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June 17, 2016

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Bookstore in Summer

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The energy in Harvard Square is always a bit different come summertime, with fewer students traipsing down Plympton Street, more newcomers to Boston and Cambridge visiting the Square and exploring our shelves for the first time, and a quieter -- but still busy! -- author event calendar here at Harvard Book Store. The store is bustling with those shopping for summer reads and new perspectives, and great authors are still coming by most nights to share their work with our customers.

And let's not forget to mention the upcoming Harvard Book Store Warehouse Sale over in Somerville. We're counting down the days.

This is all to say, summer is a good time for readers, and your local independent bookstore is a fine spot for us to gather these warm summer days.

Father's Day is Sunday! We've highlighted a fine selection of cards and Father's Day gift ideas in the store this week.

In Case You Missed It news3

In May we hosted Sidney Blumenthal for his biography of Abraham Lincoln, A Self-Made Man. 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.

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Alex W. Meriwether
Harvard Book Store
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The Girls:
A Novel
by Emma Cline


Random House, hardcover

An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong -- this stunning first novel is perfect for readers of Jeffrey Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides and Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad.

A House Full of Daughters: 
A Memoir of Seven Generations
by Juliet Nicolson


Farrar, Straus and Giroux, hardcover
A family memoir that traces the myths, legends, and secrets of seven generations of remarkable women, A House Full of Daughters is one woman's investigation into the nature of family, memory, and the past.

A History
Columbia University Press, hardcover
Beginning in classical antiquity, Exhaustion: A History demonstrates how exhaustion has always been with us and helps us evaluate more critically the narratives we tell ourselves about the phenomenon.
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Kids & Young Adult
It's Ramadan, Curious George 
by H. A. Rey


HMH Books for Young Readers, board book
It's the first day of Ramadan, and George is celebrating with his friend Kareem and his family. George helps Kareem with his first fast and joins in the evening celebration by tasting treats and enjoying a special meal.
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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 More Speeches
by President Barack Obama


Print on Demand, paperback

Harvard Book Store presents two more of President Barack Obama's most influential speeches. His "Speech on Race" and "Eulogy for the Honorable Reverand Clementa Pinckney" are published here 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 Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: 
The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery
by Sam Kean
$10.99, hardcover (originally $27.00)
In The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons, Sam Kean travels through time with stories of neurological curiosities: phantom limbs, Siamese twin brains, viruses that eat patients' memories, and blind people who see through their tongues.
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Big Science: 
Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex
by Michael Hiltzik
$9.99, hardcover (originally $30.00)
From a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist comes the untold story of how science went "big," built the bombs that helped win World War II, and became dependent on government and industry -- and the forgotten genius who started it all, Ernest Lawrence.
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by Laetitia Wolff
$29.99, hardcover (originally $75.00)
This is the first monograph published in English on the work of Massin, one of the key exponents in the development of post-war graphic design. Laetitia Wolff charts Massin's wide-ranging career with detailed discussion of some of his most inventive projects.
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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.
In the World Interior of Capital:
Towards a Philosophical Theory of Globalization
b y Peter Sloterdijk
Originally published by Polity in 2013
$16.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Displaying the distinctive combination of narration and philosophy for which he is well known, in In the World Interior of Capital, Peter Sloterdijk develops a radically new account of globalization at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Enigmas and Riddles in Literature
b Eleanor Cook
Originally published by Cambridge University Press in 2009
$25.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
An important contribution to studies of poetic thought and metaphor, this anatomy of the riddle will appeal particularly to readers and scholars of poetry, modern American and comparative literature, rhetoric, and folk-riddles.
The Melancholy Art
by Michael Ann Holly 
Originally published by Princeton University Press in 2013
$15.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Drawing on psychoanalysis, philosophy, and the intellectual history of the history of art,  The Melancholy Art  explores the unique connections between melancholy and the art historian's craft.
Upcoming Events
The book buying event of summer is just a week away: our  Summer Warehouse Sale is June 25-26. 
Browse more  upcoming events, including our Harry Potter midnight release party. Our calendar is now updated into the first week of August.
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Fiction Fridays
Fridays This Summer
15% off new fiction!
At Harvard Book Store
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Alain de Botton
Fri, Jun 17, 6PM
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. 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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Mark Beauregard
Mon, Jun 20, 7PM
Debut novelist Mark Beauregard explores the emotionally charged friendship between Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne in The Whale: A Love Story.
At Harvard Book Store
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Matthew G. Kirschenbaum
Tues, Jun 21, 7PM

English professor Matthew G. Kirschenbaum discusses Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing with an introduction by Harvard's Matthew Battles.
At Harvard Book Store
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Nancy L. Rosenblum
Wed, Jun 22, 7PM
Harvard's Nancy L. Rosenblum, Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government, discusses Good Neighbors: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America.
At Harvard Book Store
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GrubStreet Launch Lab: Breaking with the Past
Thu, Jun 23, 7PM
GrubStreet presents debut novelists Jennifer S. Brown and Marian McMahon Stanley reading from their books Modern Girls and The Immaculate. Stanley and Brown touch on the role of religion in their novels as their characters are forced to break with traditions from the past.
At Harvard Book Store
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Mark Billingham with Joseph Finder
Fri, Jun 24, 7PM
Bestselling British thriller writer Mark Billingham presents his latest book, Die of Shame, in conversation with bestselling Bostonian author Joseph Finder.
At Harvard Book Store
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Our Summer Warehouse Sale
Sat/Sun, Jun 25-26, 10AM-6PM
It's here! Our beloved warehouse sale, featuring thousands of deeply discounted remaindered and used books.
At Harvard Book Store
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William Finnegan
Sat, Jun 25, 7PM
William Finnegan, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography, discusses Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life -- now in paperback.
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.
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