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September 23, 2016

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Join us for these upcoming ticketed events!
» Emma Donoghue (Sep 23)
» Alan Cumming with Jared Bowen (Sep 25)
» Ann Patchett (Sep 29)
» Mike Love Book Signing (Oct 13)

Tonight's event with Emma Donoghue reading from The Wonder (taking place at Harvard Square's Brattle Theatre) will be followed by a separately ticketed screening of the Oscar-nominated film Room, based on Donoghue's acclaimed novel of the same name. The author will provide a special introduction for the screening. Get your tickets for this special screening through the Brattle Theatre, and when you use this link and coupon code EGGSNAKE, you'll get $2 off the movie ticket.

And for even more in way of book-to-movie adaptations, Harvard Book Store customers have been invited to enter to win free tickets to a special advance screening of The Girl on the Train in Boston on October 4th. Enter to win here.

Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores, and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association.

Find our display in the store, or take a look here, at nine of the most challenged books of 2015. Purchase, borrow, read, and recommend a challenged book next week, and help support the freedom to read.

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by Hakan Günday


Arcade Publishing, hardcover

In this timely novel, one of the first novels to document the refugee crisis in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, we see firsthand how the realities of war, violence, and migration affect the daily lives of the people who live there. 

Soul at the White Heat: 
Inspiration, Obsession, and the Writing Life
by Joyce Carol Oates


Ecco, hardcover
"Why do we write?" With this question, Joyce Carol Oates begins an imaginative exploration of the writing life, and all its attendant anxieties, joys, and futilities, in this collection of seminal essays and criticism.

Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom?
edited by Akeel Bilgrami and Jonathan R. Cole


Columbia University Press, paperback
In these seventeen essays, distinguished senior scholars discuss the conceptual issues surrounding the idea of freedom of inquiry and scrutinize a variety of obstacles to such inquiry that they have encountered in their personal and professional experience.
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Kids & Young Adult
The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon
by Torben Kuhlmann


NorthSouth, hardcover
A long time ago a mouse learned to fly . . . and crossed the Atlantic. But what happened next? Torben Kuhlmann's stunning new book transports readers to the moon and beyond, where dreams are determined only by the size of your imagination and the biggest innovators are the smallest of all.
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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

Hollywood Heartbreak New York Dreams
by Kody Christiansen


Print on Demand, paperback

Dreams can often turn into heartbreak. Just ask Kaleb, a renowned female illusionist whose tumultuous journey from Texas to New York to Hollywood, and back again, serves as the catalyst for this tragic but ultimately inspiring true story.


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.
Living with a Wild God: 
A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything
by Barbara Ehrenreich
$5.99, paperback (originally $16.00)
In Living with a Wild God, bestselling author and journalist Barbara Ehrenreich recounts her quest -- beginning in childhood -- to find "the Truth" about the universe and everything else: What's really going on? Why are we here?
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The Bone Clocks: 
A Novel
by David Mitchell
$5.99, paperback (originally $18.00)
"In his sixth novel, [David Mitchell has] brought together the time-capsule density of his eyes-wide-open adventure in traditional realism with the death-defying ambitions of Cloud Atlas until all borders between pubby England and the machinations of the undead begin to blur." --The New York Times Book Review
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Harvard University: 
An Architectural Tour
by Douglass Shand-Tucci
$14.99, paperback (originally $34.95)
One of the most prestigious universities in the world, Harvard is steeped in tradition and famous for its unique American Colonial campus, which dates back to 1636. Beautifully photographed in full color, this guide presents architectural walks through an American campus distinguished by landmark buildings.
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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 Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra:
Books 15-17, Volumes One & Two
by Choying Tobden Dorje
Originally published by Snow Lion in 2016
$30.00 (hardcover, two volumes) in Very Good condition
The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra, a multivolume masterwork by the eighteenth-century tantric master Choying Tobden Dorje, traces the path of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism from beginning to end. Books 15 to 17 concern the first of the three classes of highest, or inner, tantras.
The Manuscript Books of Emily Dickinson:
Volumes I & II
edited by R. W. Franklin
Originally published by Belknap Press in 1981
$150.00 (hardcover, two volumes) in Very Good condition
This elegant edition presents all of Emily Dickinson's manuscript books and unsewn fascicle sheets -- 1,148 poems on 1,250 pages -- restored insofar as possible to their original order, as they were when her sister found them after her death.
Sheila Hicks: 
50 Years
by Susan C. Faxon and Joan Simon
Originally published by Yale University Press in 2010
$125.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Sheila Hicks is an artist noted for objects and public commissions whose structures are built of color and fiber. This volume accompanied the first retrospective of Hicks's work, documenting her remarkable versatility and surprising range of materials. 
Upcoming Events
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Harvey Cox
Fri, Sep 23, 3PM
Harvey Cox, Professor of Divinity at Harvard University, discusses his latest book, The Market as God.
At Harvard Book Store
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Fri, Sep 23, 6PM
The bestselling author of Room, Frog Music, and Slammerkin presents her latest novel, The Wonder.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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Jerald Walker
Fri, Sep 23, 7PM
Emerson College's Jerald Walker discusses his memoir The World in Flames: A Black Boyhood in a White Supremacist Doomsday Cult.
At Harvard Book Store
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Alan Cumming
Sun, Sep 25, 6PM
Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming is joined by WGBH's Jared Bowen for a discussion of Cumming's collection of photos and essays, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures.
At First Parish Church
Ticketed (book included)
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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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Tue, Sep 27, 7PM

Icelandic novelist Sjón is joined by local novelist Laura van den Berg for a discussion of Sjón's latest mind-bending historical novel, Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was.
At Harvard Book Store
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Murray Dewart and Robert Pinsky
Wed, Sep 28, 7PM
Sculptor Murray Dewart, editor of the new anthology Poems About Sculpture, presents with poet Robert Pinsky, writer of the foreward. Pinsky will also present his latest collection, At the Foundling Hospital.
At Harvard Book Store
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Joseph Lelyveld
Thu, Sep 29, 7PM
Pulitzer winner Joseph Lelyveld discusses His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt.
At Harvard Book Store
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Ann Patchett
Thu, Sep 29, 7PM
Novelist Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto and State of Wonder, presents her latest work, Commonwealth.
At First Parish Church
$5 tickets
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and John Stauffer
Fri, Sep 30, 3PM
Professors Gates and Stauffer discuss the new Penguin Classics edition of The Portable Frederick Douglass.
At Harvard Book Store
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Margot Livesey
Fri, Sep 30, 7PM
Local novelist Margot Livesey, author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy, presents her latest work, Mercury.
At Harvard Book Store
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