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October 30, 2015

News This Week: 
News from Harvard Book Store

news1 Our Annual Tradition, This Sunday 

One of the many highlights of our fall calendar is our annual Frequent Buyer Sale, an opportunity to get a jump-start on holiday shopping, pick up some of the most buzzed-about new arrivals of the season, and unearth some buried treasures in our used and remainder sections.

Join us Sunday for 20% off, store-wide. If you can't make it in person, head to harvard.com and use coupon code FREQUENT2015 on November 1st.

You must be a member of our Frequent Buyer program to receive the discount. Membership is free, but you must sign up BEFORE November 1st to be eligible. (Sign up in the store, or online here.) Learn more about the sale, and the very few restrictions, here.
news2Tickets on Sale Now
Tickets are still available for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in conversation with David Gergen, actor/writers Ethan Hawke and Jesse Eisenberg, novelist Isabel Allende, and much more. This week we're pleased to announce our annual December event with the cast of America's Test Kitchen (tickets on sale soon).

Learn more below about upcoming ticketed events:
» Edgar Allan Poe Party at the LilyPad (Oct 30)
» Garry Kasparov at First Parish Church (Nov 1)
» 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)
» Jesse Eisenberg at the Brattle Theatre (Nov 19)
» The Cast of America's Test Kitchen at the Brattle Theatre (Dec 2)
   Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale November 3

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After Alice:
A Novel
by Gregory Maguire

William Morrow, hardcover

From the multi-million-copy bestselling author of Wicked comes a magical new twist on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lewis's Carroll's beloved classic.

The Three-Year Swim Club:
The Untold Story of Maui's Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory 
by Julie Checkoway


Grand Central Publishing, hardcover
For readers of Unbroken and The Boys in the Boat comes the inspirational, untold story of impoverished children who transformed themselves into world-class swimmers against all odds.

Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly
by Judith Butler

Harvard University Press, hardcover
Understanding assemblies as plural forms of performative action, Judith Butler extends her theory of performativity to argue that precarity -- the destruction of the conditions of livability -- has been a galvanizing force and theme in today's protests.
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Kids & Young Adult
I Really Like Slop
by Mo Willems


Disney-Hyperion, hardcover
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In I Really Like Slop!, Piggie invites Gerald to try her favorite food . . . slop. But Gerald is not so sure he's going to like it. At all.
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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

Making a Difference:
Life in Good Company
by Daniel Shimshoni


Print on Demand, paperback

In his latest book, Professor Daniel Shimshoni shares with the reader his riveting life journey and provides lucid analysis of the complex dilemmas and challenges the Israeli society faces.


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 Creation of Anne Boleyn: 
A New Look at England's Most Notorious Queen
by Susan Bordo
$5.99, paperback (originally $15.95)
Part biography, part cultural history, The Creation of Anne Boleyn is a reconstruction of Boleyn's life and an illuminating look at her very active afterlife in the popular imagination. 
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The Pope and Mussolini: 
The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
by David I. Kertzer
$7.99, hardcover (originally $35.00)
From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the gripping story of Pope Pius XI's secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
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The Chronicle of Jazz
by Mervyn Cooke
$12.99, hardcover (originally $39.95)
The Chronicle of Jazz charts the evolution of jazz from its roots in Africa and the southern United States to the myriad urban styles heard around the world today, Mervyn Cooke gives us a narrative rich with innovation, controversy, and emotion. 
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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.
Here and There
by Maya Lin
Originally published by Pace Gallery in 2008
$75.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
From the Introduction: "The preciousness of these geographic portraits quietly but urgently calls upon us to protect the aquatic arteries on which they are based, for they are truly fragile and truly irreplaceable."
The Hands of Angelos:
An Icon Painter in Venetian Crete
edited by Maria Vassilaki
Originally published by Lund Humphries in 2010
$65.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Exploring the life and work of Angelos Akotantos, the most significant artist active in Venetian Crete, The Hand of Angelos provides groundbreaking insights into a key figure and the period in which he worked.
Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Greece
edited by Nicholas Chr. Stampolidis and Stavroula Oikonomou
Originally published by Hellenic Republic in 2000
$12.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Through the 120 objects from 21 Greek and international museums, this gorgeous exhibition catalogue explores the notion of life after death, one of the most significant questions for humankind.
Upcoming Events  
Shop in the store (or on harvard.com) this Sunday for our Annual Frequent Buyer Sale (Nov 1, 9am-11pm).

Mark those calendars for our highly anticipated Winter Warehouse Sale (Sat & Sun, Dec 5 and 6 in Somerville).

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Allan A. Ryan
Fri, Oct 30, 3PM
Allan A. Ryan discusses The 9/11 Terror Cases: Constitutional Challenges in the War against Al Qaeda.
At Harvard Book Store
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Daniel Klein
Fri, Oct 30, 7PM
Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar author Daniel Klein discusses Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It: Wisdom of the Great Philosophers on How to Live.
At Harvard Book Store
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Edgar Allan Poe Party
Fri, Oct 30, 8PM

Join our Edgar Allan Poe Party, celebrating the publication of The Annotated Poe, with a costume contest, readings, and a cash bar.
At the LilyPad
$5 tickets
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Garry Kasparov
Sun, Nov 1, 7PM
Chess master and activist Garry Kasparov discusses Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped.
At First Parish Church
$5 tickets
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Kate Gavino
Mon, Nov 2, 7PM
Why do we go to book readings? Illustrator Kate Gavino explores her favorite pastime with Last Night's Reading: Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors.
At Harvard Book Store
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Anne-Marie Slaughter with Robin Ely
Tue, Nov 3, 6PM
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. There will be a standby line. View our FAQ.
At the Brattle Theatre
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Gloria Steinem with Jamia Wilson
Wed, Nov 4, 7PM
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. There will not be a standby line, but signed books are available to pre-order.
At First Parish Church
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Tim Flannery
Thu, Nov 5, 7PM
Climate change scientist Tim Flannery discusses Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis.
At Harvard Book Store
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Marvin Kalb
Fri, Nov 6, 3PM
Harvard Professor Emeritus Marvin Kalb discusses Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War.
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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