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June 3, 2016

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Fiction Fridays This Summer!
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It's graduation season -- time for summer goodbyes, picking out summer reading, and perhaps a little bit of soul searching to determine what's coming next.

Browse our display for grads in the store, or here on the web.

Once those grad gowns get returned and packed away, it's time to get back to reading. Perhaps your grad (or yourself?)  a subscription to our Signed First Edition Club. Each month members will receive a new signed book that we love . . . upcoming selections include Louise Erdrich's latest novel,  LaRose ("One of Erdrich's finest achievements," says The Boston Globe). Learn more here.


Fiction Fridays continue this week, and all summer long. Stop by the store on any Friday for 15% off fiction titles (excluding used books and remainders, but including paperback and hardcover fiction, graphic novels, kids books, and more.) Learn more here.  

In Case You Missed It news3

In May we hosted Lucy Kalanithi and Neel Shah for a discussion of Lucy's late husband Paul Kalanithi's bestselling book, When Breath Becomes Air. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

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We appreciate the feedback we get from readers of this newsletter. Please send any comments to Alex at newsletter@harvard.com.

Thanks for reading,
Alex W. Meriwether
Harvard Book Store
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A Hero of France
by Alan Furst


Random House, hardcover

1941. The City of Light is dark and silent at night. But in Paris and in the farmhouses, barns, and churches of the French countryside, small groups of ordinary men and women are determined to take down the occupying forces of Adolf Hitler.

The View from the Cheap Seats:
Selected Nonfiction
by Neil Gaiman


William Morrow, hardcover
"Filled to bursting with Neil Gaiman's humor, wisdom, and hope, all articulated in the thoughtful, generous prose we know and love, The View From the Cheap Seats will keep you company, give you solace, and help you think deeper, smile harder, breathe easier." --Serena L., Harvard Book Store

Turing's Vision:
The Birth of Computer Science
by Chris Bernhardt


The MIT Press, hardcover
In 1936, when he was just twenty-four years old, Alan Turing wrote a remarkable paper in which he outlined the theory of computation, laying out the ideas that underlie all modern computers. In Turing's Vision, Chris Bernhardt explains the theory, Turing's most important contribution, for the general reader.
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Kids & Young Adult
Strong As a Bear
by Katrin Stangl


Enchanted Lion Books, hardcover
Structured around idioms (including a few made-up ones), Strong As a Bear is filled with illustrations that are sweet, funny, thoughtful, and beautifully composed. 
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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

The Red House Mystery
by A. A. Milne


Print on Demand, paperback

Remembered today as the creator of Winnie the Pooh, A. A. Milne was a well-known playwright, novelist, and short story writer before Pooh first appeared. The Red House Mystery, originally published in 1922, follows two amateur detectives as they unravel a murder mystery in the English countryside.


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 Sympathizer
by Viet Thanh Nguyen
$7.99, hardcover (originally $26.00)
The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, compared by critics to the works of Graham Greene, Denis Johnson, and George Orwell, The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity, politics, and America, wrought in electric prose.
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Mr. Mercedes: 
A Novel 
by Stephen King
$7.99, hardcover (originally $30.00)
In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands.
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Bream Gives Me Hiccups
by Jesse Eisenberg
$6.99, hardcover (originally $26.00)
"With its panoply of neurotics and narcissists and its smart mix of stinging satire and surprising moments of sweetness, Bream Gives Me Hiccups brings to mind fellow comic actor/writers Woody Allen, Steve Martin, and B.J. Novak.'" --NPR 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.
The Enlightenment Past:
Reconstructing Eighteenth-Century French Thought
by Daniel Brewer
Originally published by Cambridge University Press in 2011
$25.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Over the last two hundred years the Enlightenment has come to be viewed as the foundation of modern Western intellectual culture. In a series of richly contextualized readings, Daniel Brewer examines the cultural construction of the Enlightenment in France from the eighteenth century to the present day.
Judgment and Agency
by Ernest Sosa
Originally published by Oxford University Press in 2015
$25.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
In Judgement and Agency, Ernest Sosa extends his distinctive approach to epistemology, intertwining issues concerning the role of the will in judgment and belief with issues of epistemic evaluation. 
Luigi Moretti: 
Works and Writings
by Federico Bucci and Marco Mulazzani 
Originally published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2002
$125.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Luigi Moretti is the first English-language monograph on the Italian architect whose monumental works include the urban plan of the Foro Italico, the Piazza Imperiale, Palazzo Civilta Italiana, and a renowned entry for the E.U.R. competition of 1937.
Upcoming Events
Mark those calendars! Our beloved  Summer Warehouse Sale is June 25-26. And browse more  upcoming events. We'll be rolling out our July events to the online schedule next week.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
» Mary Roach with Deborah Blum (Jun 8)
» Chuck Klosterman (Jun 9)  
» Annie Proulx (Jun 16) 
» Alain de Botton (Jun 17) 

Learn more about our ticketed events (and purchase tickets) here.

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Negin Farsad
Fri, June 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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Hubbub Festival
Sat, Jun 4
Join events for kids and families presented by the Boston Book Festival,
with on-site book sales by Harvard Book Store! Author appearances include Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Rachel Maguire, Matt Tavares, Kevin HawkesEric Velasquez, and many more.
Copley Square, Boston
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Russell Banks
Mon, Jun 6, 7PM
Award-winning novelist Russell Banks reads from his latest book, Voyager: Travel Writings -- a collection of travel essays that spans the globe.
At Harvard Book Store
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Danielle Allen
Tue, Jun 7, 7PM

Harvard professor and the Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Danielle Allen, discusses her book Education and Equality, arguing that education plays a crucial role in the cultivation of political and social equality and economic fairness.
At Harvard Book Store
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Mary Roach
Wed, Jun 8, 6PM
Mary Roach -- bestselling author of Gulp, Packing for Mars, and Stiff -- discusses her latest book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, in conversation with Deborah Blum.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 Tickets
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Chuck Klosterman
Thu, Jun 9, 6PM
Chuck Klosterman, bestselling author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and I Wear the Black Hat, discusses his latest book, But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 Tickets
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Yaa Gyasi
Fri, Jun 10, 7PM
Yaa Gyasi reads from her ambitious debut, Homegoing. The novel opens in 18th-century Ghana and follows seven generations of a family that descends from two half sisters who never knew each other.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Next Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Jun 27, 7PM
This month our in-store book club will discuss Edith Pearlman's story collection Honeydew.
At Harvard Book Store
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