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September 4, 2015

New Fiction at Harvard Book Store


news1Anticipating Fall

It's back to school time. And the emerging fall season is traditionally a bountiful one for much-anticipated new books, as publishers unveil one hot new title after another. This week saw the publication of Jonathan Franzen's Purity, Elena Ferrante's The Story of the Lost Child, and The Girl in the Spider's Web, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series.

Vulture recently rounded up some of the most anticipated titles of fall 2015, with release dates, here. Consider pre-ordering from your local indie bookstore! And check out more new releases in this month's Select 70.

news2Meet Jack Reacher's Maker 

It's not too late to join one of our huge kickoff events of the fall season. On Wednesday, September 9th, internationally bestselling authors Lee Child and Stephen King come together on one stage to discuss their writing lives and the latest Jack Reacher thriller from Child.

We're partnering with Harvard University's English Department for this event, and tickets are available in person, over the phone, or online through the Harvard Box Office.

news3Open on Labor Day 

Enjoy your long weekend, and stop by the store if you need something new to read. We'll be open regular hours all weekend long.

Thanks for reading,

New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
The Shepherd's Crown:
A Tiffany Aching Adventure
by Terry Pratchett


HarperCollins, hardcover

Something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, blurring edges and shifting power. Tiffany stands between the light and the dark.

Household Workers Unite: 
The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement
by Premilla Nadasen


Beacon Press, hardcover
In this groundbreaking history of African American domestic-worker organizing, scholar and activist Premilla Nadasen shatters countless myths and misconceptions about a historically misunderstood workforce.

Other Pasts, Different Presents, Alternative Futures 
by Jeremy Black


Indiana University Press, paperback

Counterfactualism has had limited impact in academic histories, historiography, and the teaching of historical methods. In this work, Jeremy Black offers a short guide to the subject, one that is designed to argue its value as a tool for public and academe alike.
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Kids & Young Adult
Mama's Nightingale: 
A Story of Immigration and Separation
by Edwidge Danticat


Dial, hardcover

After Saya's mother is sent to an immigration detention center, Mama begins sending Saya bedtime stories inspired by Haitian folklore on cassette tape. Moved by her mother's tales, Saya writes a story of her own -- one that just might bring her mother home.
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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

The summer of 2015 may be coming to an end, but it's not too late to go Around the World with Harvard Book Store. Check out our anthology of travel writing -- curated, edited, and assembled this past summer.


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.
Sustaining Life:
How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity
edited by Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein
$9.99, hardcover (originally $36.95)

The Earth's biodiversity is disappearing at an alarming rate. And while many books have focused on the ecological consequences, Sustaining Life is the first to examine the full range of potential threats that diminishing biodiversity poses to human health.
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A Memoir
by Andre Dubus III
$5.99, paperback (originally $15.95)

In this unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Andre Dubus shows us how he escaped the cycle of violence and found empathy in channeling the stories of others -- bridging, in the process, the rift between his father and himself.
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Class Matters
by The New York Times
$6.99, paperback (originally $17.00)

In Class Matters, a team of New York Times reporters explores the ways in which class -- defined as a combination of income, education, wealth, and occupation -- influences destiny in a society that likes to think of itself as a land of opportunity.
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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.
Celebrating Mutabilitie:
Essays on Spenser's Mutabilitie Cantos
edited by Jane Grogan
Originally published by Manchester University Press in 2010
$40.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
This is the first collection of essays devoted to Edmund Spenser's "Mutabilitie Cantos," and it celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first publication of that intriguing, posthumously-published fragment of his unfinished epic, The Faerie Queene.
Scream for Jeeves: 
A Parody
by P.H. Cannon
Originally published by Wodecraft Press in 1994
$75.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
P.G. Wodehouse and H.P. Lovecraft never crossed paths in their lifetimes, and yet in some ideal realm the spirit of these two geniuses -- one of humor, one of horror -- might have pooled their pens to produce the tales in this affectionate literary spoof.
Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll:
The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science
by Zoe Cormier
Originally published by Da Capo Press in 2015
$14.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll explores science at the edge, where scientists ask big, strange questions. It shines a light into the lesser-known corners of scientific research to gain insight into the nature of consciousness, happiness, and humanity.
Upcoming Events  
Tickets on Sale Now:
Mary Karr (Sep 14)
Salman Rushdie (Sep 21)
Kate Beaton (Sep 28)
 Ruth Reichl (Sep 30)
 Rick Riordan (Oct 5)
(Ticket sales online only)

Available in Pre-Sales (Online only):
 Paul Theroux (Sep 29)
 Robert B. Reich (Oct 1)
 Roberta Kaplan (Oct 8)
On Sale September 8:
Patti Smith (Oct 10)

On Sale September 10 (Online only):
Jason Segel (Oct 7)

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Fiction Fridays
Fri, Sep 4, 9AM-11PM
15% off new fiction! This Friday is the final Fiction Friday of summer.
At Harvard Book Store
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Ilan Stavans
Tue, Sep 8, 7PM
Ilan Stavans discusses his book on the most influential, most frequently translated, and most imitated novel in the world, Quixote: The Novel and the World.
At Harvard Book Store
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Lee Child in conversation with Stephen King
Wed, Sep 9, 7:30PM

Two internationally bestselling authors discuss their craft. Stephen King will interview Lee Child on the publication of Make Me, Child's twentieth Jack Reacher novel.
At Sanders Theatre,
tickets on sale now through the Harvard Box Office
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Jill Bialosky
Thu, Sep 10, 7PM
Poet and editor Jill Bialosky presents her latest novel, The Prize, in conversation with Joan Wickersham.
At Harvard Book Store
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Leonard Cassuto
Fri, Sep 11, 3PM
Leonard Cassuto discusses The Graduate School Mess: What Caused It and How We Can Fix It.
At Harvard Book Store
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Amy Stewart
Fri, Sep 11, 7PM
The Drunken Botanist author Amy Steward reads from her first novel, Girl Waits with Gun. A signature cocktail will be served.
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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Alex W. Meriwether
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