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August 7, 2015

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news1This Fall: Kaling, Reichl, Smith, Allende & More   


Last week we proudly announced September events with Lee Child (in conversation with Stephen King!), Mary Karr, Salman Rushdie, Elizabeth Gilbert, Kate Beaton, and many more. Please direct your attention back to harvard.com/events. There are now even more fall dates to block off in your calendar.




For anyone who's ever wondered, "Is everyone hanging out without me?" or "Why not me?": On September 15th we'll welcome back Mindy Kaling -- Cambridge native, comedic writer, and star of The Mindy Project -- for an on-stage discussion (with a to-be-announced interviewer) of her latest book. This will be can't-miss, and tickets go on sale at mindykaling.eventbrite.com at August 13th at 9am.


For foodies: On September 30th Ruth Reichl, longtime restaurant critic and former Editor in Chief of Gourmet magazine, returns to present her first cookbook in over forty years. She'll be interviewed by Doc Willoughby, and our friends from Harvard Square restaurants Alden and Harlow and others will be providing delicious nibbles to attendees.


For artists, creatives, and punk rock poets: On October 10th, "punk poet laureate" Patti Smith comes to Boston to present and sign copies of her followup to the acclaimed Just Kids. Her new book M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature, coffee, and more. 


For readers of literary fiction: On November 11th, magical realist and internationally renowned novelist Isabel Allende returns to discuss her latest novel, The Japanese Lover.  


Find many more upcoming events at harvard.com.



news2Can't Wait?   


Can't wait for all these fall releases? Check out our display in the store, featuring some of our favorite previous books by authors who have new books coming soon. We're calling it "Holla Back(list)." 





news3Reminder: Upcoming Sales    


Our Tax Holiday Sale weekend is on for August 15th and 16th, both in the store and for harvard.com purchases. Get 15% off, in addition to all purchases being tax-free, all weekend long. And of course 15% off Fiction Fridays continue through Labor Day weekend. 


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Three Moments of an Explosion:
by China Miéville


Del Rey, hardcover

Satirical and heart-wrenching, and featuring a cast of damaged yet hopeful seekers who come face-to-face with the weirdness of the world -- the stories in Three Moments of an Explosion are a fitting showcase for one of literature's most original voices.

After Nature:
A Politics for the Anthropocene
by Jedediah Purdy


Harvard University Press, hardcover
Nature no longer exists apart from humanity. Geologists call this epoch the Anthropocene, Age of Humans. The facts of the Anthropocene are scientific, but its shape and meaning are political. After Nature develops a politics for this post-natural world.

Self and Soul:
A Defense of Ideas
by Mark Edmundson


Harvard University Press, hardcover

In a culture that has become progressively more skeptical and materialistic, the desires of the individual self stand supreme, Mark Edmundson writes. Self and Soul is an impassioned effort to defend the values of the Soul in the modern age. 

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Kids & Young Adult
The Nursery Alice
by Lewis Carroll


Pan Macmillan, hardcover

With a new, younger readership in mind, Carroll rewrote Alice, simplifying and abridging the original text, while Sir John Tenniel redrew, enlarged, and colored twenty of his iconic illustrations. The resulting book is a delightfully engaging experience.

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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

Around the World: An Anthology of Travel Writing
Collected by Harvard Book Store


Print on Demand, paperback

Come Around the World with Harvard Book Store and our new anthology of travel writing -- edited and assembled in the summer of 2015, and printed on our in-store book-making machine. Join us for the launch party on Saturday, August 8 at 7pm.


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 Invisible Bridge:
The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan 
by Rick Perlstein
$9.99, hardcover (originally $37.50)

A dazzling portrait of America on the verge of a nervous breakdown in the tumultuous political and economic times of the 1970s, set against a backdrop of melodramas from the Arab oil embargo to the near-bankruptcy of America's greatest city.
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The Book of Shells:
A Lifesize Guide to Identifying and Classifying Six Hundred Shells
by Fabio Moretzsohn and Jerry Harasewych
$19.99, hardcover (originally $58.90)

The Book of Shells illustrates a life-sized collection of six hundred of the world's most significant shells. Each entry is accompanied by a miniature line drawing and beautiful life-size photograph enabling rapid identification.
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Lost Fish:
Anthologies of the Work of the Comte De Lacepede
introduction by Elizabeth Kolbert
$14.99, hardcover (originally $65.00)

With more than two hundred richly colored and detailed antique illustrations, Lost Fish brims with the dazzling beauty of marine life. Culled from rare eighteenth-century scientific volumes, these prints testify to the ages of curiosity about the natural world. 
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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.
Empire at the Periphery:
British Colonists, Anglo-Dutch Trade, and the Development of the British Atlantic, 1621-1713
by Christian J. Koot

Originally published by New York University Press in 2011

$25.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

In Empire at the Periphery, Christian J. Koot examines the networks that enabled the British Atlantic trade, demonstrating that these interimperial relationships formed a core part of commercial activity in the early Atlantic World.

Greek Nymphs:

Myth, Cult, Lore

by Jennifer Larson

Originally published by Oxford University Press in 2001

$30.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

Greek Nymphs: Myths, Cult, Lore is the first comprehensive study of the nymph in the ancient Greek world. Jennifer Larson examines nymphs as both religious and mythopoetic figures, tracing their development and significance in Greek culture.

Variations on a Theme of Euler:

Quadratic Forms, Elliptic Curves, and Hopf Maps

by Takashi Ono

Originally published by Plenum Press in 1995

$90.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

In this first-of-its-kind volume, Takashi Ono holds that one aspect of classical and modern number theory, including quadratic forms and space elliptic curves as intersections of quadratic surfaces, can be considered as the number theory of Hopf maps.

Upcoming Events  


Tickets on Sale
Aug 11th:  

» Mary Karr, pre-sales
(Sep 14)


Tickets on Sale
Aug 13th:    

» Mindy Kaling (Sep 15)

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Aug 18th: 

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Laura Hankin

Fri, Aug 7, 7PM

Debut novelist Laura Hankin presents the story of two lifelong friends reuniting for one more summer in small-town Maine with The Summertime Girls.
At Harvard Book Store
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Around the World Anthology Launch Party

Sat, Aug 8, 7PM

Join us for the debut of our latest created-in-store anthology, a collection of travel writing -- perfect train or plane reading for wherever you'll be traveling this August. Refreshments will be served!
At Harvard Book Store
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Naomi J. Williams

Tue, Aug 11, 7PM

Pushcart Prize winner Naomi J. Williams reads from Landfalls, a fictionalized account of the 18th-century expedition to circumnavigate the globe for science and the glory of France.
At Harvard Book Store
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Anthony M. Amore

Wed, Aug 12, 7PM

Anthony M. Amore, head of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, discusses The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World.
At Harvard Book Store
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Alex Dolan

Thu, Aug 13, 7PM

Alex Dolan reads from the thrilling The Euthanist, a novel about a young woman who helps to end the lives of people with terminal diseases. But she has just helped the wrong person.
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, Sep 28, 7PM

The next selection for our in-store book club discussion is How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer. Registration is not required and no commitment is necessary.
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