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October 9, 2015

News This Week: 
Autumn shelves, autumn leaves

news1 Event Tickets on Sale Now 
» Patti Smith at Back Bay Events Center (Oct 10)
» Sherry Turkle at the Brattle Theatre (Oct 16)
» Joyce Carol Oates at First Parish Church (Oct 19)
» Bob Woodward at First Parish Church (Oct 20)
» Chelsea Clinton signing at Harvard Book Store (Oct 21)
» Sarah Vowell at First Parish Church (Oct 23)
» Tavi Gevinson at the Brattle Theatre (Oct 25)
» Judah Friedlander at the Brattle Theatre (Oct 26)
» Simon Winchester at the Brattle Theatre (Oct 27)
» Stacy Schiff at First Parish Church (Oct 28)
» Lisa Randall at the Brattle Theatre (Oct 29)
» Edgar Allan Poe Party at the LilyPad (Oct 30)

October is one of the busiest months in publishing, and it's a packed month for offsite Harvard Book Store events. Browse our complete upcoming ticketed events lineup, including a newly announced event with actor and writer Ethan Hawke and a live recording of the popular "Dear Sugar Radio" podcast with Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond.
news2New & Notable 
You'll find stacks and stacks of new arrivals on display in the store this time of year, many of which are highlighted in this month's roundup of featured, 20% off books. (For October we're spotlighting the art of memoir.) And this week saw the release of the beloved Best American Series. Come by and check out the year's best stories, essays, mystery, graphic lit, and more:

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The Mountain Shadow
by Gregory David Roberts


Grove Press, hardcover

Shantaram introduced millions of readers to Lin, an Australian fugitive, working as a passport forger for the Bombay mafia. In The Mountain Shadow, Lin must find his way in a Bombay run by a different generation of mafia dons, playing by different rules.

The Witch of Lime Street:
Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World

by David Jaher


Crown, hardcover
History comes alive in this textured account of the rivalry between Harry Houdini and the so-called Witch of Lime Street, whose iconic lives intersected at a time when science was on the verge of embracing the paranormal.

The Land of Open Graves:
Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail 
by Jason De León


University of California Press, paperback

Anthropologist Jason De León sheds light on one of the most pressing issues of our time. The Land of Open Graves reveals the suffering and deaths that occur daily as thousands of migrants attempt to cross the border from Mexico into the United States.
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Kids & Young Adult
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 
by J.K. Rowling
illustrated by Jim Kay 

Arthur A. Levine Books, hardcover

For the first time, J. K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions, featuring award-winning artist Jim Kay. And it all starts now, with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. 
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Printed on Paige 
Each week we feature a book printed on our in-store book-making machine, Paige.

by Octavia E. Butler


Print on Demand, paperback

Lilith lyapo awoke from a centuries-long sleep to find herself aboard the vast spaceship of the Oankali. The Oankali had saved every surviving human from a dying, ruined Earth and were now ready to help Lilith lead her people back to Earth -- but for a price.


The Making of Middle-earth:
A New Look Inside the World of J.R.R. Tolkein
by Christopher Snyder
$7.99, hardcover (originally $24.95)
Tolkien expert Christopher Snyder presents an in-depth exploration of Tolkien's source materials -- from the languages, poetry, and mythology of medieval Europe and ancient Greece to the halls of Oxford and the battlefields of World War I.
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Winter King:
Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England
by Thomas Penn
$5.99, hardcover (originally $16.00)
In 1501, through luck, guile, and ruthlessness, Henry VII, the first of the Tudor kings, emerged as ruler. Winter King is the astonishing story of pageantry, treachery, intrigue, and incident that characterizes the birth of Tudor England.
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History of Nations:
How Their Identities Were Forged
edited by Peter Furtado
$9.99, hardcover (originally $60.00)
Global histories tend to be written from the narrow viewpoint of a single author and a single perspective. But in this thought-provoking collection, twenty-eight writers and scholars give engaging, often passionate accounts of their own nation's history.
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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.
Welcome to Twin Peaks:
Access Guide to the Town
by David Lynch, Mark Frost, and Richard Saul Wurman 
Originally published by Pocket Books in 1991
$25.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
An unforgettable, in-depth tour of the town that captured America's imagination. This one-of-a-kind guide includes everything from Norma Jenning's cherry pie recipe to the type of tree the Log Lady's log is from.
The Brilliance of Bird-and-Flower Painting:
Gems of East Asian Art
Originally published by Nagoya / Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 2005
$20.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Throughout Asia birds and flowers have been cherished for their beauty, but they have carried rich symbolic messages as well. This exhibition explores the distinctive visual language of bird-and-flower painting.
The Fire of Hephaistos:
Large Classical Bronzes from North American Collections
by Carol C. Mattusch
Originally published by Harvard University Art Museums in 1997
$35.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
A profusely illustrated catalog of fifty large scale classical bronzes from North American collections, produced to coincide with a 1996 exhibition  at Harvard's Arthur M. Sackler Museum -- the first show ever to focus exclusively on classical bronze work.

Upcoming Events


Mark your calendar for our Annual Frequent Buyer Sale (Sun, Nov 1, 9am-11pm)  


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Cass R. Sunstein
Fri, Oct 9, 3PM
Harvard Law School's Cass R. Sunstein discusses Constitutional Personae: Heroes, Soldiers, Minimalists, and Mutes.
At Harvard Book Store
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Melanne Verveer and Kim K. Azzarelli
Fri, Oct 9, 7PM
Melanne Verveer and Kim K. Azzarelli discuss their book Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose in conversation with Anne M. Finucane.
At Harvard Book Store
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Patti Smith
Sat, Oct 10, 7PM

"Punk poet laureate" and acclaimed memoirist Patti Smith discusses and signs her book M Train, on what the Mayor's Office of Boston has officially declared "Patti Smith Day."
At Back Bay Event Center
$30 tickets
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Alison Bass and Kate Harding
Mon, Oct 12, 7PM
Jaclyn Friedman moderates a discussion on issues around violence against women with Alison Bass, author of Getting Screwed: Sex Workers and the Law and Kate Harding, author of Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture -- and What We Can Do about It.
At Harvard Book Store
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David A. Mindell
Tue, Oct 13, 7PM
MIT's David A. Mindell discusses Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy.
At Harvard Book Store
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Daniel J. Levitin
Wed, Oct 14, 7PM
Daniel J. Levitin discusses The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload, new to paperback.
At Harvard Book Store
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Alva Noë
Thu, Oct 15, 7PM
What is art? Philosopher Alva Noë discusses Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Oct 26, 7PM
The October selection for our monthly in-store book club discussion is Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy.
At Harvard Book Store
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We appreciate the feedback we get from readers of this e-newsletter. Please send any comments to Alex at newsletter@harvard.com. Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you in the store!
Alex W. Meriwether
Harvard Book Store 
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