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February 6, 2015

More snow. (At least it's pretty.)



news1Go Set a Watchman   


That collective gasp you heard echoing through the literary world this week? It was in response to the news that Harper Lee will be publishing a second novel, a "parent" to her classic To Kill a Mockingbird.  


The news has been met with everything from enthusiasm to skepticism to satire. We'll wait to see for ourselves, come publication day: July 14, 2015.  


You can pre-order Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee from Harvard Book Store now. 



news2Black History Month   


You'll find our spotlight on Black History Month displayed in the store this month, among our Select 70 featured books for February.  


Selections include The Radical King -- edited and curated by Cornel West -- essays that illustrate Dr. King's revolutionary and radical vision; plus F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature; and Eric Foner's Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad.     



news3Act Fast   


Quick! There's just one week left to write a short short story or design a cover for our next Harvard Book Store anthology. Learn more about our call for entries here. We are making a book from scratch, in a month, and we can't do it without you. 


Speaking of time, our new "A Very Harvard Book Store Introduction" display investigates the passage of time, travel through time, and doing things fast and slow.



news4In Case You Missed It   


Michael Bronski: Considering Hate
Michael Bronski: Considering Hate

Michael Bronski recently visited the store to discuss his book from Beacon Press,  Considering Hate: Violence, Goodness, and Justice in American Culture and Politics, co-authored with Kay Whitlock.

Browse the HBS Channel, our video archive of author events, and consider buying the books from Harvard Book Store. Your purchases support our award-winning author series.


Thanks for reading,


New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
Trigger Warning:
Short Fictions and Disturbances
by Neil Gaiman


William Morrow, hardcover

Award-winning author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction -- which includes a never-before published American Gods story, "Black Dog," written exclusively for this volume.

Our Only World:
Ten Essays
by Wendell Berry


Counterpoint, hardcover
In this new collection of essays, Wendell Berry confronts the necessity of direct action. For more than fifty years we've had no better spokesman and no more eloquent advocate for the planet, for our families, and for the future of our children and ourselves.

State of Insecurity:
Government of the Precarious
by Isabell Lorey


Verso, paperback

In State of Insecurity, Isabell Lorey explores the possibilities for organization and resistance under the contemporary status quo, and anticipates the emergence of a new and disobedient self-government of the precarious.

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Kids & Young Adult
Where Is It Coming From?
by the Students of Boggs School, Detroit
illustrated by Dave Eggers 

826 Michigan, hardcover

This is what happens when the insanely original and hilarious stories of elementary-school students are paired with the drawings of novelist/erstwhile artist Dave Eggers. Where Is It Coming From? is a special window into the city of Detroit and into childhood. 

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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

Forty-Two Short Short Stories Collected by Harvard Book Store
by Harvard Book Store


Print on Demand, paperback

Microchondria is a collection of forty-two original short short stories written between February 1 and February 17, 2010, compiled and produced by the staff of Harvard Book Store, and printed in-store on our print-on-demand book machine. And we're doing it again! Learn more about our call for entries to Microchondria II: 42 More Short Short Stories Collected by Harvard Book Store, due February 13.


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 Novel
by Paul Harding
$4.99, hardcover (originally $26.00)

In Enon, Paul Harding follows a year in the life of Charlie Crosby as he comes to terms with a shattering personal tragedy. Charlie inhabits the dynamic landscape of New England, its seasons mirroring his turbulent emotional odyssey. 
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Richard Prince:
Collected Writings
by Richard Prince
$24.99, hardcover (originally $44.00)

Richard Prince: Collected Writings is the first collection of selected short works by artist Richard Prince. These pieces explore everything from Franz Kline to Woodstock, including revealing musings on Prince's approach to photography.
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Paul Auster:
Collected Novels, Volume II
by Paul Auster
$7.99, hardcover (originally $40.75)

Highly varied, yet instantly recognizable as the work of the same storyteller, these three novels -- The Music of Chance, Leviathan, and Mr. Vertigo -- form an important chapter in the ongoing career of one of America's most enduring and fascinating writers.
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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.
Philip K. Dick:
The Last Testament
by Gregg Rickman

Originally published by Fragments West / The Valentine Press in 1985

$65.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

Philip K. Dick: The Last Testament records the last conversations of the late science fiction master on what was most important to him. It records his visions, his dreams, his philosophy of life, and his radical vision of a world remade.

John J. Audubon's Guide:

The Birds of the Northeast

edited by Julien Tavener

Originally published by the Audubon Masterpiece Collection in 2003

$55.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

For the first time, this special edition combines excerpts from John J. Audubon's vivid and witty descriptions with 97 full-color plates of the birds of the Northeast, creating a guide that Audubon might have published himself. 

Adventures in the Dream Trade

by Neil Gaiman

Originally published by the NESFA Press in 2002

$20.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

The majority of this book is a journal covering February to September 2001, the time that Neil Gaiman's American Gods was going to press. It's a fascinating look inside the black box -- proofreading, rewriting, promotional tours, and everything else.

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Fri, Feb 6, 3PM

Harvard's Laurence Ralph discusses Renegade Dreams: Living through Injury in Gangland Chicago.
At Harvard Book Store
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Forrest Gander

Fri, Feb 6, 7PM

Forrest Gander presents his latest novel, The Trace, a poetic novel about a journey through Mexico taken by a couple recovering from a world shattered.
At Harvard Book Store
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Lani Guinier

Mon, Feb 9, 7PM

Acclaimed scholar and pioneering civil rights advocate Lani Guinier discusses The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in America.
At Harvard Book Store
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Andrew Keen

Tues, Feb 10, 7PM

Tech industry veteran Andrew Keen investigates how the internet is reconfiguring our world -- often at great cost -- in The Internet Is Not the Answer.
At Harvard Book Store
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LaShonda Katrice Barnett

Wed, Feb 11, 7PM

LaShonda Katrice Barnett presents her debut novel, Jam on the Vine -- the story of Ivoe Williams, the precocious daughter of a Muslim cook and a metalsmith from central-east Texas, and her struggle for equality. Part of our "New Voices in Fiction" series, co-sponsored by GrubStreet.
At Harvard Book Store
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Cambridge Forum

Wed, Feb 11, 7PM

Cambridge Forum presents "The Health of Democracy: Social Immobility and Civic Participation," with economist Randy Albelda and union organizer Joey Mokos.
At First Parish Church
Parish House
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Paul Fischer

Thurs, Feb 12, 7PM

Filmmaker Paul Fischer discusses his first book, A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power.
At Harvard Book Store
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Jessica Silbey

Fri, Feb 13, 3PM

Jessica Silbey, Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School, considers whether innovation and creativity are helped or hindered by our intellectual property laws with her book The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators, and Everyday Intellectual Property.
At Harvard Book Store
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Fri, Feb 13, 7PM

Former White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod discusses his memoir, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics, with the Kennedy School's David Gergen.
At First Parish Church
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The Harvard Square Book Circle

Mon, Feb 23, 7PM    

The February selection for our monthly in-store book club discussion is Elena Ferrante's novel My Brilliant Friend. Registration is not required and no commitment is necessary.
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