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October 23, 2015

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» Tickets on Sale Now     
Halloween Week at Harvard Book Store

news1 Tickets on Sale Now 
» Sarah Vowell at First Parish Church (Oct 23)
» 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
news2 Big Week for Book Lovers
It's one of the best times of year to be a book lover in Boston. Boston Book Fest is this weekend, and we'll be there with the rest of the literary and bookstore community! Check out the blockbuster schedule of panels, readings, and signings here.

And we've got a packed lineup of speakers appearing around Harvard Square next week, including our witchy "Halloween Week" series ( Deborah Harkness and Katherine Howe, Stacy Schiff on the Salem Witch Trials, capped off by an Edgar Allan Poe Party in Inman Square next Friday night).
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New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
Career of Evil:
A Cormoran Strike Novel
by Robert Galbraith


Mulholland Books, hardcover

Career of Evil is the third in the highly acclaimed series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott. A fiendishly clever mystery full of unexpected twists, it is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their lives.

The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar
by Tom Holland


Doubleday, hardcover
Author and historian Tom Holland returns to his roots in Roman history and the audience he cultivated with Rubicon -- his popular history of the fall of the Roman republic -- with Dynasty, a luridly fascinating history of the reign of the first five Roman emperors.

Civil Imagination: 
A Political Ontology of Photography
by Ariella Azoulay


Verso, paperback
Understanding photography is more than a matter of assessing photographs, writes Ariella Azoulay. Beautifully produced with many illustrations, Civil Imagination is a provocative argument for photography as a civic practice capable of reclaiming civil power.
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Kids & Young Adult
Seven Orange Pumpkins 
by Stephen Savage


Dial Books, hardcover board book
Now in a board book edition for the youngest reader, join a sneaky spider, a wily witch, a silly scarecrow, and other favorite spooky creatures as seven orange pumpkins disappear in a countdown to a Halloween surprise.
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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

by George Washington Sears


Print on Demand, paperback

"I've actually read this book and it's awesome and funny and although written in 1981 it sounds like it was written a few years ago. The author complains that we all spend too much time indoors sitting instead of spending time outside and worries about the destruction of the environment. He's also a hipster coffee nerd. It's a fun read with lots of old camping advice, some diagrams and tips on how to enjoy spending a week in the forest." --Spencer Hawkes, Print on Demand Manager


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.
Bleeding Edge:
A Novel
by Thomas Pynchon
$6.99, paperback (originally $17.00)
With occasional excursions into the DeepWeb and out to Long Island, Thomas Pynchon brings us a historical romance of New York in the early days of the internet, not that distant in calendar time but galactically remote from where we've journeyed since.
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A Life in Six Masterpieces
by Miles J. Unger
$6.99, hardcover (originally $29.95)
Told through the stories of six of his masterpieces, Miles Unger's Michelangelo brings to life the irascible, egotistical, and undeniably brilliant man whose artistry continues to amaze and inspire us after five hundred years.
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In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman:
Mathematics at the Limits of Computation
by William J. Cook
$12.99, hardcover (originally $27.95)
William J. Cook takes readers on a mathematical excursion, picking up the trail in the 1800s when mathematician W. R. Hamilton first defined the traveling salesman problem, and venturing to the limits of today's cutting-edge attempts to solve it. 
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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.
The "Divine" Guido:
Religion, Sex, Money and Art in the World of Guido Reni
by Richard E. Spear
Originally published by Yale University Press in 1997
$50.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
In this highly original study of Italian baroque master Guido Reni (1575-1642), Richard Spear paints a compelling portrait of the artist -- his complexities, his formative experiences, his cultural surroundings, and his unique sensibilities.
Carved Splendor:
Late Gothic Altarpieces in Southern Germany, Austria, and South Tirol
by Rainer Kahsnitz
Originally published by J. Paul Getty Museum in 2006
$70.00 (hardcover, slipcase) in Very Good condition
In this gorgeous volume, Rainer Kahsnitz offers a close examination of the most important surviving altarpieces, discussing the historical context in which they were made and analyzing how they reflect changing notions of piety. 
The Viewer and the Printed Image in Late Medieval Europe
by David S. Areford 
Originally published by Ashgate Publishing Company in 2010
$50.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Structured around interconnected case studies and driven by analysis, this book offers a synthetic historical narrative of early prints that stresses their unusual material nature, as well as their accessibility to a variety of viewers, both lay and monastic.
Upcoming Events  
Mark those calendars for our Annual Frequent Buyer Sale (Sun, Nov 1, 9am-11pm) and our highly anticipated Winter Warehouse Sale (Sat & Sun, Dec 5 and 6 in Somerville). 

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Steve Nadis and Shing-Tung Yau
Fri, Oct 23, 3PM
Steve Nadis and Shing-Tung Yau discuss From the Great Wall to the Great Collider: China and the Quest to Uncover the Inner Workings of the Universe.
At Harvard Book Store
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Sarah Vowell
Fri, Oct 23, 7PM
Bestselling author Sarah Vowell presents Lafayette in the Somewhat United States.
At First Parish Church
$5 tickets
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Tavi Gevinson
Sun, Oct 25, 12PM

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. There will be a standby line. View our Sold Out Event FAQ.
At the Brattle Theatre
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Judah Friedlander
Mon, Oct 26, 6PM
30 Rock actor and comic Judah Friedlander presents If the Raindrops United: Drawings and Cartoons.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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Simon Winchester
Tue, Oct 27, 6PM
Historian Simon Winchester tells the story of our largest ocean in Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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Deborah Harkness and Katherine Howe
Tue, Oct 27, 7PM
Kicking off our "Halloween Week" series, Deborah Harkness and Katherine Howe present their witchy works, in conversation with Salem's Brunonia Barry.
At Harvard Book Store
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Stacy Schiff
Wed, Oct 28, 7PM
Pulitzer Prize-winning Cleopatra biographer Stacy Schiff discusses her insightful new book The Witches: Salem, 1692, part of our "Halloween Week" series.
At First Parish Church
$5 tickets
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Lisa Randall
Thu, Oct 29, 6PM
Harvard's Lisa Randall explores the history of the cosmos and latest findings on dark matter with Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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Sonia Purnell
Thu, Oct 29, 7PM
Sonia Purnell presents her deeply researched biography Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill.
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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