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February 10, 2017

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So the snowy winter weather we are accustomed to here in New England is here. Looks pretty nice from inside a warm bookstore.

We closed early yesterday due to the blizzard, and rescheduled that evening's in-store event with Lisa Wade and Jaclyn Friedman to Sunday, February 12th at 6pm. Please join us then for a discussion of American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus.

As we were unable to reschedule our event with internationally bestselling crime novelist Ian Rankin (due to his rigorous book tour schedule, he was just in town for the day), the event proceeded as planned at the Brattle Theatre, blizzard-be-darned.

A crowd of intrepid fans came out, and we experimented with our first-ever Facebook Live broadcast so that folks at home could still hear Mr. Rankin speak. Watch the video here. Mr. Rankin signed an ample number of extra books for those who couldn't attend, so get your crime-writing fix from this master of the form and order a signed copy of Rather Be the Devil here, while our stock lasts.

#BowlingGreenMassacre news2

Our savvy staff is known for being clever, politically engaged, and well-read, and over the last few days it seems every corner of the internet has noticed (with a viral instagram; articles on boston.com, the Huffington Post, and Boston Magazine; and a loving tweet from author and musician John Darnielle). A new display behind our information desk, compiled by some of the booksellers on staff, featured books that explore the dissemination of disinformation. It caught the eye of our customers immediately.

Take a closer look at some of these selected titles "remembering" the #BowlingGreenMassacre (and exploring ideas of disinformation and deception) here

In Case You Missed It news3

In January we hosted Melissa Fleming for her profile on a young Syrian refugee,  A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, & Survival. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

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New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
The Refugees
by Viet Thanh Nguyen


Grove Press, hardcover

This collection of stories by Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen explores the aspirations of those who leave one country for another, and the relationships and desires for self-fulfillment that define our lives.

Never Caught:
The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

by Erica Armstrong Dunbar


Atria / 37 INK, hardcover
Shedding light on America's First Family, Never Caught tells the story of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave who risked it all to escape the nation's capital and reach freedom.

Storytelling: Bewitching the Modern Mind
by Christian Salmon


Verso, paperback
Storytelling takes a look at how the creative imagination has been hijacked by twenty-first century storytelling machines like luxury branding and political marketing.
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Kids & Young Adult
Loving vs. Virginia:
A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case

by Patricia Hruby Powell


Chronicle Books, hardcover
From acclaimed author Patricia Hruby Powell comes the story of a landmark civil rights case, told in spare and gorgeous verse.
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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

The Quiver of Love:
A Collection of Valentines

by Walter Crane and Kate Greenaway


Print on Demand, paperback

Published in 1876, this collection of love poems, both "Ancient" (Shakespeare) and "Modern" (Coleridge), is illustrated by the famous Walter Crane and Kate Greenaway. Thanks to Paige, this book is available as a reproduction of the original.


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.
In the House of the Interpreter:
A Memoir
by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
$5.99, hardcover (originally $25.00)
World-renowned Kenyan novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic Ngugi wa Thiong'o gives us the second volume of his memoirs in the wake of Dreams in a Time of War.
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Get in Trouble:
by Kelly Link
$6.99, hardcover (originally $25.00)
Kelly Link's critically acclaimed short story collection draws readers into an ominous world full of hurricanes, astronauts, evil twins, bootleggers, Ouija boards, iguanas, and other fantastical subjects.
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Wages of Rebellion
by Chris Hedges
$12.99, hardcover (originally $26.99)
In Wages of Rebellion, Chris Hedges investigates what social and psychological factors cause revolution, rebellion, and resistance. 
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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 Cruel Radiance:
Photography and Political Violence
by Susie Linfield
Originally published by the University of Chicago Press in 2010
$15.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
In The Cruel Radiance, Susie Linfield challenges the idea that photographs of political violence exploit their subjects and pander to the voyeuristic tendencies of their viewers. Instead she argues passionately that looking at such images is an ethically and politically necessary act.
An English-Russian Dictionary of Nabokov's Lolita
compiled by A. Nakhimovsky and S. Paperno
Originally published by Ardis in 1982
$30.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
This English-Russian dictionary systematizes and makes readily available the rich material from the 300 pages of Vladimir Nabokov's translation of Lolita. 
The Italian Renaissance Imagery of Inspiration:
Metaphors of Sex, Sleep, and Dream
by Maria Ruvoldt
Originally published by Cambridge University Press in 2004
$75.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Maria Ruvoldt traces the development of the pictorial vocabulary of divine inspiration, examining how themes of spiritual, intellectual, and artistic transcendence were given visual form during the Italian Renaissance. 
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for our annual Presidents' Day Sale on February 20th. Browse many more  upcoming events, now updated through March.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
» George Saunders (Feb 17)
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» Chris Hayes (Mar 22)
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Min Jin Lee
Fri, Feb 10, 7PM
Min Jin Lee, author of Free Food for Millionaires, discusses her much-anticipated new novel, Pachinko, a sweeping saga through the generations of a Korean family -- joined in conversation by Harvard Law's Jeannie Suk Gersen.
At Harvard Book Store
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Lisa Wade
Sun, Feb 12, 6PM
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
[Rescheduled from Feb 9th]
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Noah Isenberg
Mon, Feb 13, 7PM
Noah Isenberg celebrates the 75th anniversary of a cinema classic, presenting his book We'll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Movie.
At Harvard Book Store
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Randall Fuller
Tue, Feb 14, 7PM

Randall Fuller discusses The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation.
At Harvard Book Store
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Cynthia Huntington and Adam Scheffler
Wed, Feb 15, 7PM
Cynthia Huntington, New Hampshire's former poet laureate, and local poet Adam Scheffler read from their respective poetry collections, Terra Nova and A Dog's Life.
At Harvard Book Store
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Caroline Light
Thu, Feb 16, 7PM
Caroline Light --  director of undergraduate studies in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University -- discusses Stand Your Ground: A History of America's Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense
At Harvard Book Store
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James R. Valcourt
Fri, Feb 17, 3PM
Harvard Ph.D. candidate James R. Valcourt discusses Systematic: How Systems Biology Is Transforming Modern Medicine.
At Harvard Book Store
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George Saunders
Fri, Feb 17, 7PM
Short story master George Saunders -- author of Tenth of December, a finalist for the National Book Award -- reads from his anticipated first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo.
At First Parish Church
$5 Tickets
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Presidents' Day Sale
Mon, Feb 20
20% off all day, in-store and on harvard.com! 9am to 11pm in the store, and online with coupon code PREZDAY2017.
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 continuation of our January 30th meeting.
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