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June 27, 2015

News This Week: 
A sunset for the ages



news1The Time Has Come for Books, Books, Books   


The time has come.  




Every year we say it, and every year it continues to be true. The selection of deeply discounted books (with an additional 15% off their already discounted prices) at this weekend's Warehouse Sale is unbelievable. It might just be the best one yet. 


If you are a book-lover, you'll want to make your way to Somerville this weekend for a wide and wonderful assortment of fiction, history, comics, sci-fi, art books, and more. If you missed our Warehouse Sale Sneak Preview, check it out here, and get directions and details for the sale here



news210 Years of Europa Publishing   


You may know Europa Editions as the publishers of the renowned Elena Ferrante ("one of the great novelists of our time," The New York Times Book Review). Europa Editions is celebrating 10 years of publishing this year. Come browse our display in the store, or here online, and pick up some new summer reading. 





news3Where You Live   


Remember when Harvard Book Store was a Jeopardy category? Well we were recently mentioned in a Buzzfeed quiz, "Can We Guess Where You Live Based On Your Taste In Books?"




(In other news) no matter where you live, we want to know where you've been. Submit to our "Around the World" call for entries for travel writing and artwork. The due date is July 10. Learn more here



news4In Case You Missed It


We recently hosted the president and publisher of the internationally renowned publishing firm Farrar, Straus, and Giroux as he presented his first novel, Muse


Jonathan Galassi discusses his novel Muse 

Browse the HBS Channel, our video archive of author events, and consider buying the books you learn about there from Harvard Book Store. Your purchases support our award-winning author series.


Thanks for reading,


New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
The Long Utopia
by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter


Harper, hardcover

World-building, the intersection of universes, the coexistence of diverse species, and the cosmic meaning of the Long Earth itself are among the themes explored in this new installment of Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter's extraordinary Long Earth series.

How to Catch a Russian Spy:
The True Story of an American Civilian Turned Double Agent
by Naveed Jamali


Scribner, hardcover
How to Catch a Russian Spy is the story of how one young man's post-college adventure became a real-life US counter-intelligence coup. He had no previous counter-espionage experience and yet he convinced the FBI and the Russians they could trust him. 

Freedom to Fail:
Heidegger's Anarchy
by Peter Trawny


Polity, paperback

In this revealing new book, Peter Trawny, editor of Heidegger's complete works in German, confronts the questions that arise in conjunction with the publication of Heidegger's highly controversial and secret 'Black Notebooks.'

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Kids & Young Adult
by Daniel Miyares


Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, hardcover

A little boy takes a boat made of newspaper out for a rainy-day adventure. The boy and his boat dance in the downpour and play in the puddles, but when the boy sends his boat floating down a gutter stream, it quickly gets away from him. 

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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

My Evangeline:
A Novel
by Heidi Radford Legg


Print on Demand, paperback

Eve is a willful, irreverent 18-year-old girl who always knew she would one day leave her small Acadian seaside town in Canada. When she learns she's been accepted to RISD, the illustrious art school in Providence, she knows the moment has arrived.


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.
A Tale for the Time Being:
A Novel
by Ruth Ozeki
$5.99, paperback (originally $16.99)

Full of Ozeki's signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home.
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Conversations at the American Film Institute with the Great Moviemakers:
The Next Generation
by George Stevens, Jr.
$7.99, hardcover (originally $39.95)

Conversations at the American Film Institute with the Great Moviemakers is a companion volume to George Stevens, Jr.'s, much admired book of American Film Institute seminars with the great pioneering moviemakers.
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The Broken Road:
From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
by Patrick Leigh Fermor
$6.99, hardcover (originally $17.95)

In the winter of 1933, eighteen-year-old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on a walk across Europe. Decades later, Leigh Fermor told the story of that life-changing experience. The Broken Road is the account of the final leg of his journey.
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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.
Preliminary Exercises in Counterpoint
by Arnold Schoenberg

Originally published by Faber and Faber in 1988

$25.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

Arnold Schoenberg here provides numerous music examples illustrating all aspects of counterpoint. He advances the student step by step, enabling thorough analysis and problem solving on all levels. 

Mystery Cults of the Ancient World

by Hugh Bowden

Originally published by Princeton University Press in 2010

$20.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

Mystery Cults of the Ancient World is the first book to describe and explain all of the ancient world's major mystery cults. These cults were an important part of life in the ancient Mediterranean world, but their actual practices were shrouded in secrecy.  

The Art of William Nicholson

by Colin Campbell, Merlin James, Patricia Reed, and Sanford Schwartz

Originally published by the Royal Academy of Arts in 2004

$75.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

This book accompanies the first full retrospective devoted to Sir William Nicholson in more than 20 years. It features the broadest display of his painting ever published in color, as well as catalogue entries and texts by leading specialists on his work. 

Upcoming Events  


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Our Summer
Warehouse Sale

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

Come shop the amazing inventory at our Summer Warehouse Sale, where you'll find thousands of discounted used, remaindered, and collectible books.
At the Harvard Book Store Warehouse, 14 Park Street, Somerville
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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.
Harvard Book Store
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Jessica Fechtor

Tue, Jun 30, 7PM

Jessica Fechtor discusses her recipe-filled memoir Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home.
At Harvard Book Store
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Nina Ansary

Wed, Jul 1, 7PM

Nina Ansary discusses Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran, in conversation with Harvard's Dr. Pardis Sabeti.
At Harvard Book Store
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CÚsar Hidalgo

Thu, Jul 2, 7PM

The MIT Media Lab's CÚsar Hidalgo discusses Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies.
At Harvard Book Store
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Fiction Fridays

Fridays This Summer 

Get 15% off fiction purchases in the store!
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.


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Alex W. Meriwether
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