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October 28, 2016

News This Week: 
» December Events     
» The Sellout  
» Spooky Scary  
» Thanks 
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Upcoming Sales & Events news1

We're rolling out our December events schedule to harvard.com now, including our annual presentation by the cast of America's Test Kitchen (Dec 6th at the Brattle Theatre) and our wildly popular Winter Warehouse Sale (the weekend of Dec 3rd and 4th). This year the Warehouse Sale hours are extended an extra hour (to 7pm each night!) to meet the huge demand for bargain books and holiday shopping by the bagful.

And of course, if you aren't yet signed up as a Frequent Buyer, sign up now before our annual sale on November 6th to qualify for 20% off, in-store and online.

"It was a hard book for me to write; I know it's hard to read. I'm just trying to create space for myself. And hopefully that can create space for others." --Paul Beatty, author of The Sellout

This week marked the announcement of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, and for the first time in the British prize's history, it went to an American. We hosted author Paul Beatty in the store last year and couldn't be more pleased to hear the news. 

Spooky Scary news3

Come by and browse our collection of spooky reads for Halloween -- with books by Shirley Jackson, Joe Hill, Raina Telgemeier, and others. If you dare.

Thanks for Choosing Harvard Book Store news4

We appreciate the feedback we get from readers of this newsletter. Please send any comments to Alex at newsletter@harvard.com.

Thanks for reading,
Alex W. Meriwether
Harvard Book Store
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The Boat Rocker:
A Novel
by Ha Jin


Pantheon, hardcover

From the award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash comes an urgent, timely novel that follows an aspiring author, an outrageous book idea, and a lone journalist's dogged quest for truth in the Internet age.

An Oral History
by Casey Jarman


Pulp/Zest Books, hardcover
In this illuminating collection of oral history style interviews, Casey Jarman documents stories of loss, rebuilding, wonder, and wild speculation featuring everyone from philosophers to former death row wardens and hospice volunteers. 

Molecular Red: 
Theory for the Anthropocene
by McKenzie Wark

Verso, paperback
In Molecular Red, McKenzie Wark creates philosophical tools for the Anthropocene, our new planetary epoch, in which human and natural forces are so entwined that the future of one determines that of the other.
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Kids & Young Adult
by Rebecca Young


Dial Books, hardcover
A boy must leave his home and find another. He brings with him a teacup full of earth from the place where he grew up, and sets off to sea. At last, the boy finds land, but it doesn't feel complete until another traveler joins him, bearing the seed to build a new home.
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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

I Don't Know the Author or the Title but It's Red and It Has 3 Zombie Stories In It
by Kelly Link


Print on Demand, paperback

"When you work at a bookshop, hopeful customers sometimes come up to the counter and say, 'I don't know the author or the title, but it's red (green, blue, etc) and it has xxxxx in it.' (I've said it myself at least once or twice.) Anyway, for a couple of years, my husband Gavin and I have had a running joke about using this as the title of a collection. These three stories have appeared before, in other collections, but we were hoping that an all-zombie mini-book would make a good sampler for new readers." --Kelly Link


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 Brief History of Seven Killings: 
A Novel
by Marlon James
$7.99, hardcover (originally $30.00)
From the acclaimed author of The Book of Night Women comes the "musical, electric, fantastically profane" (The New York Times) Man Booker Prize-winning epic that explores the tumultuous world of Jamaica over the past three decades.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Communicating With Spirits
by Rita Berkowitz and Deborah S. Romaine
$6.99, paperback (originally $19.95)
Don't give up the spirit! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Communicating with Spirits will show you exactly how to uncover your own mediumistic capabilities and connect with those no longer on the earth plane.
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Afterlife with Archie: 
Escape from Riverdale
by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
$4.99, paperback (originally $17.99)
When Jughead's beloved pet Hot Dog is killed in a hit and run, Jughead turns to the only person he knows who can help bring back his furry best friend -- Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
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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 Works of Primo Levi:
Volumes I, II, and III
edited by Ann Goldstein
Originally published by Liveright in 2015
$50.00 (hardcover, three volume boxed set) in Very Good condition
"Represents a monumental and noble endeavor on the part of its publisher, its general editor, Ann Goldstein, and the many translators who have produced new versions of Levi's work . . . . It's a gift to have nearly all his writing gathered together." --James Woods, The New Yorker
Dialogues with and about John Cage
edited by Peter Dickinson
Originally published by the University of Rochester Press in 2014
$25.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
John Cage, one of America's most renowned composers from the 1940s until his death in 1992, was also an admired writer and artist. CageTalk showcases a collection of revealing and unpublished interviews given by Cage in the late 1980s.
The Collected Essays of Milton Babbitt
edited by Stephen Peles
Originally published by Princeton University Press in 2012
$24.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
This volume of almost fifty pieces gathers, corrects, and annotates virtually everything of significance that Milton Babbitt has written. The result is complete, authoritative, and fully accessible -- the definitive source of Babbitt's influential ideas.
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for our annual Frequent Buyer Sale on November 6th. And find much more on our events calendar, now updated into December.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
» Anna Kendrick (Nov 16)
»  Andy Cohen (Nov 18)
»  Zadie Smith (Nov 18)
»  Caitlin Moran (Nov 30) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Venkatesh Narayanamurti and Toluwalogo Odumosu
Fri, Oct 28, 3PM
Professors Narayanamurti and Odumosu discuss their book Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier.
At Harvard Book Store
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Clint Smith
Fri, Oct 28, 7PM
Writer and slam poet Clint Smith presents his first full-length book of poetry, Counting Descent.
At Harvard Book Store
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George Musser
Mon, Oct 31, 7PM
Science journalist George Musser presents the paperback release of his book, Spooky Action at a Distance: The Phenomenon That Reimagines Space and Time.
At Harvard Book Store
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David J. Barron
Tue, Nov 1, 7PM

Harvard Law's David J. Barron discusses Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS.
At Harvard Book Store
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Francine Prose
Wed, Nov 2, 7PM
The bestselling author of twenty works of fiction reads from her latest novel, Mister Monkey -- a darkly comic story of an off-off-off-off Broadway children's musical.
At Harvard Book Store
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Rowan Jacobsen
Thu, Nov 3, 7PM
Food writer Rowan Jacobsen presents The Essential Oyster: A Salty Appreciation of Taste and Temptation.
At Harvard Book Store
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James Engell
Fri, Nov 4, 3PM
Harvard's James Engell presents Wordsworth's The Prelude: Newly Edited from the Manuscripts and Fully Illustrated in Color.
At Harvard Book Store
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Pamela Heyne and Jim Scherer
Fri, Nov 4, 7PM
Architect and author Pamela Heyne and Jim Scherer, longtime staff photographer for Julia Child, discuss In Julia's Kitchen: Practical and Convivial Kitchen Design Inspired by Julia Child.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Next Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Nov 28, 7PM
This month the Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, will discuss Lucia Berlin's volume of short stories, A Manual for Cleaning Women.
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