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December 2, 2016

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Come to 14 Park Street in Somerville this weekend -- both Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 7pm -- for our famous Warehouse Sale. You'll find the awesome selection on bargains you've come to expect from the beloved sale, plus longer hours this year. In case you missed it, check out our sneak preview of some of the books that will be on sale this weekend.

Pro tips: Take public transportation or carpool to the sale, as parking in the area is limited. Sunday is always less busy than Saturday. Come ready to tweet or instagram your favorite finds for a chance to win a gift card. Prepare your best jaw-drop for when the cashier staff tells you how little you are spending on a pile of books.

We book people love our lists. 'Tis the season for bookish lists. You've got your latest New York Times "100 Notable Books List" and "10 Best Books of 2016." And the Literary Hub's "Baffling Omissions from the NY Times' 100 Notable Books List." Last week we at Harvard Book Store unveiled our staff's handpicked "Holiday Hundred" display and list -- 100 notable and giftable books published in 2016. And in November our staff turned to each other and to our community to put together this post-election reading list.

We each, of course, have our own books-to-be-read lists. And book shopping lists.

Make a list, and come visit us in the bookstore. 

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Novels, Tales, Journeys:
The Complete Prose of Alexander Pushkin
by Alexander Pushkin


Knopf, hardcover

From award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky comes the complete prose narratives of the most acclaimed Russian writer of the Romantic era and one of the world's greatest storytellers. 

How to Survive a Plague:
The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS
by David France


Knopf, hardcover
How to Survive a Plague tells the powerful story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle, who seized upon scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. 
The Essence of Nihilism
by Emanuele Severino


Verso, paperback
The Essence of Nihilism, first published in 1972 and available in English for the first time, established Emanuele Severino's preeminent position within the the constellation of contemporary philosophy and reinterpreted the history of Western philosophy.
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Kids & Young Adult
Hidden Figures:
Young Readers' Edition
by Margot Lee Shetterly


HarperCollins, paperback
New York Times bestselling author Margot Lee Shetterly's book is now available in a new edition perfect for young readers. This is the amazing true story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program.
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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

A Novel
by Jane Williams


Print on Demand, paperback

Jessie and Matt Gleasons' summer idyll in Vermont turns sinister when the local bad boy, Hank Doyle, returns to East Monroe with his young children and pregnant wife to squat on the adjacent land in his aunt's abandoned farmhouse. 


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 Metaphysical Club: 
A Story of Ideas in America
by Louis Menand
$7.99, paperback (originally $17.00)
"A group portrait of four men -- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., William James, Charles Peirce, and John Dewey -- who changed the way America thought. . . . Embraces everything from Darwin, probability theory, and the battle of Antietam to infighting at the University of Chicago." --The New Yorker
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Two Novels
by Haruki Murakami
$6.99, hardcover (originally $22.75)
Wind/Pinball brings together the two first novels -- Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973 -- by the legendary Haruki Murakami. These remarkable short works launched the career of one of the most celebrated authors of our time.
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The Shadow of a Great Rock: 
A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible
by Harold Bloom
$7.99, hardcover (originally $40.00)
Distilling the insights acquired from a significant portion of his career as a critic and teacher, Howard Bloom offers readers the book he has been writing "all my long life," a perceptive reading of the King James Bible as a literary masterpiece.
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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.
Richard Serra: 
Drawings and Etchings from Iceland
by Mark Rosenthal
Originally published by Matthew Marks in 1992
$50.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
This small volume contains the works on paper made during the construction and completion of Richard Serra's massive sculptural installation, a natural basalt column piece called Afangar, installed on an island off the Icelandic coast.
John Capgrave's Fifteenth Century
by Karen A. Winstead
Originally published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2007
$30.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
John Capgrave's Fifteenth Century focuses on John Capgrave's later works, teasing out thematic threads that are closely interwoven in his Middle English oeuvre: piety, intellectualism, gender, and social responsibility. 
Dandelion and Quince: 
Exploring the Wide World of Unusual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs
by Michelle McKenzie
Originally published by Shambhala Publications in 2016
$18.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Dandelion and Quince features plant profiles, from dandelion to quince, for over 35 uncommon vegetables, fruits, and herbs available in today's markets -- with over 150 recipes that explore their flavors.
Upcoming Events
Browse our upcoming events calendar, now updated through January.
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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
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Dorie Greenspan
Fri, Dec 2, 7PM
Award-winning cookbook author Dorie Greenspan returns with her latest, Dorie's Cookies.
At Harvard Book Store
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Winter Warehouse Sale
Sat-Sun, Dec 3 & 4
Thousands of books at deep discounts in Somerville
At the Harvard Book Store Warehouse, 14 Park St.
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Harvard Book Store Gives Back
Sun, Dec 4
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 and harvard.com
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William Pierce and Sumita Chakraborty
Mon, Dec 5, 7PM

AGNI Magazine's senior editor William Pierce discusses Reality Hunger: On Karl Ove Knausgaard's My Struggle with the Boston Globe's Ted Weesner. AGNI assistant poetry editor Sumita Chakraborty will discuss Soundings: On the Poetry of Melissa Green, in conversation with Green herself.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Cast of America's Test Kitchen
Tue, Dec 6, 6PM
Jack Bishop, Julia Collin Davison, Bridget Lancaster, Lisa McManus, and Adam Ried discuss their latest work at America's Test Kitchen, including the new Cook's Science: How to Unlock Flavor in 50 of our Favorite Ingredients. Cookies from ATK will be served!
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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Serhii Plokhy
Tue, Dec 6, 7PM
Harvard's Serhii Plokhy discusses his latest book, The Man with the Poison Gun: A Cold War Spy Story.
At Harvard Book Store
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Helon Habila
Wed, Dec 7, 7PM
Helon Habila discuses The Chibok Girls: The Boko Haram Kidnappings and Islamist Militancy in Nigeria.
At Harvard Book Store
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Alice Hoffman
Thu, Dec 8, 7PM
Alice Hoffman, the author of more than thirty works of fiction, reads from her latest novel, Faithful.
At Harvard Book Store
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David Grinspoon
Fri, Dec 9, 7PM
Astrobiologist David Grinspoon discusses his latest book, Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet's Future.
At Harvard Book Store
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