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April 8, 2016

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Sunshine between the Storms


This week we joined Harvard's Memorial Church in welcoming acclaimed novelist, essayist, and professor Marilynne Robinson as she delivered the 2016 Noble Lecture to a captivated crowd in the heart of Harvard Yard at the landmark church.

Ms. Robinson generously signed books for those in attendance, plus additional copies of her recent essay collection The Givenness of Things and her most recent novel Lila (in hardcover and paperback).

These are just a few of the many signed books available now at Harvard Book Store. With Mother's Day and commencement gift-giving just around the corner, signed books make great gifts!

Need more gift ideas for a new grad? Provide the gift of thoughtfully selected signed first editions year-round. Give a gift subscription to our Signed First Edition Club to a reader in your life. Upcoming selections include books by Adam Haslett and Louise Erdrich.

This week we posted our May author event calendar, and there's a lot of exciting stuff coming up. In particular you'll want to check out upcoming ticketed events and signings.

Newly announced ticketed events include Harvard Law's Cass Sunstein exploring the lessons of Star Wars (plus what it can teach us about constitutional law, economics, and political uprisings) and culinary icon Eric Ripert with his memoir 32 Yolks: From My Mother's Table to Working the Line

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In February we hosted Premilla Nadasen for her book Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

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The Story of Kullervo
by J.R.R. Tolkien


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, hardcover

The Story of Kullervo is t
he first publication of a previously unknown work of fantasy by J.R.R. Tolkien. "Hapless Kullervo," as Tolkien called him, is a luckless orphan boy with supernatural powers and a tragic destiny. 
Rise of the Rocket Girls:
The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars
by Nathalia Holt

Little, Brown and Company, hardcover 
"Wow! Talk about forgotten history! . . . This is an excellent contribution to American history, valuable not only for what it reveals about the space program and gender equality but even more as great reading." --Booklist

European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Nietzsche
by Frank M. Turner


Yale University Press, paperback
For years, Frank Turner taught a landmark Yale University lecture course on European intellectual history. Richard A. Lofthouse has now edited these lectures into a single volume that outlines the thoughts of a great historian on the forging of European ideas.
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Kids & Young Adult
One Awesome Thing
by Sara Pennypacker


Disney-Hyperion, hardcover
Waylon has lots of ideas for making life more awesome through science, like teleportation, human gills, and attracting cupcakes by controlling gravity. But it's impossible for him to concentrate on his inventions when he's experiencing his own personal Big Bang. 
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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

We're so proud of our latest Harvard Book Store anthology, Microchondria III! Check out short (very short!) stories selected from hundreds of submissions and edited into this beautiful little book in February 2016, available in three different cover designs. (Design above by Jeremy Parker.)


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.
New American Haggadah
edited by Jonathan Safran Foer
$6.99, paperback (originally $16.00)
Jonathan Safran Foer has orchestrated a new way of experiencing and understanding one of our oldest stories, with a new translation of the traditional text by Nathan Englander and provocative commentary by major Jewish writers and thinkers.
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Fenway 1912:
The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway's Remarkable First Year
by Glenn Stout
$5.99, paperback (originally $15.95)
In Fenway 1912, Glenn Stout tells the remarkable story of Fenway's first year, from the long winter when locals poured concrete to the ragtag Red Sox team that embarked on a journey to the World Series while the paint was still drying.
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The Bitter Years:
Edward Steichen and the Farm Security Administration Photographs
by Jean Back
$29.99, hardcover (originally $60.00)
The Bitter Years was the title of a seminal exhibition held in 1962 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, curated by Edward Steichen. This volume includes all the photographs in the original show, in a structure and sequence that reflect its design.
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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.
Why England Slept
by John F. Kennedy
Originally published by Dolphin Books in 1968
$15.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Written and published in 1940 when John F. Kennedy was still in college and reprinted in 1961 when he was president, this book is an appraisal of the tragic events of the thirties that led to World War II.
Women in Clothes
by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton & 639 others
Originally published by Blue Rider Press in 2014
$15.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Women in Clothes is essentially a conversation among hundreds of women of all nationalities -- famous, anonymous, religious, secular, married, single, young, old -- on the subject of clothing, and how the garments we put on every day define and shape our lives.
Vegetables from an Italian Garden:
Season by Season Recipes
by the Editors of Phaidon Press
Originally published by Phaidon Press in 2011
$20.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Vegetables from an Italian Garden features 400 delicious recipes showcasing over 40 different kinds of vegetables collected by the editors behind the classic Italian cooking bible, The Silver Spoon.
Upcoming Events
Our events calendar is now updated through May!
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)
»  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
» Sidney Blumenthal at the Brattle Theatre (May 13) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
» Nathaniel Philbrick at First Parish Church (May 15) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
» Joe Hill at the Brattle Theatre (May 17) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

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 authors Marie Rutkoski and Kristin Cashore 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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Allyson Hobbs
Mon, Apr 11, 7PM
Stanford history professor Allyson Hobbs discusses her book A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life.
At Harvard Book Store
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Geoff Manaugh
Tues, Apr 12, 7PM

BLDGBLOG founder Geoff Manaugh discusses his book A Burglar's Guide to the City, an architectural exploration of heists and tunnel jobs, break-ins and escapes.
At Harvard Book Store
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Adina Hoffman
Wed, Apr 13, 7PM
Adina Hoffman discusses Till We Have Built Jerusalem, a gripping and intimate journey into the very different lives of three architects who helped shape modern Jerusalem.
At Harvard Book Store
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Louisa Thomas
Thurs, Apr 14, 7PM
Louisa Thomas discusses Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams, an intimate portrait of Louisa Catherine Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams.
At Harvard Book Store
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Adam B. Seligman and Rahel R. Wasserfall
Fri, Apr 15, 3PM
Adam B. Seligman and Rahel R. Wasserfall of CEDAR (Communities Engaging with Difference and Religion) discuss Living with Difference: How to Build Community in a Divided World.
At Harvard Book Store
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Matthew Desmond
Fri, Apr 15, 7PM
Harvard's Matthew Desmond presents Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.
At Harvard Book Store
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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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