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news1Every Friday 'til September  


One of our most popular annual promotions is Fiction Friday -- 15% off fiction from our floor of new books, every Friday, all summer long. Fiction Fridays kick off this week! Check out all the details here, and come pick out some summer reading.  



news2June Fiction   


Speaking of fiction, our June events schedule is fully posted to harvard.com and is full of readings by novelists and short story writers.


Rebecca Dinerstein presents The Sunlit Night, June 3rd

"Dinerstein has done readers a big favor not only by writing this luminous story about love, family, and the bewilderment of being young but also by bringing them into an otherworldly setting: a nightless Arctic summer on the spectacular Lofoten Islands. Enchanting in every way." --Maggie Shipstead, author of Astonish Me


Jane Smiley presents Some Luck, June 4th 

"Absorbing. It's a good thing we only had to wait six months for Early Warning, the second volume of Smiley's ambitious Last Hundred Years trilogy. Why? Because we were eager to follow up on the members of the Iowa farm family she introduced in Some Luck.... In its sweeping scope, Smiley's saga recalls Balzac's Human Comedy, John Dos Passos's U.S.A. trilogy and John Updike's Rabbit quartet." --NPR.org


Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite present War of the Encyclopaedist, June 5th   

"Mr. Robinson and Mr. Kovite have...written a captivating coming-of-age novel that is, by turns, funny and sad and elegiac -- a novel that leaves us with some revealing snapshots of America, both at war and in denial, and some telling portraits of a couple of millennials trying to grope their way toward adulthood." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times



news4In Case You Missed It


In April we hosted economist Joseph E. Stiglitz in conversation with Robert Kuttner for a discussion on Stiglitz's latest book, The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them.    



Browse the HBS Channel more more in our video archive of author events, and consider buying the books from Harvard Book Store! Your purchases help maintain this award-winning author series.


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England and Other Stories
by Graham Swift


Knopf, hardcover

Graham Swift steers us effortlessly from the seventeenth century to the present day, from world-shaking events to the secret dramas lived out in rooms, workplaces, homes. With these open-eyed, eloquent and often comic stories, Swift charts human geography. 

The Shape of the New:
Four Big Ideas and How They Made the Modern World
by Scott L. Montgomery and Daniel Chirot

Princeton University Press, hardcover
The Shape of the New offers unforgettable portraits of Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Charles Darwin, and Karl Marx and shows how their thoughts transformed the very nature of our beliefs, institutions, economies, and politics.

The Poetry of John Milton
by Gordon Teskey


Harvard University Press, hardcover

Gordon Teskey follows Milton's creative development in three phases, from the idealistic transcendence of the early poems to the political engagement of the gritty, hard-hitting poems of his middle years to the later heaven-storming epic Paradise Lost.

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Kids & Young Adult
Return to Augie Hobble
by Lane Smith

Roaring Brook Press, hardcover

Augie Hobble's life is turning into a nightmare: he has to take summer school, the girl he has a crush on won't notice him, the school bullies won't leave him alone, and a series of mysterious events have him convinced he's turning into a werewolf.

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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

by Dennis Cordell


Print on Demand, paperback

Necropolis is a study of death and the corpse. Dennis Cordell examines various cultures' unique death rituals and their historical significance, as well as religious, occult, and macabre topics relating to both the dead and the undead.


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 Ancient Oracles:
Making the Gods Speak
by Richard Stoneman
$9.99, hardcover (originally $50.00)

This colorful and wide-ranging survey encompasses the entire history of Greek oracles and focuses fresh attention on philosophical, psychological, and anthropological aspects of oracular consultation.
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The Bully Pulpit:
Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
$5.99, paperback (originally $22.00)

Doris Kearns Goodwin's The Bully Pulpit is a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft -- a relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912.
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Fun Home:
A Family Tragicomic
by Alison Bechdel 
$7.99, paperback (originally $14.95)

In this groundbreaking graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Fun Home is a work of subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail.
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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 Unmooring of American Military Power
by Rachel Maddow

Originally published by Crown in 2012

$35.00 (hardcover, signed first edition) in Very Good condition

Written with bracing wit and intelligence, Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war, with all the financial and human costs that entails.

Science, Cold War and the American State:

Lloyd V. Berkner and the Balance of Professional Ideals

by Allan A. Needell

Originally published by Routledge in 2000

$40.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

Allan Needell provides a detailed account of the personal and professional beliefs of Lloyd V. Berkner, and illuminates how Berkner became a scientist, adviser, and policymaker who profoundly influenced post-war America.

Maira Kalman:

Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World)

by Ingrid Schaffner

Originally published by Prestel in 2010

$18.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

A companion to a travelling exhibition, this monograph of Kalman's work features hundreds of paintings, drawings, sketchbook pages, and journal entries as well as rarely glimpsed photographs and examples of her newest project, embroidery.

Upcoming Events  


Tickets on Sale Now:   

»  Jane Smiley (June 4)
» Lev Grossman with Gregory Maguire (June 10)

Tickets on Sale May 26: 

» The Nation's First 150 Years Panel Discussion (June 16)

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

GrubStreet Launch Lab: The Myth of Solid Ground

Thu, May 21, 7PM

Recent GrubStreet Launch Lab participants Stephanie Kegan, Robin McLean, and Sylvia True join us for a presentation of their work that explores just how fragile the foundation of an ordinary life can be -- Golden State: A Novel, Reptile House, and The Wednesday Group.
At Harvard Book Store
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Jon Fine and Clint Conley

Thu, May 21, 8PM

Inc. magazine executive editor Jon Fine and Clint Conley of the band Mission of Burma discuss Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear).
At the LilyPad
RSVPs requested
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Fiction Fridays Are Back! Beginning 

Fri, May 22 

We're kicking off summer reading on Friday, May 22, and offering the Fiction Fridays 15% off discount in the store all summer long on new books.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Harvard Square Book Circle

Tue, May 26, 7PM    

The May selection for our monthly in-store book club discussion is Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford. Registration is not required and no commitment is necessary.
Harvard Book Store
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Peter Davis

Wed, May 27, 7PM

Local author Peter Davis presents Girl of My Dreams, a sweeping novel of Hollywood in the 1930s.
At Harvard Book Store
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Kelly Link

Mon, Jun 1, 7PM

Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble, discusses the 75th anniversary edition of Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber from Penguin Classics.
At Harvard Book Store
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Author Event Info 



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