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April 10, 2015

Marathon Weekend Approaches!



news1Indie Bookstore Day Countdown   


The first ever Independent Bookstore Day is just a few weeks away. Join the party at Harvard Book Store, and participating bookstores around the country, on May 2 for exclusive merchandise like color broadside from Stephen King's forthcoming novel, a love letter to readers, and map depicting Huck Finn's lush river journey, and more. Learn more here






news2The Middle East   


Explore our latest display in the store -- the Middle East in the News:




news3Event Update   


Please note, our event scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, with Renata Adler has been canceled and unfortunately will not be rescheduled. The author sends her regrets and we apologize for any inconvenience.   



news4In Case You Missed It


We just had a particularly amazing event week. Signed books currently available in the store include H is for Hawk, The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis, and more. Quantites are limited.


Thanks for reading,


New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
The Children's Crusade:
A Novel
by Ann Packer


Scribner, hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dive From Clausen's Pier comes a sweeping new novel that explores the secrets and desires, the remnant wounds and saving graces of one California family, over the course of five decades.

Women of Will:
Following the Feminine in Shakespeare's Plays
by Tina Packer


Knopf, hardcover
Actor, director, and master teacher Tina Packer offers an exploration -- fierce, funny, fearless -- of the women of Shakespeare's plays. She explores Shakespeare's changing understanding of the feminine and some of his deepest insights. 

The Manhattan Project:
A Theory of a City
by David Kishik

Stanford University Press, hardcover

In The Manhattan Project, a work of experimental scholarship, David Kishik dares to imagine a Walter Benjamin who did not commit suicide in 1940, but managed instead to escape the Nazis to begin a long, solitary life in New York. 

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Kids & Young Adult
Black Dove, White Raven
by Elizabeth Wein


Disney-Hyperion, hardcover

In the tradition of her award-winning and bestselling novel Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein brings us another thrilling and deeply affecting novel that explores the bonds of friendship, the resilience of young pilots, and the strength of the human spirit. 

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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

Softly Walks the Beast
by Thomas O'D Hunter


Print on Demand, paperback

Five years after the nuclear holocaust, only fifteen people are alive on Earth. Children, teenagers, and adults have banded together in a small town in Georgia -- for love, companionship, and survival.
But now the little community is threatened.


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 Unwinding:
An Inner History of the New America
by George Packer
$7.99, paperback (originally $16.00)

In The Unwinding, George Packer tells the story of the past three decades by journeying through the lives of several Americans, including a son of tobacco farmers, a factory worker in the Rust Belt, a Washington insider, and a Silicon Valley billionaire.
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Fenway 1912:
The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway's Remarkable First Year
by Glenn Stout
$5.99, paperback (originally $15.95)

In Fenway 1912, Glenn Stout tells the remarkable story of Fenway's first year, from the long winter when locals poured concrete to the ragtag Red Sox team that embarked on a journey to the World Series while the paint was still drying.
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The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
by Ayana Mathis
$4.99, hardcover

In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and heads north. She settles in Philadelphia to build a better life. Instead she enters a troubled marriage, and watches helplessly as her twins are lost to an illness that could have been prevented.
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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.
Modernism and the Reinvention of Decadence
by Vincent Sherry

Originally published by Cambridge University Press in 2014

$30.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

In Modernism and the Reinvention of Decadence, Vincent Sherry reveals a fresh continuity in literary history. He traces the concept of decadence back to key events from the failures of the French Revolution to the cataclysm of the Great War. 

The Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman:

Five Volume Set

by Manly Wade Wellman

Originally published by Night Shade Books in 2003

$300.00 (hardcover, five volumes) in Very Good condition

From the introduction, by Karl Edward Wagner: "These stories are chilling and enchanting, magical and down-to-earth, full of wonder and humanity. They are fun. They are like nothing else you've ever read before."

Global Romanticism:

Origins, Orientations, and Engagements, 1760-1820

edited by Evan Gottlieb

Originally published by Bucknell University Press in 2014

$55.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

The essays in Global Romanticism explore the culture of the Romantic era through the lens of long-durational globalization. It makes the case that many British Romantics were committed to conceptualizing their world as an interconnected whole. 

Upcoming Events  


Tickets on Sale Now:  

 Peter Singer (Apr 13)
 Malcolm Gladwell (Apr 13)
 Meb Keflezighi (Apr 17)
 Christopher McDougall (Boston, Apr 18 at 2pm)
Christopher McDougall (Cambridge, Apr 18 at 7pm)
 T.C. Boyle (Apr 22)


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Orlando Patterson and Ethan Fosse

Fri, Apr 10, 3PM

Harvard University's Orlando Patterson and Ethan Fosse discuss The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth.
At Harvard Book Store
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Charles Simic

Fri, Apr 10, 7PM

One of America's most celebrated poets presents his newest collection, The Lunatic: Poems.
At Harvard Book Store
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Peter Singer

Mon, Apr 13, 6PM

Ethicist Peter Singer discusses The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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Malcolm Gladwell

Mon, Apr 13, 7:30PM

Malcolm Gladwell presents his new-to-paperback David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.
At First Parish Church
$20.25 tickets (include book)
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Heidi Julavits

Wed, Apr 15, 7PM

The co-editor of the bestselling Women in Clothes and a founding editor of The Believer reads from The Folded Clock: A Diary, a raucous, stunningly candid, deliriously smart diary of two years in her life.
At Harvard Book Store
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Rita Goldberg

Thurs, Apr 16, 7PM

Comparative literature lecturer at Harvard University Rita Goldberg discusses Motherland: Growing Up With The Holocaust.
At Harvard Book Store
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Meb Keflezighi

Fri, Apr 17, 7PM

A panel discussion with the 2014 winner of the Boston Marathon presenting his book, Meb for Mortals: How to Run, Think and Eat like a Champion Marathoner.
At Old South Church
$25 tickets (include book)
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Peter Slevin

Fri, Apr 17, 7PM

Journalist Peter Slevin discusses Michelle Obama: A Life.
At Harvard Book Store
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Christopher McDougall

Sat, Apr 18, 2PM/7PM

A one-of-a-kind stage show that explores knife-throwing, freerunning, foraging for free super-food, and tapping into body fat as performance fuel.
At Old South Church (2pm)
At First Parish Church (7pm)
$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, April 27, 7PM    

The April selection for our monthly in-store book club discussion is Jill Lepore's Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin. Registration is not required and no commitment is necessary.
At Harvard Book Store
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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!


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