Harvard Book Store
News from Harvard Book Store
November 25, 2016

News This Week: 
» Thanks 
Autumn colors in Cambridge

Small Business Saturday news1

With very best wishes to all our customers and subscribers, we hope everyone had a restful Thanksgiving!

As gift-giving season and shopping holidays like "Black Friday" approach, we invite you to celebrate independent businesses and "shopping small" this weekend. Check out "Small Business Saturday" promotions by Independent We Stand and American Express that reward shopping small. Learn more about these promos here.

While you're picking out books and supporting this particular indie business this weekend, pick up one of our very own Harvard Book Store "I Shop Small" stickers at the registers. And wear it with pride!


Can't make it into the store this weekend, but looking to shop indie? Shop Harvard Book Store online at harvard.com, and on Monday, November 28th we'll offer 20% off to online shoppers. Just use coupon code CYBER2016 at checkout.

Have your books shipped anywhere in the U.S., or if you're local, choose "in-store pickup" at checkout.

Check out promotion details here

Gifting Season news3

The Holiday Hundred is here! Our annual list represents our best gift suggestions of 2016 -- with something for everyone on your shopping list -- with books we're excited to buy for our friends and family and to recommend for yours. Selections include fiction and non-fiction, books on history, religion, politics, cooking, the arts, sports, and humor, as well as books for children of all ages.

Looking for more ideas? Signed books make great gifts! As do our fine collection of mugs, totes, and other gift items.

Can't decide? Perhaps a Harvard Book Store gift card will fit the bill?

We hope that you'll find the perfect gift with us, and if you need help choosing, just ask!

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
New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
The Spy:
A Novel
by Paulo Coelho


Knopf, hardcover

In his new novel, Paulo Coelho brings to life one of history's most enigmatic women: Mata Hari. Told in Mata Hari's voice through her final letter, The Spy is the story of a woman who dared to defy convention and who paid the ultimate price.

The Art of Beatrix Potter:
Sketches, Paintings, and Illustrations 
by Emily Zach


Chronicle Books, hardcover
Published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's birth, this magnificent collection celebrates the artist behind The Tale of Peter Rabbit and numerous other beloved children's books. 

A Brief History
by Chris Walsh


Princeton University Press, paperback
Bringing together sources from court-martial cases to literary and film classics, Cowardice recounts the great harm that both cowards and the fear of seeming cowardly have done, and traces the idea of cowardice to its evolutionary roots.
Learn More
Kids & Young Adult
My Night in the Planetarium 
by Innosanto Nagara 


Triangle Square, hardcover
From the author/illustrator of A is for Activist comes a high-adventure true story from his childhood in Indonesia. The thrill of spending the night in a museum is the capstone to a story about free speech, political progress, and artistic defiance.
Learn More
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

Architect to Architect:
A Guide for Aspiring Architects
by B. D. Nayak


Print on Demand, paperback

This guide is for aspiring architects who do not have a clear vision of how to start or run an architectural office. It provides an overview of the questions and information they should carefully consider before opening a practice.


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 Definitive Visual Guide
by DK Publishing
$24.99, hardcover (originally $50.00)
Fully revised and updated, Animal brings together the expertise of natural history specialists and outstanding wildlife photographers to illustrate, describe, and explain the incredible range of creatures in the animal kingdom.
Learn More
We Need New Names: 
A Novel
by NoViolet Bulawayo
$5.99, hardcover (originally $25.00)
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, NoViolet Bulawayo's remarkable literary debut tells the unflinching and powerful story of a young girl's journey out of Zimbabwe to America.
Learn More
While the Gods Were Sleeping
by Erwin Mortier
$5.99, hardcover (originally $28.00)
Told through the recorded memories of its now elderly narrator, the evocative and empathic story of While the Gods Were Sleeping captures the magnitude and impact of the First World War.
Learn More
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.
Auden and Christianity
by Arthur Kirsch
Originally published by Yale University Press in 2005
$20.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
This book is the first to explore how Auden's religious faith helped him to come to terms with himself as an artist and as a man. Auden and Christianity shows also how his Anglican faith informs, and is often the explicit subject of, his poetry and prose.
The Unready
by Levi Roach
Originally published by Yale University Press in 2000
$20.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
The Anglo-Saxon king Æthelred "the Unready" (978-1016) has long been considered inscrutable, irrational, and poorly advised. Chronologically charting his life, Levi Roach presents a more accessible character, illuminating his place in England and Europe at the turn of the first millennium.
Moby-Dick in Pictures: 
One Drawing for Every Page
by Matt Kish
Originally published by Tin House Books in 2011
$125.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
More than 150 years following the publication of Moby-Dick, Matt Kish illustrated Herman Melville's classic, creating images based on text from every page. The result is a visual masterpiece that echoes the layers of meaning in Melville's narrative.
Upcoming Events
Don't miss next weekend's Winter Warehouse Sale at our Somerville warehouse! Browse more  upcoming events, updated through the end of the year.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
»  Caitlin Moran (Nov 30)
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

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
Learn More
James B. Conroy
Mon, Nov 28, 7PM
Local author and historian James B. Conroy discusses Lincoln's White House: The People's House in Wartime.
At Harvard Book Store
 Learn More
The 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.
Downstairs in the Used Book Department
Learn More
An Evening with the Harvard Lampoon
Tue, Nov 29, 7PM

Harvard Lampoon alumni Glenn McDonald and Stuart Pizer -- joined by current Lampoon president Mark Steinbach and Rachel Stromberg, head of the literature board -- present The Best of the Harvard Lampoon: 140 Years of American Humor.
At Harvard Book Store
Learn More
Caitlin Moran
Wed, Nov 30, 6PM
London Times columnist Caitlin Moran presents her new essay collection Moranifesto, in conversation with the Boston Globe's Meredith Goldstein.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
Learn More
Elaine Scarry
Wed, Nov 30, 7PM
Harvard's Elaine Scarry discusses her latest book, Naming Thy Name: Cross Talk in Shakespeare's Sonnets.
At Harvard Book Store
Learn More
Sabina Murray
Thu, Dec 1, 7PM
UMass Amherst professor and historical novelist Sabina Murray reads from Valiant Gentlemen.
At Harvard Book Store
Learn More
Susan Rubin Suleiman
Fri, Dec 2, 3PM
Harvard's Susan Rubin Suleiman discusses The Némirovsky Question: The Life, Death, and Legacy of a Jewish Writer in Twentieth-Century France.
At Harvard Book Store
Learn More
Dorie Greenspan
Fri, Dec 2, 7PM
Award-winning cookbook author Dorie Greenspan returns with her latest, Dorie's Cookies.
At Harvard Book Store
Learn More
Harvard Book Store is locally owned and independently run, and has been since 1932. Thank you for your continued support.
Bookseller Recommendations

Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tel (617) 661-1515
Email info@harvard.com
Store Hours
Mon - Sat: 9am - 11pm
Sun: 10am - 10pm

Find Harvard Book Store »