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February 27, 2015

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Two notes for Monday, March 2:  



news2Looking Forward to March and April?  


Along with warmer (we hope) weather, bluer (we pray) skies, and greener (we beg) landscapes, we're looking forward to a compelling calendar of author visits this spring:

  • psychopathy- and shame-profiler Jon Ronson 
  • Proust and Flaubert translator and acclaimed short story author Lydia Davis 
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith with a memoir of coming-of-age, the meaning of home, and what it means to be black in America
  • ethicist and philosopher Peter Singer discussing how we can all do more good
  • current New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell 
  • longtime New Yorker staff writer (for four decades) and author of the acclaimed modernist novels Speedboat and Pitch Dark Renata Adler
  • and much, much, much more 



news3Micro Sneak Peek    


Psst. Remember when we announced that we were making a book, from scratch, this month? It's almost finished! Here's a sneak peek at the four unique and gorgeous covers we picked for this fantastic forthcoming collection of flash fiction. Collect 'em all!   

Join us on Saturday, March 7 for the Microchondria II launch party, with readings from selected contributors and demonstrations of our state-of-the-art bookmaking machine.  



news4In Case You Missed It   


David Axelrod: Believer - My Forty Years in Politics
David Axelrod: Believer - My Forty Years in Politics


We recently hosted David Axelrod in conversation with David Gergen, with a special appearance by Governor Deval Patrick. Check out video of the event, courtesy of WGBH's Forum Network, and pick up a copy of Believer now. Your purchases support our award-winning author series.


Browse the HBS Channel, our video archive of author events, and consider buying the books you discover there from Harvard Book Store!


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New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
The Marauders:
A Novel
by Tom Cooper


Crown, hardcover

When the BP oil spill devastates the Gulf coast, those who made a living by shrimping find themselves in dire straits. At the center of it all is Gus Lindquist, a pill-addicted, one armed treasure hunter obsessed with finding the lost treasure of pirate Jean Lafitte.

A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz
by Goran Rosenberg


Other Press, hardcover
On August 2, 1947 a young man gets off a train in a small Swedish town to begin life anew. Having endured the ghetto of Lodz, the death camp at Auschwitz, the slave camps during the final months of Nazi Germany, his last challenge is to survive his survival. 

The Hungry Mind:
The Origins of Curiosity in Childhood
by Susan Engel


Harvard University Press, hardcover

Curiosity is vital, but it remains a surprisingly understudied characteristic. The Hungry Mind is a deeply researched, highly readable exploration of what curiosity is, how it can be measured, how it develops, and how it can be fostered in schools. 

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Kids & Young Adult
Queen of the Diamond:
The Lizzie Murphy Story
by Emily Arnold McCully


Farrar, Straus and Giroux, hardcover

Lizzie Murphy was good at baseball, but she was born in 1900, and back then baseball was not a game for girls. When she turned eighteen, Lizzie did something that women weren't supposed to do: she signed up with a professional baseball team.

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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

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


Print on Demand, paperback

In coming days we'll be debuting our latest printed-in-store anthology, Microchondria II: 42 More Short Short Stories Collected by Harvard Book Store. Until then, pick up a copy of the anthology that started it all, forty-two stories collected in February 2010.


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.
Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery + Cafe
by Joanne Chang
$15.99, hardcover (originally $35.00)

Almost 150 recipes from  Boston's celebrated Flour Bakery are included here, plus owner Joanne Chang's essential baking tips, making this mouthwatering collection an accessible, instant classic cookbook for the home baker.
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Flour, Too:
Indispensable Recipes for the Cafe's Most Loved Sweets and Savories
by Joanne Chang
$16.99, hardcover (originally $35.00)

The ideal companion to Flour -- Joanne Chang's beloved first cookbook -- Flour, Too includes the most-requested savory fare to have made her four cafés Boston's favorite stops for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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The Andy Goldsworthy Project
by Milly Donovan and Tina Fisk
$19.99, hardcover (originally $65.00)

This volume traces the development of British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy's project at the National Gallery from conception to completion and situates the artist's sculpture and practice within an age-long tradition of structures.
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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.
The Entropy Exhibition:
Michael Moorcock and the British 'New Wave' in Science Fiction
by Colin Greenland

Originally published by Routledge & Keegan Paul in 1983

$20.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

When published in 1983, The Entropy Exhibition was the first critical assessment of the movement known as 'New Wave' science fiction. It examines the history of the New Worlds magazine and its background in the popular imagination of the 1960s.

Anselm's Other Argument

by A.D. Smith

Originally published by Harvard University Press in 2014

$35.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

In a book that combines historical research with rigorous philosophical analysis, A. D. Smith discusses Anselm of Canterbury's second argument in detail for the supposed logical necessity of God's existence argument.

Cindy Sherman:

The Complete Untitled Film Stills

by Peter Galassi

Originally published by the Museum of Modern Art in 2003

$20.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Stills, a series of 69 black-and-white photographs created between 1977 and 1980, crystallizes widespread concerns in our culture, examining the ways we shape our identities and the role of mass media in our lives.

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Fri, Feb 27, 3PM

Harvard's Robert Darnton discusses Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature.
At Harvard Book Store
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Laura van den Berg

Fri, Feb 27, 7PM

Laura van den Berg reads from her darkly funny debut novel, Find Me. Part of our "New Voices in Fiction" series with GrubStreet.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Harvard Square Book Circle

Mon, Mar 2, 7PM    

The February selection for our monthly in-store book club discussion is Elena Ferrante's novel My Brilliant Friend. (Rescheduled from February 23.)
Harvard Book Store
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Marie Rutkoski and Kristin Cashore

Tues, Mar 3, 7PM

Marie Rutkoski, author of The Winner's Curse, presents the next book in her YA Winner's Trilogy with Kristin Cashore, author of the beloved Graceling Realm series.
At Harvard Book Store
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Bruce Schneier

Wed, Mar 4, 7PM

World-renowned security technologist Bruce Schneier discusses his insightful and important new book, Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World.
At Harvard Book Store
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Marc Goodman

Thurs, Mar 5, 7PM

Marc Goodman explores the dark side of technological innovation with his new book Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It.
At Harvard Book Store
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Mara Prentiss

Fri, Mar 6, 3PM

Harvard physics professor Mara Prentiss discusses the future of energy and Energy Revolution: The Physics and the Promise of Efficient Technology.
At Harvard Book Store
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Alan Lightman

Fri, Mar 6, 7PM

Novelist and scientist Alan Lightman presents his memoir of Memphis from the 1930s through the 1960s. Screening Room: Family Pictures recalls the early days of the movies and his memories of a powerful grandfather.
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