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February 12, 2016

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Harry Potter fans have known for some time about the forthcoming stage production of the new story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, coming to London's West End this summer. This week we learned that Scholastic Books will be publishing a book version of the rehearsal script, available to the public at 12:01 am on July 31, 2016.

Hey, it's been a while since we've had a Harry Potter party.

We're taking pre-orders now for this Special Rehearsal Edition (20% off when you pre-order), and yes, we'll be staying open past midnight the night of Saturday, July 30th, to sell books, distribute pre-orders, celebrate Rowling's works, and stay up late reading the script of the eighth Harry Potter story, picking up nineteen years after we last hung out with Harry, Hermione, and Ron.

Our Annual Presidents' Day Sale
Monday, February 15th, is our annual Presidents Day Sale! Join us in the store for 20% off everything (with a few tiny exceptions). Can't make it into the store? Head to harvard.com with coupon code PREZDAY2016. Learn more here.

Deadline Extended for Flash Fiction Submissions 
Oh, hey, why not. We're offering a couple more days for you to submit work to our recent call for entries. We want your short stories (under 500 words) and cover designs for Microchondria III: More Short Short Stories Collected by Harvard Book Store, and submissions are now due on February 14 at 11:59pm. Find all the details here.  

This weekend we're joining bookstores and libraries across the country in setting up readers on the best Valentine's dates of all -- great books. With our "Blind Date with a Book" display you'll find a handpicked selection of hidden gems from our beloved Used Book Department, recommended with just a few well-chosen words.

This display is only up through this weekend, so come on by and take a chance on a book we're sure you'll love.

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New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
On Love
by Charles Bukowski


Ecco, hardcover

A companion to On Writing and On Cats: A raw and tender poetry collection that captures the Dirty Old Man of American letters at his fiercest and most vulnerable, on a subject that hits home with all of us.

In Other Words
by Jhumpa Lahiri


Knopf, hardcover
In Other Words, an autobiographical work written in Italian, describes the journey of a writer seeking a new voice.  Presented in a dual-language format, this is a wholly original book about exile, linguistic and otherwise.

"How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?":
Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs 
by Tahneer Oksman


Columbia University Press, paperback
Focusing on the visionary work of seven contemporary female Jewish cartoonists, Tahneer Oksman draws a connection between innovations in graphic storytelling and the unstable and ambiguous figurations of the Jewish self in the postmodern era.
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Kids & Young Adult
by Steve Light

Candlewick, hardcover
In a young scalawag's first tale of bartering, a peg-legged youngster sets out to help his captain repair his vessel. Steve Light's intricate pen-and-ink illustrations anchor this clever tale of friendship and ingenuity.
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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

The Feast of Bread and Water and Other Theological Dialogues
by William Heilig


Print on Demand, paperback

A collection of dramatic and narrative dialogues about various theological concepts in a wide variety of contexts. Starting in the desert, it proceeds through libraries, coffee stands, and interviews to explore the nature of the divine.


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.
Lincoln and the Power of the Press:
The War for Public Opinion
by Harold Holzer
$9.99, hardcover (originally $37.50)
Harold Holzer shows us an activist Lincoln through journalists who covered him through to the night of his assassination. Holzer describes newspaper editors battling for power and a president using the press to speak directly to the people.
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The Kennedy Years:
From the Pages of The New York Times
edited by Richard Reeves
$17.99, hardcover (originally $45.00)
To commemorate President John F. Kennedy and his time in office, the New York Times authorized this book, edited by Richard Reeves, based on its unsurpassed coverage of the tumultuous Kennedy era.
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Robots and Magic, Volume 2:
Selected Short Stories of Lester del Rey
by Lester del Rey
$9.99, hardcover (originally $29.00)
With a career spanning seven decades, Lester del Rey had the opportunity to write stories that covered the breadth of science fiction and fantasy. Robots and Magic collects thirty-four of those stories.
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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 Rise of the Joyful Economy:
Artistic Invention and Economic Growth from Brunelleschi to Murakami
by Michael Hutter
Originally published by Routledge in 2015
$30.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
The Rise of the Joyful Economy argues for the increasing importance of the arts as a major resource in fueling growth. This empirical study brings together the fields of cultural economics, economic sociology, management studies, and cultural history.
The Neglected Shelley
edited by Alan M. Weinberg and Timothy Webb
Originally published by Ashgate in 2015
$70.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
The Neglected Shelley sheds light on the breadth and depth of Shelley's oeuvre, including the poet's earliest work, written when he was experimenting with Gothic romances, and other striking forms of literary expression.
Fragments of a Lost Homeland:
Remembering Armenia
by Armen T. Marsoobian
Originally published by I. B. Tauris in 2015
$18.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
In Fragments of a Lost Homeland, Armen T. Marsoobian uses a unique array of family sources to tell the story of his ancestors, the Dildilian family. In doing so, he brings to life the pivotal and often violent moments of Armenian and Ottoman history.
Upcoming Events
Browse our upcoming events, now updated through March. And don't miss Monday's Presidents' Day Sale.
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
»  Shirin Ebadi at First Parish Church (Mar 17) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

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.
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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Presidents' Day Sale
Mon, Feb 15, 9AM-11PM
20% off all day, in-store and on harvard.com with our coupon code PREZDAY2016.
At Harvard Book Store and at harvard.com
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Ben Ratliff
Tue, Feb 16, 7PM
New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff discusses his book Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty in conversation with The Boston Globe's Steve Smith.
At Harvard Book Store
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Brady Carlson
Wed, Feb 17, 7PM

Brady Carlson discusses Dead Presidents: An American Adventure into the Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nation's Leaders.
At Harvard Book Store
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Sayed Kashua
Thu, Feb 18, 7PM
Sayed Kashua -- praised by The New York Times as "a master of subtle nuance in dealing with both Arab and Jewish society" -- discusses Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life.
At Harvard Book Store
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Hillary L. Chute
Fri, Feb 19, 3PM
Comics scholar and Harvard visiting professor Hillary L. Chute discusses Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form.
At Harvard Book Store
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Ethan Canin
Fri, Feb 19, 7PM
Ethan Canin discusses his latest novel, A Doubter's Almanac -- an exploration of the nature of genius, rivalry, ambition, and love among multiple generations of a gifted family -- in conversation with Harvard's Bret Anthony Johnston.
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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