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April 15, 2016

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news1 Independent Bookstore Day Countdown:
Two Weeks Away!

Independent Bookstore Day -- a day to celebrate what makes bookstores so special -- is just two weeks away: Saturday, April 30th! 

We hope you'll stop by and join the party for activities and treats, book recommendations galore, and a slew of exclusive bookish merchandise and artwork. Check it out all the fun stuff we'll be doing and selling here, plus partnerships with 1369 Coffee (caffeine for early browsing), Bartley's Burgers (a bookstore day burger), and Grafton Street Pub (literary cocktails)!

But that's not all. Capping off Independent Bookstore Day this year, we're pleased to announce a special event for anyone who ever peered through our windows late at night and wished they could go exploring through those darkened, book-filled aisles.

We're calling it "After Hours at the Bookstore,"  a very special late night, limited entry, 21+ event in celebration of Independent Bookstore Day, spooky literature, and the quiet magic of the bookstore at night.  Ticket holders will get exclusive access to the bookstore after we close at 11pm on Saturday, April 30th.  We'll lock the doors, turn down the lights, and settle in for ghostly readings by Samantha Hunt, author of Mr. Splitfoot, and Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble: Stories
After the readings we'll open up the darkened store for refreshments, browsing by flashlight, and 20% off all purchases until the clock strikes one. And no need to BYOF ("bring your own flashlight"), as a limited edition Harvard Book Store-branded flashlight will be included with your ticket.

Tickets are $25 and go on sale Tuesday, April 19 at 9am (online only). Learn more here.
news3 In Case You Missed It
Last week we hosted Thomas Frank for his latest book on politics, Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

news4 Thanks for Choosing Harvard Book Store

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New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
The Bed Moved:
by Rebecca Schiff


Knopf, hardcover

"This book of short stories is like finding someone else's grocery list in an inappropriate place & realizing that they need all the same things you do." --Melissa L.-O., Harvard Book Store

The Vanishing Velázquez:
A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece

by Laura Cumming


Scribner, hardcover
From one of the world's most expert art critics, the incredible true story -- part art history and part mystery -- of a Velazquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed nineteenth-century bookseller determined to prove he had found it.

Strangers in Our Midst: 
The Political Philosophy of Immigration
by David Miller


Harvard University Press, hardcover
Seeking to balance the rights of immigrants with the concerns of citizens, Strangers in Our Midst brings a bracing dose of realism to the debate. David Miller argues for the right of democratic states to control their borders and decide upon the future size and shape of their populations.
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Kids & Young Adult
by Kwame Alexander


HMH Books for Young Readers, hardcover
In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel The Crossover, soccer, family, love, and friendship take center stage as Nick wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. 
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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

Accessible Retirement:
A Guide for Persons with Disabilities
by David B. Hershenson


Print on Demand, paperback

While there are innumerable books on making education and work accessible to persons with disabilities, no such literature on making retirement accessible exists. This book aims to enable persons with disabilities to make the most of retirement. 


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 Autobiography of Malcolm X
by Malcolm X
$6.99, paperback (originally $16.00)
In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement to veteran writer and journalist Alex Haley.
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The Savage Wars of Peace:
Small Wars and the Rise of American Power
by Max Boot
$5.99, paperback (originally $19.99)
A compellingly readable history of the forgotten wars that helped promote America's rise in the last two centuries, The Savage Wars of Peace is now updated with new material on the repercussions of America's far-flung imperial actions.
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Good Prose:
The Art of Nonfiction
by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd
$5.99, hardcover (originally $26.00)
"Good Prose takes us into the back room behind the shop, where strong, effective, even beautiful sentences are crafted. Tracy Kidder and his longtime editor, Richard Todd, offer lots of useful advice, and, still more, they offer insight into the painstaking collaboration, thoughtfulness, and hard work that create the masterful illusion of effortless clarity." --Stephen Greenblatt
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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 Norton Shakespeare:
Third Edition
edited by Stephen Greenblatt
Originally published by W. W. Norton & Company in 2015
$50.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
The Norton Shakespeare has long been acclaimed worldwide for its vibrant introductions, first among them Stephen Greenblatt's General Introduction. This Third Edition introduces a meticulously edited new text created by an expert team of textual editors.
Women Artists:
The Linda Nochlin Reader
edited by Maura Reilly
Originally published by Thames & Hudson in 2015
$25.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Women Artists brings together twenty-nine essential essays from throughout Linda Nochlin's career, making this the definitive anthology of her writing about women in art.
The 1858 Map of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, & Nantucket
by Henry F. Walling
Originally published by On Cape Publications in 2009
$125.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Based on the five-foot by five-foot 1858 Map of the Counties of Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket Counties by Henry F. Walling, this display-style book showcases each county, town, village, and the major bodies of water that surround and connect them.
Upcoming Events
Our events calendar is now updated through May!
Tickets on Sale Now:  
»  NOFX Book Signing (Apr 28)  Book included
» Chris Anderson (May 3)
» Rick Riordan (May 3)
» Sidney Blumenthal (May 13) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
» Nathaniel Philbrick (May 15) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
» Joe Hill (May 17) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
»  Siddhartha Mukherjee (May 18) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
» Cass R. Sunstein (May 23) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

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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Viet Thanh Nguyen
Mon, Apr 18, 7PM
Acclaimed novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War, the nonfiction companion to his new-to-paperback book, The Sympathizer.
At Harvard Book Store
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Chanan Tigay
Tues, Apr 19, 7PM

Journalist Chanan Tigay discusses The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible.
At Harvard Book Store
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Jonathan Levi
Wed, Apr 20, 7PM
Jonathan Levi, founding editor of Granta magazine, discusses his novel Septimania in conversation with Yochai Benkler.
At Harvard Book Store
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Hope Jahren
Wed, Apr 20, 7PM
Scientist Hope Jahren discusses Lab Girl -- an illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science and a stunningly fresh look at plantlife -- in conversation with Ambika Kamath.
At WorkBar Cambridge
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Susan Silverman
Thu, Apr 21, 7PM
Author Susan Silverman, a Reform rabbi and activist, presents her latest book, Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World.
At Harvard Book Store
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Loren Graham
Fri, Apr 22, 3PM
Loren Graham, Professor Emeritus of the History of Science at MIT, discusses Lysenko's Ghost: Epigenetics and Russia.
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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