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November 20, 2015

News This Week: 
» This Holiday Season     
Our Signed Books Display, After Closing


Here it comes! That whirlwind time of year replete with travel, lists, shopping, family, cold weather, giving, overeating, blankets, naps, reading, wishing you had read more books this year, and planning to read more books next year. Here are a few dates to keep in mind this holiday season.

Harvard Book Store Gives Back
Sundays This Holiday Season (Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13, Dec 20)
Shop with us on these four Sundays and a percentage of our sales go to our annual Gives Back program. This year we'll be donating to 826 Boston, Community Cooks, and Y2Y Harvard Square. Take a moment to learn more about these important organizations serving our Boston/Cambridge community.

Small Business Saturday
Saturday, Nov 28
Dedicate some (or all!) of your holiday shopping time and money to small businesses this year, and kick it off with Small Business Saturday. We'll be participating in Cambridge Local First's "Cash Mob" this year on Small Biz Sat. Cambridge Local First will ask Cash Mob shoppers to pledge to spend a minimum of $10 at local businesses that day. Learn more here. And we'll be saying thanks for shopping with us that day by offering 10% off all chocolate purchased in the store that Saturday. (Treat yourself!)

Cyber Monday
Monday, Nov 30
As our loyal customers no doubt already know, you can still shop your locally owned, independent businesses while shopping online. Head to harvard.com on "Cyber Monday" for 20% off your purchases when you use our coupon code, CYBER2015. We can ship throughout the U.S. or hold your orders for in-store pickup.

news2This Year's Holiday Hundred

Our staff's annual, handpicked list of notable (and giftable) books is the Holiday Hundred, and we've unveiled our picks in the store this week.

Every year we put hours of deliberation into making the final selections, and then our army of booksellers gets to work: unpacking boxes, moving our recommendations into place on the sales floor, and assembling the epic Holiday Hundred display.

Timelapse: Assembling the Holiday Hundred 
Timelapse: Assembling the Holiday Hundred

Come browse! 

news3 In Case You Missed It

Earlier this month we hosted Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, for his latest book, The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities. Check out the video, 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.

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Alex W. Meriwether
Harvard Book Store
New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
The Master of the Prado
by Javier Sierra


Atria Books, hardcover

New York Times bestselling author Javier Sierra takes us on a grand tour of the Prado museum in this historical novel that illuminates the fascinating mysteries behind European art -- complete with full-color inserts of artwork by master artists.

Lion of the Senate:
When Ted Kennedy Rallied the Democrats in a GOP Congress
by Nick Littlefield and David Nexon


Simon & Schuster, hardcover
Two top policy advisors to Senator Edward Kennedy offer an insider's view of the several remarkable years when Kennedy fought to preserve the Democratic mission against Newt Gingrich's Contract with America and a Republican majority in both houses.

Site Reading:
Fiction, Art, Social Form
by David J. Alworth


Princeton University Press, hardcover
Site Reading offers a new method of literary and cultural interpretation by examining five sites -- supermarkets, dumps, roads, ruins, and asylums -- that have been crucial to American literature and visual art since the mid-twentieth century. 
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Kids & Young Adult
Sharing the Bread:
An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story
by Pat Zietlow Miller

$14.39 (list price $17.99)
Schwartz & Wade, hardcover
In this spirited ode to the holiday, set at the turn of the twentieth century, a large family works together to make their special meal. Mama prepares the turkey, Daddy tends the fire, Sister kneads, and Brother bastes. Everyone has a job to do.
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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

Shed Times
by Richard Jones


Print on Demand, paperback

Richard A. Jones has written five volumes of poetry and authored three books on philosophical issues. Shed Times is a collection of postmodern African American poetry drawing on themes of retirement, aging, and rural American life.


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 Book of Legendary Lands
by Umberto Eco
$17.99, hardcover (originally $45.00)
In the tradition of On Beauty, On Ugliness and The Infinity of Lists, Umberto Eco presents an enthralling and erudite illustrated tour of the fabled places that have awed and eluded us through the ages. 
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The New England Kitchen:
Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes
by Jeremy Sewall and Erin Byers Murray
$16.99, hardcover (originally $39.95)
Award-winning Boston chef Jeremy Sewall presents contemporary versions of New England classics that capture the flavors of this time-honored cuisine. 
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The Great Showdowns
by Scott Campbell
$3.99, hardcover (originally $14.95)
Ripley vs the Alien Queen. Spinal Tap vs an undersized model of Stonehenge. Scott Campbell's acclaimed Great Showdowns series shows strangely good-natured confrontations between his favorite movie characters.
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Also available:
Great Showdowns: The Return
by Scott Campbell
$3.99, hardcover (originally $14.95)
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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 Life:
The Lore and Folk Poetry of the Black Hustler
by Dennis Wepman, Ronald B. Newman, and Murray B. Binderman
Originally published by Holloway House Publishing Co. in 1976
$25.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
A collection of the poems known as toasts: no one knows who creates them, and everyone has his own version. Like all orally transmitted material, their form and content may change with each telling until they take on something of a communal character. 
Looking at Pictures
by Robert Wasler
Originally published by New Directions in 2015
$13.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
A beautiful and elegant collection, with gorgeous full-color art reproductions, Looking at Pictures presents a little-known side of Robert Wasler's eccentric genius: his great writings on art. 
Five Centuries of Sikh Tradition:
Ideology, Society, Politics and Culture
edited by Reeta Grewal and Sheena Pall
Originally published by Manohar in 2005
$15.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
A collection of essays by leading specialists on Sikh Way of Life ( rahit), martial culture, Sikh painting, censuses, communications and periodicals, Sant Teja Singh, diaspora, economic issues, Khalistan, and education.
Upcoming Events

Don't miss our annual Winter Warehouse Sale (Sat & Sun, Dec 5 and 6 in Somerville) for thousands of used and remaindered books at deep discounts.

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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
Transition launches 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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Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner
Mon, Nov 23, 7PM
Odede and Posner discuss their book Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum.
At Harvard Book Store
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Hanya Yanagihara
Mon, Nov 30, 7PM

Novelist Hanya Yanagihara is joined by GrubStreet Artistic Director Christopher Castellani for a discussion of A Little Life, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award.
At the Cambridge Public Library (Doors at 6:30)
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The 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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The Cast of America's Test Kitchen
Wed, Dec 2, 6PM
This event is sold out. View our Sold Out Event FAQ.
At the Brattle Theatre
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W. David Marx
Wed, Dec 2, 7PM
Cultural historian W. David Marx discusses Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Best American Short Stories Trivia Night
Thu, Dec 3, 7PM
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's
Heidi Pitlor and Nicole Angeloro host a trivia night celebrating 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories. Join us for prizes, trivia, and refreshments!
At Harvard Book Store
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Serhii Plokhy
Fri, Dec 4, 3PM
Harvard's Serhii Plokhy discusses The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine.
At Harvard Book Store
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An Evening with Radio Boston: A Discussion of the Year in Books
Fri, Dec 4, 7PM
Radio Boston's Meghna Chakrabarti, writer Jennifer De Leon, and Harvard Book Store's Rachel Cass and Liz Sher discuss the year in books for a Radio Boston segment taped live in the bookstore.
At Harvard Book Store
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