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July 11, 2015

Re-reading To Kill a Mockingbird?



news1Go Set a Watchman Release   


The first chapter has been released early. Reactions and reviews to the novel have begun popping up in advance of the official publication date. We're looking forward to checking it out ourselves, and you're invited to join us.


Our Go Set a Watchman midnight release on the evening of Monday, July 13th, anticipates the new book while celebrating its predecessor, To Kill a Mockingbird. Pre-order your book, 20% off, by noon on Monday to guarantee your copy at the release event. We'll be open until at least 12:30am that night distributing pre-orders and selling books. 



Our staff is getting ready! Steve is making homemade cookies for the occasion. Marcy is organizing a read-along of favorite passages from To Kill a Mockingbird, starting a little after 11pm. Churchill is making sweet tea. We'll be collecting and posting your remarks on why you love To Kill a Mockingbird throughout the evening. We'll be delivering books to distribute and sell at the end of the Brattle's 9:30pm screening of To Kill a Mockingbird. Join us, Monday night.  


(More of an early riser? We'll be open at 9am on Tuesday, July 14th, with copies of the book on the shelves.)



news2Coming This Fall  



Check out our front window display for great books by authors who have new releases this coming fall. Learn more about these anticipated titles in the The Great Second-Half 2015 Book Preview in The Millions, and stay tuned. We can't wait to tell you how many of these authors will be speaking at Harvard Book Store this fall!  



news3Around the World   


Writers and artists: we've extended the deadline for our travel writing anthology through Sunday, July 12th, at 11:59pm. Submit your work and learn more here



news4In Case You Missed It


Professor Beth Shapiro visited in May to discuss her book How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction, in which she reports how current scientific breakthroughs would allow for extinct species to be re-introduced to the world.




Browse the HBS Channel, our video archive of author events, as well as the archive of CSPAN Book TV videos filmed at Harvard Book Store. Thanks for supporting our author series. 


And thanks for reading,


New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
by Kim Stanley Robinson


Orbit, hardcover

A major new novel from one of science fiction's most powerful voices, Aurora tells the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system. Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, it is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.

The Billion Dollar Spy:
A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal
by David E. Hoffman


Doubleday, hardcover
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning David Hoffman comes the riveting story of a spy who cracked open the Soviet military research establishment and a penetrating portrait of the CIA's Moscow station, an outpost of espionage in the last years of the Cold War.

Psychoanalysis and Transversality:
Texts and Interviews 1955-1971
by Félix Guattari

Semiotext(e), paperback

Psychoanalysis and Transversality gathers all the articles that Félix Guattari wrote between 1955 and 1971. It provides an account of his intellectual and political itinerary before Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia.

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Kids & Young Adult
The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate
by Jacqueline Kelly


Henry Holt & Co., hardcover

Callie Vee, Travis, Granddaddy, and the whole Tate clan are back in this charming follow-up to Newbery Honor winner The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. 

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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

Bird Envy:
Flash Fiction
by Meg Pokrass


Print on Demand, paperback

"Sassy, sexy and smart, Meg Pokrass's flash stories are addictive for their startling leaps of an imagination brilliantly at play." --Pamela Painter, author of Wouldn't You Like to Know 


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 Museum of Extraordinary Things:
A Novel
by Alice Hoffman
$4.99, paperback (originally $16.00)

In The Museum of Extraordinary Things, Alice Hoffman weaves her trademark magic, romance, and masterful storytelling into a tender and moving story of young love in tumultuous times.
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We Are What We Pretend to Be:
The First and Last Works
by Kurt Vonnegut
$6.99, hardcover (originally $19.99)

In this fiction collection, published in print for the first time, we find Vonnegut's enduring themes: trust no one, trust nothing; and the only constants are absurdity and resignation, which themselves cannot protect us from the void but might divert.
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Herb Ritts:
The Golden Hour:
A Photographer's Life and His World 
by Charles Churchward
$14.99, hardcover (originally $65.00)

The Golden Hour reveals for the first time the personal aspects of Ritts's world, work, and legacy. The book includes many never-before-seen photographs and scores of interviews from business associates, curators, staff, lovers, and family.
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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 Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution
by John W. Compton

Originally published by Harvard University Press in 2014

$23.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

John Compton offers a surprising revision of the familiar narrative, showing that nineteenth-century evangelical Protestants, not New Deal reformers, paved the way for the most important constitutional developments of the twentieth century.

A Latin Dictionary:

Founded on Andrews' Edition of Freund's Latin Dictionary

by Charlton T. Lewis Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short

Originally published by Oxford University Press in 1956

$100.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

One of the classic works of lexicography, this is a revised edition of E.A. Andrews' translation of Freund's great Latin-German dictionary of the nineteenth century.

Araki by Araki:

The Photographer's Personal Selection

by Nobuyoshi Araki

Originally published by Kodansha USA in 2003

$65.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

Araki by Araki is a record of the career of Nobuyoshi Araki, self-styled enfant terrible of the Japanese art world. Published to mark the artist's sixty-third birthday, this volume features 2,002 photographs covering his entire career from 1963 to 2002. 

Upcoming Events  


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Go Set a Watchman Midnight Release

Tue, Jul 14, 12AM

Harper Lee's novel Go Set a Watchman goes on sale at midnight.
At Harvard Book Store and the Brattle Theatre
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An Evening with
Tor Authors

Tue, Jul 14, 7PM

Tor Books is the most successful science fiction and fantasy publisher in the world. Elizabeth Bear (Karen Memory), James L. Cambias (Corsair), Max Gladstone (Last First Snow), and Brian Staveley (The Providence of Fire) will present their latest works.
At Harvard Book Store
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Benjamin Markovits

Wed, Jul 15, 7PM

Novelist Benjamin Markovits presents You Don't Have to Live Like This, one man's story of a racially charged real estate experiment in Detroit, Michigan.
At Harvard Book Store
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Frank Wilczek

Thu, Jul 16, 7PM

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek discusses A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design.
At Harvard Book Store
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Joseph LeDoux

Fri, Jul 17, 7PM

NYU psychology professor Joseph LeDoux discusses Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety.
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.


The Harvard Square Book Circle

Mon, Jul 27, 7PM

The July selection for our monthly in-store book club discussion is Allegra Goodman's Intuition. Registration is not required and no commitment is necessary.
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