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February 26, 2016

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news1 Read the Oscars

It's nearly Oscar time. Which reminds us how many of the nominated films this year were based on acclaimed books, including Room, Brooklyn, The Big Short, The Martian, and more.

Check out our Oscar display in the store or online at harvard.com this week.
Last Friday the world lost two literary greats: Harper Lee and Umberto Eco.

On Wednesday, March 2nd, our friends at the Brattle Theatre will salute Harper Lee with a screening of the classic film version of To Kill a Mockingbird. Find tickets and details here

news3 In Case You Missed It

In January we hosted Harvard's Roberto G. Gonzales for his book Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America. Check out video from the event, courtesy of the Forum Network.

news4 Thanks for Choosing Harvard Book Store

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(And don't forget to pre-order your copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child now from Harvard Book Store!)

Thanks for reading,
Alex W. Meriwether
Harvard Book Store
New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
Why We Came to the City:
A Novel
by Kristopher Jansma


Viking, hardcover

"A heartfelt novel, tender and painful and cathartic all at once, and even if the characters belong to New York, the story belongs to us all." --NPR

The Road Taken:
The History and Future of America's Infrastructure
by Henry Petroski


Bloomsbury USA, hardcover
In The Road Taken, acclaimed historian Henry Petroski explores our core infrastructure from historical and contemporary perspectives and explains how essential its maintenance is to America's economic health. 

Eat This Book:
A Carnivore's Manifesto
by Dominique Lestel 

Columbia University Press, paperback
If we want to improve the treatment of animals, Dominique Lestel argues, we must acknowledge our evolutionary impulse to eat them, and we must expand our worldview to see how others consume meat ethically and sustainably. 
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Kids & Young Adult
Heroes of Black History
by Bonnie Bader


Grosset & Dunlap, paperback (box set)
In this beautifully illustrated box set, discover the life and times of five icons of black history and celebrate the difference they made in the world.
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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

Harbor Range Lights:
Newburyport, Massachusetts
by Jesse H. Motes and Margaret P. Motes


Print on Demand, paperback

Drawing on primary sources and the rich photographic resources of the waterfront, local historians "Skip" and Marge Motes have written a comprehensive history of the harbor range lights and their place in Newburyport's maritime heritage. 


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.
Naked Lunch
by William S. Burroughs
$5.99, paperback (originally $16.00)
Since its original publication in Paris in 1959, Naked Lunch has become one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. This volume is a valuable and fresh experience of a novel that has lost none of its relevance or satirical bite.
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Great Design
by Philip Wilkinson
$15.99, hardcover (originally $30.00)
Featuring DK's signature lush, visual style, Great Design provides a fascinating overview of the dynamic history of design from the 1860s onwards. It traces the development of modern design from all corners of the world.
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Inventing the Enemy:
by Umberto Eco
$5.99, paperback (originally $15.95)
Inventing the Enemy covers a wide range of topics on which Umberto Eco wrote and lectured. These are essays full of passion, curiosity, and obsession by one of the world's most esteemed scholars and critically acclaimed, best-selling novelists.
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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.
Sweet Silent Thought:
Platinum Prints
by Sally Mann
Originally published by North Carolina Center for Creative Photography in 1987
$100.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
The haunting images in this catalog reproduce fourteen of the thirty-five Sally Mann platinum prints included in the original exhibition. This booklet is one of only fifteen hundred copies ever printed.
British Music and Literary Context:
Artistic Connections in the Long Nineteenth Century
by Michael Allis
Originally published by Boydell Press in 2012
$50.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
This volume counters the perception that British composers in the late nineteenth century lacked literary credentials by showing that these composers displayed a real confidence and assurance in refiguring literary texts in their music. 
I Send You this Cadmium Red:
A Correspondence Between John Berger and John Christie
by John Christie and John Berger
Originally published by Actar in 2000
$100.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
A beautiful book of correspondence between two highly talented friends, writer/critic/artist John Berger and filmmaker/artist John Christie, I Send You This Cadmium Red began in 1997 when a painted square of cadmium red crossed the English Channel.
Upcoming Events
Explore our upcoming events calendar. We'll be rolling out our April schedule next week.

Please note: Our February 29th event with Diane Rehm has been canceled due to illness; Diane is home with the flu. We hope to reschedule for the spring.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
»  A. O. Scott at the Brattle Theatre (Mar 11)
»  Shirin Ebadi at First Parish Church (Mar 17)
»  John Elder Robison at the Brattle Theatre (Mar 31) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
»  Iris Bohnet at the Brattle Theatre (Apr 4) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Catherine J. Ross
Fri, Feb 26, 3PM
Catherine J. Ross, a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, discusses Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students' First Amendment Rights.
At Harvard Book Store
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Patrick Dacey
Fri, Feb 26, 7PM
Patrick Dacey -- praised by George Saunders as one of his "favorite young American writers" -- reads from his debut collection of short stories, We've Already Gone This Far.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Feb 29, 7PM
Join our monthly in-store book club discussion of Lily King's award-winning Euphoria. No registration required.
At Harvard Book Store
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Diane Rehm with Robin Young
Mon, Feb 29, 7PM

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Diane is home with the flu. We hope to reschedule; please stay tuned for details.
At First Parish Church
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A. Igoni Barrett
Tue, Mar 1, 7PM
A. Igoni Barrett presents his fiercely comic and satirical debut novel, Blackass, the story of a young Nigerian man who wakes up one morning transformed into a white man (but not entirely).
At Harvard Book Store
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Idra Novey and Garth Greenwell with Alden Jones
Wed, Mar 2, 7PM
Local author Alden Jones moderates a discussion with two debut novelists. Idra Novey presents Ways to Disappear, about the disappearance of a famous Brazilian novelist. Garth Greenwell's What Belongs to You is a story of queer identity and the consequences of desire, set in Bulgaria.
At Harvard Book Store
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Susan Jacoby
Thu, Mar 3, 7PM
Susan Jacoby discusses Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion, an enlightening challenge to the conventional narrative of conversion as a purely spiritual journey.
At Harvard Book Store
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Clea Simon
Fri, Mar 4, 7PM
Local mystery writer Clea Simon presents the first in a new series, The Ninth Life, introducing Blackie, an unusual feline hero.
At Harvard Book Store
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Omar Musa
Sat, Mar 5, 7PM
Australian hip-hop artist and poet Omar Musa presents his debut novel, Here Come the Dogs.
At Harvard Book Store
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