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February 13, 2015

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news1Our Annual Tradition    


Climbing the walls amid all this snow? We can help.  



Our annual Presidents' Day Sale on Monday, February 16 means 20% off new, used, and remainder books at Harvard Book Store. Find details, eligibility, and special notes here, and we'll see you on Monday!   


If you can't make it into the store that day, use our coupon code for harvard.com purchases: PREZDAY2015.  



news2Two More Days   


We're making a book from scratch this month, and we're extending  the deadline for your story and cover art submissions. You now have the rest of the weekend! 


We're extending the submission deadline to Sunday, February 15 at MIDNIGHT.  


Get to it! Learn more and submit your work here.  



news3Fighting Cabin Fever  


It just keeps snowing. But we don't have to tell you that.  


Snowy dorms across the street.
Snowy dorms across the street.


Looking to keep up-to-date on Harvard Book Store hours and event updates?  


The best way to see if an author event has been rescheduled or if we're adjusting our hours because of the weather is to check harvard.com. We'll also tweet any updates at @HarvardBooks.  


We're doing our best to help you fight cabin fever and keep our doors open this winter, so check in often and come stock up on books.   



news4In Case You Missed It   



Tufts University lecturer and journalist Nan Levinson recently visited the store to discuss her book War Is Not a Game: The New Antiwar Soldiers and the Movement They Built, filmed by WGBH Forum Network.

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
Blood-Drenched Beard:
A Novel
by Daniel Galera


Penguin Press, hardcover

In south Brazil, a young man's father, close to death, reveals to his son the true story of his grandfather's death, or at least the truth as he knows it. He was murdered by some fellow villagers -- almost an execution, vigilante style. Or so the story goes.

It's What I Do:
A Photographer's Life of Love and War
by Lynsey Addario


Penguin Press, hardcover
War photographer Lynsey Addario's memoir is the story of how the relentless pursuit of truth, in virtually every major twenty-first century war, has shaped her life. What she does is document the complex lives of others, often in their most extreme moments.

Would You Kill the Fat Man?
The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us About Right and Wrong
by David Edmonds


Princeton University Press, paperback

David Edmonds tells the riveting story of why and how philosophers have struggled with the ethical dilemma known as the trolley problem. In the process, he provides an entertaining and informative tour through the history of moral philosophy. 

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Kids & Young Adult
by MarcyKate Connolly

HarperCollins, hardcover

The city of Bryre suffers under the magic of an evil wizard. Because of his curse, girls sicken and disappear without a trace, and all live in fear. But then Kymera comes to the city with her wings and spiky tale. Her mission is to rescue the girls of Bryre. 

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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

Word Sketches:
A Collection of Poems
by Sonja Holzwarth Maneri


Print on Demand, paperback

Music and the visual arts have always been an integral part of Sonja Holzwarth Maneri's life. This is her first book of poetry. Her other books include a memoir about her late husband, entitled Love Notes, Love Lines


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 Fort of Nine Towers:
An Afghan Family Story
by Qais Akbar Omar
$6.99, hardcover (originally $27.00)

One of the rare memoirs of Afghanistan to have been written by an Afghan, A Fort of Nine Towers reveals the richness and suffering of life in a country whose history has become deeply entwined with our own.
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American Isis:
The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath
by Carl Rollyson
$5.99, hardcover (originally $29.99)

On the fiftieth anniversary of her death, a startling new vision of Plath -- the first to draw from the recently-opened Ted Hughes archive. The Sylvia Plath Carl Rollyson brings to us is a powerful force who embraced high and low culture to establish herself.
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Middle C:
A Novel
by William H. Gass
$5.99, hardcover (originally $28.95)

In a series of variations, William Gass gives us a mosaic of a life arranged in an array of vocabularies, altered rhythms, forms and tones, and broken pieces with music as both theme and structure, set in the key of middle C.
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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.
Peterson Reference Guides:
Gulls of the Americas
by Steve N.G. Howell & Jon Dunn

Originally published by Houghton Mifflin in 2007

$75.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

This ambitious volume covers the thirty-six species of gulls that occur in North and South America, with detailed information to help you identify these fascinating but challenging birds in their many and varied plumage.

The Painter's Manual

by Albrecht Durer

Originally published by Abaris Books in 1977

$100.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

Originally published in 1525 and abundantly illustrated with Durer's masterful woodcut diagrams, the Manual provides budding artists and painters with theoretical knowledge and practical advice in geometry, perspective, and architecture.

Yamamoto & Yohji 

edited by Ian Luna

Originally published by Rizzoli International Publications in 2014

$60.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

Illustrated with photographs by Craig McDean, Inez & Vinoodh, Max Vadukul, and Nick Knight, this gorgeous volume lends crucial insight to the story of Yohji Yamamoto, one of the most enigmatic and iconoclastic fashion designers of our time. 

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Jessica Silbey

Fri, Feb 13, 3PM

Jessica Silbey, Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School, discusses 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
$5 Tickets
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Presidents' Day Sale

Mon, Feb 16, 9AM-11PM 

20% off all day, in-store and on harvard.com!

At Harvard Book Store
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Mary Pilon

Tues, Feb 17, 7PM

Mary Pilon reveals the unknown origin story of Monopoly in her book The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game.
At Harvard Book Store
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Sandra Newman

Wed, Feb 18, 7PM

Sandra Newman reads from her dystopian thriller The Country of Ice Cream Star, in which a fearless young heroine embarks on a dangerous and surprising journey to save her world.
At Harvard Book Store
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Christian G. Appy

Thurs, Feb 19, 7PM

Professor Christian G. Appy of UMass Amherst discusses American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity.
At Harvard Book Store
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Sven Beckert

Fri, Feb 20, 3PM

Harvard's Sven Beckert discusses Empire of Cotton: A Global History -- the story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism.
At Harvard Book Store
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Quan Barry

Fri, Feb 20, 7PM

Quan Barry -- a native of Boston's north shore -- presents her debut novel, She Weeps Each Time You're Born, and her new poetry collection, Loose Strife.
At Harvard Book Store
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Daniel Handler

Fri, Feb 20, 7PM

Daniel Handler (aka "Lemony Snicket") is joined by poets Janaka Stucky and Elisa Gabbert for an evening of "Poets and Pirates," including readings from their work and Handler's new novel for adults, We Are Pirates.
At First Parish Church
$5 Tickets
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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, 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.
Harvard Book Store
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