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October 16, 2015

Fall colors, fall events
news1 Event Tickets on Sale Now

» 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)
» Garry Kasparov at First Parish Church (Nov 1)
» Anne-Marie Slaughter at the Brattle Theatre (Nov 3)
» Gloria Steinem at First Parish Church (Nov 4)
» Stephen Breyer at First Parish Church (Nov 6)
» Isabel Allende at First Parish Church (Nov 11)
» Ethan Hawke at the Brattle Theatre (Nov 12)
» Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond at First Parish Church (Nov 17) in pre-sales now
» Jesse Eisenberg at the Brattle Theatre (Nov 19) in pre-sales now
news2This Week: The Booker, the NBA Shortlist, City on Fire, and Head of the Charles 
It's been a big week for book news. Marlon James was awarded the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The finalists for the National Book Award were announced. Many anticipated new arrivals hit our shelves, including debut novel City on Fire by Garth Risk Halberg. Authors have been joining us nearly every night of the week to present their latest works.

Come by and say hello. Head of the Charles is this weekend in Harvard Square: come enjoy New England October and pick up a book (or two) and an event flyer while you're here.
Thanks for reading,
New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
Thirteen Ways of Looking:
by Colum McCann


Random House, hardcover

In his acclaimed novels, Colum McCann has transfixed readers with his precision, tenderness, and authority. Now, in this collection of short fiction, he charts the territory of chance, and the profound and intimate consequences of even our smallest moments.

Drinking in America: 
Our Secret History
by Susan Cheever


Twelve, hardcover
In Drinking in America, Susan Cheever chronicles our national love affair with liquor, taking a long look at the way alcohol has changed our nation's history. She tells the story of how alcohol has shaped America from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. 

Actress, Empress, Saint
by David Potter

Oxford University Press, hardcover
In Theodora: Actress, Empress, Saint, David Potter penetrates the highly biased accounts found in the writings of Theodora's contemporaries and takes advantage of the latest research to craft a modern, well-rounded, and engaging narrative.
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Kids & Young Adult
Funny Bones:
Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras
by Duncan Tonatiuh


Harry N. Abrams, hardcover
Funny Bones tells the story of how the amusing calaveras --skeletons performing various everyday activities -- came to be. They are the creation of artist José Guadalupe Posada, and they have become synonymous with Mexico's Día de los Muertos.
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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

Umbrellas and Their History
by William Sangster


Print on Demand, paperback

Originally published in 1855, this illustrated book takes a serious and hilarious look at the humble umbrella.


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.
Nineteenth Century Art:
A Critical History
by Stephen F. Eisenman
$24.99, paperback (originally $92.30)
Adopted at over four hundred colleges and universities since its first publication in 1994, Stephen F. Eisenman's Nineteenth Century Art has established itself as one of the most popular and highly regarded textbooks in the field. 
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Your Fathers, Where are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
by Dave Eggers
$7.99, paperback (originally $20.09)
Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? is the formally daring, brilliantly executed story of one man struggling to make sense of his country, seeking solutions the only way he knows how. 
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Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse:
"Outwits the Phantom Blot"
by Floyd Gottfredson
$14.99, hardcover (originally $34.99)
In this collection of the award-winning newspaper strip, Mickey Mouse faces one of his most famous villains. The vile Phantom Blot is turning Mouseton upside down and leaving a trail of danger and destruction behind! Can Mickey thwart his plans?
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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.
LaToya Ruby Frazier:
The Notion of Family
edited by Laura Wexler and Dennis Dickerson
Originally published by Aperture in 2014
$75.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
In this, her first book, LaToya Ruby Frazier offers an incisive exploration of the legacy of racism and economic decline in America's small towns, as embodied by Braddock, Pennsylvania, Frazier's hometown.
Greek and Roman Actors:
Aspects of an Ancient Profession
edited by Pat Easterling and Edith Hall
Originally published by Cambridge University Press in 2002
$85.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
This series of twenty complementary essays by experts in the field explores the art, social status, reputation and image of the ancient actor in the Greek and Roman worlds, from the sixth century B.C. to the Byzantine period.
Dessins pour la Bible / Drawings for the Bible
by Marc Chagall
Originally published by Prestel in 2011
$60.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Marc Chagall was captivated by the Old Testament, and its stories and heroes were a major influence on his work. First published in 1960 as a limited edition artist's book, this series of lithographs depicts some of the Bible's most beloved stories.
Upcoming Events  

Mark your calendars for our Annual Frequent Buyer Sale (Sun, Nov 1, 9am-11pm) and our newly announced Winter Warehouse Sale (Sat & Sun, Dec 5 and 6 in Somerville). 

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Michael A. Gould-Wartofsky
Fri, Oct 16, 3PM
Michael A. Gould-Wartofsky discusses The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement.
At Harvard Book Store
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Sherry Turkle
Fri, Oct 16, 6PM
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. View our Sold Out Event FAQ.
At the Brattle Theatre
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Cambridge Forum
Sat, Oct 17, 7PM

Rise Again! A Sing-Along Concert
At First Parish Church
Tickets required
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John Norris
Sun, Oct 18, 7PM
John Norris discusses Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism.
At Harvard Book Store
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Joyce Carol Oates
Mon, Oct 19, 7PM
Joyce Carol Oates reads from her memoir The Lost Landscape: A Writer's Coming of Age.
At First Parish Church
$5 tickets
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Bob Woodward
Tue, Oct 20, 7PM
Bob Woodward exposes one of the final pieces of the Nixon puzzle with The Last of the President's Men, in conversation with the Kennedy School's David Gergen.
At First Parish Church
$5 tickets
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Chelsea Clinton
Wed, Oct 21, 6:30PM
Chelsea Clinton signs her book for kids and teens, It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!
At Harvard Book Store
Tickets required
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Patrick J. Kennedy
Thu, Oct 22, 7PM
Former Rhode Island congressman Patrick J. Kennedy discusses A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction.
At the Cambridge Public Library
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Peter Kuper and Liniers
Thu, Oct 22, 8PM
It's an evening of cartoons and graphic lit with Peter Kuper presenting Ruins and Argentine comics artist Liniers with Macanudo #3.
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. Registration is not required and no commitment is necessary.
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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