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March 25, 2016

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You may have noticed the stickers and signs around town, or the recent Boston Globe article (" Cambridge gears up for plastic bag ban"). The Cambridge city-wide "Bring Your Own Bag" ordinance goes into effect on Thursday, March 31st, and Harvard Book Store will join the city of Cambridge in helping to reduce the use of disposable checkout bags. We'll be updating our plastic bags to meet the new city guidelines for "reusable" bags, and starting March 31st, we'll be following the city ordinance by charging ten cents per bag issued at the register. Learn more here.

Now's a great time to stock up on hefty reusable bags to bring along on future shopping trips. Allow us to take a moment to note (and celebrate) the bevy of reusable totes available for purchase at Harvard Book Store.

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Terrible Virtue:
A Novel
by Ellen Feldman


Harper, hardcover

"Margaret Sanger was passionate about birth control, freedom, a surprising number of men, and her daughter. Ellen Feldman lets us see all these sides of one of America's most complicated heroines. . . . An irresistible and utterly timely novel." --Margot Livesey

The Imitation Game:
Alan Turing Decoded
by Jim Ottaviani
illustrated by Leland Purvis 


Abrams ComicArts, hardcover
In The Imitation Game, award-winning authors Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis present a historically accurate graphic novel biography of English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing.

Fold on Fold
by Gabriel Josipovici


Yale University Press, hardcover
Hamlet: Fold on Fold is an analysis which puts the experience of watching and reading at the heart of the critical process -- at once a practical introduction to a great play and a sophisticated intervention in some of the key questions of theory in our time.
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Kids & Young Adult
The Forest Feast for Kids:
Colorful Vegetarian Recipes That Are Simple to Make
by Erin Gleeson


Harry N. Abrams, hardcover
The Forest Feast for Kids includes the most kid-friendly favorites from The Forest Feast, along with 20 new recipes, plus ideas for kids' parties and easy-to-follow instructions on techniques, measurements, and other helpful kitchen aids.
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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

Somerville, Past and Present
by Edward A. Samuels and Henry H. Kimball


Print on Demand, paperback

This illustrated historical souvenir, originally published in 1897, commemorates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the establishment of Somerville, Massachusetts' city government. (With lots of great photographs!)


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 Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
by Reza Aslan
$7.99, hardcover (originally $27.00)
Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history's most influential and enigmatic characters by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived: first-century Palestine.
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The Original Atheists:
First Thoughts on Nonbelief
edited by S. T. Joshi
$7.99, paperback (originally $20.95)
In this first anthology to feature the writings of leading eighteenth-century thinkers on the subjects of atheism, religion, and secularism, editor S. T. Joshi has compiled notable essays by writers from Germany, France, England, and early America.
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Captain Swing
by Eric Hobsbawm and George Rudé
$8.99, paperback (originally $26.95)
From 1830 on, a series of revolts, known as the 'Swing,' shook England to its core. Captain Swing reveals the background to that upheaval, from its rise to its fall, and shines a light on the people who tried to change the world and save their livelihoods.
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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.
Karin Rosenthal:
Twenty Years Of Photographs
by Karin Rosenthal
Originally published by the Danforth Museum of Art in 2000
$35.00 (paperback, signed) in Very Good condition
"There is something primal and satisfying about the nude and water. In combination, they establish an irresistible rapport between the viewer and the art - an effect that is presented clearly in Karin Rosenthal's work." --from the introduction by Ronald L. Crusan, Director, Danforth Museum of Art
Letters Between Friends
introduction and notes by Antoine Terrasse
Originally published by Harry N. Abrams in 1992
$35.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
The letters exchanged between Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse attest to a forty-year friendship between two of the most important artists of the twentieth century. This volume documents an extraordinary correspondence between these great masters.
The Manliest Man:
Samuel G. Howe and the Contours of Nineteenth-Century American Reform
by James W. Trent
Originally published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2012
$15.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
The first full-length biography of Samuel G. Howe in more than fifty years, The Manliest Man offers an original view of the reformer's personal life, his association with social causes of his time, and his efforts to shape those causes.
Upcoming Events
There's plenty going on this week at Harvard Book Store! We'll be rolling out our May events lineup over the next week, including added details for Independent Bookstore Day!
Tickets on Sale Now:  
»  John Elder Robison at the Brattle Theatre (Mar 31)
» Dan Lyons at WorkBar (Apr 6) Free, registration required
»  Thomas Frank at First Parish Church (Apr 8)
» Robert C. Berwick and Noam Chomsky at First Parish Church (Apr 25) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
»  NOFX Book Signing at Harvard Book Store (Apr 28)  Book included
» Rick Riordan at Back Bay Events Center (May 3)
Tickets on Sale Soon: 
» Diane Rehm with Robin Young at First Parish Church (Reschedule date: April 24)
» Chris Anderson at the Brattle Theatre (May 3)
» Angela Duckworth with Amy Cuddy at the Brattle Theatre (May 4)
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

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 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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Kurt Gray
Tue, Mar 29, 7PM
Psychologist Kurt Gray discusses The Mind Club: Who Thinks, What Feels, and Why It Matters in conversation with Harvard psychology professor Daniel Gilbert.
At Harvard Book Store
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Amber Tamblyn
Tues, Mar 29, 7PM

Author, actress, and director Amber Tamblyn presents her poetry collection Dark Sparkler, an exploration of the lives and deaths of child star actresses -- and is joined by poet and Harvard professor Stephen Burt.
At the Cambridge Public Library
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Sarah Bakewell
Wed, Mar 30, 7PM
Sarah Bakewell, the bestselling author of How to Live, presents her latest book At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others.
At Harvard Book Store
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John Elder Robison
Thu, Mar 31, 6PM
John Elder Robison -- bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye and a world-recognized authority on living with autism -- discusses his remarkable journey with a new experimental brain therapy in Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening. He is joined in conversation by the Harvard Med School professor who led the studies, Dr. Alvaro Pascual Leone.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 Tickets
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Janette Sadik-Khan
Thu, Mar 31, 7PM
Former NYC transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan is joined by Harvard urban planning professor Jerold Kayden for a discussion of her book Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution.
At Harvard Book Store
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Liav Orgad
Fri, Apr 1, 3PM
Liav Orgad discusses his book The Cultural Defense of Nations: A Liberal Theory of Majority Rights, part of a new author series "Ethics in Your World" presented with Harvard's Safra Center for Ethics.
At Harvard Book Store
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Adam Hochschild
Fri, Apr 1, 7PM
Adam Hochschild, the bestselling author of King Leopold's Ghost, discusses his latest book, Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939.
At Harvard Book Store
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