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January 15, 2016

New Year, New (and used) Books

news1 New Year, New Books

It's a new year; it's time for some new books. 

"For publishers, winter is a relatively quiet season -- a time when they can introduce gems that might otherwise be lost in fall's crush of literary heavyweights . . ." the Wall Street Journal recently noted in their list of " Six Books to Curl Up With This Winter." 

If your resolution was to read more, one way to get going is to join our in-store book club, the Harvard Square Book Circle. Registration is not required and no commitment is necessary. To join the Book Circle e-mail list for updates and reminders about upcoming meetings, visit tinyletter.com/harvardbookcircle.
Those of you who are locals have doubtless encountered the "Harvard Square Turkey" out and about in Harvard Square over the years. (And who could forget this ever-famous snapshot of the turkey, window shopping at Harvard Book Store.)

Well now the  Boston Globe has weighed in. Harvard Book Store bookseller Emmaline's take, as quoted in the Globe this week: "Tracking the turkey is very difficult. It's a very fickle beast."

news3 In Case You Missed It

In December we joined Boston Review at the Cambridge Public Library for an evening of poetry with presenters Mary Jo Bang, Lucie Brock-Broido, Stephen Burt, and Major Jackson. 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.

Thanks for reading,
Alex W. Meriwether
Harvard Book Store
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This Census-Taker
by China Miéville


Del Rey, hardcover

For readers of George Saunders, Kelly Link, David Mitchell, and Karen Russell, This Census-Taker is an uncanny and moving novella from multiple-award-winning and bestselling author China Miéville.

The Defender:
How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America
by Ethan Michaeli

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, hardcover 
Drawing on dozens of interviews and extensive archival research, Ethan Michaeli brings to life the reporters who braved lynch mobs and policemen's clubs to do their jobs, from the age of Teddy Roosevelt to the age of Barack Obama. 

Letters from Langston: 
From the Harlem Renaissance to the Red Scare and Beyond 
edited by MaryLouise Patterson and Evelyn Louise Crawford


University of California Press, paperback
Letters from Langston begins in 1930 and ends shortly before his death in 1967. This distinctive volume collects the stories of Hughes and his friends in an era of uncertainty and reveals their visions of an idealized world.
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Kids & Young Adult
Out of Darkness
by Ashley Hope Pérez 


Carolrhoda Lab, hardcover
Ashley Hope Pérez takes the facts of the 1937 New London school explosion -- the worst school disaster in American history -- as a backdrop for a riveting novel about segregation, love, family, and the forces that destroy people.
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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

Common Threads:
by Mass Poetry


Print on Demand, paperback

Common Threads is an annual publication and outreach program produced by Mass Poetry, with a goal to facilitate 350 poetry discussion groups throughout the state each year in an effort to support poets and poetry in Massachusetts.


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.
Both Flesh and Not:
by David Foster Wallace
$6.99, hardcover (originally $26.99)
Never has David Foster Wallace's seemingly endless curiosity been more evident than in this compilation of work spanning nearly 20 years of writing. Both Flesh and Not restores Wallace's essays as originally written.
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Jamie's Kitchen
by Jamie Oliver
$8.99, hardcover (originally $39.95)
Jamie's Kitchen is laid out as a cooking course and will inspire readers of all levels. Some of the cooking techniques included are making salads, cooking without heat, poaching and boiling, steaming, stewing and braising, roasting, grilling, and baking.
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The Accidental Universe:
The World You Thought You Knew
by Alan Lightman
$7.99, hardcover (originally $24.00)
With passion and curiosity, Alan Lightman explores the emotional and philosophical questions raised by recent discoveries in science.
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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 Saltwater Frontier:
Indians and the Contest for the American Coast
by Andrew Lipman
Originally published by Yale University Press in 2015
$20.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
The Saltwater Frontier is the previously untold story of how the ocean became a "frontier" between colonists and Native Americans. Andrew Lipman reveals unseen links between local episodes and global events.
The Yoga Sutras:
An Essential Guide to the Heart of Yoga Philosophy
by Nicolai Bachman
Originally published by Sounds True in 2010
$80.00 (boxed set including 7 CDs, 51 cards, workbook) in Very Good condition
Sanskrit and Ayurveda teacher Nicolai Bachman has compiled The Yoga Sutras, a fresh new approach to working with legendary master Patanjali's seminal text for guidance and inspiration on your own journey toward clarity and happiness. 
The Love of Strangers:
What Six Muslim Students Learned in Jane Austen's London
by Nile Green
Originally published by Princeton University Press in 2015
$18.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
In July 1815, six Iranian students arrived in London under the escort of their chaperone, Captain Joseph D'Arcy.  The Love of Strangers tells the story of their search for love and learning in Jane Austen's England.
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for our annual Presidents' Day Sale. Browse more  upcoming events, updated through February.
Tickets on Sale Soon: 
» E.J. Dionne Jr. at the Brattle Theatre (Feb 23)
» Diane Rehm at First Parish Church (Feb 29)
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Sunil Yapa
Tue, Jan 19, 7PM
Sunil Yapa presents his acclaimed debut novel, Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, set amid the heated conflict of Seattle's 1999 WTO protests.
At Harvard Book Store
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Mira Ptacin
Wed, Jan 20, 7PM
Memoirist Mira Ptacin discusses Poor Your Soul, a beautiful reflection on sexuality, free will, and the fierce bonds of family.
At Harvard Book Store
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Maria Konnikova
Thurs, Jan 21, 7PM
The New Yorker contributor and Mastermind author Maria Konnikova discusses The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time.
At Harvard Book Store
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Pamela Painter and Ioannis Pappos
Fri, Jan 22, 7PM
Emerson College's Pam Painter and debut novelist Ioannis Pappos read from their books Ways to Spend the Night and Hotel Living.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Jan 25, 7PM
The next selection for our monthly in-store book club discussion is Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven.
At Harvard Book Store
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Stephen Prothero
Tue, Jan 26, 7PM
Boston University's Stephen Prothero discusses Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections).
At Harvard Book Store
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Tessa Hadley
Wed, Jan 27, 7PM
Tessa Hadley discusses her new novel The Past, in conversation with Euphoria author Lily King.
At Harvard Book Store
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Justin Peters
Thu, Jan 28, 7PM

Justin Peters discusses The Idealist: Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet, in conversation with The Baffler's John Summers.
At WorkBar, Central Square
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Roberto G. Gonzales
Fri, Jan 29, 3PM
Harvard's Roberto G. Gonzales discusses Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America.
At Harvard Book Store
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Leo Damrosch
Fri, Jan 29, 7PM
Local author and biographer Leo Damrosch discusses his books Eternity's Sunrise: The Imaginative World of William Blake and Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World.
At Harvard Book Store
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