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September 2, 2016

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Our annual summer tradition of Fiction Fridays comes to a close today, but there's one more day of 15% off fiction titles from our entire floor of new books. Pick up some weekend and fall reading!

Fall is traditionally one of the busiest times in publishing, with a whole host of highly anticipated new releases. Let the wise booksellers of independent bookstores across the country guide you through what's coming out soon; many of our staff contributed to Literary Hub's recent " The Great Booksellers Fall 2016 Preview."

A few more surprises may be unveiled soon, but check out our events calendar for October, now posted to harvard.com.

Tickets are available now for a number of our September/October author events here in Harvard Square.


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Every Kind of Wanting:
A Novel
by Gina Frangello


Counterpoint, hardcover

By turns funny, dark, and sexy, Every Kind of Wanting strips bare the layers of the American family today, exploring the complex intersection of three unique families and their efforts to have a "Community Baby." 


The Long, Long Life of Trees
by Fiona Stafford


Yale University Press, hardcover

In this beautifully illustrated volume, Fiona Stafford offers intimate, detailed explorations of seventeen common trees. Brimming with unusual topics and intriguing facts, this book celebrates trees and their long lives as our inspiring and beloved natural companions.


What is Populism? 
by Jan-Werner Müller


University of Pennsylvania Press, hardcover

Analytical and accessible,  What Is Populism? is grounded in history and draws on examples from Latin America, Europe, and the United States to define the characteristics of populism and the deeper causes of its electoral successes in our time.
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Kids & Young Adult

The Little Inventor
by Mary GrandPre


Arthur A. Levine Books, hardcover

Cleonardo's father is an inventor. Cleo wants to be an inventor too. She tries to help her father in his workshop, but he never uses her great ideas. Can Cleo invent something big and important and perfect all by herself? 
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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

Bobo by Bobo
by Diana Fillmore


Print on Demand, paperback

Before email, cellphones, and digital cameras, Diana Fillmore (AKA "Bobo") picked up a Bic to communicate her thoughts, feelings, and commentary on the world. This book contains selections from her letters, notebooks, and paper napkins.


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.

Mapping It Out: 
An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies
by Hans Ulrich Obrist
$22.99, hardcover (originally $50.00)
Mapping It Out invites artists, architects, writers, designers, geographers, mathematicians, computer pioneers, scientists, and others from a host of fields to create a personal map of their own, in whatever form and showing whatever terrain they choose.
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A Place of Greater Safety:
A Novel
by Hilary Mantel
$6.99, paperback (originally $20.00)
"I have never read a better and more gripping fictional treatment of the French Revolution, or one so closely based on fact. The story practically tells itself, in all its lurid grandeur, and boasts a cast of larger-than-life characters a novelist could hardly invent." --Alan H., Harvard Book Store
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Blessed and Beautiful:
Picturing the Saints
by Robert Kiely
$12.99, hardcover (originally $45.00)
Blessed and Beautiful treats saints seriously as human religious figures (not icons of perfection). This beautifully written book offers a searching meditation on their lives and the images of them painted by Renaissance artists in Italy.
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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.

The Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll, Volume 5: 
Games, Puzzles, and Related Pieces
edited by Christopher Morgan
Originally published by Lewis Carroll Society of North America in 2015
$40.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, "Lewis Carroll," was not only the author of the beloved Alice tales but a talented creator of puzzles and games. This fully annotated volume collects together for the first time his charming and humorous creations.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 
The Absolute Edition
by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill
Originally published by America's Best Comics in 2003
$115.00 (hardcover, 2 volume slipcase) in Very Good condition
In 1898 London, a remarkable legion of literary figures come together to face threats to Britain. This gorgeous boxed set includes a hardcover bound edition of Volume 1 and a hardcover bound edition of Alan Moore's complete Volume 1 scripts.

Naked Ladies! Naked Ladies! Naked Ladies!:
Coloring Book
by Lynda Barry
Originally published by the Real Comet Press in 1984
$45.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Lynda Barry is an acclaimed painter, cartoonist, writer, illustrator, editor, commentator, and teacher. Naked Ladies! Naked Ladies! Naked Ladies! is a large coloring book featuring 52 of her black and white line drawings, one for each card in the deck.
Upcoming Events
Our events calendar is now updated through October with newly announced author talks. Browse our 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)
» Alan Cumming (Sep 25)
» Ann Patchett (Sep 29) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
» Grace Bonney (Oct 6)
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Nicholson Baker
Tue, Sep 6, 7PM

Novelist Nicholson Baker -- The Anthologist, The Mezzanine, and Human Smoke -- discusses his latest nonfiction book, Substitute: Going to School with a Thousand Kids, in conversation with Radio Open Source's Christopher Lydon.
At Harvard Book Store
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Nathan Hill
Wed, Sep 7, 7PM
Nathan Hill reads from his highly anticipated debut novel, The Nix -- "a mother-son psychodrama with ghosts and politics."
At Harvard Book Store
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Carl Hiaasen
Thu, Sep 8, 6PM
"Florida's master farceur" Carl Hiaasen reads from his latest comic novel, Razor Girl.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 Tickets
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Karen Finley
Thu, Sep 8, 7PM
Performance artist, author, and NYU professor Karen Finley discusses the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of her classic book Shock Treatment.
At Harvard Book Store
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Dara Kay Cohen
Fri, Sep 9, 3PM
Dara Kay Cohen, political science professor at the Kennedy School of Government, discusses her book Rape during Civil War.
At Harvard Book Store
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GrubStreet Launch Lab: Meaning and Mindfulness without Religion
Fri, Sep 9, 7PM
Katherine Ozment discusses Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age, and Rick Heller presents Secular Meditation: 32 Practices for Cultivating Inner Peace, Compassion, and Joy -- A Guide from the Humanist Community at Harvard.
At Harvard Book Store
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William Giraldi
Sat, Sep 10, 7PM
AGNI fiction editor William Giraldi, author of the novels Busy Monsters and Hold the Dark, presents a memoir of bodybuilding, a son's mourning, and the powers of literature -- The Hero's Body.
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.
At Harvard Book Store
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