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July 22, 2016

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Our summer author event series continues these next few weeks before taking the last couple weeks of August off. Before the break, join us for a wide range of events -- fiction, science, history, and more -- to whet your summer reading appetite.

Purchase tickets now for New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin, author of The Run of His Life, which was made into the recent critically acclaimed FX series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Toobin will join us for a discussion of his gripping new book,  American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst, with WBUR's David Boeri.

Join us, and check out our full July and August events schedule


In just a little more than a week, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the eighth Harry Potter story,  will hit the shelves in bookstores across the country. Can't wait, and need something to read in the meantime? Take a look at our recommendations for some magical stories to check out while you're waiting for July 30th.

Don't forget to pre-order your copy now (for 20% off) to find out what's going on with Harry, Ron, and Hermione nineteen years later. Learn about our midnight release party here

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In June we hosted reporter and essayist Ian Frazier for a discussion of his latest book,   Hogs Wild: Selected Reporting Pieces. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

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The Hopefuls:
A Novel
by Jennifer Close


Knopf, hardcover

A scathingly funny but tenderhearted novel about ambition and marriage, The Hopefuls tells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to Washington, DC, a city of idealism, gossip, and complicated friendships among the young aspiring elite. 

Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age
by Dan Zak


Blue Rider Press, hardcover
In Almighty, Washington Post reporter Dan Zak reexamines America's love-hate relationship to the bomb, from the race to achieve atomic power before the Nazis did to the solemn 70th anniversary of Hiroshima.

Foucault's Last Decade 
by Stuart Elden


Polity, paperback
Stuart Elden draws on all Foucault's writings during this final period, his courses at the Collège de France and lectures elsewhere, as well as material archived in France and California to provide a comprehensive account of Foucault's last decade.
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Kids & Young Adult
by Non Pratt


Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, hardcover
Told in alternating perspectives between best friends Ruby and Kaz, Remix is the story of two teenage girls fighting to hold on to their splintering relationships and rediscovering that true friendship -- like love -- is not so easily broken.
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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

Moments in Time
by Wendy Woodfield


Print on Demand, paperback

Moments in Time is a collection of fifty-nine very short nonfiction stories in which Wendy Woodfield, a passionate woman born in the 40s, recalls some of her more intimate memories from childhood to the present day.


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.
A Novel
by Nicola Griffith
$7.99, paperback (originally $18.00)
Hild is a sweeping historical novel about the rise of the most powerful woman of the Middle Ages: Saint Hilda of Whitby. Working from what little historical record is extant, Nicola Griffith brings a beautiful, brutal world to vivid, absorbing life.
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A Labyrinth of Kingdoms:
10,000 Miles through Islamic Africa
by Steve Kemper
$6.99, hardcover (originally $28.95)
A Labyrinth of Kingdoms describes Heinrich Barth's 1849 epic, five-year journey into the unexplored regions of North and Central Africa, detailing the many discoveries he made as he traveled 10,000 miles, lost most of his companions, and finally arrived at the legendary city of Timbuktu.
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Philip Guston Retrospective
by Michael Auping
$19.99, paperback (originally $29.95)
This comprehensive volume brings together the different bodies of Guston's work, exposing the connective threads between each of his developmental stages. In-depth essays by critics and art historians explore his early influences and the emergence of symbols that resurfaced in his later work.
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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.
Magic Tales and Fairy Tale Magic: 
From Ancient Egypt to the Italian Renaissance
by Ruth B. Bottigheimer
Originally published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014
$50.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Magic Tales and Fairy Tale Magic examines magic's depiction as a malevolent force from ancient Egypt through the Middle Ages, demonstrating that it took until the Italian Renaissance for magic tales to become fairy tales.
Louise Bourgeois: 
Drawings and Observations
by Louise Bourgeois and Lawrence Rinder
Originally published by Bulfinch Press in 1996
$70.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Though known primarily for her sculpture, Louise Bourgeois displayed a lifelong passion for drawing and considered it to be essential to her oeuvre. This volume combines over fifty years of the artist's drawings with her own observations. 
Brhat Samhita of Varahamihira:
Volumes I and II
by M. Ramakrishna Bhat
Originally published by Motilal Banarsidass in 2010
$50.00 (hardcover, 2 volumes) in Very Good condition
The Brhat Samhita of Varahamihira is an encyclopedia of astrology and other subjects of human interest. M. Ramakrishna Bhat covers each subject with thoroughness and mastery based on extensive knowledge of the ancient sastras.
Upcoming Events
Our upcoming events schedule is updated through August. Stay tuned for our calendar of September events soon.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
»  Jeffrey Toobin with David Boeri (8/3)
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Fiction Fridays
Fridays This Summer
15% off new fiction!
At Harvard Book Store
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Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
Fri, Jul 22, 7PM
Cultural historian Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz presents her latest book, A Taste for Provence, an eloquent exploration of how the French region came to be regarded as a paradise.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Jul 25, 7PM
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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Peter D. Kramer
Tue, Jul 26, 7PM
Psychiatrist Peter D. Kramer, bestselling author of Listening to Prozac, discusses his latest book, Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants.
At Harvard Book Store
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Ann Patty
Wed, Jul 27, 7PM

Publisher and editor Ann Patty discusses her new book, Living with a Dead Language: My Romance with Latin -- an exploration of the richness of Latin.
At Harvard Book Store
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Deborah Levy
Thu, Jul 28, 7PM
Deborah Levy -- author of Swimming Home (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2012) -- reads from her latest novel, Hot Milk, "a powerful novel of the interior life."
At Harvard Book Store
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Robert P. Watson
Fri, Jul 29, 7PM
Award-winning author Robert P. Watson discusses his latest book, The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II.
At Harvard Book Store
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