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November 18, 2016

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Missed out on tickets for our sold out event with Zadie Smith? There are membership spots open in our Signed First Edition Club, and Smith's Swing Time will be our December selection.

Memberships make great gifts, and of course, that time of year is coming . . .

As the calendar inches towards December, our staff prepares for the busiest shopping days of the year. Stay tuned for the unveiling of the Harvard Book Store "Holiday Hundred" -- one-hundred gift ideas, with something for every reader on your list. Also keep an eye out for Small Business Saturday, the kickoff of Harvard Book Store Gives Back, and our annual Cyber Monday sale on harvard.com.

And don't dare miss our Winter Warehouse Sale for thousands of deeply discounted books -- a thrifty way to kick off gift-buying. Our warehouse doors will be open 10am-7pm on December 3rd and 4th in Somerville. 

Closed on Thanksgiving Day news3

Our events season will take a break next week as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, and please note, we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

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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Orphans of the Carnival
by Carol Birch


Doubleday, hardcover

From the Booker short-listed author of Jamrach's Menagerie comes the extraordinary, moving, and unsettling tale of a woman, branded a freak from birth, who becomes an international sensation but longs for genuine human connection. 

Our Revolution:
A Future to Believe In
by Bernie Sanders


Thomas Dunne Books, hardcover
In Our Revolution, Senator Bernie Sanders shares his personal experiences from the campaign trail. And for the millions looking to continue the political revolution, he outlines a progressive agenda to ultimately transform our country and our world for the better.

Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century:
The Literary Agenda
by Maryanne Wolf


Oxford University Press, paperback
Using research from neuroscience, psycholinguistics, child development, and education, Maryanne Wolf plots a course to preserve the deepest forms of reading from the past, while developing the cognitive skills necessary for the next generation.
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Kids & Young Adult
Tomi Ungerer: 
A Treasury of 8 Books
by Tomi Ungerer


Phaidon Press, hardcover
This beautiful treasury brings together eight iconic tales by Tomi Ungerer, featuring well-known classics, acclaimed recent works, and lost gems, some of which are being published for the first time in fifty years.
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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

Boston Poetry Slam:
20 Years at the Cantab Lounge
by Adam Stone


Print on Demand, paperback

Boston Poetry Slam: 20 Years At The Cantab Lounge is a collection of the best known poems by the best known writers and performers at the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, MA. Many of the poems are published here for the first time.


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.
Discovering Imperialism: 
Social Democracy to World War I 
edited by Richard B. Day and  Daniel F. Gaido
$9.99, paperback (originally $50.00)
The theory of imperialism was developed through lively and engaged debates within the Second International from 1898-1916. This volume assembles and translates for the first time the main documents from this debate.
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Speed Racer: 
Mach Go Go Go
by Tatsuo Yoshida 
$14.99, paperback (originally $39.95)
This two volume collector's set is complete and unabridged, containing episodes available in the United States for the first time. Join Speed Racer, Racer X, Trixie, Spritle and Chim Chim in this fast-paced thriller of action and intrigue.
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Angry Youth Comix
by Johnny Ryan
$19.99, hardcover (originally $49.99)
For the first time, all fourteen issues of Johnny Ryan's career-defining comic book series Angry Youth Comics are collected in one place: all the comics, the covers, and even the contentious letters pages, in one utterly unpretentious, taboo-tackling volume.
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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 Critical Guide to the Complete Works
edited by Victoria Kirkham and Armando Maggi
Originally published by the University of Chicago Press in 2009
$35.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Petrarch: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works is a comprehensive source to which anyone -- scholar, student, or general reader -- can turn for information on each of Petrarch's works, its place in the poet's oeuvre, and a critical exposition of its defining features.
Plato's Republic:
A Dialogue in 16 Chapters
by Alain Badiou
Originally published by Columbia University Press in 2013
$18.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Alain Badiou breathes life into Plato's landmark text and revives its universality. Rather than producing yet another critical commentary, he has instead worked closely on the original Greek and adapted it to our times.
Francesca Woodman
edited by Corey Keller
Originally published by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2013
$75.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Thoughtfully written and richly illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs, it provides a fresh overview of Francesca Woodman's achievement and reflects on why her photographs continue to be so profoundly affecting. 
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for our Winter Warehouse Sale, and browse more  upcoming events, now updated through December.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
»  Andy Cohen (Nov 18)
»  Caitlin Moran (Nov 30)
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Zadie Smith
Fri, Nov 18, 7PM
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. There will be no standby line for this event.
At First Parish Church
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Andy Cohen
Fri, Nov 18, 7PM
Bravo TV host and producer Andy Cohen discusses Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries -- in conversation with WBUR's Robin Young.
At the Back Bay Events Center, $38 tickets (pre-signed book included)
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Alexander Weinstein
Mon, Nov 21, 7PM
Alexander Weinstein reads from his debut short story collection, Children of the New World -- stories that grapple with the modern world and our ever-growing dependence on new technologies.
At Harvard Book Store
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Steven Johnson
Tue, Nov 22, 7PM

Steven Johnson --  the bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From, Future Perfect, and How We Got to Now -- discusses his latest book Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World.
At Harvard Book Store
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Small Business Saturday
Sat, Nov 26
Celebrate independent businesses and "shopping small" -- with promotions by Independent We Stand and American Express that reward shopping small. And pick up one of our "I Shop Small" stickers to wear with pride!
At Harvard Book Store
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Harvard Book Store Gives Back
Sun, Nov 27
Shop with us on any of the four Sundays after Thanksgiving and a portion of every purchase will go to support 826 Boston and Community Cooks.
At Harvard Book Store
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Harvard Book Store is locally owned and independently run, and has been since 1932. Thank you for your continued support.
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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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