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June 10, 2016

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Wizardry This July news1

Check it out: July author events are now posted at harvard.com/events. And then things get really magical. 
The book world is getting ready for something we never thought we'd see again . . . a midnight release for a Harry Potter story on the evening of July 30th. 

Previews kicked off in London for the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, taking place 19 years after the end of Deathly Hallows and following Harry's son Albus as he navigates his way through Hogwarts. The official premiere coincides with the publication of the play's text and (of course) Harry Potter's birthday.

We'll be joining in the fun with a midnight release party, including costumes, trivia, Hogwarts house sorting, and more TBA festivities involving dramatic readings and more. Be sure to RSVP now to ensure your spot and a chance to be the very first in line. Those who pre-order now (for 20% off) will be the first group to pick up their books starting at midnight.

Pre-order here. RSVP here. And learn more here.

Our iconic signage hanging on the corner of Plympton Street and Mass Ave was looking a little weathered earlier this spring. Over the last few weeks they were repaired, restored, and re-gilded, and rose back to their proper place earlier this week in dramatic fashion:
Come visit and see 'em sparkle.

In Case You Missed It news3

In May we hosted Angela Duckworth in conversation with Amy Cuddy for Duckworth's book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

Thanks for Choosing Harvard Book Store news4

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They May Not Mean To, But They Do
by Cathleen Schine


Sarah Crichton Books, hardcover

From one of America's greatest comic novelists comes a hilarious new novel about aging, family, and love. The Bergman clan has always stuck together, growing as it incorporated in-laws and same-sex spouses. But families don't just grow, they grow old.

Sex Object:
A Memoir
by Jessica Valenti


Dey Street Books, hardcover
In Sex Object. Jessica Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes on women's lives, from the everyday to the existential. Sex Object reveals the painful, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti's adolescence in New York City.

Words, Works, and Ways of Knowing: The Breakdown of Moral Philosophy in New England before the Civil Wa r
by Sara Paretsky


University of Chicago Press, hardcover
Before Sara Paretsky began her crime writing career, she earned a PhD in history from the University of Chicago with a dissertation on moral philosophy and religion in New England in the early and mid-nineteenth century. Now, for the first time, fans of Paretsky can read that earliest work,  Words, Works, and Ways of Knowing .
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Kids & Young Adult
I Wonder:
Celebrating Daddies Doin' Work 
by Doyin Richards


Feiwel & Friends, hardcover
Perfect for Father's Day or all year round! What do daddies do with their children? They style hair, they carpool, they cuddle (after they look under beds for monsters). They play, they motivate, and they comfort. 
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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

Two Speeches
by President Barack Obama


Print on Demand, paperback

Harvard Book Store presents two of the most iconic speeches from the early years of President Barack Obama's presidency. His "Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech" and "Arizona Memorial Speech" are published in a single volume on our Espresso Book Machine.


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 Lives of Things
by José Saramago
$4.99, hardcover (originally $23.95)
The Lives of Things collects José Saramago's early experiments with the short story form, attesting to the young novelist's imaginative power and incomparable skill in elaborating the most extravagant fantasies.
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The Homing Instinct:
Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration
by Bernd Heinrich
$6.99, hardcover (originally $27.00)
Acclaimed scientist and author Bernd Heinrich explores the fascinating science chipping away at the mysteries of animal migration, simultaneously reminding us that to discount our own emotions toward home is to ignore biology itself.
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A Graphic History

$5.99, paperback (originally $16.95)
The nineteenth-century countercultures that came to define the bohemian lifestyle spanned both sides of the Atlantic, ranging from Walt Whitman to Josephine Baker, from Gertrude Stein to Thelonius Monk. Bohemians is the graphic history of this movement and its illustrious figures.
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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 Biba Experience
Originally published by Antique Collectors' Club in 2004
$30.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Biba remains one of the most evocative names in British design history. This lavishly illustrated book showcases Biba clothing and much of the Biba memorabilia, merchandising and interior design, presenting an entire history of the company.
Fact and Fiction:
Literary and Scientific Cultures in Germany and Britain

edited by Christine Lehleiter 
Originally published by the University of Toronto Press in 2016
$40.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Fact and Fiction explores the intersection between literature and the sciences, focusing on German and British culture between the eighteenth century and today.   
Little Big Books: 
Illustrations for Children's Picture Books
Originally published by Gestalten in 2012
$25.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Little Big Books showcases the best examples of illustration for children's books, documents current trends in their design, and reflects a broad range of styles, methods, and materials.
Upcoming Events
It's just a few weeks away: our  Summer Warehouse Sale is June 25-26. Browse more  upcoming events. Our complete July events calendar is now posted.
Tickets on Sale Now:
» Annie Proulx (Jun 16)  
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Fiction Fridays
Fridays This Summer
15% off new fiction!
At Harvard Book Store
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Yaa Gyasi
Fri, Jun 10, 7PM
Yaa Gyasi reads from her ambitious and acclaimed 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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Ian Frazier
Mon, Jun 13, 7PM
Essayist Ian Frazier ("A master of both distilled insight and utter nonsense" --The Believer) discusses Hogs Wild: Selected Reporting Pieces.
At Harvard Book Store
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Wenonah Hauter
Tue, Jun 14, 7PM

Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, discusses Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment.
At Harvard Book Store
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Susan Faludi
Wed, Jun 15, 6:30PM
Pulitzer Prize winner Susan Faludi discusses her new memoir; In the Darkroom is a look into the life of her photographer father, who came out as transgender at the age of 76.
At the Cambridge Public Library
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Annie Proulx
Thu, Jun 16, 7PM
Annie Proulx, author of the Pulizer Prize-winning The Shipping News, reads from Barkskins -- a "monumental achievement," over a decade in the making. This latest novel is an epic, multigenerational story about the taking down of the world's forests.
At the First Parish Church
$5 Tickets
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Alain de Botton
Fri, Jun 17, 6PM
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. There will be a standby line at the door. Review our Sold Out Event FAQ.
At the Brattle Theatre
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Zora O'Neill
Fri, Jun 17, 7PM
Travel writer Zora O'Neill discusses All Strangers Are Kin: Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World.
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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