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March 11, 2017

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Join Us in April news1

This week we're honored to highlight newly announced ticketed events coming up in April. Join us for chef and restaurateur Barbara Lynch; the senior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren; Professor Noam Chomsky in conversation with Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman; and  Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, the bestselling authors of the books Lean In and Originals.

Learn more about these ticketed events here, and stay tuned for more announcements on authors visiting this spring.
Best Bookstore news2

We're up for "Boston's Best Bookstore" in Boston Magazine, but we need your vote! Vote here for Boston's best businesses (our category is #8). Thanks in advance! 

In Case You Missed It news3

In February we hosted Joel Christian Gill, John Jennings, and Mildred Louis for a panel discussion on gender and color in comics, moderated by Heide Solbrig. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

Thanks for Choosing Harvard Book Store news4

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New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
A Novel

by Peter Heller


Knopf, hardcover

Inspired by the life of the bestselling author's own remarkable mother, Peter Heller's Celine tells the story of an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families, trying to make amends for a loss in her own past.

Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Knopf, hardcover

A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is her letter of response, with suggestions for empowering daughters to become strong, independent women.

Human Targets:
Schools, Police, and the Criminalization of Latino Youth

by Victor M. Rios


University Of Chicago Press, paperback 

Victor Rios follows young gang members through the streets of California in an attempt to figure out what sets apart young people who succeed and survive from the ones who don't. In Rios's account, to be a poor Latino youth is to be a human target.
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Kids & Young Adult
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
by Benjamin Alire Saenz


Clarion Books, hardcover

Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it's senior year, and suddenly Sal is realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal's not who he thought he was, who is he?
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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

Elsa's Housebook:
A Woman's Photojournal

by Elsa Dorfman


Print on Demand, paperback

Originally published in 1974, Elsa's Housebook is a photographic record of family and friends who visited Elsa Dorfman at her Cambridge home in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Many famous writers and thinkers are featured in this new edition of the book, printed exclusively by our book-making robot Paige M. Gutenborg.


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.
by Pierre Rosenberg
$21.99, hardcover (originally $65.00)
This volume explores the themes of painter Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin's life, alongside ninety-nine full color reproductions of his work and an extensive biography.
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The Passenger Pigeon
by Errol Fuller
$12.99, hardcover (originally $29.95)
This illustrated book tells the story of North America's Passenger Pigeon, a bird species that has become one of the great icons of extinction. Errol Fuller provides a memorial to a bird species that was once so important to the ecology of North America, reminding us just how fragile the natural world can be.
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A Nation and Not a Rabble:
The Irish Revolutions 1913-1923
by Diarmaid Ferriter
$6.99, hardcover (originally $35.00)
Renowned Irish historian Diarmaid Ferriter presents a look at the Irish revolutionary period from 1913-1923, drawing from newly available historical sources as well as the testimonies of the people who lived and fought through this period in history.
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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.
Paintings in Proust:
A Visual Companion to In Search of Lost Time
by Eric Karpeles
Originally published by Thames & Hudson in 2008
$25.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Eric Karpeles's illustrated guide to In Search of Lost Time celebrates the close relationship between the visual and literary arts in Proust's masterpiece. With 200 paintings reproduced in full color, this book examines the various ways in which Proust used the arts to extend his descriptive vocabulary.
The Making of Shakespeare's First Folio
by Emma Smith
Originally published by Bodleian Library, University of Oxford in 2016
$18.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
The Making of Shakespeare's First Folio offers a comprehensive biography of the earliest collected edition of Shakespeare's plays, locating it within the social and political context of Jacobean London and bringing in the latest scholarship on the seventeenth-century book trade. 
The Rise and Fall of the Christian Myth:
Restoring Our Democratic Ideals
by Burton L. Mack
Originally published by Yale University Press in 2017
$14.50 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Burton L. Mack explores the evolution of the Christian worldview as a social institution and argues that it no longer offers a satisfactory vision for our democratic, multicultural society.
Upcoming Events
Browse our upcoming events, now updated through April.
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
Tickets on Sale Soon:
» Barbara Lynch (Apr 18)  
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Maria Tatar
Mon, Mar 13, 7PM
Harvard folklorist Maria Tatar presents the new Penguin Classics edition of Beauty and the Beast: Classic Tales About Animal Brides and Grooms from Around the World.
At Harvard Book Store
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Michael Finkel
Wed, Mar 15, 7PM

Michael Finkel discusses The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit, an account of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for twenty-seven years.
At Harvard Book Store
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A. Roger Ekirch
Thu, Mar 16, 7PM
Professor A. Roger Ekirch discusses American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution.
At Harvard Book Store
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Ellen Umansky
Fri, Mar 17, 7PM
Debut novelist Ellen Umansky presents The Fortunate Ones, in which a work of art connects the lives and fates of two different women, generations apart. The author is joined in conversation by local writer Joanna Rakoff.
At Harvard Book Store
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The 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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Ganesh Sitaraman
Tue, Mar 21, 7PM
Law professor Ganesh Sitaraman discusses The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic.
At Harvard Book Store
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Chris Hayes
Wed, Mar 22, 6PM
Emmy Award-winning MSNBC news anchor Chris Hayes discusses his latest book, A Colony in a Nation, in conversation with Jabari Asim and Frank Rudy Cooper, moderated by WBUR's Anthony Brooks.
At Old South Church
$5 tickets
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Jacqueline Winspear
Wed, Mar 22, 7PM
Historical crime fiction writer Jacqueline Winspear returns with In This Grave Hour, the latest installment in the Maisie Dobbs series.
At Harvard Book Store
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Sharon Weinberger
Thu, Mar 23, 7PM
Sharon Weinberger discusses The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World.
At Harvard Book Store
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