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July 17, 2015

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news1It's Lounging Season


Time for summer reading. This month's "Select Seventy" spotlight is on literary beach reads, including staff favorites Station Eleven, The Vacationers, and more.  


Check out more beach reads here, and our complete list of featured books for July here.   



news2The Lit Hub 


If you've been following along with our Twitter feed the last few months, you've noticed that we've fallen in love with Literary Hub. The Lit Hub is a new web destination where readers can find daily updates from smart, engaged, and entertaining writers thinking about books. Check it out



news3Baby's First Book Event  


A certain book that everyone has been talking about hit the shelves on Monday night at midnight. But never mind that. That evening we also got a visit from a certain youngster who couldn't sleep (until he came out for a walk).  


Meet Henry, the newborn son of our colleague Rachel and her husband Greg. Congrats, Rachel and Greg!! 





news4In Case You Missed It


In June we welcomed Stephen Squibb, co-editor of City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis, for a discussion of City by City, published by FSG and n+1. Stephen was joined by contributors Greg Afinogenov, Dan Albert, and Annie Wyman.



Browse the HBS Channel for more videos from our award-winning events series. 


Thanks for reading,


New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
by Natasha Pulley


Bloomsbury USA, hardcover

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is a sweeping, atmospheric narrative that takes the reader on an unexpected journey through Victorian London, Japan as its civil war crumbles long-standing traditions, and beyond.

Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates


Spiegel & Grau, hardcover
In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. 

The Cambridge Companion to Alfred Hitchcock
edited by Jonathan Freedman


Cambridge University Press, paperback

In this Companion, leading film scholars and critics of American culture and imagination trace Hitchcock's interplay with the Hollywood studio system, the Cold War, and new forms of sexuality, gender, and desire over his American career. 

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Kids & Young Adult
The Moon is Going to Addy's House
by Ida Pearle


Dial Books, hardcover

The comforting sense that the moon is your own personal companion is universal to childhood, and Ida Pearle has depicted it beautifully through her lyrical text and soft, sleepy cut-paper collage illustrations.  

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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

God's Divine Love for Human Beings:
A Purely Biblical Insight into Human Life
by Young A. Shin


Print on Demand, paperback

In the Bible, God's divine love for human beings started in the beginning with the creation of Adam as their (the Trinity's) image. God's Divine Love for Human Beings articulates this unique life force.


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 Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
by Joel Dicker
$6.99, paperback (originally $18.00)

In this award-winning, bestselling European novel, a respected writer is implicated in the cold case murder of a young teenage girl, motivating the young novelist he is mentoring to begin his own investigation.
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by Lily King
$7.99, hardcover (originally $25.00)

Set between two World Wars and inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is an enthralling story of passion, possession, exploration, and sacrifice from accomplished author Lily King.
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Lawrence in Arabia:
War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
by Scott Anderson
$7.99, hardcover (originally $28.95)

Scott Anderson's Lawrence in Arabia is a
 thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in 20th century history -- the Arab Revolt and the secret "great game" to control the Middle East.
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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.
Mastering 'Metrics:
The Path from Cause to Effect
by Joshua D. Angrist and Jörn-Steffen Pischke

Originally published by Princeton University Press in 2015

$18.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

Through accessible discussion and with a dose of kung fu themed humor, Mastering 'Metrics presents the essential tools of econometric research and demonstrates why applied econometrics ('metrics) is exciting and useful.


History and Theory

by Jae Emerling

Originally published by Routledge in 2012

$30.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

From its early inception, photography has instigated a series of theoretical debates. In this new text, Jae Emerling addresses simultaneously the key events of photographic history alongside the theoretical discourse that accompanied them.

William Blake:

The Complete Illuminated Books

by William Blake

Originally published by Thames & Hudson in 2001

$30.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

In his Illuminated Books, William Blake combined text and imagery in a way that had not been done since the Middle Ages. Now, for the first time, the plates from the William Blake Trust have been brought together in a single volume. 

Upcoming Events  


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Fiction Fridays

Fridays This Summer 

15% off fiction purchases in the store!
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Joseph LeDoux

Fri, Jul 17, 7PM

Joseph LeDoux, a professor of psychology at NYU, discusses his book Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety.
At Harvard Book Store
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Amy Hempel and Jill Ciment as A.J. Rich

Tues, July 21, 7PM

Amy Hempel and Jill Ciment discuss their literary thriller, The Hand That Feeds You, about an accomplished woman involved with a man who proves to be an imposter -- written under the pseudonym "A.J. Rich."
At Harvard Book Store
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Mia Alvar

Wed, Jul 22, 7PM

Mia Alvar vividly gives voice to the women and men of the Filipino diaspora with her collection In the Country: Stories, in conversation with Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You.
At Harvard Book Store
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Lori Horvitz and Shelley Marlow

Thu, Jul 23, 7PM

Lori Horvitz reads from The Girls of Usually, reflections on growing up ashamed of her Eastern European Jewish roots and confused about her sexuality; Shelley Marlow presents her novel Two Augusts In A Row In A Row, a love letter between generations of queer women.
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.


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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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