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October 2, 2015

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October is here, and we're looking forward to dozens of thought-provoking, inspiring, and just plain fun author events these next few weeks. In case you missed it, check out our recent roundup of upcoming ticketed events here. Browse our complete event lineup at harvard.com/events, or check out our ticket listings over at harvardbookstore.eventbrite.com.

Here are just a few of the many ticketed events we're looking forward to: a discussion with marriage equality litigator  Roberta Kaplan on Thursday, discussing United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA; next Saturday's event with Just Kids author and punk-rock legend Patti Smith (tickets still available); October 21st's event with former first kid Chelsea Clinton signing her first book; Sarah Vowell discussing Lafayette; Cleopatra author Stacy Schiff presenting her much-anticipated The Witches: Salem, 1692; and Gloria Steinem discussing her "life on the road."
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After You:
A Novel
by Jojo Moyes


Pamela Dorman Books, hardcover

After You is quintessential Jojo Moyes -- a novel that will make you rejoice to be back in the world she creates. Here she does what few novelists can do -- revisits beloved characters and takes them to places neither they nor we ever expected.

Strangers Drowning: 
Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help 
by Larissa MacFarquhar


Penguin Press, hardcover
In Strangers Drowning, Larissa MacFarquhar seeks out people living lives of extreme ethical commitment and tells their intimate stories; their stubborn integrity and their compromises; their bravery and their recklessness; their joys and their defeats.

Islam and Democracy After the Arab Spring 
by John L. Esposito, Tamara Sonn, and John O. Voll


Oxford University Press, hardcover

The landscape of the Middle East has changed dramatically since 2011. In Islam and Democracy after the Arab Spring, John L. Esposito, John O. Voll, and Tamara Sonn examine the state of democracy in Muslim-majority societies today.
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Kids & Young Adult
The 50 States:
Explore the U.S.A with 50 Fact-Filled Maps!
by Gabrielle Balkan


Wide Eyed Editions, hardcover

Be inspired by the inventiveness, beauty and diversity of the United States in this curious collection of fact-filled maps. Explore thousands of locations and learn about the achievements of hundreds of people who helped make America what it is today. 
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Printed on Paige 
Ahora Que Me Deja Un Minuto La Vida / Now That Life's Given Me A Minute
by Emma Romeu


Print on Demand, paperback

Emma Romeu is a writer, environmental journalist, and poet. When New England's snows force a pause, the memories of this Cuban author's shining Caribbean find shelter in her verse.

Inherent Vice:
A Novel
by Thomas Pynchon
$5.99, paperback (originally $17.00)

Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon. In the New York Times best seller Inherent Vice, private eye Doc Sportello surfaces, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era.
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Buried Glory:
Portraits of Soviet Scientists
by Istvan Hargittai
$7.99, hardcover (originally $36.95)

Using Moskow's famed Novodevichy Cemetery as symbolic starting point, Buried Glory profiles a dozen eminent Soviet scientists, providing a fitting tribute to these great scientists and a fascinating account of scientific work behind the Iron Curtain.
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Looking at Ansel Adams:
The Photographs and the Man
by Andrea G. Stillman
$12.99, hardcover (originally $40.00)

Looking at Ansel Adams is a penetrating study that explores Ansel's life as an artist by looking closely at the stories behind twenty of his most significant images, including both immediately recognizable and less familiar but equally important photographs.
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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.
International Astronomical Union Symposium No. 120
edited by M.S. Vardya and S.P. Tarafdar
Originally published by Springer in 1986
$100.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
This volume brings together scientists from a variety of disciplines in an attempt to understand the physics and chemistry of the chemical processes involved in the formation and destruction of molecules in astronomy.
Introductory Acupuncture:
Japanese Acupuncture, Technique, and Treatment
by Hidetaro Mori
Originally published by Ido-No-Nippon-Sha in 1998
$65.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
From the Author's Introducion: "The purpose of this book is to help beginners understand to some degree the art of acupuncture. . . . I sincerely hope that this book will provide beginners with a useful guide."
Beyond Architecture:
Imaginative Buildings and Fictional Cities
edited by Robert Klanten and Lukas Feireiss
Originally published by Gestalten Verlag in 2009
$85.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Beyond Architecture is the first publication of its kind to document the creative  exploration of architecture in the contemporary arts.  It demonstrates how not  only architects but also artists are taking architecture as a starting  point for experimentation.
Upcoming Events  
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Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús
Fri, Oct 2, 3PM
Harvard Divinity School's Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús discusses her book Electric Santería.
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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Robert L. Weber Ph.D. and Carol Orsborn Ph.D.|
Sun, Oct 4, 7PM
Robert Weber of Harvard Medical School and author Carol Orsborn discuss The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker's Guide to Growing Older.
At Harvard Book Store
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Eileen Pollack
Mon, Oct 5, 7PM

Eileen Pollack discusses The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys' Club.
At Harvard Book Store
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Rick Riordan
Mon, Oct 5, 7PM
Rick Riordan presents the first book in his newest series for young readers, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.
At Back Bay Events Center
Tickets still available
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Frances Moore Lappé
Tue, Oct 6, 7PM
Frances Moore Lappé discusses World Hunger: 10 Myths.
At Harvard Book Store
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Sven Birkerts
Wed, Oct 7, 7PM
Sven Birkerts, author of The Gutenberg Elegies, discusses Changing the Subject: Art and Attention in the Internet Age.
At Harvard Book Store
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Jason Segel
Wed, Oct 7, 7PM
Multitalented actor, writer, and children's book author Jason Segel discusses Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic in conversation with 826 Boston's Karen Sama.
At Old South Church
Tickets still available
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Cambridge Forum
Wed, Oct 7, 7PM
"What We're Fighting For Now Is Each Other:
Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice"
At First Parish Church
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Roberta Kaplan
Thu, Oct 8, 6PM
Renowned litigator Roberta Kaplan discusses Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA in conversation with Eric Lander.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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