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December 11, 2015

News This Week: 
» Bookstore Delivery     
Thanks to all who attended last weekend's huge Warehouse Sale!

Gift Ideas:
news1 Your Indie Bookstore Delivery! 

Not local to Cambridge? We ship throughout the U.S., and we've got lots of special stuff that you can only find here at Harvard Book Store. Show off your Cambridge cred with a Harvard Book Store tote or mug, order a book signed by the author, or get one of our easy gift packages for a reader or writer in your life.

We're also offering free "Saver Shipping" all month for book orders over $25. Learn more about this promo and our shipping guidelines and deadlines here.

Of course, nothing compares to the sense of discovery, browsing and shopping the bookstore shelves in person. If you're local, we hope to see you soon!

Sunday night shoppers, take note: we'll close an hour early (at 9pm) on Sunday, December 13th so our staff can head over to our annual holiday party. Note our complete holiday hours here. We're open most nights until 11pm, throughout the year!

news3 Ask a Bookseller 

Stumped on what to get that uncle or brother-in-law or co-worker? Just ask a bookseller.


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
newshelvesGift Ideas from the Holiday Hundred

The Harvard Book Store  Holiday Hundred is our staff's handpicked selection of notable (and giftable!) books published this year in a variety of categories. It's the perfect starting point for any holiday shopper, and all Holiday Hundred titles are 20% off through the end of the month.
A Strangeness in My Mind 
by Orhan Pamuk

$28.95/ $23.16
Knopf, hardcover

"Pamuk does for Istanbul something like what James Joyce did for Dublin. He captures not just the look and feel of the city, but its culture, its beliefs and traditions, its people and their values." --Adam Kirsch, The Washington Post

More Gift Ideas in Fiction

There's much more to discover on our shelves of featured Holiday Hundred fiction picks, where you'll find novels and short story collections.
The Givenness of Things:
by Marilynne Robinson

$26.00/ $20.80
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, hardcover
"Robinson's handiwork is capacious and serious, but also mysterious and wondrous; like the night sky, it deserves our attention." --Casey N. Cep, The New Republic

More Gift Ideas in Nonfiction

Looking for more nonfiction? Browse our picks in Biography and Memoir, Essays and Criticism, History, Politics and Economics, and Science and Tech.
Food & Cooking
Food52 Genius Recipes: 
100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook 
by Kristen Miglore

Ten Speed Press, hardcover
"I'm finding myself cooking through this amazing cookbook, and every recipe is delicious. Really delicious. Having these great recipes all in one place is such a treat, and best of all, many of them are quite simple." --Carole H., Harvard Book Store
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Food & Cooking

Nothing compares to a beautiful cookbook.
Kids & Young Adult
Goodbye Stranger 
by Rebecca Stead

$16.99/ $13.59
Wendy Lamb Books, hardcover
"The handing-down of advice and wisdom from older girls and women is a welcome theme throughout the book and far too rare in female coming-of-age stories; it's just one of many reasons this astonishingly profound novel is not your average middle-school friendship tale." -- The Horn Book
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More Gift Ideas in Kids & Young Adult

Check out more gift ideas for Kids & Young Adults.
Gift Ideas in Remaindersbargain

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 Complete Short Stories of James Purdy
by James Purdy
$7.99, paperback (originally $22.95)
"Randomly select a perfectly perverted Purdy story and read it before you go to sleep and savor the hilarious moral damage and beautiful decay that will certainly follow in your dreams." --John Waters
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Blue Note:
Uncompromising Expression
by Richard Havers
$37.99, hardcover (originally $85.00)
"Groundbreaking not only for its crisp, modern design but for portraying black men like John Coltrane and Art Blakey with gravity and dignity." --Seattle Times
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Gift Ideasused from Used Books
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.
Nectar & Illusion:
Nature in Byzantine Art and Literature
by Henry Maguire
Originally published by Oxford University Press in 2012
$15.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
"Henry Maguire traces the complex rise and fall of Byzantine portrayals of the natural world in his beautiful Nectar & Illusion." --Lydia Wilson, Times Literary Supplement
The Heartbreak Soup Stories
by Gilbert Hernandez
Originally published by Fantagraphics in 2003
$75.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
"The "Heartbreak Soup" stories established [Hernandez's] reputation, and this mammoth, hugely compelling book collects the first 13 years' worth of them." --Publisher's Weekly
Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851
by Geoffrey Cantor
Originally published by Oxford University Press in 2011
$30.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Geoffrey Cantor presents an innovative reappraisal of the Exhibition of 1851, demonstrating that it was widely understood by contemporaries to possess a religious dimension and that it generated controversy among religious groups. 
Upcoming Events

Our events series will take a break for the holidays. Browse our complete calendar of January 2016 events on harvard.com.

Tickets on Sale Now:
» Elizabeth Strout at the Brattle Theatre (Jan 12) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Luc Sante
Fri, Dec 11, 7PM
Luc Sante, visiting professor of writing and history of photography at Bard College, discusses The Other Paris. It's a whirlwind, richly illustrated tour of the nearly forgotten shadow of the city.
At Harvard Book Store
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Harvard Book Store Gives Back
Sun, Dec 13
Shop with Harvard Book Store on Sundays this holiday season and your purchases will help support local organizations 826 Boston, Community Cooks, and Y2Y Harvard Square.
At Harvard Book Store and harvard.com
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Cambridge Forum
Wed, Dec 16, 7PM
Richard Blanco, author of The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood, discusses "The Cuban Connection."
At First Parish Church
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Harvard Book Store Gives Back
Sun, Dec 20
Shop with Harvard Book Store and your purchases will help support local charitable organizations.
At Harvard Book Store and harvard.com
Learn More
Holiday Hours
» Dec 13: 10am-9pm
» Dec 24: 9am-7pm
» Dec 25: closed
» Dec 31: 9am-9pm
» Jan 1: 12pm-11pm
Our Regular Store Hours
» Mon-Sat / 9am-11pm
» Sunday / 10am-10pm
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