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January 21, 2017

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This week at the front of the store you'll find suggested reading for community, resistance, activism, and progress. Browse the display in the store or here on harvard.com.


Our event season kicks into high gear these next few weeks as the new books of 2017 arrive on our shelves.

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Purchase tickets for those events requiring them here. And stay tuned for our March lineup, rolling out on harvard.com/events in the next two weeks. 

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Human Acts:
A Novel
by Han Kang


Hogarth, hardcover

In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed. What follows is a portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice, from the internationally bestselling author of The Vegetarian

by Gregor Hens


Other Press, hardcover
By turns philosophical and darkly comic, ex-smoker Gregor Hens meditates on the nature and consequences of his nearly lifelong addiction, from the thrill of the first drag to the perennial last last cigarette. 

A Brief History of Mathematical Thought
by Luke Heaton


Oxford University Press, hardcover
In  A Brief History of Mathematical Thought,  Luke Heaton provides a compulsively readable history that situates mathematics within the human experience and, in the process, makes it more accessible.
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Kids & Young Adult
Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

by Steve Sheinkin


Roaring Brook Press, hardcover
Before Olympic gold medalist Jim Thorpe and football coach Pop Warner were legends, they played football at a school designed to erase Indian cultures. Award-winning author Steve Sheinkin's underdog sports story takes an unflinching look at the U.S. government's persecution of Native Americans. 
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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

Farewell Speeches
by Barack Obama & Michelle Obama


Print on Demand, paperback

Read the complete text of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama's farewell addresses, delivered on January 10th and January 6th, 2017, produced and printed right here at Harvard Book Store.


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.
Thirteen Days in September:
Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David
by Lawrence Wright
$7.99, hardcover (originally $27.95)
Lawrence Wright takes us through each of the thirteen days of the Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter facilitated the signing of the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East.
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Keys to Good Cooking:
A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes
by Harold McGee
$7.99, paperback (originally $20.00)
The author of the acclaimed culinary classic On Food and Cooking offers the answers to many kitchen conundrums in one easy-to-use volume.
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The Definitive Visual Guide
by DK Publishing
$24.99, hardcover (originally $50.00)
Animal brings together the expertise of natural history specialists and wildlife photographers to illustrate, describe, and explain the incredible range of creatures in the animal kingdom.
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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.
Slaves of the State: 
Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary 
by Dennis Childs
Originally published by University of Minnesota Press in 2015
$11.50 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Slaves of the State argues for a new understanding of chattel slavery as a continuing social reality of U.S. empire -- one resting at the very foundation of today's prison industrial complex that now holds more than 2.3 million people.
The Neoliberal Pattern of Domination:
Capital's Reign in Decline 
by José Manuel Sánchez Bermúdez
Originally published by Haymarket Books in 2012
$14.50 (paperback) in Very Good condition
In The Neoliberal Pattern of Domination, José Manuel Sánchez Bermúdez argues that only through understanding the mechanisms on which capital is based can we ever hope to shake off its yoke of domination. 
The Princeton Sourcebook in Comparitive Literature:
From the European Enlightenment to the Global Present
edited by David Damrosch, Natalie Melas, and Mbongiseni Buthelezi
Originally published by Princeton University Press in 2009
$25.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
The Princeton Sourcebook in Comparative Literature is a wide-ranging anthology of classic essays and important statements on the mission and methods of comparative literary studies.
Upcoming Events
Browse more  upcoming events, now updated through February.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
» John Darnielle (Feb 8)
» Ian Rankin (Feb 9)
» George Saunders (Feb 17) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
» Yuval Noah Harari (Feb 22) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

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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Heather Lyn Mann
Mon, Jan 23, 7PM
Spiritual ecologist Heather Lyn Mann explores climate change in her memoir, Ocean of Insight: A Sailor's Voyage from Despair to Hope.
At Harvard Book Store
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Josh Barkan
Tue, Jan 24, 7PM

Josh Barkan reads from story collection Mexico, stories about transformation and danger, passion and heartbreak, terror and triumph.
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Brunonia Barry
Wed, Jan 25, 7PM
Award-winning Salem novelist Brunonia Barry--author of The Lace Reader and The Map of True Places--reads from her new thriller The Fifth Petal.
At Harvard Book Store
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Ottessa Moshfegh
Thu, Jan 26, 7PM
Ottessa Moshfegh, author of Booker Prize finalist Eileen, presents her anticipated short story collection Homesick for Another World.
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William F. Quigley Jr.
Fri, Jan 27, 3PM
William F. Quigley Jr. explores the American Civil War in his book Pure Heart: The Faith of a Father and Son in the War for a More Perfect Union.
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Elliot Ackerman
Fri, Jan 27, 7PM
Eliot Ackerman, the acclaimed author of Green on Blue, discusses his latest novel, Dark at the Crossing, a contemporary love story set on the Turkish border with Syria.
At Harvard Book Store
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Melissa Fleming
Sun, Jan 29, 6PM
Melissa Fleming shares the story of young Syrian refugee Doaa Al Zamel with A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, & Survival.
At Harvard Book Store
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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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