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February 3, 2017

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Over the next few weeks you'll find displays dedicated to Black History Month  throughout the store. Start by browsing the African American Studies section for staff picks that highlight black reality, black excellence, and possibility. 

And visit us for more recommendations in the children's section and the graphic novels wall, plus a display of collected books that explore the legacy of the Underground Railroad.

This next week is packed -- PACKED! -- with unmissable events on philosophy, comics, literature, sociology, and fiction. For those unable to get tickets to our sold out reading and signing with John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats, please note that he'll also be introducing a screening of the film Targets (significantly featured in Darnielle's new novel) at a separately ticketed screening, following our event. Signed books will be available at the beginning of the Targets screening. Learn more and get Targets tickets here.

Targets, with an introduction by John Darnielle, at the Brattle Theatre
Targets at the Brattle Theatre

Check out all of our posted upcoming events, with newly announced events in March including MSNBC's Chris Hayes. Hayes will be joined by Jabari Asim, Frank Rudy Cooper, and Anthony Brooks for a panel discussion on inequality in America and Hayes' forthcoming book  A Colony in a Nation. Learn more here.

We're rolling out our complete March schedule over the next few days, so stay tuned for more.

And in the meantime, don't miss short story master George Saunders presenting his hugely anticipated and unique first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, on February 17th. Tickets for George Saunders are on sale now.

Presidents' Day Sale, February 20th news3

Our annual winter sale is upon us. Come by the store (or shop harvard.com with coupon code PREZDAY2017) for 20% off your purchases on Monday, February 20th. That's 20% off all purchases -- new, used, and remaindered books, as well as print-on-demand titles from our database, special orders (purchased on sale day), and non-book items throughout the store (clothing, cards, chocolate, canvas bags, mugs, and more). Check out sale hours and the very few exceptions here.

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The Evenings:
A Winter's Tale

by Gerard Reve


Pushkin Press, hardcover

Translated into English for the first time since its original publication seventy years ago, this postwar novel chronicles ten evenings in the life of a young man searching for meaning. 

The Pen and the Brush:
How Passion for Art Shaped Nineteenth-Century French Novels

by Anka Muhlstein


Other Press, hardcover
The author of Monsieur Proust's Library explores the influence of fine art on the works of late 19th- and 20th-century writers, including Balzac, Zola, Proust, Huysmans, and Maupassant.

The Mosaic of Islam:
A Conversation with Perry Anderson

by Suleiman Mourad


Verso, paperback
Today, 23 percent of the global population is Muslim, but ignorance and misinformation about Islam persist. In this book, Perry Anderson interviews the noted scholar of Islam Suleiman Mourad about the Qur'an and the history of the faith.
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Kids & Young Adult
by Holly Goldberg Sloan


Dial Books, hardcover
The  New York Times- bestselling author of  Counting by 7s returns with a middle grade novel about a girl who  grows into herself while playing a Munchkin in a production of  The Wizard of Oz.
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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

Aquarium in the Sea:
The Complete Script

by Oleksandr Fraze-Frazenko


Print on Demand, paperback

This is the complete script of Fraze-Frazenko's documentary feature, An Aquarium in the Sea: The Story of the New York Group of Poets, which tells the story of the pioneers of Ukrainian modernism, fugitives from the deadly regime of the USSR.


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.
From Black Power to Black Studies:
How a Radical Social Movement Became an Academic Discipline
by Fabio Rojas
$6.99, hardcover (originally $50.00)
Today, there are more than a hundred Black Studies degree programs in the United States. In From Black Power to Black Studies, Fabio Rojas explores how a radical social movement evolved into a recognized academic discipline.
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Black Skin, White Masks
by Frantz Fanon
$5.99, paperback (originally $16.00)
Hailed for its scientific analysis and poetic grace when it was first published in 1952, Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks has had a major influence on civil rights, anti-colonial, and black consciousness movements around the world.
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Say It Loud:
Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity
edited by Catherine Ellis and Stephen Drury Smith
$9.99, hardcover (originally $35.00)
With recordings unearthed from libraries and sound archives, Say It Loud includes powerful speeches by Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Martin Luther King Jr., James Cone, Toni Morrison, Colin Powell, and many others.
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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.
The Wind, the Spirit, and the God: Four Studies
by Karl Kerényi
Originally published by Spring Pubns in 1983
$35.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
The four chapters of this book examine the cult, myth, and thought associated with Apollo, one of the most misunderstood of the Greek deities. 
Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance:
Selections from the Work of Richard Bruce Nugent
by Richard Bruce Nugent, edited by Thomas H. Wirth
Originally published by Duke University Press in 2002
$14.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Thomas H. Wirth has assembled a selection of writings, paintings, and drawings left mostly unpublished by Richard Bruce Nugent, who stood for many years as the only African-American writer willing to clearly pronounce his homosexuality in print.  
The Rise and Fall of the Fine Art Print in Eighteenth-Century France
by W. McAllister Johnson
Originally published by University of Toronto Press in 2016
$45.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
W. McAllister Johnson distills a lifetime of research into a study of the issues, decisions, and practicalities inherent in making copperplate engravings as articles of art and commerce in the eighteenth century.
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for our annual winter sale this Presidents' Day, February 20th. Browse many more  upcoming events, now updated into March.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
» Ian Rankin (Feb 9)
» George Saunders (Feb 17)
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Andrew Krivák
Fri, Feb 3, 7PM
Local novelist Andrew Krivák, National Book Award finalist for The Sojourn, reads from The Signal Flame, the story of a family awaiting the return of their youngest son from the Vietnam War.
At Harvard Book Store
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Daniel C. Dennett
Mon, Feb 6, 6PM
Tufts University's Daniel C. Dennett discusses his latest book, From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds, in conversation with Daniel Gilbert.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 Tickets
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Gender and Color in Comics
Mon, Feb 6, 7PM

Joel Christian Gill, John Jennings, and Mildred Louis join us for a panel discussion on gender and color in comics as well as their recent works including Bessie Stringfield, Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, and Agents of the Realm.
At Harvard Book Store
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Megan Marshall
Tue, Feb 7, 7PM
Local biographer Megan Marshall -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life and a former Harvard Book Store bookseller(!) -- discusses her latest book, Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast.
At Harvard Book Store
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John Darnielle
Wed, Feb 8, 6PM
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. View our Sold Out Event FAQ here.
At the Brattle Theatre
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David Armitage
Wed, Feb 8, 7PM
Harvard Professor of History David Armitage discusses Civil Wars: A History in Ideas -- tracing the least understood and most intractable form of organized human aggression from Ancient Rome to the present day.
At Harvard Book Store
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Ian Rankin
Thu, Feb 9, 6PM
Award-winning crime writer Ian Rankin presents Rather Be the Devil -- the latest in his Inspector Rebus series, celebrating its thirtieth year in publication.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 Tickets
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Lisa Wade
Thu, Feb 9, 7PM
Sociology professor Lisa Wade discusses American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus, in conversation with Jaclyn Friedman, author of Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape.
At Harvard Book Store
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Min Jin Lee
Fri, Feb 10, 7PM
Min Jin Lee, author of the critically acclaimed novel Free Food for Millionaires, discusses her much-anticipated new novel, Pachinko, a sweeping saga through the generations of a Korean family. She'll be joined in conversation by Harvard Law's Jeannie Suk Gersen.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Next Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Feb 27, 7PM
This month the Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, will discuss books 5-8 of Middlemarch in a a continuation of our January 30th meeting.
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