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June 24, 2016

News This Week: 
» Summer Warehouse Sale     
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Our Summer Warehouse Sale news1

The book buying event of summer is this weekend in Somerville!

We'll have thousands of discounted books to explore -- fiction, cookbooks, children's books, comics, art, history, science -- plus rare and unusual used books just waiting to be discovered. Remainders -- new books at bargain prices and 40-80% off the original list price -- will be an additional 15% off their marked prices at the Warehouse Sale. Plus all used books will be an additional 70% off their already marked down prices. And don't forget to check out our selection of greeting cards, also on sale.

Learn more and get directions to the Summer Warehouse Sale at 14 Park Street, Somerville, here. Don't miss it.

Our Harry Potter midnight release party is still some time away. Can't wait? Twitter users, tweet at us @HarvardBooks with #HPatHBS and 140 characters about why you love Harry and Hogwarts over the next few weeks. You'll be entered to win a free copy of the special illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

Learn more about our release party, pre-order Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and RSVP for the festivities here

In Case You Missed It news3

Earlier this month we hosted Iranian-American comic Negin Farsad for her new book   How to Make White People Laugh. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

Thanks for Choosing Harvard Book Store news4

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

We'll be taking next week off from the email newsletter, so watch your inboxes July 8th for our next update. Happy, healthy, safe July 4th to one and all.

Thanks for reading,
Alex W. Meriwether
Harvard Book Store
New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
Vinegar Girl
by Anne Tyler


Hogarth, hardcover

With Vinegar Girl, Pulitzer Prize winner and American master Anne Tyler brings us an inspired, witty, and irresistible contemporary take on one of Shakespeare's classic comedies. 

Death by Video Game:
Danger, Pleasure, and Obsession on the Virtual Frontline 
by Simon Parkin


Melville House, hardcover
Riveting and wildly entertaining, Death by Video Game investigates what it is about our virtual playgrounds that often proves compelling, comforting, and irresistible to the human mind, sometimes to the point of real danger.

Plantation Kingdom: The American South and Its Global Commodities 
by Richard Follett, Sven Beckert, Peter Coclanis, and Barbara M. Hahn


Johns Hopkins University Press, hardcover
Plantation Kingdom traces the rise and fall of America's plantation economy. Written by four renowned historians, it demonstrates how an international capitalist system rose out of slave labor, indentured servitude, and the mass production of agricultural commodities for world markets.
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Kids & Young Adult
Tell Us Something True
by Dana Reinhardt


Wendy Lamb Books, hardcover
For fans of Sarah Dessen, Jennifer Smith, E.L. Lockhart, and John Green, this delightful, often comic coming-of-age novel stars the lovable, brokenhearted River, the streets of LA, and an irresistible cast of characters.
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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

A Memoir
by Beth Birnbaum


Print on Demand, paperback

Bittersweet, a mix of poetry and prose, is a thirty-five year chronicle of one mother's journey from darkness to light, from loss to fullness, from bitterness to sublime sweetness unimaginable in the depths of sudden loss.


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.
Eat and Run: 
My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
by Scott Jurek and  Steve Friedman
$5.99, paperback (originally $14.95)
In Eat and Run, Scott Jurek opens up about his life and career as a champion athlete with a plant-based diet. Full of stories of competition as well as science and practical advice, Eat and Run will motivate readers and expand their food horizons. 
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No Regrets, Coyote: 
A Novel
by  John Dufresne 
$5.99, paperback (originally $14.95)
"A very cool ride. If Raymond Chandler was reincarnated as a novelist in South Florida, he couldn't nail it any better than Dufresne." --Carl Hiaasen
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American Crucifixion: 
The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church
by Alex Beam
$9.99, hardcover (originally $26.99)
Mormonism is America's largest and most enduring native religion, and the "martyrdom" of Joseph Smith is one of its transformational events. American Crucifixion is a gripping story of scandal and violence, with deep roots in our national identity.
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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.
Staging Blackness and Performing Whiteness in Eighteenth-Century German Drama
by Wendy Sutherland
Originally published by Routledge in 2016
$50.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Focusing on eighteenth-century cultural productions, Wendy Sutherland examines how representations of race in philosophy, anthropology, aesthetics, drama, and court painting influenced the construction of a white bourgeois German self.
2G N. 58/59:  Kazuo Shinohara:
Casas Houses
edited by Anna Puyuelo
Originally published by Gustavo Gili in 2011
$75.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Kazuo Shinohara (1925-2006) has proved to be one of the most influential architects of his generation in shaping contemporary Japanese architecture. This issue of 2G is a celebration of the persistent significance of his designs.
Bellini and the East
by Caroline Campbell and Alan Chong
Originally published by the National Gallery in 2005
$15.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
This gorgeous volume focuses on the work of the remarkable Bellini family of painters -- Jacopo and his sons Gentile and Giovanni -- who transformed Venetian painting in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries.
Upcoming Events
Browse more  upcoming events, including our Harry Potter midnight release party. Our calendar is now updated through August.

Also please note: we'll close at 8pm on July 4th.
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Fiction Fridays
Fridays This Summer
15% off new fiction!
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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Summer Warehouse Sale
Sat/Sun, Jun 25-26, 10AM-6PM
Join us for our beloved Summer Warehouse Sale, featuring a wide variety of deeply discounted books.
At the Harvard Book Store Warehouse, 14 Park Street, Somerville
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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 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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Bronwen Dickey
Tue, Jun 28, 7PM
Journalist Bronwen Dickey discusses Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon, the story of how a popular breed of dog became the most demonized -- and what role humans have played in the transformation.
At Harvard Book Store
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Janna Levin
Wed, Jun 29, 7PM
Theoretical astrophysicist Janna Levin discusses Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space -- the authoritative story of the headline-making discovery of gravitational waves.
At Harvard Book Store
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Michael J. Graetz and Linda Greenhouse
Thu, Jun 30, 7PM

Law scholars Michael J. Graetz and Linda Greenhouse discuss The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right -- a revelatory look that finds that the Warren Burger Supreme Court was not a "moderate" or transitional court, as often portrayed.
At Harvard Book Store
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