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October 14, 2016

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The Boston Book Festival is this weekend!

Head to Copley Square in Boston on Saturday, October 15th, for festivities, panels, discussions, and signings throughout the day. Check out the complete schedule here, and we'll see you there. Our staff will be providing book sales for events throughout the beautifully renovated Boston Public Library.
news2Mark your calendars for our annual Frequent Buyer Sale on November 6th!

And browse many more in-store and offsite upcoming author events, now updated through November.
Tickets on Sale Now:
» Carly Simon (Nov 5) Online-only pre-sales (bundled with paperback book) now on sale; $10 tickets on sale Oct 18th
»  Andy Cohen (Nov 18)
»  Zadie Smith (Nov 18)
Tickets on Sale Soon (Oct 18th): 
» Anna Kendrick (Nov 16)

The Nobel Prize for Literature news3

This week Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature -- for " having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." 

He is the the first musician to win the award, the first American to win since Toni Morrison did so in 1993, and the ninth Literature Laureate born in the U.S. 

"He can be read and should be read, and is a great poet in the English tradition."

We're counting down to the November release of the   The Lyrics: 1961-2012 (available to pre-order now) -- a comprehensive volume of Dylan's lyrics, from the beginning of his career through the present day, with Dylan's edits to dozens of songs.

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Do Not Say We Have Nothing
by Madeleine Thien


W. W. Norton & Company, hardcover

Master storyteller Madeleine Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations -- those who lived through Mao's Cultural Revolution and their children, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square. 

Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas
by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly Shapiro

University of California Press, hardcover 
Nonstop Metropolis, the culminating volume in a trilogy of atlases, conveys innumerable unbound experiences of New York City through twenty-six imaginative maps and informative essays.

Raymond Chandler:
The Detections of Totality
by Fredric Jameson


Verso, hardcover
Raymond Chandler holds a unique place in literary history, straddling both pulp fiction and modernism. Fredric Jameson offers an interpretation of Chandler's work that reconstructs both the context in which it was written and the social world it projects.
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Kids & Young Adult
Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet
by Jacqueline Kelly


Henry Holt and Co., hardcover
From Newbery honor author Jacqueline Kelly comes a new series for younger readers featuring the beloved characters from The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. In Skunked! Callie Vee, Travis, and Dr. Pritzker help animals big and small.
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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

Winter Harvest:
Bob Dylan to Jalaluddin Rumi
by Shems Friedlander


Print on Demand, paperback

Winter Harvest is the long-awaited sequel to Shems Friedlander's When You Hear Hoofbeats Think of a Zebra, now considered a Sufi classic. Friedlander has spent over 40 years in a Sufi order and is now sharing his stories and travels in the winter of his 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.
To Strive, To Seek, To Find
by John Batchelor
$7.99, hardcover (originally $35.00)
This thoughtful biography of the poet who wrote "The Lady of Shalott" and "The Charge of the Light Brigade" reveals him to be a fascinating paradigm of both the Romantic and Victorian ideals.
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Between Heaven and Earth: 
The Religious Worlds People Make and the Scholars Who Study Them
by Robert A. Orsi
$12.99, paperback (originally $29.95)
Between Heaven and Earth explores the relationships we have formed with the Virgin Mary and the saints, reflecting on how people live in the company of sacred figures and how these relationships shape the ties between individuals on earth.
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Atlas of Oceans: 
An Ecological Survey of Underwater Life
by John Farndon
$7.99, hardcover (originally $55.00)
Beautifully illustrated and packed with maps and diagrams, Atlas of Oceans is a celebration of Earth's vibrant and awe-inspiring oceans and seas. It is an urgent call to action to protect one of our planet's most vital resources.
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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.
Music, Art, and Metaphysics:
Essays in Philosophical Aesthetics
by Jerrold Levinson
Originally published by Oxford University Press in 2011
$Price (hardcover) in Very Good condition
This volume is a long-awaited reissue of Jerrold Levinson's 1990 book Music, Art, and Metaphysics, which gathered together the writings that made him a leading figure in contemporary aesthetics.
A Selection from Scrutiny:
Volumes 1 & 2
compiled by F.R. Leavis
Originally published by Cambridge University Press in 1968
$15.00 (hardcover, 2 volumes) in Very Good condition
These volumes collect selections from the literary journal Scrutiny that concentrate on English literature and literary criticism, and also reflect Scrutiny's success, from the 1930s to the 1950s, in commenting on the important writers of the time.
Rabad of Posquières:
A Twelfth-Century Talmudist
by Isadore Twersky
Originally published by Harvard University Press in 1962
$30.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Rabad of Posquières was one of the most creative Talmudic scholars of the twelfth century. This biographical treatise chronicles his role in the intellectual history of the Jews in southern France during this period and outlines his influence on future generations.
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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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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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Emily Witt
Mon, Oct 17, 7PM
Emily Witt discusses her book Future Sex -- a moving antidote to conventional attitudes about sex and the single woman -- in conversation with the Boston Globe's Meredith Goldstein.
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Cambridge Forum:
NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE: Race and Power in America

Mon, Oct 17, 7PM

Cambridge Forum welcomes scholars Tommie Shelby, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Elizabeth Hinton, and Danielle Allen for a discussion around issues of race and structural injustice.
At First Parish Church
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Brian D. Hoefling
Tue, Oct 18, 6:30PM
Brian Hoefling discusses Distilled Knowledge: The Science Behind Drinking's Greatest Myths, Legends, and Unanswered Questions.
At WorkBar Cambridge
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Rabih Alameddine
Tue, Oct 18, 7PM
The acclaimed author of An Unnecessary Woman and The Hakawati discusses his latest novel, The Angel of History -- the story of a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS.
At Harvard Book Store
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Roy Scranton
Wed, Oct 19, 7PM
US Army veteran Roy Scranton discusses his debut novel, War Porn, "one of the best and most disturbing war novels in years."
At Harvard Book Store
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Jonathan Lethem
Thu, Oct 20, 6:30PM
The author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude returns with a novel about an international backgammon hustler who thinks he's psychic -- A Gambler's Anatomy.
At the Cambridge Public Library
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Chelsey Philpot
Thu, Oct 20, 7PM
YA novelist Chelsey Philpot reads from Be Good Be Real Be Crazy -- a story about love, friendship, and finding yourself.
At Harvard Book Store
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Natasha K. Warikoo
Fri, Oct 21, 3PM
Harvard's Natasha Warikoo discusses The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite Universities.
At Harvard Book Store
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Brit Bennett
Fri, Oct 21, 7PM
Brit Bennett reads from her highly anticipated debut novel, The Mothers -- a story about a big secret in a small community and the things that ultimately haunt us most.
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.
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