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December 18, 2015

News This Week: 
Books = The Best Gifts

Gift Ideas:

In this final stretch (one more week of holiday shopping!) we think that books, of course, make the best gifts. Looking for something to add to the book-filled gift package? The Cambridge Office for Tourism recently posted a fantastic list of twelve "unexpected" gift ideas, all of which support local businesses. And a gift membership to our Signed First Edition Club tops off the list.

Still can't decide on the perfect book to give?
news2In Case You Missed It
Okay, for some, let's face it, the biggest holiday on the horizon has been the release of the new Star Wars. Can't get enough of geeky indulgence? Check out the video from our recent event with author Ryan Britt, discussing Luke Skywalker Can't Read.

news3 Still Can't Decide?  

Gift-giving and still can't decide? Give a bookstore gift card! Gift cards can be mailed or held for in-store pickup.

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.
Slade House
by David Mitchell

Random House, hardcover

"Plants died, milk curdled, and my children went slightly feral as I succumbed to the creepy magic of David Mitchell's Slade House. It's a wildly inventive, chilling, and -- for all its otherworldliness -- wonderfully human haunted house story." --Gillian Flynn

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.
Thunder & Lightning:
Weather Past, Present, Future
by Lauren Redniss

$35.00/ $28.00
Random House, hardcover
"A strange and wonderful thing, the work of a first-class mind that refuses to submit to any categories or precedent. It's the way you wish science would always be taught -- with a mix of stories and facts, legend and hard science." --Dave Eggers

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.
Art & Architecture
Portraits of Artists and Friends
by Richard Ormond

$60.00/ $48.00
Skira Rizzoli, hardcover
This unprecedented book showcases Sargent's cosmopolitan career in a new light -- through his bold and yet intimate portraits of artists, writers, actors, and musicians, many of them his close friends.
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More Gift Ideas in Art & Architecture

Give a whole museum or park or a years' worth of brilliant design. Browse our featured art books.
Kids & Young Adult
Over the Hills and Far Away:
A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes  
collected by Elizabeth Hammill

$21.99/ $17.59
Candlewick, hardcover
"The careful juxtaposition of the rhymes highlights both their diversity and cross-cultural commonalities. . . . A rich and wonderfully varied addition to the bookshelf of nursery-rhyme collections." -- Publishers Weekly
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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.
1080 Recipes
by Simone Ortega and Inés Ortega
$15.99, hardcover (originally $49.95)
1080 Recipes is the definitive book on traditional and authentic Spanish home cooking, trusted throughout Spain for over thirty years. It contains recipes from all Spanish regions, covering everything from appetizers to stews, from vegetables to desserts.
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The Silver Spoon:
New Edition
by The Silver Spoon Kitchen
$24.99, hardcover (originally $49.95)
The Silver Spoon, the most influential and bestselling Italian cookbook of the last fifty years, is back in an updated and revised edition. This bible of authentic Italian home cooking features over 2,000 revised recipes, illustrated with 400 full-color photographs.
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New Solar System Visions
by Michael Benson
$27.99, hardcover (originally $60.00)
"Planetfall is a book of science through and through, but it also deepens our sense of the miracle and the mystery of the universe, of our eye-blink lives." --The New York 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.
by Anthony Caro
Originally published by Gagosian Gallery in 2013
$100.00 (2 volume boxed set, paperback) in Very Good condition
Published to accompany two Anthony Caro exhibitions, the Park Avenue Series and Caro at Museo Correr, these two gorgeous catalogues display some of the acclaimed modernist sculptor's most compelling work.
Stéphane Couturier:
by Matthieu Poirier
Originally published by L'Insolite in 2005
$50.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
In this first comprehensive monograph dedicated to the last ten years of work by French photographer Stéphane Couturier, urban spaces and industrial sites all over the world demonstrate the evolution and the variety of his powerful images.
Anselm Kiefer:
Next Year in Jerusalem
by Anselm Kiefer
Originally published by Prestel Publishing in 2012
$80.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Employing a dazzling variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, and photography, Kiefer's monumental installation, captured in this sumptuous oversize volume, manifests an array of cultural myths and metaphors.
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Harvard Book Store Gives Back
Sun, Dec 20
Shop with Harvard Book Store today, in-store or online, and your purchases will help support local charitable organizations.
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Greg Jobin-Leeds and AgitArte
Thu, Jan 7, 7PM
Local author and activist Greg Jobin-Leeds is joined by José Jorge Díaz,  Deymirie Hernández, Steve Meacham, Lisa Owens, and Gibrán Rivera for a discussion and celebration of When We Fight, We Win!: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World.
At Harvard Book Store
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Freda Love Smith with Juliana Hatfield
Fri, Jan 8, 7PM
Freda Love Smith and her former Blake Babies bandmate, singer-songwriter Juliana Hatfield, discuss Smith's Red Velvet Underground: A Rock Memoir, with Recipes.
At Harvard Book Store
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Eric Weiner
Mon, Jan 11, 7PM
Eric Weiner discusses The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley.
At Harvard Book Store
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Elizabeth Strout
Tues, Jan 12, 6PM

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout discusses her latest novel, My Name is Lucy Barton.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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Timothy Snyder
Wed, Jan 13, 7PM
Yale history professor Timothy Snyder discusses Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning.
At Harvard Book Store
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Tom Perrotta
Thurs, Jan 14, 7PM
Tom Perrotta, author of The Leftovers, presents the new Penguin Classics edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, for which he wrote the foreword.
At Harvard Book Store
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