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July 8, 2016

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We're back! While the store has been the usual busy mix of summer tourists and book-loving locals, we've taken the last week off from author events. We're back next week with more author visits, continuing until mid-August. Join us.

Some of our upcoming author events.

Looking for summer reads? Our staff has gathered a wide range of suggestions: fun beach-reads, thoughtful and provocative nonfiction, transformative literary fiction, and more. Check out our display in the store, or browse the suggestions online here

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In June we hosted acclaimed debut novelist Yaa Gyasi for her book Homegoing. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

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Alex W. Meriwether
Harvard Book Store
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All the Missing Girls
by Megan Miranda


Simon & Schuster, hardcover

"Miranda convincingly conjures a haunted setting that serves as a character in its own right, but what really makes this roller-coaster so memorable is her inspired use of reverse chronology, so that each chapter steps further back in time, dramatically shifting the reader's perspective." --Publishers Weekly

Chaos Monkeys:
Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley
by Antonio García Martínez


Harper, hardcover
Liar's Poker meets The Social Network in an irreverent exposé of life inside the tech bubble, from industry provocateur Antonio García Martínez, a former Twitter advisor, Facebook product manager, and startup founder/CEO.

State and Politics:
Deleuze and Guattari on Marx
by Guillaume Sibertin-Blanc

Semiotext(e), paperback
In State and Politics, Guillaume Sibertin-Blanc measures how Deleuze and Guattari engage with the upheavals of their time by confronting their thought with Marxism, its epistemological field, and its political grammar.
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Kids & Young Adult
Hogwarts Classics
by J.K. Rowling


Arthur A. Levine Books, hardcover
Inside the Hogwarts Classics boxed set, readers will find a pair of books treasured by students at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry: Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
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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 Last Hypothesis: 
A Novel
by L.C. Paoletti


Print on Demand, paperback

After a successful career, Professor Dante Paolo leaves the demands of academic research for the rewards of retirement. But fate has other ideas. The Last Hypothesis is an amalgamation of science and fiction set in current day New England.


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 Posters of Leonetto Cappiello
by Jack Rennert
$24.99, hardcover (originally $80.00)
This volume is the largest, most authoritative collection of Cappiello's work ever presented: 534 poster illustrations in full color. Detailed appraisals and annotations accompany each poster, as well as biographical information and an insight into Cappiello's graphic method. 
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The Man Who Spoke Snakish
by Andrus Kivirähk
$5.99, paperback (originally $16.00)
A bestseller in the author's native country of Estonia, The Man Who Spoke Snakish is the imaginative and moving story of a boy who is tasked with preserving his family's ancient traditions in the face of modernity.
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The Edge of the World: 
How The North Sea Made Us Who We Are
by Michael Pye
$9.99, hardcover (originally $27.95)
"At its most meaningful, history involves a good deal of art and storytelling. . . . By bringing back to life a mostly forgotten cast of medieval shippers, marauders, thinkers and tinkerers, Pye challenges us to consider how we got to be where -- and who -- we are." --The New York Times Book Review
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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.
Beyond Bosch:
The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print
by Marisa Bass and Elizabeth Wyckoff
Originally published by Saint Louis Art Museum in 2015
$25.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
"The more than thirty prints in this exhibition each purport, in one way or another, to descend from the work of Bosch. It is a diverse and varied group of prints . . . . Each reveals the enduring appeal of the artist's work and its influence into the early seventeenth century." --from the Director's Foreword
Abstractionist Aesthetics:
Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture
by Phillip Brian Harper
Originally published by New York University Press in 2015
$14.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Arguing against the need for "positive" representations, Abstractionist Aesthetics displaces realism as the primary mode of African American representational aesthetics and re-centers literature as a principal site of African American cultural politics.
Sol Lewitt: 
A Retrospective
by Gary Garrels
Originally published by San Francisco Museum in 2000
$100.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Sol LeWitt has spent decades creating artworks that explore the potential of ideas for the making of visual forms. This volume fosters a deeper understanding of the artist's career and its significance to American art and thought. 
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars (and pre-order the book here!) for our Harry Potter Midnight Release Party on the evening of July 30th. And browse our upcoming events, now updated through August.
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Fiction Fridays
Fridays This Summer
15% off new fiction!
At Harvard Book Store
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Ramona Ausubel
Mon, Jul 11, 7PM
Ramona Ausubel, author of No One Is Here Except All of Us, reads from her latest novel, Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty. It's the story of a wealthy New England family in the 1960s and '70s that suddenly loses its fortune -- and its bearings.
At Harvard Book Store
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Ada Palmer and Jo Walton
Tue, Jul 12, 7PM

Sci-fi/fantasy authors Ada Palmer and Jo Walton present their latest books -- Too Like the Lightning and Necessity.
At Harvard Book Store
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Bob Proehl
Wed, Jul 13, 7PM
Bob Proehl reads from his debut novel -- "for anyone who craves a smart family saga. Especially one with superheroes." -- A Hundred Thousand Worlds.
At Harvard Book Store
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Priyamvada Natarajan
Thu, Jul 14, 7PM
Yale physicist and astronomer Priyamvada Natarajan discusses Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos.
At Harvard Book Store
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Sara Lewis
Fri, Jul 15, 7PM
Tufts biologist Sara Lewis presents Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Next Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Jul 25, 7PM
This month our in-store book club will discuss Philip Roth's novel The Plot Against America, an alternate reality set in 1940, in which rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh is elected President.
At Harvard Book Store
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