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April 2, 2016

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news1 The Cruelest Month 

"It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart." --Rainer Maria Rilke

April is National Poetry Month.

Stop in and take a look at our Poetry Month display in the store (or sneak a peek at our online display here).
news2 Independent Bookstore Day

The second ever national Independent Bookstore Day is Saturday, April 30th. In coming days we'll announce a few more fun goings-on we're planning, but until then, take some time to check out all of the exclusive merch and artwork available on Bookstore Day at 400 participating stores all over the country.

Does your kitchen need some snappy artwork? Check out a beautifully illustrated guide to making the perfect burger from Anthony Bourdain, ready to purchase as an exclusive signed print.

Not into the whole "coloring books for adults" craze? Perhaps a Neil Gaiman coloring book will change your mind.


Check out the complete list of merch, and watch our little video slideshow of all the offerings, here

news3 In Case You Missed It

In March we hosted Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi in conversation with Ambassador Swanee Hunt for Ebadi's latest book, Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran.

Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

Interested in a signed copy? Join our Signed First Edition Club!

news4 Thanks for Choosing Harvard Book Store

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Alex W. Meriwether
Harvard Book Store
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The Seed Collectors
by Scarlett Thomas


Soft Skull Press, hardcover

"The Seed Collectors is entrancing: it's a sharply observed contemporary novel of real people and real plants and real desire and real hurt, and it's somehow also one of the sharpest fantasies I've encountered. A sour-and-sweet delight." --Neil Gaiman

The Devil's Diary:
Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich 
by Robert K. Wittman and David Kinney


Harper, hardcover
The Devil's Diary investigates the disappearance of a private diary penned by one of Adolf Hitler's top aides and mines its long-hidden pages to deliver an eye-opening account of the Nazi rise to power and the genesis of the Holocaust.

Becoming Jane Jacobs 
by Peter L. Laurence


University of Pennsylvania Press, hardcover
Jane Jacobs is universally recognized as one of the key figures in American urbanism. Becoming Jane Jacobs is an intellectual biography focusing on Jacobs's early life and writing career and offering a new foundation for understanding her work. 
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Kids & Young Adult
Paris Up, Up and Away
by Hélène Druvert


Thames & Hudson, hardcover
"This is a celebration of a book as a piece of art, design and craftsmanship: an object of beauty. Yes, it is a lovely tour of Paris, but more, it is a tangible reminder that books are things of lace and air and dreams that we drink in through our fingertips." --Katherine F.
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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

Across the Gate:
A Memoir
by Giorgio Matelli


Print on Demand, paperback

In this memoir, Giorgio Matelli recalls his early childhood at Villa Giorgi, a magical estate in the Italian town of Monte San Quirico, in the years following World War II.


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.
At Home in Exile:
Why Diaspora Is Good for the Jews
by Alan Wolfe
$9.99, hardcover (originally $24.95)
In At Home in Exile, renowned scholar and public intellectual Alan Wolfe, writing for the first time about his Jewish heritage, makes an impassioned, eloquent, and controversial argument that Jews should take pride in their Diasporic tradition.
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The Way of Science:
Finding Truth and Meaning in a Scientific Worldview
by Dennis R. Trumble
$7.99, paperback (originally $20.00)
The Way of Science
makes a compelling case that now more than ever the public at large needs to appreciate the critical thinking tools that science has to offer and be educated in basic science literacy. 
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The Genealogy of Cities
by Charles P. Graves Jr.
$19.99, hardcover (originally $75.00)
The Genealogy of Cities is a compilation of ancient and modern city plans, from 350 BCE to the present. Written in clear and accessible prose, it is illustrated with more than 500 plans drawn at the same scale and includes a DVD with 1,000 downloadable city plans.
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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.
Body of Art
by the Phaidon Press editors
Originally published by Phaidon Press in 2015
$30.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
"Body of Art juxtaposes Sandro Botticelli's Venus with Vanessa Beecroft's army of naked women, the iconic head of Nefertiti, and the work of Ryan Trecartin, among many other artists, to stunning effect. Highly recommended." --Artnet
by George Daniels
Originally published by Philip Wilson Publishers in 1981
$40.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
The first and most comprehensive step-by-step guide on the subject, Watchmaking has become a classic in its own right. This new edition, published in 2011, is updated to include a new section which discusses and illustrates a variety of the author's own watches.
Snuff Bottles of China
by Hugh M. Moss
Originally published by Bibelot Publishers Ltd in 1971
$70.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
In this volume, snuff bottles expert Hugh M. Moss combined a wealth of fresh information with a beautiful array of full color photographs to create a fascinating reference for both the expert and the amateur. 
Upcoming Events
Join us this April for our award-winning events series! We're rolling out our May events lineup now.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
»  Thomas Frank at First Parish Church (Apr 8)
» Diane Rehm with Robin Young at First Parish Church (Apr 24)
» 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
» Chris Anderson at the Brattle Theatre (May 3)  Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
» Rick Riordan at Back Bay Events Center (May 3)
» Angela Duckworth with Amy Cuddy at the Brattle Theatre (May 4)  Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
Tickets on Sale Soon: 
» Sidney Blumenthal at the Brattle Theatre (May 13)
» Nathaniel Philbrick at First Parish Church (May 15)
» Joe Hill at the Brattle Theatre (May 17)
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

An Evening with the Poets of Pizza Pi Press
Sat, Apr 2, 7PM
Pizza Pi press presents local poets Elaine Hsiang, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, JR Mahung, and Jonathan Mendoza reading from their work.
At Harvard Book Store
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Iris Bohnet
Mon, Apr 4, 6PM
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. View our Sold Out Event FAQ.
At the Brattle Theatre
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Marilynne Robinson
Mon, Apr 4, 7PM

Novelist and essayist Marilynne Robinson delivers the 2016 Noble Lecture at Harvard University, to be followed by a book signing. The title of her talk is "The Divine."
At Memorial Church
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Stephen Coss
Tues, Apr 5, 7PM
Stephen Coss discusses The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic That Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics.
At Harvard Book Store
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Michael Puett
Wed, Apr 6, 7PM
Harvard professor Michael Puett, whose ancient Chinese philosophy course is the third most popular undergraduate class on campus, discusses The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life, in conversation with local author Gish Jen.
At Harvard Book Store
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Dan Lyons
Wed, Apr 6, 7PM
Journalist Dan Lyons, co-producer and writer for the HBO series Silicon Valley, discusses his book Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble.
At WorkBar Cambridge
Registration required
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Juliette Kayyem
Thurs, Apr 7, 7PM
Homeland security expert and advisor Juliette Kayyem discusses Security Mom: An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home.
At Harvard Book Store
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Patrick J. Maney
Fri, Apr 8, 3PM
Boston College professor of history Patrick J. Maney discusses his book Bill Clinton: New Gilded Age President.
At Harvard Book Store
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Marie Rutkoski
Fri, Apr 8, 7PM
YA author Marie Rutkoski and Kristin Cashore, author of the bestselling Graceling Realm series, discuss the final book in Rutkoski's Winner's Trilogy, The Winner's Kiss.
At Harvard Book Store
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Thomas Frank
Fri, Apr 8, 7PM
Bestselling author and founding Baffler editor Thomas Frank discusses his book Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?
At First Parish Church
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The Next Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Apr 25, 7PM
This month our in-store book club will discuss Helen Macdonald's award-winning book H Is for Hawk.
At Harvard Book Store
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