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March 24, 2017

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April at Harvard Book Store news1

We have a ton of exciting author visits coming up the next few weeks, including one surprise event that sold out in a flash this week (stay tuned for info on watching a live stream video of Bernie Sanders next week, if you didn't get tickets). And check out our complete April calendar, which has had a few additions since you might have last looked. Join us!
Featured Books in March news2

Each month the Select Seventy display in our store features new arrivals, staff recommendations, and best sellers (all 20% off) plus a "spotlight" on a selection of books that speak to each other and to the times. The March spotlight is on refugees.

Also this is Women's History Month. Don't miss our display in the store and here online that celebrates women who persisted in the face of long odds and strong opposition. 

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Sorry to Disrupt the Peace:
A Novel

by Patty Yumi Cottrell


McSweeney's, hardcover

Helen is thirty-two years old, single, childless, college-educated, and partially employed as a guardian of troubled young people in New York. When her adoptive brother is found dead, Helen returns to her childhood home in Milwaukee to uncover why someone would choose to die.

The Creative Spark:
How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional

by Agustín Fuentes


Dutton, hardcover

This synthesis of paleontology, archaeology, genetics, and anthropology overturns misconceptions about race, war, and human nature itself, answering an age-old question: What made humans so exceptional among all the species on Earth?

Extraordinary Bodies:
Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature

by Rosemarie Garland Thomson


Columbia University Press, paperback 

Originally published in 1997, this cornerstone text of disability studies frames disability as a minority discourse rather than a medical one, laying the groundwork for an appreciation of disability culture and an inclusive new approach to the study of social marginalization.
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Kids & Young Adult
Amina's Voice
by Hena Khan


Salaam Reads, hardcover

A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes 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

Jeanne Chevalier, Fille du Roi:
Her Story

by Lynne C. Levesque


Print on Demand, paperback

In June 1671 Jeanne Marguerite Chevalier left France to find a new life in Quebec as a King's Daughter, sent by Louis XIV to help settle the new colony. Despite a number of challenges, Jeanne created a life for herself and her family. Written by her eighth great grand-daughter 300 years after her death, this book tells her story.


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.
Funny Girl:
A Novel
by Nick Hornby
$6.99, hardcover (originally $27.95)
Intrepid young Sophie Straw navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue to television starlet amid a constellation of characters in 1960's London.
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M Train
by Patti Smith
$7.99, hardcover (originally $25.00)
From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids: an odyssey of legendary artist Patti Smith, told through the prism of the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world. Illustrated with her signature Polaroids, M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature, and coffee.
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by Edith Pearlman
$6.99, hardcover (originally $25.00)
Edith Pearlman's national best seller Honeydew explores the predicaments of being human. In each of the twenty stories in this collection, Pearlman shines a light on small, precise moments to reflect the beauty and grace found in everyday life.
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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 Amateur and the Professional:
Antiquarians, Historians and Archaeologists in Victorian England 1838-1886
by Philippa Levine
Originally published by Cambridge University Press in 1986
$20.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
This social history of ideas highlights the growing divide in nineteenth-century intellectual circles between amateur and professional interest, exploring the relationship between scholarship and social status in the field of studies of the past.
Detail in Contemporary Timber Architecture
by Virginia McLeod
Originally published by Laurence King Publishing in 2015
$15.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Featuring the work of renowned architects from around the world, this book presents fifty influential timber designs for both residential and commercial architecture, analyzing the technical and aesthetic importance of details in modern timber architecture. 
René Lalique at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
by Maria Fernanda Passos Leite
Originally published by Skira in 2008
$65.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Between 1899 and 1927, collector Calouste Gulbenkian acquired eighty works of art from René Lalique. Today, this collection of jewelry, art objects, artistic glass, and drawings are conserved in an exclusive space inside the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon.
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for Independent Bookstore Day on April 29th! Browse our upcoming events calendar, now fully updated through April.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
» Camille Paglia (Apr 6)
» Barbara Lynch (Apr 18)   Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
» Noam Chomsky (Apr 24) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
Tickets on Sale Soon: 
» Elizabeth Warren (Apr 20)
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

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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Robbert Dijkgraaf
Mon, Mar 27, 7PM
Mathematical physicist Robbert Dijkgraaf discusses The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge -- a classic work by Abraham Flexner, founding director of the Institute for Advanced Study, now published to include a new essay by Dijkgraaf.
At Harvard Book Store
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Michael DeForge
Tue, Mar 28, 7PM

Graphic novelist Michael DeForge presents his latest work, Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero, with a musical introduction by Sadie Dupuis of the band Speedy Ortiz.
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Elif Batuman
Wed, Mar 29, 7PM
New Yorker staff writer and author of The Possessed Elif Batuman reads from her debut novel, The Idiot -- featuring a first-year Harvard student on the cusp of adulthood.
At Harvard Book Store
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Susan Perabo
Thu, Mar 30, 7PM
Susan Perabo reads from her latest novel, The Fall of Lisa Bellow. When a middle school girl is abducted in broad daylight, a fellow student and witness to the crime copes with the tragedy in an unforgettable way.
At Harvard Book Store
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Bernie Sanders
Fri, Mar 31, 5PM
At Kresge Auditorium, MIT
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Jonathan White
Fri, Mar 31, 7PM
Marine conservationist Jonathan White discusses his latest book, Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Next Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Apr 24, 7PM
In April the Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, will discuss Matthew Desmond's Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.
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