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February 5, 2016

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Though big, big snowflakes are flurrying furiously in Harvard Square as we send this, please note, our author events for today are continuing as scheduled! The bookstore is a warm and cozy spot in any weather, so come say hello.

Not planning on leaving the house? Get reading! Or even better, get writing! We want your flash fiction and cover design artwork for our forthcoming anthology, to be printed right here in the bookstore. Learn more here. Submissions are due in one week!

Browse our suggested reading for Black History Month here on harvard.com or check out our display in the bookstore, new this week. Shopping for young readers? Our staff has compiled a brilliant Black History Month display in the kids section.

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In January we partnered with The Baffler and Cambridge's WorkBar to host an evening remembering the legacy of Aaron Swartz, as author Justin Peters discussed his book The Idealist: Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet. Check out the video, courtesy of the Forum Network, and pick up a signed copy of The Idealist when you're next in the store.

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Harvard Book Store
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The High Mountains of Portugal:
A Novel
by Yann Martel


Spiegel & Grau, hardcover

The High Mountains of Portugal is part quest, part ghost story, part contemporary fable. Filled with tenderness, humor, and endless surprise, it takes the reader on a road trip through Portugal in the last century -- and through the human soul.

Lit Up:
One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-Four Books that Can Change Lives. 
by David Denby


Henry Holt & Co, hardcover
Lit Up is a dramatic narrative that traces awkward and baffled beginnings but also exciting breakthroughs and the emergence of pleasure in reading. David Denby reaffirms the power of great teachers and the importance and inspiration of great books.

Public Sphere of Experience: 
Analysis of the Bourgeois and Proletarian Public Sphere 
by Oskar Negt and Alexander Kluge


Verso, paperback
In Kluge and Negt's groundbreaking book they examine the material conditions of experience in an arena that had previously figured only as an abstract term: the media of mass and consumer culture.

Kids & Young Adult
This Little President:
A Presidential Primer
by Joan Holub 

Little Simon, hardcover
Now even the youngest patriots can learn about America's presidential history with this bright and playful board book. Parents and presidents-in-training alike will love this fun primer full of age-appropriate facts, leadership skills, and White House history.
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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

Mental in Massachusetts
by B.C. Scott


Print on Demand, paperback

"This two-week unannounced and unforeseen break in my life may be my luckiest break ever . . . I have never backed down from a challenge. But this is different. This is unique. This is my greatest fight. I am fighting for my life." With sheer guts and a daily dose of "Dunks," B.C. Scott reclaims her stolen dignity on the jagged coastline we call "The Cape."


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.
Augustine and the Jews:
A Christian Defense of Jews and Judaism
by Paula Fredriksen
$7.99, paperback (originally $20.00)
This updated edition of Paula Fredriksen's critically acclaimed Augustine and the Jews traces the social and intellectual forces that led to the development of Christian anti-Judaism and shows how and why Augustine challenged this tradition.
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Strange Suspense:
The Steve Ditko Archives Vol.1
by Steve Ditko
$10.99, paperback (originally $28.99)
Before Spider-Man and Dr. Strange, the legendary comic book artist Steve Ditko was conjuring all manners of horrors at his drawing table. Strange Suspense features spectacular full-color reprints of every story from the first two years of his career.
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The Wizard of Oz Collection
by L. Frank Baum
$24.99, paperback boxed set (originally $99.99)
L. Frank Baum's magical fairyland of Oz has continually delighted and influenced the imaginations of millions across the world for over a century. Journey through the magical world of Oz with Dorothy and friends in this beautiful fifteen book collection.
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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 Unwritten Grotowski:
Theory and Practice of the Encounter
by Kris Salata
Originally published by Routledge in 2012
$75.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
This volume gives a new view on the legacy of Jerzy Grotowski, one of the central, and yet misunderstood, figures who shaped 20th-century theatre, focusing on his least known last phase of work on ancient songs and the craft of the performer.
Decadent Romanticism:
1780 - 1914
edited by Kostas Boyiopoulos and Mark Sandy
Originally published by Ashgate in 2015
$50.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Decadent Romanticism reassesses the diverse and creative reactions of Decadent authors to Romanticism between 1780-1914, while remaining alert to the prescience of the Romantic imagination to envisage its own distorted and darker other self. 
by Giorgio Armani
Originally published by Georgio Armani SpA in 2013
$30.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Georgio Armani reveals through this exhibition of dresses and accessories from 1985 to present a fantastical aesthetic, an extravagant vision that appears to transform the very essence of things.
Upcoming Events
Take note! Our annual Presidents' Day Sale is on February 15th. Browse more  upcoming events, now updated through March.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
»  E.J. Dionne Jr. at the Brattle Theatre (Feb 23)
»  Diane Rehm with Robin Young at First Parish Church (Feb 29)
»  A. O. Scott at the Brattle Theatre (Mar 11) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

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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Celeste-Marie Bernier
Mon, Feb 8, 7PM
Professor Celeste-Marie Bernier discusses Suffering and Sunset: World War I in the Art and Life of Horace Pippin.
At Harvard Book Store
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Rod Nordland
Tues, Feb 9, 7PM

New York Times correspondent-at-large Rod Nordland discusses The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing.
At Harvard Book Store
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Cristina Alger
Wed, Feb 10, 7PM
Novelist Cristina Alger reads from This Was Not the Plan, the story of a widower who attempts to become the father he didn't know he could be.
At Harvard Book Store
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Ellen Fitzpatrick
Thurs, Feb 11, 7PM
Historian Ellen Fitzpatrick discusses three remarkable women who set their sights on the American presidency in The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women's Quest for the American Presidency.
At Harvard Book Store
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Leif Wenar
Fri, Feb 12, 3PM
Leif Wenar discusses Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World -- part of "Ethics in Your World," a new speaker series co-presented with the Safra Center for Ethics, featuring leading thinkers taking on tough problems that matter to us all.
At Harvard Book Store
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Laura Secor
Fri, Feb 12, 7PM
Journalist Laura Secor discusses Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran, a history of Iran from the Revolution to the present day.
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 award-winning Euphoria.
At Harvard Book Store
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