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March 3, 2017

Glowing with books.

Best of Boston 2017 news1

Thanks in advance to all our loyal customers . . . we'd love your vote for this year's "Best of Boston" Readers' Poll in Boston Magazine. Weigh in on "Best Bookstore" at #8 when you visit bostonmagazine.com/vote. And thanks!
Nevertheless, She Persisted news2

March is Women's History Month, and our staff has compiled a collection of books by and about women throughout history who persisted against long odds and strong opposition. Browse the selections here and come check out the display in the bookstore.

In Case You Missed It news3

Last week we hosted Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab, and Jeff Howe of Northeastern University, for a discussion of their book, Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future.

Check out the video, which was streamed live from our store on February 24th, courtesy of Joi Ito.

Thanks for Choosing Harvard Book Store news4

We appreciate the feedback we get from readers of this newsletter. Please send any comments to Alex at newsletter@harvard.com.

Thanks for reading,
Alex W. Meriwether
Harvard Book Store
New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
No Other World:
A Novel

by Rahul Mehta


Harper, hardcover

By the author of the prize-winning collection Quarantine, No Other World is the story of a gay Indian American boy coming of age in rural America while his immigrant family struggles to find a sense of identity, belonging, and hope.

Toxic Inequality:
How America's Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future
by Thomas M. Shapiro


Basic Books, hardcover
Thomas M. Shapiro documents the recession's toll on parents and children, the ways families use assets to manage crises and create opportunities, and the real reasons some families build wealth while others struggle in poverty.

Trouble in Paradise:
From the End of History to the End of Capitalism

by Slavoj Zizek


Melville House, paperback
In Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj Zizek, one of our most famous, most combative philosophers, explains how we can find a way out of the crisis of capitalism.
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Kids & Young Adult
The Beast Is an Animal
by Peternelle van Arsdale


Margaret K. McElderry Books, hardcover
In a devout village haunted by soul eaters, Alys struggles with a secret that may condemn her as a witch. But when disaster strikes, she must journey through the darkest parts of the forest to save herself and her world.
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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

Harvard Book Store Lined Notebook
by Harvard Book Store


Print on Demand, paperback

This pocket-sized lined notebook makes a perfect gift or souvenir. We print and bind them right in the store on our Espresso Book Machine. Perfect for writing that book you've always wanted to self-publish (we'll take care of the printing).


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.
Phishing for Phools:
The Economics of Manipulation and Deception
by George A. Akerlof and Robert Shiller
$9.99, hardcover (originally $24.95)
Based on the intuitive idea that markets both give and take away, Nobel Prize-winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller argue that markets are inherently filled with tricks and traps that systematically exploit our psychological weaknesses.
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The Rise and Fall of American Growth:
The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War
by Robert J. Gordon
$16.99, hardcover (originally $39.95)
Robert J. Gordon demonstrates that the period of American economic innovation between 1870 and 1970 has halted as a result of rising inequality, stagnating education, and the rising debt of college students, among other factors.
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The Serengeti Rules:
The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters
by Sean B. Carroll
$9.99, hardcover (originally $24.95)
Award-winning biologist and author Sean Carroll tells the stories of the pioneering scientists who sought the answers to profound questions about the natural world, showing how their discoveries matter for our health and the health of our planet.
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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 Lofts of SoHo:
Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, 1950-1980
by Aaron Shkuda
Originally published by University Of Chicago Press in 2016
$25.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Aaron Shkuda studies the transition of the SoHo district from industrial space to artists' enclave to affluent residential area, focusing on the legacy of urban renewal in and around SoHo, including conflicts between residents and property owners, and the growth of artist-led redevelopment.
The Book of English Folk Tales
by Sybil Marshall
Originally published by The Overlook Press in 2016
$18.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Storyteller, social historian, and folklorist Sybil Marshall's collection of essential English folk tales has been reprinted for the first time in over thirty years, complete with wood engraved illustrations by John Lawrence.
The Watercolors of John Singer Sargent
by Carl Little
Originally published by University of California Press in 1999
$50.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
When he wasn't laboring over portrait or mural commissions, John Singer Sargent carried his watercolors on his travels, painting Arab gypsies, Venetian churches, Florida swamp alligators, and everything in between. Placing Sargent's accomplishments in the context of his life and time, Carl Little discusses the artist's watercolor technique.

Upcoming Events
Browse our upcoming events schedule, now updated into April. Stay tuned for more April events, to-be-announced soon!
Tickets on Sale Now:  
» Chris Hayes with Jabari Asim, Frank Rudy Cooper, and Anthony Brooks (Mar 22)
» Camille Paglia (Apr 6) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

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 and the program that promised to "cure" him of homosexuality. 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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Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Mon, Mar 6, 7PM
Historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar discusses her much-anticipated new book Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed.
At Harvard Book Store
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Ron Currie
Tue, Mar 7, 7PM

Ron Currie --  author of God Is Dead, Everything Matters!, and Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles -- presents his latest novel, The One-Eyed Man.
At Harvard Book Store
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Mohsin Hamid
Wed, Mar 8, 7PM
Mohsin Hamid -- author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, and Discontent and its Civilizations -- reads from his latest novel, Exit West.
At Harvard Book Store
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Kay Redfield Jamison
Thu, Mar 9, 7PM
Kay Redfield Jamison, psychiatry professor and author of An Unquiet Mind, discusses Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character, published to coincide with the poet's hundredth birthday.
At Harvard Book Store
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Julian Gewirtz
Fri, Mar 10, 3PM
Julian Gewirtz discusses Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China.
At Harvard Book Store
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Jami Attenberg
Fri, Mar 10, 7PM
Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins, discusses her new novel All Grown Up, in conversation with Maura Johnston.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Next Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Mar 20, 7PM
This month the Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, will discuss No Knives in the Kitchens of this City.
At Harvard Book Store
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