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March 18, 2016

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Couldn't make it to a recent Harvard Book Store event? We have signed copies of many of our recent visiting authors on display at the front of the store, with a few featured selections available for purchase at harvard.com and available to ship throughout the country.

Of course one of the best ways to build a collection of beautiful, important, signed-by-the-author first edition books is by joining our Signed First Edition Club. Upcoming selections include books by Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Haslett, and National Book Award winner Louise Erdrich. Learn more here.
One more item for your calendar! Join local author Alice Hoffman on May 16th for an evening of readings, anecdotes, and personal stories from Anita Diamant, Lisa Genova, Lily King, Ann Leary, Jodi Picoult, and Elizabeth Strout. Harvard Book Store will be on hand providing book sales for the signing portion of the evening.

Tickets are $300 with full proceeds to benefit the Hoffman Breast Center at Mount Auburn Hospital. Find more information here or contact Kelly Hill at 617-499-5656 or khill7@mah.harvard.edu.

To purchase tickets visit mountauburnhospital.org/pinkpages.

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We recently hosted Professor Catherine J. Ross for her book Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students' First Amendment Rights. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

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New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
by Daniel Clowes


Fantagraphics, hardcover

Patience is a psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially "Clowesian" and utterly unique in the author's body of work.

Rising Ground:
A Search for the Spirit of Place
by Philip Marsden


University of Chicago Press, hardcover
In 2010, Philip Marsden set out to walk across Cornwall, to the evocatively named Land's End. Rising Ground is a record of that journey, but it is also much more: a beautifully written meditation on place, nature, and human life.

Redeeming the Kamasutra 
by Wendy Doniger


Oxford University Press, hardcover
In this scholarly and readable book, one of the world's foremost authorities on ancient Indian texts seeks to restore the Kamasutra to its proper place in the Sanskrit canon, as a landmark of India's secular literature. 
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Kids & Young Adult
by Naomi Novik


Del Rey, paperback
"Moving, heartbreaking, and thoroughly satisfying, Uprooted is the fantasy novel I feel I've been waiting a lifetime for. Clear your schedule before picking it up, because you won't want to put it down." --NPR
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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

Velocipedes, Bicycles, and Tricycles:
How to Make and How to Use Them
by "Velox"


Print on Demand, paperback

"Whether velocipedes are only the 'toy of the hour,' or are destined to become a permanent adjunct to our civilization and every-day life, no one can doubt their extending popularity, or that there exists a widespread desire to know how to use, and the best form of construction for, the new wheel-horse of the period." --from the Preface of Velocipedes, Bicycles, and Tricycle, originally published in 1869


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.
Food for Thought:
The Debate over Eating Meat
edited by Steve F. Sapontzis
$7.99, paperback (originally $20.99)
For anyone who has ever wondered about the ethics of killing animals for food, this is the definitive collection of essays on the ethical debate, written by internationally recognized scholars on both sides.
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Willing Slaves of Capital:
Spinoza and Marx on Desire
by Frederic Lordon
$9.99, paperback (originally $26.95)
Why do people work for other people? This seemingly naïve question is at the heart of Frederic Lordon's argument. To complement Marx's partial answers, Lordon brings to bear a "Spinozist anthropology" that reveals the fundamental role of affects and passions in the employment relationship.
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The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes
by DuBose Heyward
$5.99, hardcover (originally $14.99)
Originally published in 1939, The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes celebrates the timeless values of equality, hard work, and patient ambition. This seventy-fifth anniversary heirloom edition is perfect for sharing with a new generation of young readers.
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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 Sacred in the Modern World:
A Cultural Sociological Approach
by Gordon Lynch
Originally published by Oxford University Press in 2012
$28.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Re-interpreting Durkheim's theory of the sacred, and drawing on the 'strong program' in cultural sociology, Gordon Lynch sets out a theory of the sacred that can be used by researchers across a range of humanities and social science disciplines.
Virginia Woolf:
A Portrait
by Viviane Forrester
Originally published by Columbia University Press in 2015
$18.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt award for biography, this remarkable portrait sheds new light on Virginia Woolf's relationships with her family and friends and how they shaped her work.
Hare's Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers:
Chinese Brown- and Black-Glazed Ceramics, 400-1400
by Robert D. Mowry
Originally published by Harvard University Art Museums in 1996
$35.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
This groundbreaking catalogue is the first of its kind to examine the exquisite Chinese brown- and black-glazed wares (including those commonly known as "Temmoku"), tracing their evolution and development from the fifth to the fifteenth century. 
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for Independent Bookstore Day! Browse more  upcoming events, updated through April.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
»  John Elder Robison at the Brattle Theatre (Mar 31)
»  Iris Bohnet at the Brattle Theatre (Apr 4)
» Dan Lyons at WorkBar (Apr 6) Free, registration required
»  Thomas Frank at First Parish Church (Apr 8)
»  NOFX Book Signing at Harvard Book Store (Apr 28)  Book included
Tickets on Sale Soon: 
» Robert C. Berwick and Noam Chomsky at First Parish Church (Apr 25)
» Rick Riordan at Back Bay Events Center (May 3)
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

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 world of New York City ballet -- in conversation with local writer 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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Jim Downs
Mon, Mar 21, 7PM
Historian Jim Downs discusses Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation, a transformative look at how we think about gay life in America from the 1970s to the present day.
At Harvard Book Store
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Christopher Castellani
Tues, Mar 22, 7PM

Christopher Castellani, novelist and artistic director of local writing center Grubstreet, discusses The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story, the eleventh volume of the beloved "Art of" series on the craft of writing.
At Harvard Book Store
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Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Wed, Mar 23, 7PM
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney discusses her debut novel, The Nest, in conversation with Harvard's Bret Anthony Johnston. The Nest is the story of four adult siblings and the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives.
At Harvard Book Store
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Charles Duhigg
Thurs, Mar 24, 7PM
Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit, presents Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business.
At Harvard Book Store
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Manisha Sinha
Fri, Mar 25, 7PM
UMass Amherst professor Manisha Sinha discusses The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition -- a comprehensive new history of the abolition movement in a transnational context.
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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