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July 29, 2016

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Harry Who? news1

Wow. We're blown away by the excitement -- and the number of RSVPs and pre-orders we've received -- for the eighth Harry Potter story, being released in book form at 12:01am on July 31st. (The London play is getting stunning reviews already.) If you're planning on attending our midnight release, please review our update for attendees. And pre-order your copy NOW, while supplies last.

For book lovers and listeners of public radio, it's time again for a fine tradition here in Boston. Tune in to WBUR's Radio Boston today (Friday, July 29th, at 3 pm or 10 pm on 90.9-FM or via WBUR.org's livestream) as Harvard Book Store's own Rachel Cass joins local author Margot Livesey to discuss their favorite summer reads. If you miss it live, check out the archives at wbur.org/radioboston

In Case You Missed It news3

In June we hosted Janna Levin for her book  Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space -- the authoritative story of the headline-making discovery of gravitational waves. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

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New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
Dark Matter:
A Novel 
by Blake Crouch


Crown, hardcover

Dark Matter is a tightly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human -- a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we'll go to claim the lives we dream of.

Idiot Brain:
What Your Head Is Really Up To 
by Dean Burnett


W. W. Norton & Company, hardcover
In Idiot Brain, neuroscientist Dean Burnett celebrates blind spots, blackouts, insomnia, and all the other downright laughable things our minds do to us, while also exposing the many mistakes we've made in our quest to understand how our brains actually work.

Should Rich Nations Help the Poor?
by David Hulme


Polity, paperback
Should rich nations help the poor? In this compact book, leading global poverty analyst David Hulme explains why helping the world's neediest communities is both the right thing to do and the wise thing to do -- if rich nations want to take care of their own citizens' future welfare.
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Kids & Young Adult
Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion
by Alex T. Smith


Scholastic Press, hardcover
Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion is a fractured fairy tale version of Little Red Riding Hood. It's a classic fairy tale with a safari twist! Alex T. Smith's fun, bold art brings Little Red Riding Hood to life in a refreshing new way that will delight young readers.
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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.
George Marshall:
A Biography
by Debi Unger and Irwin Unger
$9.99, hardcover (originally $35.00)
George Marshall is a major historical biography of an important figure -- the general who ran the U.S. campaign during the Second World War and the Secretary of State who oversaw the successful rebuilding of post-war Europe -- and the first to offer a complete picture of his life.
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Timelines of Science
by DK
$19.99, hardcover (originally $40.00)
Highlighting the theories, breakthroughs, and thinkers that shaped the history of science, Timelines of Science is an informative guide to scientific discovery that explores everything from ancient Greek geometry to quantum physics.
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History of the World in 1,000 Objects
by DK
$24.99, hardcover (originally $50.00)
From the watch Napoleon used to synchronize with his generals at Waterloo to the Mayan Dresden codex, the oldest book written in the Americas, History of the World in 1,000 Objects provides a completely fresh perspective on world history.
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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.
Book Destruction from the Medieval to the Contemporary
edited by Gill Partington and Adam Smyth 
Originally published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014
$30.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
This rich and varied collection of essays and interviews examines the fraught topic of book destruction from a new angle, setting out an alternative history of the burning, pulping, defacing, and tearing of books from the medieval period to our own age.
Christian Materiality: 
An Essay on Religion in Late Medieval Europe
by Caroline Walker Bynum
Originally published by Zone Books in 2011
$18.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
In Christian Materiality, Caroline Walker Bynum describes Christianity's physical miracles, discusses the problems they presented for church authorities and the ordinary faithful, and probes the scientific and religious assumptions about matter that lay behind them.
Alias Omnibus
by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos
Originally published by Marvel in 2006
$100.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Meet Jessica Jones. Once, she was a rising star in the world of super-hero adventures. Now, she is the chain-smoking, hard-drinking owner of Alias Investigations. This gorgeous volume collects the complete 28-issue series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, enhanced by a bounty of all-new, behind-the-scenes bonus material. 
Upcoming Events
Our upcoming events schedule is updated into September. Stay tuned for our complete calendar of September events soon.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
»  Jeffrey Toobin with David Boeri (Aug 3)
Tickets on Sale Soon: 
» Carl Hiaasen (Sep 8)
» Lawrence Wright (Sep 12)
» Mara Wilson (Sep 15)
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Fiction Fridays
Fridays This Summer
15% off new fiction!
At Harvard Book Store
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Robert P. Watson
Fri, Jul 29, 7PM
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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Midnight Release Party: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Sat, Jul 30, 10PM
It's here. The eighth Harry Potter story. Be sure to pre-order your copy now.
At Harvard Book Store
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Elaine C. Kamarck
Mon, Aug 1, 7PM
Elaine C. Kamarck, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, discusses Why Presidents Fail And How They Can Succeed Again.
At Harvard Book Store
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Cindy Peyser Safronoff
Tue, Aug 2, 7PM

Historian Cindy Peyser Safronoff looks to 1872: a woman is running for president and marriage is being redefined. She'll discuss Crossing Swords: Mary Baker Eddy vs. Victoria Claflin Woodhull and the Battle for the Soul of Marriage.
At Harvard Book Store
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Jeffrey Toobin
Wed, Aug 3, 6PM
New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin discusses American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst, in conversation with WBUR's David Boeri.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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Anna Solomon
Wed, Aug 3, 7:30PM
Novelist Anna Solomon discusses Leaving Lucy Pear, a story about the entangled lives of two women in 1920s New England, in conversation with WBUR's Jessica Alpert.
At Harvard Book Store
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Anu Partanen
Thu, Aug 4, 7PM
Journalist Anu Partanen compares and contrasts life in the United States with life in the Nordic region in The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Next Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Aug 22, 7PM
This month our in-store book club will discuss Annie Baker's play The Flick, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
At Harvard Book Store
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