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November 27, 2015

News This Week: 
» Cyber Monday  

news1 Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Looking for gift ideas? Signed books make great gifts. We are currently taking orders (including personalizations!) for Carson Ellis's beautiful picture book, Home, and there's a lot to discover in the store and on our Featured Signed Books page on harvard.com.

Reminder! Can't make it into the bookstore this weekend? Our site harvard.com is a great way to explore the bookstore from home. Check out staff recommendations, browse our featured Holiday Hundred, and purchase signed books from authors who are visiting.

On November 30th, get 20% off your web purchases when you use our promo code, CYBER2015.

news3 In Case You Missed It

In October we hosted former congressman Patrick J. Kennedy for his new book, A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction. 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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The Iliad:
A New Translation by Caroline Alexander
by Homer

Ecco, hardcover 

Carved close to the original Greek, acclaimed classicist Caroline Alexander's new translation of The Iliad is swift and lean, with the driving cadence of its source -- a translation epic in scale and yet devastating in its precision and power.

Thing Explainer:
Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
by Randall Munroe


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, hardcover
Ever tried to learn more about something, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon? In Thing Explainer, Randall Munroe uses line drawings and only the thousand most common words to provide simple explanations for complicated stuff.

Divergent Paths:
The Academy and the Judiciary
by Richard A. Posner


Harvard University Press, hardcover
In Divergent Paths, Richard Posner turns his attention to the widening gap within the legal profession between judges and legal scholars, reflecting on its causes and consequences and asking what can be done to close or at least narrow it.
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Kids & Young Adult
Lost. Found.
by Marsha Diane Arnold


Roaring Brook Press, hardcover
On a wintry day, a bear loses his red scarf. The wind carries it to a pair of raccoons who use it to play tug-o-war. The scarf is lost and found by a series of animals, but when they all lay claim at once, calamity ensues.
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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

A Pilot's Life:
by William J. Frew


Print on Demand, paperback

William J. Frew started to write a few stories so that his children could see some of their father's life as a USAF and TWA pilot. The stories added up and became this book.


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.
No Land's Man
by Aasif Mandvi
$5.99, hardcover (originally $22.95)
If you're an Indo-Muslim-British-American actor, turns out it's a little tough to explain who you are or where you are from. In No Land's Man, Aasif Mandvi explores this and other conundrums through stories about his family, ambition, desire, and culture.
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Howard Zinn:
A Life on the Left
by Martin Duberman
$6.99, paperback (originally $18.95)
For the millions moved by Howard Zinn's personal example of political engagement, here is a new biography of perhaps the most widely celebrated popular interpreter of American history and one of America's most admired progressive voices.
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Utagawa Kuniyoshi:
The Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kisokaido
by Sarah E. Thompson
$7.99, hardcover (originally $29.95)
Utagawa Kuniyoshi: The Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kisokaido celebrates the beauty, charm, and ingenuity of Kuniyoshi's work with more than seventy-five full-color illustrations, including reproductions of all the prints in the treasured series.
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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 Brute Within:
Appetitive Desire in Plato and Aristotle
by Hendrik Lorenz
Originally published by Oxford University Press in 2006
$50.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Hendrik Lorenz presents a comprehensive study of Plato's and Aristotle's conceptions of non-rational desire. Lorenz explores the cognitive resources that both philosophers make available for the explanation of such desires.
Dynamic Splendor: 
The Wall Mosaics in the Cathedral of Eufrasius at Porec
by Ann Terry and Henry Maguire
Originally published by Pennsylvania State University Press in 2007
$100.00 (hardcover, 2 volume boxed set) in Very Good condition
Dynamic Splendor introduces a cycle of sixth-century mosaics little known to scholars, though they are comparable in quality and interest to famed mosaics in Italy and elsewhere. 
Wondrous Brutal Fictions:
Eight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater
translated and introduced by R. Keller Kimbrough 
Originally published by Columbia University Press in 2013
$28.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Wondrous Brutal Fictions presents eight seminal works from the seventeenth-century Japanese sekkyo and ko-joruri puppet theaters, many translated into English for the first time.
Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for our highly anticipated Winter Warehouse Sale (Sat & Sun, Dec 5 and 6 in Somerville).
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Small Business Saturday
Sat, Nov 28

Do some shopping this Saturday and celebrate small, independent businesses. (Treat yourself along the way with our sale on chocolate at Harvard Book Store!)
Harvard Book Store and Harvard Square
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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, here in the bookstore.
At Harvard Book Store
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