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March 4, 2016

A good spot to wait out the winter


With some of the warm weather we're expecting next week, perhaps it's no surprise that our thoughts are turning to spring -- new books, exciting author visits, warm breezes, and a propped-open door here at the bookstore. Our online events calendar is now updated through April, culminating with the second annual national Independent Bookstore Day on April 30th.

Until then, join us for a Nobel Peace Prize winner ( Shirin Ebadi), a former child actress with a brilliant book of poetry about  the lives and deaths of child stars ( Amber Tamblyn), a world-recognized authority on life with autism ( John Elder Robison), a three-time Fulbright Award-winning scientist ( Hope Jahren with Lab Girl, a memoir about her life in science), the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hemingses of Monticello ( Annette Gordon-Reed), and much, much more.

Junot Diaz at Kirkland House, Monday

One more item for your calendar! We're partnering with Harvard's Kirkland House for an event for Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz on Monday, March 7th at 5pm. The event is open to all.

"Conversations with Kirkland" presents Junot Díaz, moderated by award winning author and journalist Scott Poulson-Bryant on March 7th at 5pm. The event will take place at Kirkland House's Junior Common Room at 95 Dunster Street in Cambridge.

Register here: http://tinyurl.com/JunotDiazAtKirkland
And for those still hibernating through winter, our staff has put together a reading list exploring the weird (sometimes wonderful, sometimes nightmarish) world of dreams and dreaming. Come browse

news3 In Case You Missed It

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

news4 Thanks for Choosing Harvard Book Store

When you choose Harvard Book Store, you are choosing a historic and independently run business. Thank you! The bookstore is also a proud member of Cambridge Local First, a network of locally owned and independent businesses formed to build a strong local economy and a vibrant community.

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Alex W. Meriwether
Harvard Book Store
New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
We Love You, Charlie Freeman:
A Novel
by Kaitlyn Greenidge


Algonquin Books, hardcover

The Freeman family have been invited to the Toneybee Institute to participate in a research experiment. They will live in an apartment on campus with Charlie, a young chimp abandoned by his mother; they are supposed to welcome him as a member of their family.

Charlotte Brontë: 
A Fiery Hear t
by Claire Harman


Knopf, hardcover
Charlotte Brontë famously lived her life in an isolated parsonage with a demanding father and siblings whose creativity was a closely held secret. Claire Harman's biography transcends these melancholy facts to reveal a woman for whom duty and piety gave way to quiet rebellion.

Reality and Its Dreams
by Raymond Geuss


Harvard University Press, hardcover
In Reality and Its Dreams, Raymond Geuss challenges the "normative turn" in political philosophy -- the idea that the right approach to politics is to start from thinking abstractly about our own normative views and then apply them to political structures.
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Kids & Young Adult
When Green Becomes Tomatoes: 
Poems for All Seasons
by Julie Fogliano


Roaring Brook Press, hardcover
Summer swims move over for autumn sweaters until the snow comes back again. In Julie Fogliano's skilled hand and illustrated by Julie Morstad's charming pictures, the seasons come to life in this gorgeous and comprehensive book of poetry.
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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

Irish Country Songs
edited, arranged, and for the most part collected by Herbert Hughes

Print on Demand, paperback

A collection of Irish songs from 1909.


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 Creation of Anne Boleyn:
A New Look at England's Most Notorious Queen
by Susan Bordo
$5.99, paperback (originally $15.95)
"Part biography, part historiography, and partly a study of Anne's treatment in drama, film, television, and popular fiction, this book covers a lot of territory very entertainingly." --Alan H., Harvard Book Store 
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Houseplants A to Z:
Buying, Growing, Arranging
by Cecelia Heffernan
$16.99, hardcover (originally $40.00)
To grow plants at home, one must be equal parts botanist and Botticelli -- there is an art as well as a science to it. Houseplants A to Z addresses both sides of that equation, providing sound, practical advice for purchasing, caring for, and decorating.
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Eva Hesse: 
Catalogue Raisonne, Volumes 1 & 2
by Renate Petzinger
$49.99, hardcover (originally $300.00)
These two lavishly produced volumes are the first in a four-volume catalogue of Eva Hesse's known artwork in all media. Revealed here are 28 previously unknown paintings, including works that date from her time as an art student at Yale University.
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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.
Gathering Together:
The Shawnee People through Diaspora and Nationhood, 1600-1870
by Sami Lakomäki
Originally published by Yale University Press in 2014
$20.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Weaving Indian and Euro-American histories together in this groundbreaking book, Sami Lakomäki places the Shawnee people, and Native peoples in general, firmly at the center of American history.
Revolutionary Pamphlets, Propaganda and Political Culture in Colonial Bengal 
by Shukla Sanyal
Originally published by Cambridge University Press in 2014
$60.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Pamphlets have often been regarded as ephemeral literature with little permanent impact. This work demonstrates their historical value. The propaganda pamphlets help historians place a finger on the pulse of an important historical period, colonial Bengal.
Fire under the Ashes:
An Atlantic History of the English Revolution
by John Donoghue 
Originally published by the University of Chicago Press in 2013
$25.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
In Fire under the Ashes, John Donoghue recovers the lasting significance of the radical ideas of the English Revolution, exploring their wider Atlantic history through a case study of Coleman Street Ward, London.
Upcoming Events
Our online calendar is now updated through April.
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
» Dan Lyons at WorkBar (Apr 6) Online pre-registration (ticket + book) on sale now
»  Thomas Frank at First Parish Church (Apr 8) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

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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Tom Bissell
Mon, Mar 7, 7PM
Tom Bissell discusses Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve, an exploration of the mysterious and often paradoxical lives and legacies of the Twelve Apostles
At Harvard Book Store
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Adam Cohen
Tues, Mar 8, 7PM

Former Harvard Law Review president Adam Cohen discusses Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck.
At Harvard Book Store
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Woodberry Poetry Room
Wed, Mar 9, 6PM
Poets Anne Boyer and Robin Coste Lewis present their latest collections Garments Against Women and Voyage of the Sable Venus.
At Houghton Library
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Helen Oyeyemi
Wed, Mar 9, 7PM
Helen Oyeyemi, the award-winning author of Boy, Snow, Bird and Mr. Fox, reads from her new collection of interconnected stories, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours.
At Harvard Book Store
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Wendell Potter & Nick Penniman
Thu, Mar 10, 7PM
Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman discusses Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It.
At Harvard Book Store
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A. O. Scott
Fri, Mar 11, 6PM
New York Times film critic A. O. Scott discusses Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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Microchondria III 
Launch Party
Fri, Mar 11, 8PM
Join us as we launch flash fiction collection Microchondria III, the latest printed-in-store anthology by Harvard Book Store, featuring readings from contributors.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Next Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Mar 28, 7PM
This month our in-store book club will discuss Albert Camus' The Stranger and Kamel Daoud's The Meursault Investigation.
At Harvard Book Store
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