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January 12, 2017

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Each month our staff chooses a set of books to feature in the store for our "Select Seventy" display, representing a broad range of voices and subjects. New fiction, non-fiction, and children's books are featured (and 20% off) monthly, along with staff recommended favorites (both brand new books and classic favorites) and a "Spotlight" on a collection of titles that speak to each other and note a trend we see in publishing, in the world, or in our community.

This month our spotlight is " Suggested Reading for Elected Officials." We hope that these books, on ethics, the environment, immigration, gender issues, race in America, and foreign corruption, along with many other books in our politics, history, philosophy, economics, and science sections, will provide information and guidance in the coming months and years. Take a look, and browse our complete display of featured books for January, plus our weekly store best sellers.

This Sunday at the Boston Public Library, writers from Greater Boston will gather for Writer's Resist -- a discussion of free expression, civil rights, and the values essential to a democracy with readings and performances by Rob Arnold, Jabari Asim, Liana Asim, James Carroll, Martha Collins, Laura van den Berg, Martín Espada, Danielle Legros Georges, Jennifer Haigh, Krysten Hill, Rachel Kadish, Helen Elaine Lee, Giles Li, Jennifer De Leon, Marianne Leone, Michael Lowenthal, Pablo Medina, Alma Richeh, Paul Yoon, young writers from the Greater Boston area, and special guests. Learn more here.

On Saturday, February 4th, comedian and commentator Jimmy Tingle is using his one-man show Jimmy Tingle: Humor for Humanity at Harvard's Sanders Theatre to help raise spirits, funds, and awareness for 826 Boston. When a ticket buyer uses the code 826, $10 will be donated by Tingle Productions to 826 Boston. (Be sure to use the 826 code when buying the ticket so the $10 donation can be made!) Learn more and purchase tickets here

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A Graphic Novel Adaptation
by Octavia E. Butler


Abrams ComicArts, hardcover

More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler's mysterious and moving story.

The New Odyssey: 
The Story of the Twenty-First Century Refugee Crisis
by Patrick Kingsley


Liveright, hardcover
In the tradition of Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers comes a searing account of the international refugee crisis. Tracking the harrowing experiences of these refugees, The New Odyssey illuminates the shadowy networks that have facilitated the largest forced exodus since the end of World War II.

Tainted Witness:
Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives
by Leigh Gilmore


Columbia University Press, hardcover
Tainted Witness examines how gender, race, and doubt stick to women witnesses. Bringing together feminist, literary, and legal frameworks, Leigh Gilmore provides accounts of why women's testimony is discredited, and what happens when it is.
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Kids & Young Adult
Let's Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn it Out!:
Games, Songs, and Stories from an African American Childhood 
by Patricia C. McKissack
Schwartz & Wade, hardcover
An extraordinary collection of classic playtime favorites. Parents and grandparents will delight in sharing this exuberant book with the children in their lives. Here is a songbook, a storybook, a poetry collection, and much more, all rolled into one. 
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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

True Stories from the Rehfuss Family Archives
by Lisa Rehfuss


Print on Demand, paperback

From the introduction: "Before you begin, you should know that many of these stories don't reveal who-done-it, nor answer the ultimate question -- why. For those of you who look for resolutions, solutions, a proper ending that is neatly served with a shot of whiskey, you won't find it here in these stories."


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.
Thus Were Their Faces: 
Selected Stories
by Silvina Ocampo
$7.99, paperback (originally $17.95)
Thus Were Their Faces offers a comprehensive selection of the dark, gothic, fantastic, and grotesque short fiction of Silvina Ocampo, who Jorge Luis Borges called "one of our best writers."
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The Other
by Thomas Tryon
$6.99, paperback (originally $14.95)
Thomas Tryon's best-selling novel about a homegrown monster is an eerie examination of the darkness that dwells within everyone -- a work of psychological horror in the tradition of Robert Louis Stevenson, Shirley Jackson, and Patricia Highsmith.
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The Sun King
by Nancy Mitford
$7.99, paperback (originally $15.95)
The Sun King is a dazzling double portrait of Louis XIV and Versailles, the opulent court from which he ruled. Nancy Mitford reconstructs the daily life of king and courtiers, laying bare the complex and deadly intrigues of France's golden age. 
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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.
Harlem Renaissance Novels:
The Library of America Collection
edited by Rafia Zafar
Originally published by the Library of America in 2011
$35.00 (hardcover, 2 volume boxed set) in Very Good condition
Together, the nine works in Harlem Renaissance Novels form a vibrant collective portrait of African American culture in a moment of tumultuous change and tremendous hope.
De Vulgari Eloquentia
edited by Stephen Botterill
Originally published by Cambridge University Press in 2005
$18.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Steven Botterill here offers the only Latin-English parallel-text edition of an important early work by the author of the Divine Comedy, and the only English translation with thorough and up-to-date notes and introductory material.
Writings on Cities
by Henri Lefebvre
Originally published by Wiley-Blackwell in 1996
$30.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Henri Lefebvre was the only major French intellectual of the post-war period to give extensive consideration to the city and urban life. This new collection brings together Lefebvre's reflections on the city and urban life written over a span of twenty years.
Upcoming Events
Browse our upcoming events, now updated through February.
Online Pre-Sales (Ticket + Book) on Sale Now
» John Darnielle (Feb 8)
» Ian Rankin (Feb 9)
» George Saunders (Feb 17)
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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Tue, Jan 17, 7PM
Indigenous studies scholars Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker discuss "All the Real Indians Died Off": And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans.
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Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Wed, Jan 18, 7PM
Pulitzer Prize-winning Harvard historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich discusses A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women's Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870.
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J. D. Daniels
Thu, Jan 19, 7PM

Whiting Writers' Award winner J. D. Daniels presents his debut collection of essays, The Correspondence, a series of six letters written during dark nights of the soul.
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Stories of the Forever War
Sun, Jan 22, 6PM
Contributors Maurice Decaul, Teresa Fazio, Colin Halloran, and Lauren Halloran read from The Road Ahead: Stories of the Forever War, a short story collection that explores the aftereffects of the Iraq and Afghan Wars. Anthology co-editor Brian Castner will introduce the evening.
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The Next Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Jan 30, 7PM
This month the Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, will discuss books 1-4 of Middlemarch.
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