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December 9, 2016

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Shining Shimmering Holiday Hundred

Give a Book news1

Now's the time to get those gift-giving shopping lists in order, and the Harvard Book Store Holiday Hundred is the perfect place to start. Pick up a flyer in the store to start matching books with friends and relatives. Our Holiday Hundred featured books (in-store or online) will be 20% off all month.

No time to pick out that perfect gift book? Order a Harvard Book Store gift card. We can send it directly to you or to your recipient.

Signed books make great gifts. Pick out one from our selection of featured signed books, keep an eye out for one of those striking "Signed by the Author" stickers when browsing in the store, or give a gift-that-keeps-on-giving with our Signed First Edition Club. Club gift memberships are available, but spots are limited.

Sign up for the Signed First Edition Club by Friday, December 16th to receive Swing Time by Zadie Smith as your first Signed First Edition selection.


The bookstores of Harvard Square got some love this week in  "Ann Patchett's Guide for Bookstore Pilgrims" for The New York Times Travel section. Noting us alongside other "venerables," Patchett writes of visiting Harvard Square:

"Doesn't everyone who visits Harvard go across the street to the Harvard Book Store, a shop as esteemed as the university? When you're finished there (it will take all day), walk down Plympton Street to Grolier Poetry Book Shop. In Cambridge a store that sells nothing but poetry seems indispensable."

So come spend the day with us and Grolier! And perhaps pick up a signed copy of Ann Patchett's latest acclaimed book. 

In Case You Missed It news3

In October we hosted Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot for her latest book, Growing Each Other Up: When Our Children Become Our Teachers. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

Thanks for Choosing Harvard Book Store news4

Thank you to everyone for shopping locally and indie this holiday season!

And thanks to all who joined us for last weekend's hugely successful Winter Warehouse Sale. These sales just keep getting bigger, better, and busier, and we're thrilled with the massive turnout and enthusiasm for books we see there each and every time.

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 Mountains of Parnassus
by Czeslaw Milosz

Yale University Press, hardcover 

Awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1980, Czeslaw Milosz was one of the twentieth century's most esteemed poets and essayists. This new translation of his only hitherto unavailable work is classic Milosz and a necessary companion volume for those seeking a deeper understanding of his themes.

A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: 
Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind
by Siri Hustvedt


Simon & Schuster, hardcover
A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women is a
 compelling and radical collection of essays on art, feminism, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy from prize-winning novelist Siri Hustvedt, author of The Blazing World and What I Loved.
Cultural Studies 1983:
A Theoretical History
by Stuart Hall


Duke University Press Books, paperback
The eight foundational lectures Stuart Hall delivered at the University of Illinois in 1983 introduced North American audiences to a shift in the course of critical scholarship. These lectures present Hall's original engagements with the formation of Cultural Studies. 
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Kids & Young Adult
Mother Fox and Her Cubs
by Amandine Momenceau


Thames & Hudson, hardcover
Mother Fox and Her Cubs is a classic hide-and-seek story told through clever and beautiful paper cutouts. Young readers will enjoy finding the little foxes on the page as much as flipping through the large format, die cut pages.
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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

Harvard Book Store Lined Notebook
by Harvard Book Store


Print on Demand, paperback

This pocket-sized lined notebook makes a perfect gift or souvenir. We print and bind them right in the store on our Espresso Book Machine. Perfect for writing that book you've always wanted to self-publish.


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.
Trigger Warning:
Short Fictions and Disturbances
by Neil Gaiman
$6.99, paperback (originally $16.99)
In this anthology, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the shadowy world that lies beneath. Trigger Warning includes previously published pieces of short fiction as well "Black Dog," a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods.
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Family Furnishings: 
Selected Stories, 1995-2014
by Alice Munro
$7.99, hardcover (originally $30.00)
From Alice Munro -- the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature and one of our most beloved writers -- a selection of her peerless short fiction, gathered from the collections of the last two decades.
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The Lagoon: 
How Aristotle Invented Science
by Armand Marie Leroi
$9.99, hardcover (originally $29.95)
In The Lagoon, acclaimed biologist Armand Marie Leroi shows how Aristotle's science is deeply intertwined with his philosophical system and reveals that he was not only the first biologist, but also one of the greatest.
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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.
Sweet Sugar, Sultry Spice:
Exotic Flavors to Wake Up Your Baking
by Malika Ameen
Originally published by Roost Books in 2016
$15.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Sweet Sugar, Sultry Spice is a
 diverse and accessible collection of spice-enhanced recipes that will transform your baking and awaken your senses -- from classically trained pastry chef Malika Ameen. 
Wittgenstein's Antiphilosophy 
by Alain Badiou
Originally published by Verso in 2011
$13.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Alain Badiou, author of Theory of the Subject, interrogates the "anti-philosophy" of Ludwig Wittgenstein in Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, arguing that his beliefs compromise truth and logic while rendering philosophy a practice of esoteric aphorisms.
Frederick Hart:
The Complete Works
by Donald Kuspit and Frederick Turner
Originally published by Butler Books in 2007
$75.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
This complete catalogue of sculptor Frederick Hart's work is resplendent with more than 246 color plates. It provides full specifications and documentation for the artist's 204 sculptural works and includes two scholarly essays.
Upcoming Events
We'll wrap up our 2016 event series this week, with events returning in January!
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

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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Harvard Book Store Gives Back
Sun, Dec 11
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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George Scialabba
Mon, Dec 12, 7PM
George Scialabba discusses his book Low Dishonest Decades: Essays & Reviews 1980-2015 -- charting the thirty-five years in which income inequality has established itself as a fundamental problem in America -- in conversation with Harvard Law School's Randall Kennedy.
At Harvard Book Store
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Jeremy Sewall
Tue, Dec 13, 7PM

Boston chef and restaurateur Jeremy Sewall (of restaurants Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar, and Row 34) presents Oysters: A Celebration in the Raw.
At Harvard Book Store
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Jane Kamensky
Wed, Dec 14, 7PM
Harvard history professor Jane Kamensky recalls 18th century Boston and a portrait artist legend in her latest book, A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley.
At Harvard Book Store
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Jilly Gagnon
Thu, Dec 15, 7PM
We cap off the event season with this comic parody of the Choose Your Own Adventure series -- Jilly Gagnon presents Choose Your Own Misery: The Holidays. "Bah! Humbug! An ideal choice for holiday haters and readers who enjoy David Sedaris's hysterically funny take, Holidays on Ice." --Library Journal
At Harvard Book Store
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Harvard Book Store Gives Back
Sun, Dec 18
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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Harvard Book Store is locally owned and independently run, and has been since 1932. Thank you for your continued support.
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