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February 24, 2017

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Not Spring Yet, but March Is Here news1

We have plenty of exciting events and Harvard Book Store goings-on brewing for April, so stay tuned for the announcement of our complete April events calendar soon. 

Until then, as weirdly warm weather tricks us into thinking it's actually spring (it's not yet!), check out our March calendar of events. We'll see you soon at the bookstore.
Saunders and More news2

George Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo is one of the most acclaimed books we've seen in some time, and it was an enormous pleasure hosting the author last week for a sold out event at First Parish Church. Members of our brilliant bookselling staff read aloud with the author on stage as part of his ghostly cast of characters; after the talk some members of the audience screened a virtual reality companion film to the book; the author told the story of how the stunning audiobook version came to pass; and, he also inspired a lot of people. It was a good night.

If you missed out on picking up a signed edition of the book, we have limited stock still available to members of our Signed First Edition Club. Sign up by end-of-day Monday, February 27th to be eligible for Lincoln in the Bardo as your first of the monthly selections. Sign up for the club here and learn more about upcoming selections, including Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, The Idiot by Elif Batuman, and Out of Line by Barbara Lynch.


In Case You Missed It news3

In January we joined Boston Review for an evening of poetry at the Cambridge Public Library in support of a new chapbook, Poems for Political Disaster. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

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New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
Things We Lost in the Fire:

by Mariana Enriquez


Hogarth, hardcover

A collection of short stories, reminiscent of Shirley Jackson and Julio Cortazar, by a new international talent.

Other People:
Takes & Mistakes

by David Shields


Knopf, hardcover
Can one person know another person? How do we live through other people? Is it possible to fill the gap between people? If not, can art fill that gap? Grappling with these questions, David Shields gives us a sustained meditation on otherness.

Big Data, Little Data, No Data:
Scholarship in the Networked World
by Christine L. Borgman


The MIT Press, paperback
In this examination of data and scholarly research, Christine Borgman argues that having the right data is better than having more data, and that data have no value or meaning in isolation.
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Kids & Young Adult
Piecing Me Together
by Renée Watson


Bloomsbury USA Childrens, hardcover
Jade dreams of success beyond her neighborhood despite the prejudices that surround her. When some of the opportunities that come her way feel more demeaning than helpful, Jade works to find her voice and advocate not only for herself, but for her community.
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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 House on Seven Winds:
The Complete Script

by Oleksandr Fraze-Frazenko and Vasyl Makhno


Print on Demand, paperback

This book contains the entire script and poems from Oleksandr Fraze-Frazenko's documentary, The House on Seven Winds: The Portrait of Vasyl Makhno. The film follows poet and essayist Vasyl Makhno's efforts to embrace his life in New York City while still honoring his Ukranian roots.


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.
The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins
$7.99, hardcover (originally $26.99)
Rachel watches the same couple each morning from the window of her commuter train. When she witnesses something shocking and reports it to the police, she becomes entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. 
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Boy, Snow, Bird:
A Novel
by Helen Oyeyemi
$5.99, paperback (originally $16.00)
Reimagining the classic Snow White fairytale, Helen Oyeyemi's novel explores beauty, envy, and identity in New England in the 1950s, where race shapes her characters' experiences.
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Find Me: A Novel
by Laura van den Berg
$5.99, paperback (originally $15.00)
When Joy escapes from a rural hospital in the midst of a deadly epidemic, she embarks on a journey to find her birth mother, who abandoned her as a child. On the road in a devastated America, Joy must confront her own damaged memory and the secrets she has been keeping from herself.
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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.
Escaping Texts
by Hélène Cixous
Originally published by Routledge in 1998
$15.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Acclaimed for her intricate and challenging writing style, Cixous presents a collection of texts that get away--escaping the reader, the writer, the book. Cixous's writing pursues works that share an elusive movement in spite of striking differences.
Professorship of Semitic Languages:
Jubilee Volume
edited by Bo Isaksson, Mats Eskhult, and Gail Ramsay
Originally published by Uppsala Universitet in 2007
$33.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Commemorating 400 years of the Professorship of Semitic Languages, this Jubilee Volume collects papers that reflect Semitic studies in Old Testament exegesis as well as Semitic languages in linguistic, philological, and literary research.
Locke, Language and Early-Modern Philosophy
by Hannah Dawson
Originally published by Cambridge University Press in 2007
$40.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
In a powerful and original contribution to the history of ideas, Hannah Dawson explores the intense preoccupation with language in early-modern philosophy, and presents an analysis of John Locke's critique of words.
Upcoming Events
Browse our upcoming events calendar, updated through March. Stay tuned for our April schedule, rolling out soon.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
» Chris Hayes with Jabari Asim, Frank Rudy Cooper, and Anthony Brooks (Mar 22) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
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» Camille Paglia (Apr 6)
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

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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Nathalia Holt
Mon, Feb 27, 6:30PM
Local science writer Nathalia Holt discusses her book Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars, now in paperback.
At WorkBar Cambridge, Central Square
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The Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Feb 27, 7PM
Our in-store book club joins to discuss books 5-8 of Middlemarch in a continuation of our January 30th meeting.  Registration is not required and no commitment is necessary.
At Harvard Book Store
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Gish Jen
Tue, Feb 28, 7PM

Award-winning local writer Gish Jen, author of Tiger Writing: Art, Culture and the Interdependent Self, presents her latest nonfiction book, The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap.
At Harvard Book Store
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Jim Shepard
Wed, Mar 1, 7PM
Acclaimed short story writer and National Book Award finalist Jim Shepard presents his latest story collection, one that spans borders and centuries, The World to Come.
At Harvard Book Store
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Cambridge Forum: Ways of Being in the World
Wed, Mar 1, 7PM
Cambridge Forum welcomes author Krista Tippett, author of Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living.
At First Parish Church
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Damion Searls
Thu, Mar 2, 7PM
Damion Searls discusses his book The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing, first-ever biography of Rorschach.
At Harvard Book Store
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Gareth Doherty
Fri, Mar 3, 3PM
Gareth Doherty of  Harvard Graduate School of Design presents his book Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State.
At Harvard Book Store
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Garrard Conley and Taylor Larsen
Fri, Mar 3, 7PM
Garrard Conley discusses his memoir Boy Erased, on the conversion therapy program that promised to "cure" him of homosexuality. Novelist Taylor Larsen reads from her debut novel, Stranger, Father, Beloved -- about a wealthy man who has reached a crossroads after a lifetime of repression and denial.
At Harvard Book Store
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