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January 30, 2016

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news1 Fine February Traditions in Fiction and Chocolate 

It's that time of year again! As a part of a new February tradition, we're putting out a call for short fiction. We want your (very short, under-500-word) stories for  Microchondria III, our latest printed-in-store anthology of microfiction, to be celebrated with a release party on March 11th. We're putting together a book -- from scratch -- in 40 days. And artists, we need you too! We're also collecting entries for cover artwork.

Learn more about how to submit to Microchondria III here; submissions open on February 1st and close after just twelve days.

Another local tradition is Harvard Square's annual Chocolate Festival. We're joining in on the fun by offering 10% off our selection of Chocolove and Taza chocolates today only, on Saturday, January 30th.   

What pairs well with a blanket and a large mug of tea this February? Pick out one of our staff-curated "Long Reads for Long Winter Nights" in the store or here on harvard.com.  

news3 In Case You Missed It

Earlier this month we hosted a sold-out Brattle Theatre event with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout, discussing her latest acclaimed novel, My Name is Lucy Barton.

Check out the video, courtesy of the Forum Network.

news4Thanks for Choosing Harvard Book Store 

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The Deep Sea Diver's Syndrome
by Serge Brussolo


Melville House, hardcover

A French master of the fantastic, now in English for the first time. In The Deep Sea Diver's Syndrome, lucid dreamers dive into their dreams to retrieve ectoplasms -- sticky blobs with curiously soothing properties that are the only form of art in the world.

Plutocrats United: 
Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections
by Richard L. Hasen


Yale University Press, hardcover
Campaign financing is one of today's most divisive political issues. In Plutocrats United, Richard Hasen argues that both the left and the right avoid the key issue of the new Citizens United era: balancing political inequality with free speech.

Inborn Knowledge: 
The Mystery Within
by Colin McGinn


The MIT Press, hardcover
In  Inborn Knowledge, Colin McGinn presents a concise and compelling argument that the origins of knowledge are innate -- that nativism, not empiricism, is correct in its theory of how concepts are acquired. 
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Kids & Young Adult
Will Spring Be Early?
Or Will Spring Be Late?
by Crockett Johnson


HarperCollins, hardcover
Crockett Johnson's charming book about a groundhog searching for signs of spring is now back in print! First published in 1959, this edition of the funny story of a Groundhog Day mix-up features refreshed cover artwork ready to delight a whole new generation.
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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

We Have a Lot to Say:
Interviews with the Artists of BRINK v2: Space and Intimacy
by John Pyper


Print on Demand, paperback

We Have a Lot to Say is a catalogue of interviews with the artists of BRINK v2, an exhibition scheduled at Boston Center for the Arts for January - March of 2016. The catalogue includes an introduction from the curator and a selection of images for each artist.


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 Visual and the Visionary:
Art and Female Spirituality in Late Medieval Germany
by Jeffrey F. Hamburger
$14.99, hardcover (originally $46.95)
The Visual and the Visionary adds a new dimension to the study of female spirituality, with a nuanced account of the changing roles of images in medieval monasticism from the twelfth century to the Reformation.
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The Sirens of Titan
by Kurt Vonnegut
$4.99, paperback (originally $16.00)
The Sirens of Titan is an interplanetary Candide, following the adventures of Malachi Constant, a feckless but kind-hearted millionaire, as he moves through the solar system on a quest for the meaning of all existence. 
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by Rupert Thomson
$5.99, paperback (originally $16.95)
In this highly charged novel, Rupert Thomson brings seventeenth-century Florence to life in all its vibrant sensuality, while remaining entirely contemporary in his exploration of the tensions between love and solitude, beauty and decay. 
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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.
Authority Figures:
Rhetoric and Experience in John Locke's Political Thought
by Torrey Shanks
Originally published by Penn State University Press in 2014
$20.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Authority Figures draws together political theory and philosophy, the history of science and of rhetoric, and literary theory to offer an interpretation of Locke's political thought that shows the ongoing importance of rhetoric for critique in the seventeenth century.
Backstage at the Revolution:
How the Royal Paris Opera Survived the End of the Old Regime
by Victoria Johnson
Originally published by the University of Chicago Press in 2009
$15.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Victoria Johnson's Backstage at the Revolution tells the story of how the legendary Paris Opera House, despite being a lightning rod for charges of tyranny and waste, weathered the most dramatic political upheaval in European history.
The Ballets Russes and the Art of Design
edited by Alston Purvis, Peter Rand, and Anna Winestein
Originally published by The Monacelli Press in 2009
$50.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
The Ballets Russes and the Art of Design explores the Ballets Russes' revolutionary icons and ideas, illuminating Sergei Diaghilev's profound revitalization of the arts, which continues to influence us today.
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for our annual Presidents' Day Sale and browse more  upcoming events; we're rolling out the March calendar now.
Ticketed Events: 
» E.J. Dionne Jr. at the Brattle Theatre (Feb 23)  Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
» Diane Rehm with Robin Young at First Parish Church (Feb 29)  Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
» A.O. Scott at the Brattle Theatre (Mar 11) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale Feb 2
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Kathleen Spivack
Sun, Jan 31, 2PM
Award-winning local writer Kathleen Spivack, author of With Robert Lowell and His Circle, reads from her debut novel, Unspeakable Things.
At Harvard Book Store
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Lawrence Douglas
Mon, Feb 1, 7PM
Amherst College professor Lawrence Douglas discusses The Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk and the Last Great Nazi War Crimes Trial.
At Harvard Book Store
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David Greenberg
Tue, Feb 2, 7PM
Political historian David Greenberg discusses Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency.
At Harvard Book Store
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Susan E. Goodman and E. B. Lewis
Wed, Feb 3, 7PM

Children's book author Susan E. Goodman and award-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis discuss their collaborative process and their based-in-Boston new book The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial.
At Harvard Book Store
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Cambridge Forum
Wed, Feb 3, 7PM
Cambridge Forum presents Sherry Turkle discussing Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age.
At First Parish Church
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Todd Rose
Thu, Feb 4, 6PM
The Harvard Graduate School of Education's Todd Rose discusses The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness.
At Monroe C. Gutman Library
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Leanne Shapton and Adrian Tomine
Thu, Feb 4, 7PM
Leanne Shapton presents a new paperback edition of Was She Pretty? and Adriane Tomine discusses Killing and Dying in an evening of graphic literature moderated by Hillary L. Chute.
At Harvard Book Store
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Itai Yanai and Martin Lercher
Fri, Feb 5, 3PM
Professors Yanai and Lercher discuss their book The Society of Genes, an exploration of how genes cooperate and compete in the struggle for life.
At Harvard Book Store
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Premilla Nadasen
Fri, Feb 5, 7PM
History professor Premilla Nadasen discusses Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Next Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Feb 29, 7PM
The next selection for our monthly in-store book club discussion is Lily King's Euphoria.
At Harvard Book Store
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