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March 17, 2017

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An Audiobook a Month news1

Audiobook memberships are now available through Harvard Book Store and our audiobook partner Libro.fm. With a membership, your first audiobook is 99 cents, and then $14.99 per month. You'll get to select from 70,000+ audiobooks, including New York Times bestsellers and hidden gems curated by indie booksellers. And your purchases will keep supporting this independent bookstore.

Get your first audiobook for $0.99, learn more about the service, and browse selections over at libro.fm/harvardbookstore.

Writers! news2

It's time to register for 2017's Muse in the Marketplace. 

Writing center GrubStreet's annual conference -- taking place in Boston, May 5-7th -- offers established and aspiring writers a better understanding of the craft of fiction and non-fiction, prepares them for the changing world of publishing and promotion, and creates opportunities for meaningful networking. Learn more and register at museandthemarketplace.com.

A Very Harvard Book Store Introduction news3

Back by the fiction section this month you'll find our latest "Very Harvard Book Store Introduction" display. Check out staff picks of some of our favorite writing on spies and espionage, from Harriet the Spy to  The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.

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
New York 2140:
A Novel

by Kim Stanley Robinson


Orbit, hardcover

Bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson returns with a vision of New York City in the next century, as sea levels rise. For the residents of one apartment building in Madison Square, New York in the year 2140 is far from drowned, but a sequence of events threatens the long-hidden foundations on which the city rests.

Madame President:
The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

by Helene Cooper


Simon & Schuster, hardcover

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Helene Cooper tells the harrowing life story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women's movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history.

Numbers and the Making of Us:
Counting and the Course of Human Cultures

by Caleb Everett


Harvard University Press, hardcover

Caleb Everett brings together new insights in psychology, anthropology, primatology, linguistics, and other disciplines in this account of how numbers radically enhanced our species' cognitive capabilities and sparked a revolution in human culture.
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Kids & Young Adult
Poems About Amazing Hispanics

by Margarita Engle


Henry Holt and Co., hardcover

This illustrated poetry collection celebrates the accomplishments and cultural contributions of Latinos from many different countries and backgrounds (also available in a Spanish language edition).
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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 Color of Magic
by Linda Pegalis


Print on Demand, paperback

Having grown up outside of the witching community, eleven year old Katy Moore must find her place in the world of magic and middle school.  


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.
T he Love Object:
Selected Stories
by Edna O'Brien
$7.99, hardcover (originally $30.00)
Collected here for the first time are stories spanning five decades of writing by short story master Edna O'Brien. These thirty-one stories provide, among other things, a cumulative portrait of Ireland, seen from within and without. 
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The Definitive Visual Guide
by Adam Hart-Davis
$24.99, hardcover (originally $50.00)
DK's History is a journey from prehistory to the present day, revealing the common threads and forces that have shaped human history.
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Political Order and Political Decay:
From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy
by Francis Fukuyama
$8.99, paperback (originally $18.00)
Taking up the essential question of how societies develop strong, impersonal, and accountable political institutions, Francis Fukuyama examines the deep dysfunctions of contemporary American politics and reckons with the future of democracy.
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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.
Mother, China, and the World Beyond
by Henry Miller
Originally published by Capra Press in 1977
$15.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
"This text was inspired by a dream in which I died and found myself in Devachan (limbo) where I ran into my mother whom I hated all my life." --Henry Miller, from the prefatory note
Young Cherry Trees Secured Against Hares
by André Breton
Originally published by Ann Arbor Paperbacks in 1969
$20.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
This bilingual collection of poems by surrealist André Breton explores the poet-critic's views of the world in all its upheavals, both individual and societal.
Let's See:
Writings on Art from The New Yorker
by Peter Schjeldahl
Originally published by Thames & Hudson in 2008
$15.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Covering subjects drawn from a broad canvas of the history of art, the writings of Peter Schjeldahl -- published together in a single volume for the first time -- seek out the essence of individual artists and works without losing sight of big picture questions on beauty and the meaning of American art. 
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for Independent Bookstore Day on April 29th! Browse more  upcoming events, now updated through April.

Please note: We'll be closing early on the evening of Monday, March 20th. We'll close at 9pm for our annual inventory. 
Tickets on Sale Now:  
» Chris Hayes with Jabari Asim, Frank Rudy Cooper, and Anthony Brooks (Mar 22)
» Camille Paglia (Apr 6)
» Barbara Lynch (Apr 18)   Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
Tickets on Sale Soon: 
» Elizabeth Warren (Apr 20)
» Noam Chomsky (Apr 24)
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

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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Carol S. Steiker
Fri, Mar 24, 3PM
Harvard Law School's Carol S. Steiker discusses Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment.
At Harvard Book Store
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David R. Foster
Fri, Mar 24, 7PM
Harvard Forest director David R. Foster discusses A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha's Vineyard.
At Harvard Book Store
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