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September 19, 2015

An excited crowd lines up for Mindy Kaling

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news1Upcoming Ticketed Events 

Take a quick moment to look over our blockbuster lineup of ticketed events taking place this month and next. There's a lot to look forward to, including newly announced events with investigative journalist Bob Woodward and rookiemag.com's Tavi Gevinson.

Tickets on Sale Now:
Salman Rushdie (Sep 21)
 Paul Theroux (Sep 29)
 Ruth Reichl (Sep 30)
 Robert B. Reich (Oct 1)
Rick Riordan (Oct 5) (tickets online only)
Jason Segel (Oct 7) (tickets online only)
 Roberta Kaplan (Oct 8)
Patti Smith (Oct 10)
Chelsea Clinton (Oct 21)

Available in Pre-Sales (Online only):
 Sherry Turkle (Oct 16)
Sarah Vowell (Oct 23)
Tavi Gevinson (Oct 25) (Newly announced!)


news2Book Awards Season

It was a big week for book awards. Along with the longlists for the National Book Awards (with honorees including Lauren Groff, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Hanya Yanagihara, Sally Mann, and Tracy K. Smith), the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize was also announced.

Staffer Rachel with this year's Booker shortlist


news3Thing Explainer, Signed 

Hey fans of Randall M unroe (xkcd, What If?): Randall's new book hits the shelves in November, and we'll have a limited number of signed copies of Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words available for those who pre-order them. Pre-order your signed copy of Things Explainer here.


news4In Case You Missed It

This fall's Harvard Book Store event season was kicked off by a conversation with Lee Child and Stephen King.


Browse the HBS Channel, our video archive of author events, and consider buying the books from Harvard Book Store. Your purchases support our award-winning author series.

Thanks for reading,
Alex

New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
Fiction
 
The Blue Guitar
by John Banville

$25.95

Knopf, hardcover



John Banville, author of Ancient Light, now gives us a new novel --at once trenchant, witty, and shattering -- about the intricacies of artistic creation, about theft, and about the ways in which we learn to possess one another, and to hold on to ourselves.

Nonfiction
 
The Invention of Nature:
Alexander von Humboldt's New World
by Andrea Wulf

$30.00

Knopf, hardcover
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The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world -- and in the process created modern environmentalism.

Scholarly
 
Walter Benjamin's Archive:
Images, Texts, Signs
by Walter Benjamin

$19.95

Verso, paperback
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An absorbing selection of Walter Benjamin's personal manuscripts, images, and documents, Walter Benjamin's Archive leads readers to the heart of his intellectual world, yielding a rich and detailed portrait of its author.
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Kids & Young Adult
 
Little Robot
by Ben Hatke

$16.99

First Second, hardcover
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When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it's all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to save the day!
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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

 
The Power of Being:
The Christ Within
Financial Scriptures Compiled by Jae Elizabeth

$24.99

Print on Demand, paperback



Part manifesto, part encyclopedia, The Power of Being is the scholastic compilation of every financial scripture in the New Testament Bible. It chronicles the author's uplifting journey to a relationship with Jesus.

Remaindersbargain

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 Guns at Last Light:
The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945
by Rick Atkinson
$12.99, hardcover (originally $40.00)

In the first two volumes of his Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted how the Allies fought through North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now, in The Guns at Last Light, he tells the most dramatic story of all -- the battle for Western Europe.
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The Inferno of Dante:
A New Verse Translation, Bilingual Edition
translated by Robert Pinsky
$5.99, paperback (originally $12.00)

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Pinsky employs slant rhyme and near rhyme to preserve Dante's terza rima form without distorting the flow of English idiom. The result is a clear and vigorous translation that is also student-friendly, and faithful to the original.
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Boxed Set Trilogy:
Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, Ender in Exile
by Orscon Scott Card
$17.99, paperback (3 volume boxed set)

This is a boxed set of Orson Scott Card's Ender Trilogy, consisting of the classic middle-grade sci fi novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Ender in Exile
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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.
Three Tales from Nurse Matilda
by Christianna Brand and Edward Ardizzone
Originally published by Bloomsbury Books in 2005
$50.00 (hardcover, 3 volume boxed set) in Very Good condition
First published nearly fifty years ago, Nurse Matilda and its two companion books -- Nurse Matilda Goes to Town and Nurse Matilda Goes to Hospital -- have charmed readers ever since. All three beloved books are included in this compact boxed set.
What is a Thing?
by Martin Heidegger
Originally published by Regnery/Gateway, Inc in 1967
$45.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
In What is a Thing?, Martin Heidegger applies his celebrated critical gifts to some of the most basic yet most ambiguous questions in philosophy. This edition includes extensive analysis by Professor Eugene T. Gendlin of the University of Chicago. 
Scattering
edited by Roy Pike and Pierre Sabatier
Originally published by Academic Press in 2001
$275.00 (hardcover, 2 volume boxed set) in Very Good condition
This is the first encyclopedic-range work on the topic of scattering theory in quantum mechanics, elastodynamics, acoustics, and electromagnetics. It serves as a comprehensive interdisciplinary presentation of scattering and inverse scattering theory.
Upcoming Events  
    
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Salman Rushdie
Mon, Sep 21, 7PM
Salman Rushdie reads from his latest work, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights -- a spellbinding novel that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story.
At First Parish Church
$28.75 tickets (book included)
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Lauren Groff
Tue, Sep 22, 7PM

The bestselling author of The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia presents her new novel Fates and Furies, recently longlisted for the National Book Award.
At Harvard Book Store
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Annie Jacobsen
Wed, Sep 23, 7PM
Annie Jacobsen discusses The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency.
At Harvard Book Store
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William Boyd
Thu, Sep 24, 7PM
Novelist William Boyd ("one of the very best prose stylists and storytellers in the English language" -- The Atlantic) reads from his latest work, Sweet Caress, the story of photographer Amory Clay.
At Harvard Book Store
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J. Shoshanna Ehrlich
Fri, Sept 25, 3PM
Professor Ehrlich of the Women's and Gender Studies Department at UMass Boston presents her new-to-paperback book Regulating Desire: From the Virtuous Maiden to the Purity Princess.
At Harvard Book Store
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Elizabeth Gilbert
Fri, Sept 25, 7PM
Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and The Signature of All Things, discusses Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.
At First Parish Church
$26.25 tickets (book included)
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Author Event Info 

Discounts 
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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