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June 19, 2015

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news1#1: Something for Kids    


Then Saturday, June 20, the Boston Book Festival's new children's festival will take over Boston's Copley Square. Check out the packed schedule of events including Mo Willems, Dan Zanes, giant puppets, circus arts, scavenger hunts, and books galore.   



news2#2: Something for Dad    


Sunday is Father's Day. Our display of book gift ideas for Dad is here for you, as is our smart array of greeting cards.



news3#3: Some Summer Reading    




Fiction Fridays continue today, and all summer long. Get reading!  


And the countdown to our wildly popular Summer Warehouse Sale has begun! We'll see you in Somerville next weekend. Learn more here.



news4#4: Some Summer Writing  


It was great to see our new call for entries for travel writing (and illustration, and cover designs) written up in the Boston Globe this week. 


Entries are already rolling in, so keep 'em coming. Learn more, get writing, and submit here


Thanks for reading,


New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
The Library at Mount Char
by Scott Hawkins


Crown, hardcover

Populated by an unforgettable cast of characters and propelled by a plot that will shock you again and again, The Library at Mount Char is at once horrifying and hilarious, mind-blowingly alien and heartbreakingly human.

How Music Got Free:
The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy
by Stephen Witt


Viking, hardcover
How Music Got Free is a riveting story of obsession, music, crime, and money. It's about the greatest pirate in history, the most powerful executive in the music business, and an illegal website four times the size of the iTunes Music Store. 

Read My Desire:
Lacan Against the Historicists
by Joan Copjec


Verso, paperback

In Read My Desire, Joan Copjec stages a confrontation between the theories of Jacques Lacan and Michel Foucault, protagonists of two powerful modern discourses -- psychoanalysis and historicism. 

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Kids & Young Adult
Lailah's Lunchbox:
A Ramadan Story
by Reem Faruqi

Tilbury House Publishers, hardcover

Lailah is in a new school in a new country, thousands of miles from her old home, and missing her old friends. When Ramadan begins, she is excited that she is finally old enough to participate in the fasting but worried that her classmates won't understand.

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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

Ivan Lefkowitz:
Inspired by a True Story
by Robert Koppel


Print on Demand, paperback

Ivan Lefkowitz: Inspired by a True Story reveals the inner workings of a Nobel Laureate's squirrelly genius by way of an eponymous novel, into which a lifetime of dreams and passing thoughts is compressed.


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.
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
by David Sedaris
$6.99, hardcover (originally $27.00)

In Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris remembers his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered Pygmy.
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American Mirror:
The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell
by Deborah Solomon
$9.99, hardcover (originally $28.00)

In American Mirror, biographer Deborah Solomon draws on a wealth of unpublished letters and documents to explore the relationship between Norman Rockwell's despairing personality and his genius for reflecting America's brightest hopes. 
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The Particle at the End of the Universe:
How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World
by Sean Carroll
$5.99, paperback (originally $17.00)

Sean Carroll documents the doorway that is opening into the mind-boggling world of dark matter. The Particle at the End of the Universe has it all: money and politics, jealousy and self-sacrifice, history and cutting-edge physics.
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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 Aesthetics of Hate:
Far-Right Intellectuals, Antisemitism, and Gender in 1930s France
by Sandrine Sanos

Originally published by Stanford University Press in 2012

$40.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

The Aesthetics of Hate examines the writings of a motley collection of interwar far-right intellectuals. A broad, ambitious cultural and intellectual history, it offers a provocative reinterpretation of a controversial topic.

The Extended Self:

Architecture, Memes and Minds

by Chris Abel

Originally published by Manchester University Press in 2015

$25.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

In his wide-ranging study of architecture and cultural evolution, Chris Abel argues that, despite progress in sustainable development, resistance to changing personal and social identities is impeding efforts to avert drastic climate change.

The Impossible Exile:

Stefan Zweig at the End of the World

by George Prochnik

Originally published by Other Press in 2014

$14.50 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

The Impossible Exile tells the story of Stefan Zweig's extraordinary rise and fall while it also depicts the gulf between the world of ideas in Europe and America, and the consuming struggle of those forced to forsake one for the other.

Upcoming Events  


Tickets on Sale Now:  

 Caitlin Moran (July 8)

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Steve Light

Fri, Jun 19, 11AM

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

Fri, Jun 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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GrubStreet Launch Lab: The Power of Place

Mon, Jun 22, 7PM

Jonathan David Kranz and Ann Sussman, recent participants in the GrubStreet Launch Lab, present their books -- a novel, Our Brothers at the Bottom of the Bottom of the Sea and Cognitive Architecture: Designing for How We Respond to the Built Environment.
At Harvard Book Store
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Vendela Vida

Tue, Jun 23, 7PM

The author of Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name presents her latest novel, The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty, in which a woman travels to Casablanca on mysterious business.
At Harvard Book Store
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Charles Kaiser

Wed, Jun 24, 7PM

The author of 1968 in America discusses the heroic true story of a family's tragic experiences during the French resistance in The Cost of Courage.
At Harvard Book Store
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Rebecca Makkai

Thu, Jun 25, 7PM

Rebecca Makkai, whose work has been anthologized four times in the Best American Short Stories series, is joined by series editor Heidi Pitlor for a presentation of her new collection Music for Wartime and her novel The Hundred-Year House.
At Harvard Book Store
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Jonathan Horn

Fri, Jun 26, 7PM

Jonathan Horn discusses The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee's Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History.
At Harvard Book Store
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Our Summer Warehouse Sale

Sat-Sun, Jun 27-28, 10AM-6PM

Our wildly popular semi-annual sale has returned! Our Somerville warehouse features a wide selection of discounted used, remaindered, and collectible books!
At the Harvard Book Store Warehouse, 14 Park Street, Somerville
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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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