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March 12, 2016

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Love The Great GatsbyMoby Dick? Middlemarch
Our display at the front of the store this week features books about a single book, like Maureen Corrigan's  So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures, Nathaniel Philbrick's  Why Read Moby-Dick?, and Rebecca Mead's  My Life in Middlemarch. Check it out here.

GrubStreet's Muse and the Marketplace is coming to Boston, April 29th-May 1st. Join fellow writers for a weekend of inspiration and education. 

Learn more about the conference, where 140 authors, literary agents, editors, and publishers will present, at museandthemarketplace.com.

news3 In Case You Missed It

Last month we hosted Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. for his book Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism-From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

news4 Thanks for Choosing Harvard Book Store

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Thanks for reading,
Alex W. Meriwether
Harvard Book Store
New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
Innocents and Others:
A Novel
by Dana Spiotta


Scribner, hardcover

"The brilliant Dana Spiotta had me from page one of Innocents and Others -- a lithely intelligent, moving inquiry into the mysterious compositions of art and friendships." --Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins

The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder

edited by William Anderson


Harper, hardcover
Available for the first time and collected in one volume, the letters of one of America's most beloved authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder -- a treasure trove that offers new and unexpected understanding of her life and work.

The Use of Bodies
by Giorgio Agamben


Stanford University Press, paperback
Giorgio Agamben's  Homo Sacer  was the beginning of a series of interconnected investigations of the deepest foundations of Western politics and thought.  The Use of Bodies  represents the ninth and final volume in this twenty-year undertaking. 
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Kids & Young Adult
The Dead Bird
by Margaret Wise Brown


HarperCollins, hardcover
This heartwarming classic picture book by beloved children's book author Margaret Wise Brown (author of Goodnight Moon) is beautifully reillustrated for a contemporary audience by the critically acclaimed, award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson.
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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

Microchondria III:
More Short Short Stories
collected by Harvard Book Store


Print on Demand, paperback

Microchondria III is a collection of original short short stories written between February 1 and February 14, 2016, compiled and produced by the staff of Harvard Book Store. The book features three original cover designs -- cover pictured is designed by Sarah Pruski.


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.
Jack Kerouac:
Collected Poems
by Jack Kerouac
$17.99, hardcover (originally $40.00)
Poetry was at the center of Jack Kerouac's sense of mission as a writer. This landmark edition brings together for the first time all Kerouac's major poetic works, along with a rich assortment of his uncollected poems, six published here for the first time.
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On the Noodle Road:
From Beijing to Rome, with Love and Pasta
by Jen Lin-Liu
$4.99, hardcover (originally $27.95)
In On the Noodle Road, a food writer travels the Silk Road, immersing herself in a moveable feast of foods and cultures and discovering some surprising truths about commitment, independence, and love.
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The Reinvention of History
by Donald Kagan
$4.99, hardcover (originally $26.95)
In Thucydides, Donald Kagan, one of our foremost classics scholars, illuminates the great historian and his work both by examining him in the context of his time and by considering him as a revisionist historian.
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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.
What Is Landscape?
by John Stilgoe
Originally published by the MIT Press in 2015
$10.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
In What Is Landscape?, John Stilgoe maps the discovery of landscape by putting words to things, zeroing in on landscape's essence, but also leading sideways expeditions through such sources as folklore, picture books, and conversations with locals. 
The Great Parade:
Broadway's Astonishing, Never-to-Be-Forgotten 1963-1964 Season
by Peter Filichia
Originally published by St. Martin's Press in 2015
$15.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
"Since it is impossible to jump in a time machine to visit the Great White Way back in that luminous season, this marvelous book will just have to serve as the best substitute available for allowing us to enjoy, albeit vicariously, what must have been millions of magic moments." --The Washington Times
The Man Who Invented Fiction:
How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World
by William Egginton
Originally published by Bloomsbury USA in 2016
$14.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
The Man Who Invented Fiction explores Cervantes's life and the world he lived in, showing how his influences converged in his work, and how that work radically changed the nature of literature and created a new way of viewing the world.
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars and join us for an exciting lineup of  upcoming events. Our online calendar is updated through April.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
»  Shirin Ebadi in conversation with Swanee Hunt at First Parish Church (Mar 17)
»  John Elder Robison at the Brattle Theatre (Mar 31)
»  Iris Bohnet at the Brattle Theatre (Apr 4)
» 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
»  NOFX Book Signing (Apr 28)  Book included
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Elaine Showalter
Mon, Mar 14, 7PM
Professor Elaine Showalter discusses The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe, her biography of the author of The Battle Hymn of the Republic and powerful feminist pioneer.
At Harvard Book Store
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Will Brownell and Denise Drace-Brownell
Tues, Mar 15, 7PM

Will Brownell and Denise Drace-Brownell discuss their book The First Nazi: Erich Ludendorff, The Man Who Made Hitler Possible.
At Harvard Book Store
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Greg Jackson
Wed, Mar 16, 7PM
Greg Jackson reads from his debut story collection Prodigals -- in which his "exquisite insight and mandarin prose style call to mind David Foster Wallace and Ben Lerner" (Publishers Weekly).
At Harvard Book Store
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Shirin Ebadi
Thu, Mar 17, 7PM
Dr. Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, presents her heroic and harrowing memoir Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran, in conversation with Ambassador Swanee Hunt.
At First Parish Church
$5 tickets
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Gary Gerstle
Fri, Mar 18, 3PM
Historian Gary Gerstle discusses Liberty and Coercion: The Paradox of American Government from the Founding to the Present.
At Harvard Book Store
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Sari Wilson
Fri, Mar 18, 7PM
Dancer and debut novelist Sari Wilson discusses her book Girl Through Glass -- the story of a young girl's coming of age in the cutthroat world of New York City ballet -- in conversation with local author Joanna Rakoff, author of My Salinger Year.
At Harvard Book Store
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Author Signings for Vericon XVI: Harvard's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Convention
Sat, Mar 19, 1PM-3:45PM
Join us for book signings with Ann Leckie, Seth Dickinson, Fran Wilde, Greer Gilman, Pamela Dean, Jo Walton, and Wesley Chu.
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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