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February 17, 2017

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Audiobooks have long been a great solution for those who want to keep reading while driving or walking to work, cleaning the house, making dinner, or working out. They also bring a different perspective and a truly unique experience to the listener. And until recently there hasn't been a great way to get digital downloads of audiobooks through your local indie bookstore.

We're thrilled to partner with Libro.fm to bring digital audiobooks to Harvard Book Store customers. Start an account today and check out indie bookstore favorites, great books on sale, and New York Times best sellers. You can easily listen on any device (phone, tablet, PC) as all these audiobooks are DRM-free.

Visit libro.fm/harvardbookstore now to sign up and purchase your first digital audiobook.

A great listen to try out first is George Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo. This unique, acclaimed novel is performed in the audio version by an impressive cast of 166 including including Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, Miranda July, and many more. Check it out here.

Blind Date with a Book +
Our Annual Presidents' Day Sale

Take note of a couple February traditions here at Harvard Book Store.

Our latest "Blind Date with a Book" display will be up in the store for just a few more days. This popular promotion has swept bookstores and libraries across the country in recent years. Here at Harvard Book Store we're taking the opportunity to set up "blind dates" with special finds from our beloved used book department. Stop by, browse the compelling handwritten descriptions from our discerning booksellers, and take the plunge with a great book.

Next up, come by Monday, February 20th, for our annual Presidents' Day Sale and 20% off virtually everything in the store. The sale-day discount applies to new, used, and remaindered books, as well as on print-on-demand titles from our database, special orders (purchased on sale day), and clothing, cards, chocolate, canvas bags, mugs, and more.

Can't make it in person? Shop harvard.com on February 20th with coupon code PREZDAY2017. 

Please note: The sale does not compound the discount on already discounted items. Gift cards, self publishing services, event tickets, and Kobo devices and e-books are not included in the sale. Learn more here

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We're up for Boston's Best Bookstore in the Boston Magazine. Thanks in advance for helping vote for us!

Check it out here and pick out Harvard Book Store for #8: Best Bookstore!

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The Accusation:
Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea

by Bandi


Grove Press, hardcover

The Accusation paints a portrait of life under the North Korean regime. Set during the period of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il's leadership, these seven stories give a voice to people living under this most bizarre and horrifying of dictatorships.

Shrinking Violets:
The Secret Life of Shyness
by Joe Moran


Yale University Press, hardcover
Joe Moran explores what it means to be a "shrinking violet." Along the way, he provides a collective biography of shyness through portraits of individuals such as Charles Darwin, Charles Schulz, Garrison Keillor, and Agatha Christie, among many others.

The New Way of the World:
On Neoliberal Society
by Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval


Verso, paperback
Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval dispel common misconceptions about neoliberalism, analyzing the history of neoliberal ideas, philosophy, and sociology.
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Kids & Young Adult
American Street
by Ibi Zoboi


Balzer + Bray, hardcover
When her mother is detained by U.S. immigration, a young girl must learn to navigate America on her own. Pushcart-nominated author Ibi Zoboi draws on her own experience as a Haitian immigrant, infusing her debut novel with magical realism and vodou culture.
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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

Armenians of Nirze, Turkey:
Roots of an Armenian-American
by Harry Parsekian


Print on Demand, paperback

The story of the village of Nirze, in central Turkey, is a microcosm of the Armenian experience, past and present. Its history mirrors that of thousands of other villages. This book attempts to provide a glimpse into the traditional way of life that largely vanished during the Armenian Genocide.


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.
Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era
by Joseph S. Nye
$9.99, hardcover (originally $27.95)
Joseph S. Nye examines the foreign policy decisions of the presidents who presided over the most critical phases of America's rise to world primacy in the twentieth century, and assesses the effectiveness and ethics of their choices.
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Alan Turing's Systems of Logic:
The Princeton Thesis
edited by Andrew W. Appel
$5.99, paperback (originally $14.99)
This book presents a facsimile of the original typescript of Alan Turing's fascinating and influential 1938 Princeton Ph.D. thesis, one of the key documents in the history of mathematics and computer science.
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A Little Life: A Novel
by Hanya Yanagihara
$7.99, hardcover (originally $35.00)
When four classmates move from Massachusetts to New York, they must learn to adjust while the ringleader of their group grapples with his childhood trauma. Yanagihara's critically-acclaimed epic is a hymn to brotherly love and an examination of the tyranny of memory and the limits of human endurance.  
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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.

Chernyshevsky and the Age of Realism:
A Study in the Semiotics of Behavior
by Irina Paperno
Originally published by Stanford University Press in 1988
$50.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Through an examination of Nikolai Chernyshevsky's life and works, Irina Paperno traces the transformation of personal experience into literary structure, then, in reverse, the work's ensuing influence in structuring the experience and behavior of others.
Richard Avedon Portraits
by Maria Morris Hambourg and Mia Fineman
Originally published by Harry N. Abrams in 2002
$45.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Spanning fashion photographer Richard Avedon's entire career, starting from the late 1940s, this volume offers a selection of his iconic portraits.
Richard Diebenkorn
by Sarah C. Bancroft, Steven Nash, and Edith Devaney
Originally published by Harry N. Abrams in 2015
$30.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Richard Diebenkorn is best known for paintings that evoke the California coast. This book covers Diebenkorn's three distinct periods, bringing the artist's rich, four-decade-long career into focus. 
Upcoming Events
Browse our  upcoming events calendar, now updated through March.
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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
This event is SOLD OUT. There will be a standby line at the door. View our Sold Out Event FAQ here.
At First Parish Church
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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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Emily Jeanne Miller
Tue, Feb 21, 7PM

Emily Jeanne Miller reads from her novel The News from the End of the World -- the story of a dysfunctional New England family living together in Cape Cod.
At Harvard Book Store
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Yuval Noah Harari
Wed, Feb 22, 6PM
Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling book Sapiens, discusses Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow in conversation with Harvard's Michael Sandel.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 Tickets
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Joshua Bennett
Wed, Feb 22, 7PM
Joshua Bennett reads from The Sobbing School -- his debut collection of poetry, selected by Eugene Gloria as a winner of the National Poetry Series.
At Harvard Book Store
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Mary Graham
Thu, Feb 23, 7PM
Mary Graham of the Harvard Kennedy School discusses her book Presidents' Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power.
At Harvard Book Store
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Julie L. Rose
Fri, Feb 24, 3PM
Dartmouth College professor of government Julie L. Rose discusses her book Free Time, arguing that all citizens should have a right to the resource of free time.
At Harvard Book Store
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Joi Ito and Jeff Howe
Fri, Feb 24, 7PM
Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab, and Jeff Howe of Northeastern University, discuss Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future.
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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