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May 27, 2016

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Today is Fiction Friday! One of our favorite summer promotions is Fiction Fridays -- that's 15% off fiction purchases in the store, every Friday, all summer long. Okay, it's not technically summer yet, but we're kicking it off today, and the weather couldn't feel more appropriate. Come by and pick up some weekend reading.

Need some summer reading ideas? Harvard Book Store's Rachel Cass recently joined other area booksellers with some suggestions on " 6 must-read books for summer"on boston.com.

Calling all kids and families!

On Saturday, June 4th, the folks who bring you the Boston Book Festival are taking over Boston's Copley Square for the second annual Hubbub festival. Hubbub is a celebration of creativity, inventiveness, and exploration for children ages zero to twelve and their families.

Just announced this week: the bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Jeff Kinney, will be the literary headliner at Hubbub on June 4th! Jeff's free presentation, to be followed by a book sales and a signing, will take place at 12:30pm at Old South Church, 645 Boylston in Boston. You'll hear about Jeff's history of persevering through failure to find phenomenal success, get his tips on navigating the choppy waters of middle school, and maybe even find out what Greg Heffley will be up to next when Diary of a Wimpy Kid 11: Double Down comes out this fall.

Find details about the Jeff Kinney keynote ("Calling All Wimps!") and more Hubbub events here

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Earlier this month we hosted Nathaniel Philbrick for his book Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

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A Novel
by Dan Vyleta


Doubleday, hardcover

Three young people learn everything they've been taught is a lie -- knowledge that could cost them their lives. A grand estate where secrets lurk in attic rooms, a love triangle, a desperate chase, murder, and a London filled with danger and wonder -- this is the world of Smoke.

Secondhand Time: 
The Last of the Soviets
by Svetlana Alexievich

Random House, hardcover
Secondhand Time is the magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature -- a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia.
and Contagion:
Protecting the Financial System from Panics
by Hal S. Scott


MIT Press, hardcover
Offering detailed forensic analyses and suggesting alternative regulatory approaches, Hal Scott argues  that contagion -- an indiscriminate run by short-term creditors of financial institutions -- is the most significant systemic risk facing our financial system.
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Kids & Young Adult
The Airport Book
by Lisa Brown

Roaring Brook Press, hardcover
In a book that is as intriguing as it is useful, we follow a family on its way through the complexities of a modern-day airport. From checking bags and watching them disappear, to security clearance and an endless wait at the gate to finally being airborne.
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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

Harvard Book Store Lined Notebook
4.5" x 6.5"
100 pages

This pocket-sized lined notebook makes a perfect gift or souvenir. We print and bind them right in the store on our Espresso Book Machine. Perfect for writing that book you've always wanted to self-publish. (We'll take care of the printing!)


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.
Piero's Light: In Search of Piero della Francesca: 
A Renaissance Painter and the Revolution in Art, Science, and Religion
by Larry Witham
$9.99, hardcover (originally $28.95)
In the tradition of The Swerve and Galileo's Daughter, Piero's Light reveals how art, religion and science came together at the dawn of the modern world in the paintings of one remarkable artist -- Piero della Francesca.
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Profiles in Courage
by John F. Kennedy
$4.99, paperback (originally $15.99)
Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.  Now, more than a half-century later, it remains a moving and relevant testament to the indomitable national spirit.
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Ice Haven:
A Comic Strip Novel
by Daniel Clowes
$4.99, hardcover (originally $18.90)
Welcome to Ice Haven! 'It's not as cold here as it sounds.' So declares Random Wilder. Random is our ersatz guide to the sleepy Midwestern hamlet, one of many characters we meet in this ingenious novel told in the form of short comic installments.
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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.
Deixis in the Early Modern English Lyric:
Unsettling Spatial Anchors Like "Here," "This," "Come"
by Heather Dubrow
Originally published by Palgrave Pivot in 2016
$35.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Heather Dubrow engages with deictics ('pointing' words like here/there, this/that) of space. While focusing on texts by Donne, Shakespeare, Spenser, and Wroth in particular, she also suggests parallels with both iconic and neglected texts from a range of later historical periods.
Reading Abstract Expressionism:
Context and Critique
edited by Ellen G. Landau
Originally published by Yale University Press in 2005
$25.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Abstract Expressionism is arguably the most important art movement in postwar America. This anthology is the first comprehensive collection of key critical writings about Abstract Expressionism from its inception in the 1940s to the present day. 
Cognitive Architecture:
From Biopolitics to Noopolitics. Architecture and Mind in the Age of Communication and Information
edited by Deborah Hauptman n and  Warren Neidich  
Originally published by 010 Publishers in 2011
$50.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Noopolitics is most broadly understood as a power exerted over the life of the mind, reconfiguring perception, memory and attention. This volume unites specialists in political and aesthetic philosophy, neuroscience, sociology, and architecture, and presents their ideas for re-thinking the city. 
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for our Summer Warehouse Sale, and browse more  upcoming events, updated through June.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
» Mary Roach with Deborah Blum (Jun 8)
» Chuck Klosterman (Jun 9)  
» Annie Proulx (Jun 16) 
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Eric Ripert
Tue, May 31, 6PM
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. View our Sold Out Event FAQ.
At the Brattle Theatre
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The Harvard Square Book Circle
Tue, May 31, 7PM
This month our in-store book club will discuss Viet Thanh Nguyen's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel 
The Sympathizer
At Harvard Book Store
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Sean Wilentz
Wed, Jun 1, 7PM
Princeton's Sean Wilentz discusses The Politicians and the Egalitarians: The Hidden History of American Politics.
At Harvard Book Store
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Lydia Millet
Thu, Jun 2, 7PM
Lydia Millet reads from her latest novel, Sweet Lamb of Heaven -- a chilling first-person account of a young mother in hiding.
At Harvard Book Store
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Negin Farsad
Fri, Jun 3, 7PM
Negin Farsad discusses How to Make White People Laugh -- a memoir in essays about growing up Iranian-American in a post-9/11 world and the power of comedy to combat racism.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Next Pick for Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Jun 27, 7PM
Next month our in-store book club will discuss Edith Pearlman's story collection Honeydew. 
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