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May 13, 2016

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» 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)
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» Chuck Klosterman (June 9) 
Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
» Annie Proulx (June 16) 
Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
» Alain de Botton (June 17) 
Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now

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In March we hosted Janette Sadik-Khan for her book Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution, an empowering road map for rethinking, reinvigorating, and redesigning our cities, from a pioneer in the movement for safer, more livable streets. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

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The Noise of Time:
A Novel
by Julian Barnes


Knopf, hardcover

A compact but powerful novel dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich: Barnes elegantly guides us through the trajectory of Shostakovich's career, at the same time illuminating the tumultuous evolution of the Soviet Union. 

The Secret War:
Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945

by Max Hastings


Harper, hardcover
From one of the foremost historians of the period and the acclaimed author of InfernoThe Secret War is a sweeping examination of one of the most important yet underexplored aspects of World War II -- intelligence.

Toward Democracy:
The Struggle for Self-Rule in European and American Thought
by James T. Kloppenberg


Oxford University Press, hardcover
In this encyclopedic overview, James T. Kloppenberg presents the history of democracy from the perspective of those who struggled to envision and achieve it. Kloppenberg offers a fresh look at how understandings of self-rule changed over time.
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Kids & Young Adult
The Square Root of Summer
by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

Roaring Brook Press, hardcover
With time travel, quantum physics, and sweeping romance,  The Square Root of Summer  is an exponentially enthralling story about love, loss, and trying to figure it all out.
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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

Clarity Now:
Simple Steps to Your Perfectly Clear Answer
by Kathryn Deputat


Print on Demand, paperback

Whether you feel stuck or blocked in your relationships, health and well being, work life, finances, or your overall life direction, the methods, worksheets and exercises presented in Clarity Now can guide you.


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 Art Museum
by Phaidon Press
$62.99, hardcover (originally $125.00)
The Art Museum is a virtual art museum in a book, featuring 1,000 oversized pages of over 2,500 works of art. With in-depth text throughout, a comprehensive glossary and detailed maps, it is accessible for everyone from casual fans to experts.
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Flight Behaviour
by Barbara Kingsolver
$6.99, hardcover (originally $29.75)
On the Appalachian Mountains above her home, a young mother discovers a beautiful and terrible marvel of nature. As the world around her is suddenly transformed, can the old certainties they have lived by for centuries remain unchallenged?
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Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed:
Educating for the Virtues in the Twenty-First Century
by Howard Gardner
$5.99, hardcover (originally $25.99)
"Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed is an engaging mixture of philosophy, personal reflection, and moral exhortation. . . . An extraordinary open-mindedness permeates his book." --The New York Review of Books
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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.
Myth and Thought Among the Greeks
by Jean-Pierre Vernant
Originally published by Zone Books in 2006
$14.50 (paperback) in Very Good condition
When Jean-Pierre Vernant first published Myth and Thought in 1965, it transformed the field of ancient Greek scholarship. This edition includes all eighteen essays, three of which, along with a new preface, are translated into English for the first time.
Sociable Knowledge:
Natural History and the Nation in Early Modern Britain
by Elizabeth Yale
Originally published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2016
$45.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Sociable Knowledge reconstructs the collaborations of seventeenth-century naturalists who worked to convert the fragmented knowledge of the local into a representation of Britain as a unified historical and geographical space.
Transformable Race:
Surprising Metamorphoses in the Literature of Early America
by Katy L. Chiles
Originally published by Oxford University Press in 2014
$40.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Examining figures such as Phillis Wheatley, Benjamin Franklin, and Charles Brockden Brown, Transformable Race demonstrates how these authors used language emphasizing or questioning the potential malleability of physical features to explore the construction of racial categories.
Upcoming Events
Browse more  upcoming events, now updated through June.
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Sidney Blumenthal
Fri, May 13, 6PM
Sidney Blumenthal, bestselling author of The Clinton Wars  and The Permanent Campaign, 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 with Celeste Ng
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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Nathaniel Philbrick
Sun, May 15, 7PM
National Book Award-winning historian Nathaniel Philbrick discusses Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution.
At First Parish Church
$5 Tickets
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An Evening with Transition Magazine
Mon, May 16, 7PM

Transition magazine launches Issue #119, Afro-Asian Worlds, featuring panelists Gaiutra Bahadur, Vivek Bald, Roshan Galvaan, Krishna Lewis, and Ibrahim K. Sundiata.
At Harvard Book Store
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Joe Hill
Tue, May 17, 6PM
Joe Hill, bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box, reads from his latest novel, The Fireman -- a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 Tickets
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Siddhartha Mukherjee with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Wed, May 18, 6PM
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies Siddhartha Mukherjee discusses The Gene: An Intimate History with Harvard's Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 Tickets
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Tom Vanderbilt
Thu, May 19, 7PM
Journalist and Traffic author Tom Vanderbilt discusses his latest book, You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice.
At Harvard Book Store
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Malcolm K. Sparrow
Fri, May 20, 3PM
Harvard's Malcolm K. Sparrow discusses Handcuffed: What Holds Policing Back, and the Keys to Reform.
At Harvard Book Store
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Joshua Rubenstein
Fri, May 20, 7PM
Joshua Rubenstein, author of Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary's Life discusses The Last Days of Stalin.
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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