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September 30, 2016

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Around Cambridge news1

A glance at our event calendar will confirm that fall is indeed a busy, exciting time for new releases and author visits. Nearly every night of the week we'll host an author in the store, and hope to see many of you soon! This month in particular, we'll also be hosting and co-hosting many more free events at other locations around Cambridge.

At the Cambridge Public Library

For fantasy enthusiasts:
Garth Nix (Oct 5th at 6:30) -- author of the award-winning fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen -- will present Goldenhand, the long-awaited fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Old Kingdom series.

For fiction readers and gamblers:
Jonathan Lethem (Oct 20 at 6:30) -- bestselling author of Dissident Gardens and Motherless Brooklyn -- reads from A Gambler's Anatomy. "Lethem takes real pleasure in the language and writes with a sense of the absurd that illuminates his situations and his characters . . . In this tragicomic novel, nothing is ever exactly as it seems." - -Kirkus, starred review

For educators and parents: Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot (Oct 24 at 6:30) -- MacArthur Prize-winning sociologist, recipient of thirty-one honorary degrees, and the first African American woman in Harvard's history to have an endowed professorship named in her honor -- discusses Growing Each Other Up: When Our Children Become Our Teachers.

At WorkBar Cambridge

For drinkers and scientists:
Local author Brian D. Hoefling (Oct 18 at 6:30) presents Distilled Knowledge: The Science Behind Drinking's Greatest Myths, Legends, and Unanswered Questions.

For technologists and speech advocates: Tim Wu (Oct 25 at 6:30), known for coining the term "net neutrality," discusses The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads.

Cambridge Forum at First Parish Church

For the past fifty years, Cambridge Forum has provided free public forums for the discussion of the issues and ideas that are shaping our world. From culture to technology, the environment to public policy, Cambridge Forum offers citizens vital information about the challenges facing contemporary society.

Cambridge Forum kicks off its new season of events in October with " The Manifesto Against Parenting" featuring Alison Gopnik (Oct 12 at 7pm, reception and signing at 6pm) and "NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE: Race and Power in America" featuring Tommie Shelby, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Elizabeth Hinton, and moderator Danielle Allen (Oct 17 at 7pm).


The Boston Book Festival is just two weeks away! We'll be joining Boston's independent bookstores throughout Copley Square on Saturday, October 15th. Head on over to Boston for a day's worth of panels and discussions for all ages and all interests, and come on by the Boston Public Library to say hi to the Harvard Book Store staff.

In Case You Missed It news3

Earlier this month we hosted New Yorker staff writer Lawrence Wright for his collection of essays, The Terror Years. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

Thanks for Choosing Harvard Book Store news4

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Cruel Beautiful World
by Caroline Leavitt


Algonquin Books, hardcover

Caroline Leavitt is at her best in this haunting, nuanced portrait of love, sisters, and the impossible legacy of family. It's 1969, and sixteen-year-old Lucy is about to run away, a rash act that will have vicious repercussions for both her and her older sister, Charlotte.

Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead
by Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman 


MIT Press, hardcover
Driverless is a comprehensive exploration of self-driving cars. The authors shed light on the opportunities and risks posed by self-driving vehicles, and make a compelling case for why their development should be our society's next "Apollo moment."

The First Crusade:
The Call from the East
by Peter Frankopan


Belknap Press, paperback
What if the First Crusade's real catalyst lay far to the east of Rome?Countering nearly a millennium of scholarship, Peter Frankopan narrates a bold new perspective on the history of the First Crusade.
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Kids & Young Adult
Crooked Kingdom:
A Sequel to Six of Crows
by Leigh Bardugo


Henry Holt and Co., hardcover
In the highly anticipated sequel to the bestselling Six of Crows, Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives.
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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

Pride and Perseverance:
A Story of Love and Courage, My Recipe for Success 
by Donna Franca Franzaroli


Print on Demand, paperback

Franca Franzaroli was born and raised in Rome, Italy. She received her teaching degree from the Magistero University in Rome and taught third grade in an all-girls school before marrying and moving to Boston in 1955. Pride and Perseverance is the story of her life.


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 Devil Is Here in These Hills: 
West Virginia's Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom
by James Green
$7.99, paperback (originally $20.00)
The fight for unionization and civil rights in the coal mines of West Virginia sparked a political crisis verging on civil war. In The Devil is Here in These Hills, celebrated labor historian James Green tells the story of West Virginia and coal like never before.
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When Books Went to War: 
The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II
by Molly Guptill Manning
$7.99, paperback (originally $15.95)
"When Books Went to War is a thoroughly engaging, enlightening, and often uplifting account of America's counterattack against Nazi Germany's wholesale burning of books. . . . I was enthralled and moved." --Tim O'Brien, author of The Things They Carried
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Frederick Law Olmsted: 
Essential Texts
edited by Robert Twombly
$7.99, paperback (originally $24.95)
An anthology of writings of the best-known landscape architect in U.S. history, Frederick Law Olmsted: Essential Texts reveals his thinking on cities, small residential sites, the history and theory of urban parks, and landscape architecture in general. 
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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.
A User's Guide
by Yve-Alain Bois and Rosalind E. Krauss
Originally published by Zone Books in 1997
$75.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
In Formless: A User's Guide, Bois and Krauss present a rich and compelling panorama of the formless. They chart its persistence within a history of modernism that has always repressed, and they assess its destiny within current artistic production.
Florence and Baghdad: 
Renaissance Art and Arab Science
by Hans Belting
Originally published by Belknap Press in 2011
$20.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
In this lavishly illustrated study, Hans Belting addresses a provocative question that reaches beyond the realm of aesthetics and mathematics: What happens when Muslims and Christians look upon each other and find their way of viewing the world transformed as a result?
J.M.W. Turner:
The 'Ideas of Folkstone' Sketchbook 1845
edited by David Blayney Brown
Originally published by the Tate Gallery in 1987
$20.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
In their breadth of handling, very liquid washes, and economy of vision, the twenty-four works reproduced in this volume are typical of the coastal drawings Turner focused on in the last phase of his working life.
Upcoming Events
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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 acclaimed work, Mercury.
At Harvard Book Store
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Cathy O'Neil
Mon, Oct 3, 7PM
Data scientist Cathy O'Neil discusses Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.
At Harvard Book Store
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Lev Grossman
Tue, Oct 4, 7PM

The author of the bestselling Magicians trilogy presents his newly reissued first novel, Warp.
At Harvard Book Store
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Garth Nix
Wed, Oct 5, 6:30PM
Fantasy novelist Garth Nix presents Goldenhand, the long-awaited fifth installment in his Old Kingdom series.
At the Cambridge Public Library
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Bill Ayers
Wed, Oct 5, 7PM
Social justice activist Bill Ayers discusses Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto.
At Harvard Book Store
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Grace Bonney
Thu, Oct 6, 6PM
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. There will not be a standby line for this event.
At the Brattle Theatre
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Nancy Weiss Malkiel
Thu, Oct 6, 7PM
Princeton University emeritus professor Nancy Weiss Malkiel discusses "Keep the Damned Women Out": The Struggle for Coeducation.
At Harvard Book Store
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James T. Kloppenberg
Fri, Oct 7, 3PM
James T. Kloppenberg, Professor of American History at Harvard, discusses Toward Democracy: The Struggle for Self-Rule in European and American Thought.
At Harvard Book Store
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Nell Zink
Fri, Oct 7, 7PM
The "wonderfully talented" author of Mislaid returns with a fierce and audaciously funny novel of families, Nicotine.
At Harvard Book Store
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