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May 6, 2016

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Upcoming Ticketed Events news1

Take note! Upcoming ticketed events include (for history buffs)  Sidney Blumenthal discussing Lincoln's political genius and Nathaniel Philbrick discussing the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. . . (for scientists) Siddhartha Mukherjee discussing the history of the gene and Mary Roach looking at the science of war. . . . And there's much more, including our newly announced event with the author of The Shipping News Annie Proulx.

» Sidney Blumenthal (May 13)  
» Nathaniel Philbrick (May 15)  
» Joe Hill (May 17)   
» Siddhartha Mukherjee with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (May 18)  
» Cass R. Sunstein (May 23)  
» Eric Ripert with Kelly Horan (May 31)  
» Mary Roach with Deborah Blum (Jun 8)
Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
» Chuck Klosterman (June 9) 
Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
» Annie Proulx (June 16) 
Tickets on sale soon
» Alain de Botton (June 17) 
Tickets on sale soon

Learn more about all of our ticketed events here.

A huge thank you to everyone who stopped by to celebrate with us on Indie Bookstore Day last Saturday, including our partners in the festivities -- 1369 Coffee House, Mr. Bartley's Burgers, and Grafton Street Pub. We ended the day with a banner full of of love notes to bookstores, a ghostly "After Hours" browsing-by-flashlight event that was pure magic for all those in attendance, and plenty of excitement for what the next year in books and bookselling will bring.
One of our favorite parts of Bookstore Day is displaying of our staff's "Biographies in Books." This epic display recommends memorable and meaningful books from our reading lives; each purchase comes with a handwritten bookmark telling why.
Come check it out back by the fiction section in the weeks to come.


Mother's Day is Sunday! news3

So, I know what I'm getting my mom for Mother's Day, but she reads this email very closely so I can't say here. Let's just say it's one of the great gift ideas on our Mother's Day display in the store this week, also browseable here on the web. (And consider a membership to our Signed First Edition Club, a great gift that keeps on giving.)

Don't forget the card! We have a fine selection of Mom's Day cards as well.

Thanks for Choosing Harvard Book Store news4

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Alex W. Meriwether
Harvard Book Store
New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
Heat and Light:
A Novel
by Jennifer Haigh


Ecco, hardcover

Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Haigh returns to the Pennsylvania town at the center of her iconic novel Baker Towers in this ambitious, achingly human story of modern America and the conflicting forces at its heart.

The Romanovs:

by Simon Sebag Montefiore  

Knopf, hardcover 
Simon Sebag Montefiore's gripping chronicle reveals the secret Romanov world of unlimited power and ruthless empire-building, overshadowed by palace conspiracy, family rivalries, sexual decadence, and wild extravagance.

by Zygmunt Bauman and Ezio Mauro


Polity, paperback
We are living in the interregnum between what is no longer and what is not yet, argue Bauman and Mauro in Babel. None of the political movements that helped undermine the old world are ready to inherit it, and there is no new ideology promising to give shape to new institutions for the new world. 
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Kids & Young Adult
The Thank You Book
(An Elephant and Piggie Book) 
by Mo Willems


Disney-Hyperion, hardcover
Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In The Thank You Book, Piggie wants to thank EVERYONE. But Gerald is worried Piggie will forget someone . . . someone important.
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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

Open Notes for Young Architects 
by Jan Wampler


Print on Demand, paperback

Architect, iconoclast, and MIT faculty member Jan Wampler presents a new definition of the central role of the architect, based on 40 years of experience practicing and teaching in the U.S. and around the world. 


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 Carpet People
by Terry Pratchett
$5.99, hardcover (originally $17.99)
First published in 1971, this hilarious and wise novel marked the debut of the phenomenal Sir Terry Pratchett. Years later, Sir Terry revised the work, and this special edition includes the updated text, his original color illustrations, and an exclusive story.
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Jefferson and Hamilton:
The Rivalry That Forged a Nation
by John Ferling
$6.99, paperback (originally $20.00)
From the award-winning author of Almost a Miracle and The Ascent of George Washington comes a spellbinding history of the epic rivalry that shaped our republic: Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and their competing visions for America.
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How to Cook Everything Fast:
A Better Way to Cook Great Food
by Mark Bittman
$9.99, hardcover (originally $35.00)
In How to Cook Everything Fast, Mark Bittman provides a game plan for becoming a better, more intuitive cook while you wake up your weekly meal routine with 2,000 main dishes and accompaniments that are simple to make, globally inspired, and bursting with flavor.
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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.
Apollo's Lyre:
Greek Music and Music Theory in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

by Thomas J. Mathiesen
Originally published by the University of Nebraska Press in 1999
$100.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Ancient Greek music and music theory has fascinated scholars for centuries. This encyclopedic, elegantly written study is aimed principally at the reader interested in the historical development of music theory and its transmission through the Middle Ages.
Remaking the British Atlantic: 
The United States and the British Empire After American Independence
by P.J. Marshall
Originally published by Oxford University Press in 2012
$35.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Remaking the British Atlantic focuses on a crucial phase in the history of British-American relations: the first ten years of American Independence, a period which set the pattern for years to come.
A Companion to Art Theory
by Paul Smith and Carolyn Wilde
Originally published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2007
$120.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
This survey of art theory in the context of Western visual art consists of 41 original essays written by experts in the field. The companion is organized chronologically so that readers can trace developments of visual art theory.
Upcoming Events
Browse our upcoming events calendar, now updated into June.
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Elizabeth Hinton
Fri, May 6, 3PM
Harvard's Elizabeth Hinton discusses From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America.
At Harvard Book Store
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David Means
Fri, May 6, 7PM
David Means, author of four acclaimed story collections, reads from his first novel, Hystopia.
At Harvard Book Store
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Adam Haslett
Mon, May 9, 7PM
Adam Haslett, author of You Are Not a Stranger Here, reads from his powerful new novel Imagine Me Gone, told in alternating points of view by five members of a family.
At Harvard Book Store
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Lucy Kalanithi
Tue, May 10, 6:30PM

Lucy Kalanithi discusses the bestselling memoir of her late husband Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air, in conversation with Harvard Med School's Neel Shah. 
At the Cambridge Public Library
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Cambridge Forum
Tue, May 10, 6:30PM

Cambridge Forum welcomes Amy Goodman for a discussion of Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America
At First Parish Church
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Dinitia Smith
Tue, May 10, 7PM
Dinitia Smith reads from her novel The Honeymoon -- based on the life of Middlemarch author George Eliot and an exploration of the nature of love.
At Harvard Book Store
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Sean Carroll
Wed, May 11, 7PM
Physicist Sean Carroll discusses The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself.
At Harvard Book Store
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Samuel Shem
Thu, May 12, 6:30PM
Samuel Shem discusses At the Heart of the Universe, inspired by his experiences as a parent of an adopted child -- in conversation with Adam Pertman, Katie Surrey-Bergman, and Janet Surrey.
At the Cambridge Public Library
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Pamela Wechsler
Thu, May 12, 7PM
Former criminal prosecutor and Law and Order screenwriter Pamela Wechsler presents her suspenseful first novel, Mission Hill.
At Harvard Book Store
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Sidney Blumenthal
Fri, May 13, 6PM
Sidney Blumenthal discusses A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 Tickets
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Eileen Pollack
Fri, May 13, 7PM
Eileen Pollack discusses her latest novel, A Perfect Life, featuring a young researcher at MIT -- in conversation with Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Next Harvard Square Book Circle
Tue, May 31, 7PM
This month our in-store book club will discuss the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel 
The Sympathizer
At Harvard Book Store
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