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August 26, 2016

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Go Outside with a Book news1

The bad news. Summer is winding down.

The good news? After a couple weeks off, our author event series returns next week with a fascinating and inspiring lineup of speakers.

Now's also a great time to sign up for our Signed First Edition Club for guaranteed signed first editions of some of the most anticipated books of the season. And we still have a limited quantity of signed books available for purchase from this spring/summer's author visits.

So summer may be coming to a close, but we still have plenty of weeks left in 2016 to appreciate the temperate, friendly outdoors; take a peek at our Lonely Planet window celebrating 100 years of our National Parks this week.

Let's do some good old-fashioned reading outside this weekend.

Speaking of amazing events -- and 100 year anniversaries -- check out what's happening across the street at Harvard in September.

On the weekend of September 10th and 11th the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University will host a special centennial celebration of the Pulitzer Prizes. Head to Sanders Theatre as Nieman presents a weekend of performances, conversations, and talks highlighting the work of more than twenty Pulitzer Prize winners and exploring the theme "Power: Accountability and Abuse."

The programming includes a performance by jazz legend Wynton Marsalis ... extraordinary journalists, poets, authors, playwrights, historians, musicians and other speakers ... a recorded conversation with "Hamilton" creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda ... and the weekend ends with an evening performance of composer John Adams' Pulitzer-winning piece inspired by 9/11.

Learn more and get tickets here.   

In Case You Missed It news3

In July we hosted Larry Olmsted for his book  Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do about It. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

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Behold the Dreamers:
A Novel
by Imbolo Mbue


Random House, hardcover

Behold the Dreamers is Imbolo Mbue's debut novel of marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream -- the story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy.

A Square Meal:
A Culinary History of the Great Depression 
by Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe


Harper, hardcover
From the author of the acclaimed 97 Orchard and her husband, a culinary historian, comes an in-depth exploration of the greatest food crisis the nation has ever faced -- the Great Depression -- and how it transformed America's culinary culture.

Data Love:
The Seduction and Betrayal of Digital Technologies 
by Roberto
Columbia University Press, hardcover
Data Love argues that the dark side of data mining cannot be confined to tensions between citizens and government: the phenomenon has instigated a transfiguration of society, one in which we are all involved.
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Kids & Young Adult
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn 
by Kenard Pak


Henry Holt and Co., hardcover
Join a young girl as she takes a walk through forest and town, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with every flower and creature and gust of wind, she says good-bye to summer and welcomes autumn.
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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

Light of Urim
by Kenneth B. Smith


Print on Demand, paperback

Apple orchards, watermelon, sun scorched soil, nightly forays, and cross cultural friendships provide the backdrop for this memoir of a young man seeking answers to the mystique of Kibbutz Urim in 1964-1965.


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 Best of Rose Elliot: 
The Ultimate Vegetarian Collection
by Rose Elliot
$7.99, hardcover (originally $29.99)
This collection features Rose Elliot's favorite recipes from two of her best-loved books -- Vegetarian Supercook and Sumptuous Suppers. The Best of Rose Elliot is a timely compilation of the very best that vegetarian cuisine has to offer.
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Believing Is Seeing:
Observations on the Mysteries of Photography
by Errol Morris
$5.99, paperback (originally $25.00)
In his inimitable style, Errol Morris untangles the mysteries behind an eclectic range of documentary photographs. Each essay is part detective story, part philosophical meditation, and investigates the relationship between photographs and the real world they theoretically record.
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Bulfinch Illustrated Mythology
by Thomas Bulfinch
$12.99, hardcover (originally $17.99)
Bulfinch Mythology is the best-known compilation of ancient myths and legends. In this gorgeous edition, works of art accompany Thomas Bulfinch's simple but elegant retelling of the most enduring stories of ancient Greece and Rome.
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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.
Old Angel Midnight
by Jack Kerouac
Originally published by Midnight Press in 1985
$50.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Old Angel Midnight is a treasure trove of Kerouac's experiments with automatic writing. He called it "my idea of how to make a try at a 'spontaneous Finnegan's Wake' with the Sounds of the Universe itself as the plot."
Intellectual Curiosity and the Scientific Revolution:
A Global Perspective
by Toby E. Huff
Originally published by Cambridge University Press in 2011
$15.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Seventeenth-century Europe witnessed an extraordinary flowering of discoveries and innovations. This study, beginning with the Dutch-invented telescope of 1608, casts Galileo's discoveries into a global framework. 
Tradition and Innovation in Late Antiquity
edited by F.M. Clover and R.S. Humphreys
Originally published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 1989
$50.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Modern observers often portray Late Antiquity as an age of cataclysmic change and new beginnings. By focusing on culture and institutions,  Tradition and Innovation in Late Antiquity offers a more realistic portrait of gradual transitions.
Upcoming Events
Our events calendar is now updated into October with newly announced author visits. Browse our complete upcoming events lineup.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
»  Carl Hiaasen (Sep 8)  
»  Lawrence Wright (Sep 12)
» Mara Wilson (Sep 15)
» Tracy Kidder (Sep 19)
» Ian McEwan (Sep 21)
» Emma Donoghue (Sep 23) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
» Alan Cumming (Sep 25)
» Ann Patchett (Sep 29) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
Tickets on Sale Soon: 
» Grace Bonney (Oct 6)
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Fiction Fridays
Fridays This Summer
15% off new fiction! The final Fiction Friday of summer is September 2nd.
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An Evening with Pangyrus
Mon, Aug 29, 7PM
Pangyrus -- launching its second print edition this month -- is Boston's new journal of literature, perspective, arts, and politics. Join us for readings by Anne Bernays, Jonathan Escoffery, Carrie Oeding, Shanoor Seervai, and Jonathan Weinert.
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Rosalind C. Barnett and Caryl Rivers
Tue, Aug 30, 7PM
Brandeis University's Rosalind C. Barnett and Caryl Rivers of Boston University discuss The Age of Longevity: Re-Imagining Tomorrow for Our New Long Lives.
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Jace Clayton
Wed, Aug 31, 7PM

Essayist and DJ Jace Clayton discusses Uproot: Travels in 21st Century Music and Digital Culture.
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Sebastian Smee
Thu, Sep 1, 7PM
Sebastian Smee, Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic for the Boston Globe, discusses The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Next Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Sep 26, 7PM
This month our in-store book club will discuss Toni Morrison's Beloved.
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