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December 12, 2014

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news1Enjoy Your Books   


Thanks to all who came out to explore our Somerville warehouse last weekend for our latest semi-annual Warehouse Sale, and making it one of the best yet.   


Packing up the books after another Warehouse Sale
Packing up the books after another wonderful Warehouse Sale


We'll be contacting the winners of our signed book giveaway soon, so cross your fingers, and watch your inbox. Everyone, enjoy your stacks of new books!     



news2Season's Goings-On   


We're winding down our events series for the holiday season, but there's still plenty going on in our community.   

  • First Night -- we're selling buttons in the store for First Night Boston festivities, Boston's New Year's Eve celebration. Pick them up at the bookstore.



news3Just a Reminder & Thanks    


Thank you for shifting your shopping to local and independent businesses this holiday season.  




Need gift ideas? Talk to a bookseller, browse our shelves, shop our Holiday Hundred, watch your e-mail for more ideas from Harvard Book Store, and stay tuned to Radio Boston next week for the broadcast of our staff's recent discussion of great gift books, joined by author Celeste Ng and host Anthony Brooks.   



news4Looking to 2015   


With a new year around the corner, you know what that means.  




We debuted the 2015 Harvard Book Store bookmark this week, with a beautiful new illustration by Andrew J. Brozyna. Check out the artist's inviting rendering of our philosophy and biography aisle, and as always, the year's calendar is on the back.

Also 2015-related: we're rolling out the 2015 events calendar on harvard.com/events. Take a look! 


Thanks for reading,


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.
The Book of Strange New Things
by Michel Faber

Hogarth, hardcover

Marked by the same storytelling and language that made The Crimson Petal and the White such an international success, The Book of Strange New Things is extraordinary, mesmerizing, and replete with emotional complexity and genuine pathos.

Biography and Memoir
The Prince of Los Cocuyos:
A Miami Childhood
by Richard Blanco

Ecco, hardcover
A poignant and hilarious memoir from the first Latino and openly gay inaugural poet, which explores his coming-of-age as the child of Cuban immigrants and his attempts to understand his place in America while grappling with his artistic and sexual identities.

Essays & Criticism
Bad Feminist:
by Roxane Gay

Harper Perennial, hardcover

In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay traces the journey of her evolution as a woman of color while also taking readers on a ride through the culture of the last few years and commenting on the state of feminism today.

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Art & Design
The Boston Raphael:
A Mysterious Painting, an Embattled Museum in an Era of Change, and a Daughter's Search for the Truth
by Belinda Rathbone

David R Godine, hardcover

In December 1969, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts announced the acquisition of an unknown painting attributed to Raphael. The Boston Raphael was a media sensation in its time, but the full story is now revealed by the director's daughter. 

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Kids & Young Adult  
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods
by Rick Riordan

Disney-Hyperion, hardcover

In Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, the son of Poseidon adds his own magic -- and sarcastic asides -- to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who's who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. 


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 Conference of the Birds
by Peter Sis
$5.99, hardcover (originally $27.95)

Caldecott Honor-winning children's book author and illustrator Peter Ss creates his first book for adults, a beautiful and uplifting adaptation of the classic twelfth-century Sufi epic poem, "The Conference of the Birds."
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Hitler's Spy Chief:
The Wilhelm Canaris Betrayal
by Richard Bassett
$7.99, hardcover (originally $27.95)

In a riveting true story of intrigue and espionage, Richard Bassett tells of Hitler's intelligence chief, Wilhelm Canaris, his secret work against the German leadership, and his role in the conspiracy to assassinate the Fhrer.
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A Novel
by Mark Slouka
$7.99, hardcover (originally $25.95)

The saga of an unforgettable friendship between two teenage boys and their hopes for escape from a dead-end town, Brewster is an unforgettable coming-of-age story from one of our most compelling novelists. 
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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.
Japanese Book-Binding:
Instructions from a Master Craftsman
by Kojiro Ikegami

Originally published by Weatherhill in 1986

$15.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

A third-generation traditional bookbinder gives easy-to-follow instructions for making all the historically important bindings as well as traditional book cases -- the custom-made folding boxes that afford handsome protection for Japan's exquisite books. 

Joseph Cornell:

Navigating the Imagination

by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan

Originally published by Yale University Press in 2000

$120.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

Joseph Cornell was a self-taught yet highly sophisticated artist who is celebrated for his achievement in collage, assemblage, and film. This stunning book was published to accompany the first retrospective of the artist's work in twenty-six years.

Louise Bourgeois:


edited by Ellen Robinson

Originally published by Skira Editore in 2014

$30.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

Louise Bourgeois is widely celebrated for her work on the abiding themes of birth, childhood, family and motherhood. This striking volume is published to accompany an exhibition of Bourgeois' hanging works at Cheim & Read in New York. 

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Upcoming Events & Promotions   


Tickets on Sale Jan 13: 

Nick Hornby (Feb 3)
Ian Bostridge (Feb 4)
 Scott McCloud (Feb 5)

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Harvard Book Store Gives Back

Sun, Dec 14, 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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Glenn Kurtz

Mon, Dec 15, 7PM

Glenn Kurtz explores haunting film footage taken by his grandfather -- ordinary life in a small, predominantly Jewish town -- in his latest book, Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film.
At Harvard Book Store
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Harvard Book Store Gives Back

Sun, Dec 21, 10AM-10PM

December 21 is the final day of 2014 to shop with us to help support 826 Boston, Community Cooks, and Partners in Health Engage.
At Harvard Book Store and online at harvard.com
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Free Shipping

through Dec 31 

Our usual "Saver Shipping" promotion is EVEN BETTER for the holidays. Spend $25+ on an order (in the store or on harvard.com) and ship your books for FREE, via media mail.
At Harvard Book Store and online at harvard.com
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Holiday Hundred

20% off through Dec 31

We're featuring one hundred of the best books to give this holiday season.
At Harvard Book Store and online at harvard.com
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Find it here. Buy it here. Keep us here.

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
Marketing Manager

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