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September 25, 2015

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news1 Upcoming Ticketed Events

Too many to list here, please browse our upcoming ticketed events at harvard.com or on our ticketing service site, harvardbookstore.eventbrite.com. Tickets for newly announced events with Garry Kasparov, Gloria Steinem, and Stephen Breyer, among others, go on sale soon.

news3 Over on the LitHub 

Check out our staff's answers to questions about crazy bookstore happenings, beloved sections of the store, and best customer interactions in our " Interview with a Bookstore" feature with the Literary Hub this week! It was so fun to share many of our favorite bookselling stories with LitHub. While you're there, check out head buyer Rachel C.'s maternity leave reading list, featuring P.G. Wodehouse, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and others.

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New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
After the Parade:
A Novel
by Lori Ostlund


Scribner, hardcover

From Lori Ostlund comes a deeply moving debut novel about a man who leaves his longtime partner in New Mexico for a new life in San Francisco, launching him on a tragicomic road trip and into the mysteries of his own Midwestern childhood.

FDR and the Year That Changed History 
by Jay Winik


Simon & Schuster, hardcover
New York Times bestselling author Jay Winik brings to life in gripping detail the year 1944, which determined the outcome of World War II and put more pressure than any other on an ailing yet determined President Roosevelt.

Laughter in Ancient Rome: 
On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up
by Mary Beard


University of California Press, paperback

Laughter in Ancient Rome explores one of the most intriguing, but also trickiest, of historical subjects. Drawing on a wide range of Roman writing, Mary Beard tracks down the giggles, smirks, and guffaws of the ancient Romans themselves.
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Kids & Young Adult
Counting on Community 
by Innosanto Nagara


Triangle Square, hardcover

Counting on Community is Innosanto Nagara's follow-up to his hit ABC book, A is for Activist. Counting up from one stuffed piñata to ten hefty hens, children are encouraged to recognize the value of their community and the agency they possess to make change. 
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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 Feast of Bread and Water and Other Theological Dialogues
by William Heilig

Print on Demand, paperback

A collection of dramatic dialogues about various theological concepts in a wide variety of contexts and with a diverse set of characters. Starting in the desert, it proceeds through libraries, coffee stands, and interviews to explore the nature of the divine.


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 Big Picture:
America in Panorama
by Josh Sapan
$12.99, hardcover (originally $29.95)

The Big Picture gathers nearly one hundred fascinating examples of group panoramic photography, most never before published, bringing the shared experience of American history from the late nineteenth century to the WWII era to life.
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How We Cheat Each Other:
Six Short Stories
by Odd Nerdrum
$5.99, paperback (originally $25.00)

How We Cheat Each Other is a textbook on human deceit, as narrated by Odd Nerdrum. It consists of six short stories in dialogue form, drawing on Nerdrum's experiences in Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Russia, and Germany.
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Ancient Israel:
The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings
translated by Robert Alter
$6.99, hardcover (originally $35.00)

Robert Alter's award-winning translation of the Hebrew Bible continues with the stirring narrative of Israel's ancient history: an entertaining amalgam of hair-raising action and high literary achievement.
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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.
Spirit Possession in the Nepal Himalayas
edited by J.T. Hitchcock & R.L. Jones
Originally published by Aris and Phillips Ltd. in 1976
$65.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
The complex and varied manifestations of spirit possession in Nepal have attracted the attention of scholars from all over the world. This book is the result of fieldwork by anthropologists who set out to understand, define, and classify the phenomenon.  
Tree of Codes
by Jonathan Safran Foer
Originally published by Visual Editions in 2010
$75.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
With a different die-cut on every page, Tree of Codes explores previously uncharted literary territory. Initially deemed impossible to make, the book is a first -- as much a sculptural object as it is a work of masterful storytelling.
The Foundations of Chinese Medicine:
A Comprehensive Text for Acupuncturists and Herbalists, Second Edition 
by Giovanni Maciocia
Originally published by Churchill Livingstone in 2005
$140.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
This textbook covers the theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and discusses in detail the use of acupuncture points and the principles of treatment. The material is based on rigorous reference to ancient and modern Chinese texts.
Upcoming Events

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

J. Shoshanna Ehrlich
Fri, Sept 25, 3PM
Professor J. Shoshanna Ehrlich presents 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 discusses Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.
At First Parish Church
$26.25 tickets (signed book included)
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Dylan Horrocks
Sat, Sep 26, 7PM
New Zealand-based graphic novelist Dylan Horrocks presents Sam Zabel and The Magic Pen.
At Harvard Book Store
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Kate Beaton
Mon, Sep 28, 6PM
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. There will not be a standby line for this event.
At the Brattle Theatre
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The Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Sep 28, 7PM
Our in-store book club discusses How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer.
At Harvard Book Store
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Paul Theroux
Tue, Sep 29, 6PM

Acclaimed travel writer Paul Theroux discusses Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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Ruth Reichl
Wed, Sep 30, 6PM
Ruth Reichl discusses My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life, her first cookbook in forty years, with Doc Willoughby. Nibbles provided by Alden & Harlow and Harvest.
At the Brattle Theatre
$34.75 tickets (book included)
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Robert B. Reich
Thu, Oct 1, 6PM
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. There will be a standby line for this event.
At the Brattle Theatre
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John Freeman
Thu, Oct 1, 7PM
John Freeman presents the inaugural edition of Freeman's, a new biannual anthology of literature, in conversation with The New Yorker's James Wood.
At Harvard Book Store
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Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús
Fri, Oct 2, 3PM
Harvard Divinity School's Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús discusses Electric Santería: Racial and Sexual Assemblages of Transnational Religion.
At Harvard Book Store
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Yeonmi Park
Fri, Oct 2, 7PM
Human rights activist Yeonmi Park discusses In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom.
At Harvard Book Store
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