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October 8, 2016

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This week we're pleased to announce our November events schedule, including appearances in the store by novelist Francine Prose, oyster expert Rowan Jacobsen, former chief editor of the OED John Simpson, novelist and memoirist  John Edgar Wideman, literary scholar Elaine Scarry, and many many more.

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, October 11th, for two of our November events: novelist and essayist Zadie Smith and TV producer Andy Cohen. Ticket pre-sales for an event with musician Carly Simon (yes there might even be a guitar onstage) go on sale October 11th as well. Then on October 18th, tickets go sale for our newly announced event with actress Anna Kendrick. Whew!

Browse our complete upcoming events schedule here

This week you'll find longlisted books for the National Translation Award for Poetry and Prose on display in the bookstore.

Come by the store to check out some of today's very best work in translation -- a true celebration of literary diversity in English -- or shop our online display here

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In September we hosted Ian McEwan in conversation with Steven Pinker for McEwan's latest novel, Nutshell. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network. And we have a very limited number of signed copies still available via our Featured Signed Books page, or here in the bookstore.

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Crossing the Horizon
by Laurie Notaro


Gallery Books, hardcover

Soar back to the fearless 1920s with bestselling writer Laurie Notaro -- author of The Idiot Girls' Action Adventure Club -- in an historical novel that tells the true, little-known story of three aviatrixes in a race to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic.

You Can't Touch My Hair:
And Other Things I Still Have to Explain
by Phoebe Robinson


Plume, paperback 
Being a black woman in America means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities every day. Comedian Phoebe Robinson has experienced her fair share over the years, and now she's ready to take these topics to the page -- and she's going to make you laugh as she's doing it.

The Ordinary Man of Cinema
by Jean Louis Schefer


Semiotext(e), paperback
When it was first published in French in 1980, The Ordinary Man of Cinema signaled a shift in film philosophy, but while Schefer's book has long been standard reading in French film scholarship, until now it has been something of a missing link to the field in English.
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Kids & Young Adult
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard:
The Hammer of Thor
by Rick Riordan


Disney-Hyperion, hardcover
Thor's hammer is missing again. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants.
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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

Leeward Windward
by Polly Bradley


Print on Demand, paperback

The poetry in this little book varies from the optimistic (Leeward -- the sheltered side of the island) to the troubled (Windward -- the stormy side of the island). The island is Nahant, Massachusetts, Polly Bradley's home and the inspiration for many of her poems. 


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.
A Place in the Country
by W.G. Sebald
$5.99, hardcover (originally $26.00)
A Place in the Country is W.G. Sebald's meditation on the six artists and writers who shaped his creative mind -- and the last of this great writer's major works to be translated into English.
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The Paying Guests
by Sarah Waters
$6.99, paperback (originally $17.00)
"The new Sarah Waters novel, which finds the author at the height of her powers, weaves her characteristic threads of historical melodrama, lesbian romance, class tension, and sinister doings into a fabric of fictional delight." --The Boston Globe
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Kill or Cure:
An Illustrated History of Medicine
by Steve Parker
$14.99, hardcover (originally $30.00)
Telling the compelling stories behind mankind's never-ending quest to cure every disease, Kill or Cure uses a powerful format -- a text-rich narrative combined with DK's beautiful visual design -- to trace the extraordinary history of medicine.
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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.
What Is Buddhist Enlightenment?
by Dale S. Wright
Originally published by Oxford University Press in 2016
$15.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
What Is Buddhist Enlightenment? offers a wide-ranging exploration of the contemporary meaning of enlightenment. Dale S. Wright balances deep learning and an accessible style, offering valuable insights for students and scholars alike. 
Sufi Lyrics
by Bullhe Shah
Originally published by Harvard University Press in 2015
$15.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
This striking new English translation is presented alongside the Panjabi text, re-edited on the basis of the best modern editions. Bullhe Shah's Sufi Lyrics thus offers at once the most complete and most approachable version of this great poet's works.
Theatre of the World
by Frances A. Yates
Originally published by Chicago University Press in 1969
$20.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
In Theatre of the World, Frances Yates explores the Vitruvian influences in Tudor and Jacobean England in their relation to Renaissance philosophy and examines the English public theater as one of the products of the Vitruvian movement.
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for our annual Frequent Buyer Sale on November 6th! And browse many more in-store and offsite upcoming events, now updated through November.
Tickets on Sale Now:
»  Mike Love Book Signing (Oct 13)
Tickets on Sale Soon: 
» Carly Simon (Nov 5)
» Anna Kendrick (Nov 16)
»  Andy Cohen (Nov 18)
»  Zadie Smith (Nov 18)
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Ruth Franklin
Mon, Oct 10, 7PM
Book critic and New Yorker contributor Ruth Franklin discusses Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life.
At Harvard Book Store
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Cambridge Forum: The Manifesto Against Parenting
Wed, Oct 12, 7PM

Cambridge Forum welcomes Alison Gopnik for a discussion of The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children.
At the Atrium, 4th Floor,
50 Church St, Cambridge
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Robert Kanigel
Wed, Oct 12, 7PM
Award-winning author and former M.I.T. professor Robert Kanigel presents Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs -- the first major biography of the woman who changed the way we view and live in cities.
At Harvard Book Store
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Mike Love Book Signing
Thu, Oct 13, 7PM
Mike Love, lead singer and founding member of The Beach Boys, signs copies of his memoir Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy.
At Harvard Book Store
Ticketed (book included)
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Kenneth S. Rogoff
Fri, Oct 14, 3PM
Harvard professor and former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund Kenneth S. Rogoff discusses his latest book, The Curse of Cash.
At Harvard Book Store
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John Kaag
Fri, Oct 14, 7PM
Philosophy professor John Kaag discusses his latest book, American Philosophy: A Love Story -- a memoir that considers the question "Is life worth living?"
At Harvard Book Store
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Boston Book Festival
Sat, Oct 15
The BBF's annual festival promotes a culture of reading and ideas through panels and presentations throughout the day. Harvard Book Store will be on hand at the Boston Public Library providing book sales. Join us!
Copley Square, Boston
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Danny Orbach
Sun, Oct 16, 6PM
Danny Orbach presents his book The Plots Against Hitler -- a definitive account of the anti-Nazi underground in Germany and its numerous efforts to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Next Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Oct 24, 7PM
This month the Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, will discuss Joan Didion's essay collection, Slouching Towards Bethlehem.
At Harvard Book Store
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