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August 28, 2015

Wednesday was National Dog Day
"But I want a book too."


news1More Announcements for Fall Events 

Last week we collected a summary of ticketed events coming up this September and October. This week, we have even more to announce. Join us in October for ticketed events with

Check out all of our announced ticketed events for fall here.

news2Better Know a Bookseller 

This week we were interviewed for 33 1/3's "Better Know a Bookseller" feature. Check out staffer Serena's favorite time of day in the store, her favorite bookstore growing up, what books we wish got more attention, and more.

news3Do You Really Need a New Book? 

Summer is winding down. Do you need a new book?

This recent picture of our sidewalk chalkboard is our most viewed post on Facebook ever, with nearly ONE MILLION VIEWS.

So yes, come on in and pick out a new book. There are two more Fiction Fridays this summer.

news4In Case You Missed It

Earlier this month Matthew Battles visited the store to discuss the history of the written word and his latest book, Palimpsest.

Browse the HBS Channel, our video archive of author events, for more recent author talks. Consider buying the books you discover there from Harvard Book Store. Your purchases support this award-winning author series.

Thanks for reading,

New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
The Automobile Club of Egypt:
A Novel
by Alaa Al Aswany


Knopf, hardcover

From the most popular Egyptian novelist of his generation comes The Automobile Club of Egypt, a rollicking, exuberant, and powerfully moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-World War II Cairo.

The Orpheus Clock:
The Search for My Family's Art Treasures Stolen by the Nazis
by Simon Goodman


Scribner, hardcover
Simon Goodman's dramatic story reveals a rich family history almost obliterated by the Nazis. It is not only the account of a twenty-year long detective hunt for family treasure, but an unforgettable tale of redemption and restoration.

Are We All Postracial Yet? 
by David Theo Goldberg


Polity, paperback

We hear much talk about the advent of a "postracial" age.
But as Ferguson, MO, and countless social statistics show, beneath such claims lurk institutional and structural racisms that persist and renew themselves beneath the polish of nonraciality. 
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Kids & Young Adult
A Lantern of Fireflies:
An Illustrated Treasury of Tales of Adventure, Discovery, and Magic 
by 826Michigan


826Michigan, hardcover

Last September, students from Huron High School struck out on a most noble adventure -- composing the bedtime stories they wish they'd read when they were younger. The resulting stories were published as 826Michigan's special release, A Lantern of Fireflies.
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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

Blue Willow:
by Ruth Margolin Silin


Print on Demand, paperback

Ruth Margolin Silin's work has appeared in many journals and anthologies. Her poems focus on love, death, family, and observing diversities beyond.


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 Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics
by Eleanor Robson
$19.99, hardcover (originally $61.00)

This Handbook explores the history of mathematics under a series of themes which raise questions about what mathematics has been and what it has meant to practice it. It addresses questions of who creates mathematics, who uses it, and how.
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A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History
by Robert Hughes
$9.99, hardcover (originally $35.00)

From Robert Hughes, one of the greatest art and cultural critics of our time, comes a sprawling, comprehensive, and deeply personal history of Rome -- as city, as empire, and, crucially, as an origin of Western art and civilization.
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The Struggle of Modernism:
Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and City Planning at Harvard
by Anthony Alofsin
$9.99, hardcover (originally $60.00)

This remarkable volume tells the unique history of modernism as reflected in the teaching of architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. 
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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.
Literature, Theory, History
by Jonathan Hart
Originally published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011
$30.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
In this interdisciplinary work that ranges from the ancients through the Renaissance to the present, Jonathan Hart examines systems, law, theatre, nature, stereotype, otherness, authority, new historicism, feminism, interpretation, and poetics.
Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary
by Anita Anand
Originally published by Bloomsbury USA in 2015
$15.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Meticulously researched and passionately written, this enthralling story of the rise of women and the fall of empire introduces an extraordinary individual and her part in the defining moments of recent British and Indian history.
by Diane Wakoski
Originally published by Black Sparrow Press in 1979
$30.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Printed in October 1979 in Santa Barbara, this edition is limited to 200 hardcover copies numbered and signed by the author, each with an original watercolor by Diane Wakoski. This volume is number 161. 
Upcoming Events  
Tickets on Sale Now:
Mary Karr (Sep 14)
Salman Rushdie (Sep 21)
Kate Beaton (Sep 28)
Online Pre-Sales:
 Paul Theroux (Sep 29)
 Robert B. Reich (Oct 1)

On Sale September 1:
 Rick Riordan (Oct 5)

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Fiction Fridays
Fridays This Summer 
15% off new fiction, every Friday through Labor Day.
At Harvard Book Store
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Sylvie Tissot
Tue, Sep 1, 7PM
Sylvie Tissot discusses her book Good Neighbors: Gentrifying Diversity in Boston's South End, in conversation with Jim Vrabel, author of A People's History of the New Boston.
At Harvard Book Store
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Ari Berman
Wed, Sep 2, 7PM

Ari Berman, political correspondent for The Nation, discusses his book Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.
At Harvard Book Store
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Leon Neyfakh
Thu, Sep 3, 7PM
Leon Neyfakh, reporter for Slate, discusses The Next Next Level: A Story of Rap, Friendship, and Almost Giving Up
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, 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.
Harvard Book Store
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