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December 16, 2016

Happy Holidays 
Here in this week's newsletter you'll find just a sampling of the many gift ideas just waiting to be discovered this week at Harvard Book Store. Find selections from the Harvard Book Store " Holiday Hundred," books signed by the author, special used books, and bargain remainders.

Shop with us Sunday, in-store or on harvard.com, and a portion of your purchases will be donated to local organizations 826 Boston -- youth writing and publishing nonprofit -- and Community Cooks, helping to get food to those in need. Thank you for helping Harvard Book Store Give Back!
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Stay tuned for more great gift ideas in coming days, and we'll see you soon at Harvard Book Store! 
newshelvesGift Ideas from the Holiday Hundred

The Harvard Book Store  Holiday Hundred is our staff's handpicked selection of notable (and giftable!) books published this year in a variety of categories. It's the perfect starting point for any holiday shopper, and all Holiday Hundred titles are 20% off through the end of the month.
The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead

$26.95 / $21.56

Doubleday, hardcover

"The Underground Railroad reanimates the slave narrative, disrupts our settled sense of the past and stretches the ligaments of history right into our own era. . . . The canon of essential novels about America's peculiar institution just grew by one." --Ron Charles, The Washington Post

More Gift Ideas in Fiction

There's much more to discover on our shelves of featured Holiday Hundred Fiction and Poetry picks.
The Hidden Life of Trees:
What They Feel, How They Communicate -- 
Discoveries from a Secret World
by Peter Wohlleben

$24.95 / 
Greystone Books, hardcover 
"This book changed how I think about trees. (And if you're not the kind of person who already thinks about trees, this book will change that too.)" --Spencer H., Harvard Book Store

More Gift Ideas in Nonfiction

Browse more nonfiction picks, including Science & Nature, History, and Essays & Literary Criticism.
Biography & Memoir
Hillbilly Elegy:
A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
by J.D. Vance

$27.99 / 
Harper, hardcover 
"J.D. Vance's memoir, Hillbilly Elegy, offers a starkly honest look at what that shattering of faith feels like for a family who lived through it. You will not read a more important book about America this year." --The Economist

More Gift Ideas in Biography and Politics

There's more to browse in Biography & Memoir and Politics & Social Issues among our Holiday Hundred suggestions.
Food & Cooking
Vibrant Middle Eastern Recipes from Sofra Bakery and Cafe
by Ana Sortun and Maura Kilpatrick

$35.00 / 
Ten Speed Press, hardcover 
A charming collection of 100 recipes from Cambridge's Sofra Bakery and Cafe, showcasing modern Middle Eastern spices and flavors with exotic yet accessible sweet and savory dishes geared toward everyday cooking and entertaining.

More Gift Ideas in Food & Cooking

Looking for more cookbooks and food writing? Find more here.
Art & Architecture
Building Old Cambridge:
Architecture and Development
by Susan E. Maycock and Charles M. Sullivan

$49.95 / 
The MIT Press, hardcover
This abundantly illustrated volume from the Cambridge Historical Commission traces the development of the neighborhood of Old Cambridge as it became a suburban community and bustling intersection of town and gown.
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More Gift Ideas in Art & Architecture

Explore more in our Art, Photography, Architecture & Design picks.
Kids & Young Adult
Labyrinth Lost 
by Zoraida Cordova

$17.99 /
Sourcebooks Fire, hardcover
"A brilliant brown-girl-in-Brooklyn update on Alice in Wonderland and Dante's Inferno. Very creepy, very magical, very necessary." - Daniel José Older, author of Shadowshaper
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More Gift Ideas in Kids & Young Adult

Check out more gift ideas for Kids & Young Adults.

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.
by Joe Sacco
$9.99, paperback (originally $24.99)
Based on months of research and an extended visit to the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestine was the first major comics work of political nonfiction by Joe Sacco, whose name has since become synonymous with this graphic form of New Journalism.
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A Novel
by Ben Lerner
$6.99, paperback (originally $16.00)
In a New York of increasingly frequent superstorms and social unrest, the narrator of Ben Lerner's critically acclaimed 10:04 must reckon with his own mortality and the prospect of fatherhood in a city that might soon be underwater.
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The Houses We Live In: 
An Identification Guide to the History and Style of American Domestic Architecture
edited by Jeffrey Howe
$14.99, hardcover (originally $24.98)
This volume is a guide to the architectural styles of American houses. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and overlays to identify key recognition features, it covers a variety of architectural styles from colonial to modern America.
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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.
Duanaire Na Sracaire: Songbook of the Pillagers: Anthology of Medieval Gaelic Poetry
edited by Wilson McLeod and Meg Bateman
Originally published by Birlinn Ltd in 2007
$60.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
This anthology spans almost a thousand years of Gaelic verse, bringing together for the first time the poetry from the millennium c.600-1600 AD, when Scotland shared its rich culture with Ireland. All poems appear with facing-page translations which capture the spirit and beauty of the originals.
by Sarah Thompson, Joan Wright, and 
Philip Meredith

Originally published by MFA Publications in 2015
$15.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Katsushika Hokusai remains one of Japan's most popular and influential artists. This handy volume presents the wide range of Hokusai's artistic production in terms of one of his most remarkable characteristics: his intellectual ingenuity.
The Red Book
by C. G. Jung
Originally published by W. W. Norton & Company in 2009
$125.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
The heart of Carl Jung's extended journey of self-examination was The Red Book, a large, illuminated volume he created between 1914 and 1930. Here he developed his principle theories that transformed psychotherapy.
A Signed Book = Perfect Gift
The following signed editions are in stock now but quantities are limited! Come shop the store or purchase on harvard.com. We can ship books throughout the United States or hold your books for in-store pickup. And come find many more signed books in the store.

Join our Signed First Edition Club now (or give a gift membership!) to receive Zadie Smith's Swing Time as your first selection.

Faithful: A Novel [SIGNED]
by Alice Hoffman
"Faithful is a poignant novel about grief, guilt, and recovery. Alice Hoffman is a wonderful storyteller." --Tom Perrotta
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Cook's Science: How to Unlock Flavor in 50 of Our Favorite Ingredients [SIGNED]
by the Editors at Cook's Illustrated
Signed by America's Test Kitchen's Jack Bishop, Julia Collin Davison, Bridget Lancaster, Lisa McManus, and Adam Ried, this volume deep dives into the surprising science behind fifty of their favorite ingredients.
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The Hour of Land [SIGNED]
by Terry Tempest Williams
"The Hour of Land is one of the best nature books I've read in years, filled with seductive prose . . . My only advice is to read the book. And then read it again, with pen in hand. And then visit a national park, because as Williams reminds us, they are 'portals and thresholds of wonder,' the 'breathing spaces for a society that increasingly holds its breath.'" --Andrea Wulf, The New York Times Book Review
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The Art of Rivalry [SIGNED]
by Sebastian Smee
"This is a magnificent book on the relationships at the roots of artistic genius. Smee offers a gripping tale of the fine line between friendship and competition, tracing how the ties that torment us most are often the ones that inspire us most." -- Adam Grant, bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take
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A Revolution in Color [SIGNED]
by Jane Kamensky
"Vivid, intimate, and richly detailed, Jane Kamensky's biography of John Singleton Copley illuminates the deeply intertwined worlds of America and England at the moment of their violent divorce. The career of the great painter from Boston provides a wonderfully fresh and surprising perspective on the American Revolution, on the scope of artistic ambition, and on the high costs of divided loyalty." --Stephen Greenblatt, author of The Swerve
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Low Dishonest Decades [SIGNED]
by George Scialabba
George Scialabba has been described as "a keeper of the conscience of American radicalism," and in this urgent volume ("a matchless political education") he charts the thirty-five years in which income inequality has established itself in America as a fundamental problem.
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Moranifesto [SIGNED]
by Caitlin Moran
"When she writes on politics Moran is predictably brilliant . . . Reading Moranifesto I thought how much I'd like to live in the world Moran is arguing for -- a kinder, fairer, more equal place." --Evening Standard (London)
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Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon [SIGNED]
by Larry Tye
"We are in Larry Tye's debt for bringing back to life the young presidential candidate who . . . for a brief moment, almost half a century ago, instilled hope for the future in angry, fearful Americans." --David Nasaw, The New York Times Book Review
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Wonderland [SIGNED]
by Steven Johnson
"Wonderland brims with . . . tidbits, memorable moments, and bits of information that light up the mind . . . . [Johnson] surprises and delights as he traces the path of how various objects of fun and fancy -- mechanized dolls, follies, and music boxes -- drove advances."  --The Boston Globe
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You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams [SIGNED]
by Alan Cumming

"The pictures -- and stories -- are intimate, mischievous, funny, and poignant. It's a rare self-portrait by an actor in an era when most are wary of revealing too much." --Town & Country Magazine
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