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November 4, 2016

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Tuesday is Election Day.

Our Annual Frequent Buyer Sale is Sunday! news1

Do you have a Frequent Buyer card? Our annual Frequent Buyer Sale is this Sunday, November 6th (9am-11pm). It's our way of saying thanks to our loyal customers with 20% off pretty much everything in the store; it's a perfect time to kick off holiday shopping or add some fall releases to your "to be read" bookshelf.

Don't have a card? It's not too late to sign up! Do so now (you must sign up BEFORE SALE DAY) in the bookstore or sign up here on harvard.com. Membership is free and makes you eligible for our annual sale.

Have a card, but can't find it? No problem. We'll look you up by name.

Have a membership, but out of town this weekend? Hey, you won't be left out! Shop our store on harvard.com and use coupon code FREQUENT2016 at checkout.

Shop with us Sunday for a fresh selection of holiday cards, acclaimed new books, deeply discounted remaindered books, books from our beloved used books department, clothing, mugs, chocolate, and more -- all 20% off. Review the complete sale guidelines here, and see you Sunday!

Our online events calendar is now updated through the end of 2016, including some of our favorite holiday traditions -- Small Business Saturday (Nov 26), our Winter Warehouse Sale (Dec 3 and 4), our cookbook event with the cast of America's Test Kitchen (Dec 6), and our Gives Back program (shop with us on Sundays after Thanksgiving, your purchases help support local charitable organizations).

Also check out our newly announced December events schedule

In Case You Missed It news3

In October we hosted Sara Goldrick-Rab for her book Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

Thanks for Choosing Harvard Book Store news4

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Alex W. Meriwether
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Thus Bad Begins
by Javier Marías


Knopf, hardcover

From the internationally acclaimed author of The Infatuations comes the mesmerizing story of a couple living in the shadow of a mysterious, unhappy history -- a novel about the cruel, tender punishments we exact on those we love. 

The Great Mistake:
How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them 
by Christopher Newfield 


Johns Hopkins University Press, hardcover
In this new book, Christopher Newfield offers readers an in-depth analysis of the "great mistake" that led to a cycle of decline and dissolution in public education, a mistake that impacts every public college and university in America.

Manifestly Haraway
by Donna J. Haraway


University of Minnesota Press, paperback
Manifestly Haraway brings together Donna Haraway's groundbreaking and still relevant "Cyborg Manifesto" and "Companion Species Manifesto" to expose the continuity and ramifying force of her thought.
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Kids & Young Adult
Diary of a Wimpy Kid:
Double Down
by Jeff Kinney


Amulet Books, hardcover
The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his "creative side."
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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

To the Upper Air:
A Memoir
by Dan Higgins


Print on Demand, paperback

To the Upper Air is a journey from rebellion to recovery and ultimately to a rich retired life. It is an account of one man's transformation from "project rat" to educator to peace activist and ultimately to self-realization.


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 Moor's Account: 
A Novel
by Laila Lalami
$5.99, hardcover (originally $26.95)
In this highly acclaimed work of historical fiction, Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America -- a Moroccan slave whose testimony was left out of the official record.
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Some Luck:
A Novel
by Jane Smiley
$5.99, hardcover (originally $26.95)
From Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley comes the first novel in the award-winning Last Hundred Years Trilogy -- the story of the life and times of a remarkable family over three transformative decades in America. 
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Warped Passages: 
Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
by Lisa Randall
$5.99, paperback (originally $15.99)
Warped Passages is a readable and exhilarating journey that tracks the arc of discovery from early twentieth-century physics to the razor's edge of modern scientific theory. 
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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.
Running Wild
by J.G. Ballard
Originally published by Hutchinson in 1988
$50.00 (hardcover, signed copy) in Very Good condition
This short novella, signed by the author, tells the story of the brutal murder of 32 residents of an exclusive estate in West London. The story is told in the form of the forensic diary of Dr. Richard Greville, the deputy psychiatric adviser to the police.
Molecular Aesthetics
edited by Peter Weibel and Ljiljana Fruk
Originally published by MIT Press in 2013
$30.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
This volume, drawing on an exhibit and symposium at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, documents aesthetic developments in the "molecular revolution." It illuminates ways in which art can draw inspiration from the molecular sciences.
Demons and the Making of the Monk: 
Spiritual Combat in Early Christianity
by David Brakke
Originally published by Harvard University Press in 2006
$35.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
In this study of demonology and Christian spirituality in fourth- and fifth-century Egypt, David Brakke examines how the conception of the monk as a holy and virtuous being was shaped by the combative encounter with demons.
Upcoming Events
Our events calendar is now updated through 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
»  The Cast of America's Test Kitchen (Dec 6) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

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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Carly Simon
Sat, Nov 5, 5PM
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. View our Sold Out Event FAQ.
At the Brattle Theatre
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Our Annual Frequent Buyer Sale
Sun, Nov 6, 9AM-11PM

20% off purchases for members!
At Harvard Book Store and on harvard.com
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An Evening with Transition Magazine
Mon, Nov 7, 7PM
Transition magazine launches issue 121, "Childhood," with readings by guest editor Amy Fish as well as Grace Aneiza Ali, Aaron Brown, Chris King, Niousha Roshani, and local youth writers Rebecca Jean-Louis and Olivia Fenty.
At Harvard Book Store
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James C. O'Connell
Thu, Nov 10, 7PM
New England historian James C. O'Connell presents Dining Out in Boston: A Culinary History.
At Harvard Book Store
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Chandra Manning
Fri, Nov 11, 3PM
Local author Chandra Manning discusses Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War.
At Harvard Book Store
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Rae Armantrout and Fanny Howe
Fri, Nov 11, 7PM
Award-winning poets Rae Armantrout and Fanny Howe read from Partly: New and Selected Poems, 2001-2015 and The Needle's Eye: Passing through Youth.
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 short story collection, A Manual for Cleaning Women.
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