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January 9, 2015

It's 2015! Our latest bookmark design.



news1New Year's Resolution Ideas   


It's a New Year! 



Our 2015 event season kicks off tonight! You'll find our online events calendar now updated through the end of February.  


Join us in coming weeks for a fading Jazz Age, a debate on public unions, an obsession with a childhood bully, an exploration of leadership in America, a look at America's favorite drug, a proposal to democratize higher education, and much more.  


Plan for Next Year! Holiday cards are now 75% off through Monday, January 19 -- and there are still plenty of beautiful cards to choose from.


Calendars are now 50% off. Deck the walls with 2015. 



news2It's Cold Outside   


We're here for you.




Our beloved Harvard Book Store mug: "Caution: Hot. And literate." 



news3Issues of Our Age    


Our Select 70 featured books for January include important works that explore the age we live in, from the recently issued Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture to discourses on mass surveillance, the risk of a U.S.-China conflict, rape culture, the war in Afghanistan, and more. Furthermore, explore this month's spotlight, "Ferguson and Beyond" -- six books on race and law in America.

For more current events-inspired education, our staff has prepared a mini reading list: "Reading into North Korea."



news4In Case You Missed It   


We recently took a look back at 2014 and 14 memorable moments from the year here at Harvard Book Store.



Thanks for reading,


New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
by Edith Pearlman


Little, Brown and Company, hardcover

In the twenty stories collected in Honeydew, acclaimed author Edith Pearlman shines a light on small, devastatingly precise moments to reflect the beauty and grace found in everyday life. 

America's Bitter Pill:
Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System
by Steven Brill


Random House, hardcover
America's Bitter Pill is Steven Brill's much-anticipated, sweeping narrative of how the Affordable Care Act was written, how it is being implemented, and, most important, how it is changing -- and failing to change -- the rampant abuses in the healthcare industry. 

The Eureka Myth:
Creators, Innovators, and Everyday Intellectual Property 
by Jessica Silbey


Stanford Law Books, paperback

Breaking new ground in its examination of the U.S. economy and cultural identity, The Eureka Myth draws out new and surprising conclusions about the sometimes misinterpreted relationships between creativity and intellectual property protections. 

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Kids & Young Adult
Stella by Starlight
by Sharon M. Draper


Atheneum Books for Young Readers, hardcover

When the Ku Klux Klan's unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella's segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this Depression-era tour de force from Sharon Draper, the New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind

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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

Why Love?
A Punch-Drunk Proustian Odyssey 
by Robert Koppel


Print on Demand, paperback

Why Love? is the story of Ira Fleckenstein and his crazy family, a love story and the writing of a love story, all rolled into one; it's full of false starts, dashed plans, deep feeling, wild humor, and unexpected triumph.


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 Definitive Visual Guide
by DK Publishing
$24.99, hardcover (originally $50.00)

Fully revised and updated, Animal brings together the expertise of natural history specialists and outstanding wildlife photographers to illustrate, describe, and explain the incredible range of creatures in the animal kingdom.
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Margaret Fuller:
A New American Life
by Megan Marshall
$6.99, paperback (originally $16.95)

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.
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Roosevelt's Lost Alliances:
How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War
by Frank Costigliola
$9.99, paperback (originally $24.95)

In the spring of 1945, the shape of the postwar world hinged on the politics and personalities of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. Roosevelt's Lost Alliances captures this moment and shows how FDR crafted a winning coalition.
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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.
Remaking Kurosawa:
Translations and Permutations in Global Cinema
by D. P. Martinez

Originally published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2009

$60.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

Through the lens of Akira Kurosawa's films, Martinez dissects the human tendency to make connections in a pioneering effort to build a bridge out of diverse materials: the anthropology of Japan, film studies, and postmodern theory.

Religion and Public Memory:

A Cultural History of Saint Namdev in India

by Christian Lee Novetzke

Originally published by Columbia University Press in 2008

$15.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

Today the figure of Saint Namdev is central to many religious traditions within Hinduism and Sikhism. Through the lens of memory and public performance, Novetzke considers Namdev's historical permutations in India over eight centuries.

Matthew Barney:

River of Fundament

by Okwui Enwezor

Originally published by Skira Rizzoli in 2014

$50.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

On the occasion of a major exhibition, performance, and film premiere, this book considers Matthew Barney's epic seven year undertaking, an odyssey of death and its mythologies. This volume documents the full breadth of this ambitious new project. 

Upcoming Events  


Ticket Pre-Sales
on Sale Now:   

 Nick Hornby (Feb 3)
 David Axelrod (Feb 13)


Tickets on Sale Jan 13: 

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

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

MB Caschetta

Fri, Jan 9, 7PM

It's 1973 in the Mohawk Valley, and children are disappearing. Local author MB Caschetta presents her debut novel, Miracle Girls, part of our "New Voices in Fiction" series with GrubStreet.
At Harvard Book Store
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Tues, Jan 13, 7PM

Iranian journalist Nazila Fathi discusses The Lonely War: One Woman's Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran.
At Harvard Book Store
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Wed, Jan 14, 7PM

Poets Tom Sleigh (Army Cats) and David Rivard (Sugartown and Wise Poison) present their collections Station Zed: Poems and Otherwise Elsewhere: Poems.
At Harvard Book Store
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Peter Turchi

Thurs, Jan 15, 7PM

Peter Turchi, creative writing professor and author of Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer, discusses the similarities between writing and puzzle-making in his book A Muse and a Maze, in conversation with 826 Boston's Daniel Johnson.
At Harvard Book Store
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Women in Clothes

Fri, Jan 16, 7PM

Jill Gallagher, Ren Jender, and Andrea Michelle Steele -- local contributors to Women in Clothes -- discuss how the garments we put on every day define and shape our lives, followed by a clothing swap with attendees.
At Harvard Book Store
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Author Event Info 



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, Jan. 26, 7PM    

The January selection for our monthly in-store book club discussion is Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being. Registration is not required and no commitment is necessary.
Harvard Book Store,
Lower Level
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