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June 12, 2015

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» Around the World     
Books at the end of the rainbow



news1Harvard Book Store wants to go Around the World.
But we need your help.


Hey, writers and artists! This summer, Harvard Book Store is producing Around the World: An Anthology of Travel Writing Collected by Harvard Book Store. It will be a collection of travel writing and art about the places and experiences that have changed you, excited you, inspired you, become a part of who you are. We'll print the book in-store with our print-on-demand machine, Paige


The call for writing, illustration, and cover concepts is now open, with a July 10 deadline. Learn more about submission guidelines here! 



news2Don't Forget Dad   


Father's Day is June 21. We have cards and gift ideas ready to go for dads in the store this week. 





news3Mark Your Calendar   


Lots of good stuff to check out this June! Mark your calendars for:

  • Hubbub, June 20: a new festival in Copley Square celebrating creativity, inventiveness, and exploration for children ages zero to twelve and their families
  • Our Summer Warehouse Sale, the weekend of June 27-28: our wildly popular sale in Somerville, featuring a wide selection of discounted used, remaindered, and collectible books
  • Fiction Fridays, every Friday until Labor Day: featuring 15% off fiction purchases (on new books throughout our store), all summer long



news4In Case You Missed It


In April we had the pleasure of hosting T.C. Boyle at the Brattle Theatre for his book The Harder They Come, a gripping novel that explores the roots of violence and anti-authoritarianism inherent in the American character.  



Thank you choosing Harvard Book Store and for supporting our award-winning author series through your attendance and book purchases! 


Thanks for reading,


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The Wolf Border:
A Novel
by Sarah Hall


Harper, hardcover

Exploring the fundamental nature of wilderness and wildness, The Wolf Border illuminates both our animal nature and humanity: sex, love, conflict, and the desire to find answers to the question of our existence -- the emotions, desires, and needs that rule our lives.

The Meaning of the Library:
A Cultural History
edited by Alice Crawford


Princeton University Press, hardcover
From Greek and Roman times to the digital era, the library has remained central to knowledge, scholarship, and the imagination. Generously illustrated, The Meaning of the Library examines this key institution of Western culture.

The Marvelous Clouds:
Toward a Philosophy of Elemental Media 
by John Durham Peters


University Of Chicago Press, hardcover

A wide-ranging meditation on the many means we have employed to cope with the struggles of existence -- from navigation to farming, meteorology to Google -- The Marvelous Clouds shows how media lie at the very heart of our interactions with the world.

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Kids & Young Adult
If the World Only Knew:
What Sixty-Six High School Students Believe
by Students of Mission High School


826 Books, paperback

As a part of 826 Valencia's Young Authors' Book Project, high school students reflect on their beliefs and where they came from -- the people who imparted them, the times when they were most necessary, and the ways in which the world has tested them. 

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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

We Had a Job to Do:
A Basic History of World War II Through the Eyes of Those Who Served
by Theresa Anzaldua


Print on Demand, paperback

This heartfelt tribute to World War II veterans is history that reads like fiction. Follow a soldier who landed on Omaha Beach at 9.a.m. on D-Day, a female Army Air Forces nurse who made helping veterans her life's work, and so many more.


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.
by Chuck Palahniuk
$6.99, hardcover (originally $24.95)

Soaked, nay, marinated in the world of vintage Hollywood, Tell-All is a Sunset Boulevard-inflected homage to Old Hollywood when Bette Davis and Joan Crawford ruled the roost; a funny, subversive, and fascinatingly clever piece of vintage Chuck.
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Empire's Crossroads:
A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day
by Carrie Gibson
$9.99, hardcover (originally $28.00)

In Empire's Crossroads, British American historian Carrie Gibson traces the story of the Caribbean from discovery through colonialism to today, offering a vivid, panoramic view of this complex region and its rich, important history.
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T.C. Boyle Stories II:
The Collected Stories of T. Coraghessan Boyle
by T.C. Boyle
$14.99, hardcover (originally $45.00)

In 1998, T.C. Boyle Stories brought together the author's first four collections to critical acclaim. Now, T.C. Boyle Stories II gathers the work from his three most recent collections along with fourteen new tales previously unpublished in book form.
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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 Beach Beneath the Street:
The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International
by McKenzie Wark

Originally published by Verso in 2015

$10.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

Accessible to those who have only just discovered the Situationists and filled with new insights, The Beach Beneath the Street rereads the group's history in the light of our contemporary experience of communications, architecture, and everyday life. 

Capturing Music:

The Story of Notation

by Thomas Forrest Kelly

Originally published by Norton in 2014

$25.00 (hardcover with CD) in Very Good condition

With clarity and a sense of wonder, Thomas Forrest Kelly tells a story that spans five hundred years, showing how we learned to keep track of rhythm, melody, and precise pitch with a degree of accuracy previously unimagined.

The World of Parmenides:

Essays on the Presocratic Enlightenment

by Karl Popper

Originally published by Routledge in 2001

$20.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

This unique collection of essays not only explores the complexity of ancient Greek thought, but also reveals Popper's engagement with Presocratic philosophy and the enlightenment he experienced in reading Parmenides. 

Upcoming Events  


Tickets on Sale Now:  

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


Ticket Pre-Sales
Now Available:    

»  Caitlin Moran (July 8)

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Joseph Luzzi

Fri, Jun 12, 7PM

Professor Joseph Luzzi presents In A Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing and the Mysteries of Love.
At Harvard Book Store
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Brooke Borel

Mon, Jun 15, 7PM

Brooke Borel, contributing editor to Popular Science, discusses Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Nation's First 150 Years

Tues, Jun 16, 6PM

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of America's oldest weekly magazine. Join us for a discussion with The Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel, longtime correspondent D.D. Guttenplan, and writer Chloe Maxmin.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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Kate Walbert

Wed, June 17, 7PM

The author of A Short History of Women discusses her new novel The Sunken Cathedral with Leah Hager Cohen, author of The Grief of Others, and tells the story of a cast of characters negotiating one of Manhattan's swiftly changing neighborhoods.
At Harvard Book Store
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Adam Benforado

Thurs, June 18, 7PM

Law professor Adam Benforado discusses Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice.
At Harvard Book Store
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Steve Light

Fri, June 19, 11AM

It's story time! Kids author Steve Light presents his picture book Have You Seen My Monster?, perfect for monster lovers ages 4 to 7.
At Harvard Book Store
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n+1 presents City by City

Fri, June 19, 7PM

Co-editor Stephen Squibb is joined by contributors to City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis for a discussion on the present and future of American cities.
At Harvard Book Store
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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, Jun 29, 7PM

The June selection for our monthly in-store book club discussion is Siri Hustvedt's The Blazing World. Registration is not required and no commitment is necessary.
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