanting tale of travel and transformation, comedy and capitalism.

Politics, Law, & Economics
Black Prophetic Fire
by Cornel West

Beacon Press, hardcover

In an accessible, conversational format, Cornel West provides a fresh perspective on six revolutionary African American leaders: Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X, and Ida B. Wells. 

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Art & Design
Order and Disorder
by Stephanie Stepanek

MFA Publications, hardcover

This book presents a comprehensive and integrated view of Spanish artist Francisco Goya's most important paintings, prints, and drawings through the themes and imagery that continually challenged or preoccupied him.

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Kids & Young Adult  
642 Things to Write About:
Young Writer's Edition
by 826 Valencia

Chronicle Books, hardcover

Write a to-do list for a villain. Describe your dream tree house. Create a haiku about your shoes. Young writers will get their creative juices flowing with this collection of smart, funny, and thought-provoking writing exercises.


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.
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher:
The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
by Timothy Egan
$6.99, paperback (originally $15.95)

How a lone man's epic obsession led to one of America's greatest cultural treasures: Timothy Egan tells the riveting, cinematic story behind the most famous photographs in Native American history -- and the driven, brilliant man who made them.
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Whispering City:
Rome and Its Histories
by R.J.B. Bosworth
$12.99, hardcover (originally $40.00)

In this one-of-a-kind book, historian Richard Bosworth draws upon his expertise in Italian pasts to explore the many histories that whisper their rival and competing messages and seek to impose their truth upon the passing crowds.
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Poems for the Millennium, Volume IV:
The University of California Book of North African Literature
edited by Pierre Joris and Habib Tengour
$6.99, paperback (originally $39.95)

In this fourth volume of the landmark Poems for the Millennium series, Pierre Joris and Habib Tengour present a comprehensive anthology of the written and oral literatures of the Maghreb, a region of North Africa.
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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.
Wordless Books:
The Original Graphic Novels
by David A. Beronä

Originally published by Harry N. Abrams in 2008

$18.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

"Wordless books" were stories from the early part of the twentieth century told in black and white woodcuts without any text. Despite its short-lived popularity, the woodcut novel had an important impact on the development of comic art.

The Day the Country Died:

A History of Anarcho Punk 1980-1984

by Ian Glasper

Originally published by PM Press in 2014

$13.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

In this revealing history, author, historian, and musician Ian Glasper explores in minute detail the influential UK anarcho-punk scene of the early 1980s, highlighting how it took the rebellion inherent in punk to a whole new level of personal awareness.

The Yasukuni Swords:

Rare Weapons of Japan 1933-1945

by Tom Kishida

Originally published by Kodansha USA in 2004

$25.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

In this tribute to the Yasukuni smiths, acclaimed photographer and sword enthusiast Tom Kishida has compiled an extensive study of these rare swords, drawing on a variety of sources to shed light on this often little-understood chapter of Japanese sword history.  

Upcoming Events  


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Shop Small for the Holidays:    

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

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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 Jacobs, 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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Winter Warehouse Sale

Sat & Sun, Dec 6-7, 10AM-6PM

Thousands of books (cookbooks, art books, fiction, and more), 15% off their already discounted prices and just waiting to be discovered.
At the Harvard Book Store Warehouse, 14 Park St., Somerville
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Harvard Book Store Gives Back

Sun, Dec 7, 10AM-10PM

Shop with Harvard Book Store on Sundays this holiday season and your purchases will help support local charitable organizations.
At Harvard Book Store and online at harvard.com
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Mon, Dec 8, 7PM

Anthony Brooks will host a taping of WBUR's Radio Boston right here in the store. Local author Celeste Ng will join Harvard Book Store staff to discuss our favorite books of 2014. Staff will be on hand after the talk to help with gift shopping suggestions.
At Harvard Book Store
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Tue, Dec 9, 7PM

London Review of Books contributor Peter Pomerantsev discusses Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia.
At Harvard Book Store
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New Directions: The Life and Poetry of James Laughlin

Wed, Dec 10, 7PM

David Barber will moderate a discussion with biographer Ian S. MacNiven, author of "Literchoor Is My Beat": A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions, and former editor-in-chief of New Directions, Peter Glassgold, editor of The Collected Poems of James Laughlin.
At the Houghton Library, Harvard Yard
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Christ Actually: Jesus in the 21st Century

Wed, Dec 10, 7PM

Cambridge Forum welcomes James Carroll for a discussion and signing of his latest book, Christ Actually: The Son of God for The Secular Age.
At the First Parish Church
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Timothy Shriver

Thu, Dec 11, 7PM

Chairman of the Special Olympics Timothy Shriver discusses Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most.
At Harvard Book Store
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Author Event Info 



Featured event books at Harvard Book Store-sponsored author talks are 20% off on the day of the event. Thank you for supporting this author series with your purchases.


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


Please send any comments on this newsletter 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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