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November 14, 2015

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news1 Join the (Book) Club 
This week we're pleased to be a part of a new online book club. Litographs Book Club just launched, and they asked four indie booksellers to each recommend one book. Our own Rachel C. answered the call with Speak by Louisa Hall.

See more recommendations and check out the club here at bookclub.litographs.com. They're sparking conversations and supporting independent bookstores, so we think they're pretty cool.

The Harvard Book Store Signed First Edition Club is a unique way for readers to discover and create a wealth of great books, signed by the author, and thoughtfully selected by our staff each month.

The Signed First club is currently open for new members, and yes, gift memberships are also available. Those who join now will be eligible for a signed first edition of our December selection, the acclaimed novel City on Fire by Garth Risk Halberg. Members can be local (you'll pick up your selection in the store each month) or we can ship anywhere in the U.S. Learn more and sign up here.

news3 In Case You Missed It

Earlier this month we had the great honor of hosting Gloria Steinem for a discussion of her new memoir, My Life on the Road. Video of the event is now available to watch online, courtesy of the Forum Network.

We appreciate the feedback we get from readers of this newsletter. Please send any comments to Alex at newsletter@harvard.com.

Thanks for reading,
Alex W. Meriwether
Harvard Book Store
New on Our Shelvesnewshelves


A Wild Swan:
And Other Tales
by Michael Cunningham


Farrar, Straus and Giroux, hardcover

Reimagined by one of the most gifted storytellers of his generation, and exquisitely illustrated by Yuko Shimizu, rarely have our bedtime stories been this dark, this perverse, or this true.


The White Road:
Journey Into an Obsession
by Edmund de Waal

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, hardcover 

The White Road is an intimate narrative history of porcelain, structured around five journeys through landscapes where porcelain was dreamed about, fired, refined, collected, and coveted.


The Material Atlantic:
Clothing, Commerce, and Colonization in the Atlantic World, 1650-1800 
by Robert DuPlessis


Cambridge University Press, hardcover

In this wide-ranging account, Robert DuPlessis examines globally sourced textiles that, by dramatically altering consumer behavior, helped create new economies and societies in the early modern world.
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Kids & Young Adult

The Book Itch:
Freedom, Truth & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore
by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson


Carolrhoda Books, hardcover

In the 1930s, Lewis's dad, Lewis Michaux Sr., had an itch he needed to scratch. A book itch. How to scratch it? He started a bookstore in Harlem and named it the National Memorial African Bookstore.
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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

Alice's Adventures Under Ground
by Lewis Carroll


Print on Demand, paperback

A facsimile of the original manuscript, hand-written by Lewis Carroll, which he later developed into Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Includes thirty-seven black and white illustrations by the author.


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 Adjacent
by Christopher Priest
$6.99, hardcover (originally $24.99)
Returning to a terrorism-stricken Britain of the near future, a recently widowed photographer is drawn into an obscure government organization with links to H.G. Wells and major historical wars. 
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Essential Pepin:
More Than 700 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food
by Jacques Pepin
$16.99, hardcover (originally $40.00)
Jacques Pepin's recipes are classics. They find the shortest, surest route to flavor. Now, in a book that celebrates his life in food, the famous cooking teacher winnows his favorite recipes from the thousands he has created, streamlining them even further. 
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Computing with Quantum Cats: 
From Colossus to Qubits
by John Gribbin
$7.99, hardcover (originally $28.95)
In this fascinating study of the cutting-edge technology of quantum computing, John Gribbin updates his previous views on the nature of quantum reality, arguing for a universe of many parallel worlds where "everything is real."
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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.

Illuminating the End of Time:
The Getty Apocalypse Manuscript
by Nigel Morgan
Originally published by the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2012
$40.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
In this richly illustrated book, all eighty-two of the Getty apocalypse manuscript's images are reproduced in color for the first time. They are accompanied by a full commentary and a complete translation of the text. 

Western Civilization and the Academy
edited by Bradley C. S. Watson 
Originally published by Lexington Books in 2015
$45.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Leading thinkers reflect on the place of Western civilization in academic institutions.

American Puppet Modernism:
Essays on the Material World in Performance 
by John Bell
Originally published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013
$15.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
In  American Puppet Modernism , John Bell reveals how understanding puppetry is integral to understanding the material world in performance and in turn argues that the material world in performance is integral as a means of communication.
Upcoming Events

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

Tickets on Sale Now:
» The Cast of America's Test Kitchen at the Brattle Theatre (Dec 2) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now

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Kathryn Aalto
Sun, Nov 15, 7PM
Kathryn Aalto discusses The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood.
At Harvard Book Store
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Garth Risk Halberg
Mon, Nov 16, 7PM
Garth Risk Halberg reads from his celebrated debut novel, City on Fire, an epic set amid the grunge, grime, and energy of 1970s New York City.
At Harvard Book Store
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An Evening with Dear Sugar: Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond
Tues, Nov 17, 7PM

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. View our Sold Out Event FAQ.
At First Parish Church
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Kevin Barry
Wed, Nov 18, 7PM
Acclaimed Irish author Kevin Barry presents Beatlebone, his award-winning new novel -- featuring John Lennon, an island getaway, and scream therapy.
At Harvard Book Store
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Jesse Eisenberg
Thurs, Nov 19, 6PM
Actor and playwright Jesse Eisenberg reads from his book of short stories, Bream Gives Me Hiccups.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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Joseph Henrich
Fri, Nov 20, 3PM
Harvard's Joseph Henrich discusses The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter.
At Harvard Book Store
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An Evening with Transition Magazine
Fri, Nov 20, 7PM
Join Transition for the launch of Issue #118 with contributor Kaitlyn Greenidge and playwright Kirsten Greenidge discussing the role of historical research in writing.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Next Harvard Square Book Circle
Tue, Dec 1, 7PM
The next selection for our monthly in-store book club discussion is Leila Aboulela's The Translator.
At Harvard Book Store
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