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March 31, 2017

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Bernie Sanders for Our Revolution news1

A big thanks to our partners at the WGBH Forum Network who will be filming and livestreaming today's sold out Bernie Sanders event taking place at MIT. Head to the WGBH Forum Network Facebook page at 5pm today (Friday, March 31) to watch live, or visit the page any time later to watch archived video of the talk.
Richards and More: Newly Announced Events news2

This week we're pleased to announce a just few of our upcoming May literary events, including bestselling novelist Richard Ford with a memoir of his parents; beloved writer Richard Russo with a new story collection; Boston-favorite mystery scribe Dennis Lehane with a new psychological thriller; the award-winning Colm Toibin with a retelling of an ancient Greek classic; and -- in late May -- acclaimed Harvard historian Jill Lepore with the tale of a long-lost manuscript. 

All five of these events will take place at the Brattle Theatre in May, with tickets on sale now (or soon). We'll be announcing the rest of our great May lineup next week.

Independent Bookstore Day news3

The third annual Independent Bookstore Day is a month away! It's a great opportunity to get out there and support your favorite indie bookstores and celebrate what makes these bookstores and businesses so special.

Part of what makes this emerging holiday for book lovers particularly cool is the exclusive merchandise being sold only at participating stores on Indie Bookstore Day. Check out our slideshow sneak peek of this year's selection of special books, artist prints, and some other unique items, and learn more about these items here.

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The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley:
A Novel

by Hannah Tinti


The Dial Press, hardcover

Samuel Hawley spent years on the run, raising his daughter, Loo, on the road, always watching his back. Now that Loo's a teenager, Hawley wants only to give her a normal life. When they move to Hawley's late wife's hometown, Loo investigates her parents' past, uncovering a history that's darker than she could have known

An Atlas of Countries that Don't Exist:
A Compendium of Fifty Unrecognized and Largely Unnoticed States

by Nick Middleton


Chronicle Books, hardcover

Acclaimed travel writer Nick Middleton brings to life the origins and histories of 50 states that, lacking international recognition and United Nations membership, exist on the margins of legitimacy in the global order. Beautifully illustrated with 50 regional maps, this atlas offers a tactile exploration of these remarkable places.

The Power of the Cognitive Nonconscious

by N. Katherine Hayles


University of Chicago Press, paperback 

Marshalling fresh insights from neuroscience, cognitive science, cognitive biology, and literature, Hayles reveals how we think without thinking -- how we use cognitive processes that are inaccessible to consciousness yet necessary for it to function.
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Kids & Young Adult
by Chloe Perkins


Little Simon, board book 

This edition of Rapunzel takes place in  India, with vibrant artwork from illustrator Archana Sreenivasan. Rapunzel is part of the Once Upon A World board book series, a multicultural reimagining of fairy tales we love, because these tales are for everyone, everywhere.
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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

Pride and Perseverance:
A Story of Love and Courage, My Recipe for Success

by Donna Franca Franzaroli


Print on Demand, paperback

Franca Franzaroli was born and raised in Rome, Italy. This book is the story of her life -- from her childhood during the Second World War to her triumphs and hardships in Boston as the young bride of an American GI -- and of her unwavering Italian pride. 


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 Boston Girl:
A Novel
by Anita Diamant
$4.99, paperback (originally $16.00)
The spirited young daughter of Jewish immigrants grows up in the North End of Boston in the early twentieth century, struggling to find her place in a dramatically changing world.
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Patrick Leigh Fermor:
An Adventure
by Artemis Cooper
$7.99, paperback (originally $18.95)
Drawing from archives and years of interviews and conversations with Patrick Leigh Fermor and his closest friends, Artemis Cooper sheds light on the life of one of Britain's most elusive travel writers. 
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New American Haggadah
edited by Jonathan Safran Foer
$6.99, paperback (originally $16.00)
New American Haggadah re-envisions the story of Moses leading the ancient Israelites to the Promised Land. This edition features a new translation of the traditional text and essays by a collection of major Jewish writers and thinkers. 
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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.
On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural Worlds
by Leo Braudy
Originally published by Yale University Press in 2016
$15.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Award-winning scholar Leo Braudy charts four hundred years of monsters and how they reflect the culture that created them, from the Protestant Reformation to contemporary horror films and fiction.
The Health of Newcomers:
Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity
by Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet
Originally published by NYU Press in 2017
$23.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet demonstrate the dangers of crafting health policy on the basis of ethnocentrism and xenophobia. Drawing on empirical studies as well as personal stories of immigrant struggles, Illingworth and Parmet make a case for considering global phenomena in healthcare conversations.
Concrete Architecture and the New Boston
by Mark Pasnik, Michael Kubo, and Chris Grimley
Originally published by The Monacelli Press in 2015
$25.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Heroic  surveys the intentions of the concrete architecture that defined Boston in the 1960s and 1970s, from the well-known (Boston City Hall, New England Aquarium) to the already lost (the Lincoln House and Studio, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School)
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for Independent Bookstore Day on April 29th! Browse our upcoming events calendar, now updated through April.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
» Camille Paglia (Apr 6)
» Barbara Lynch (Apr 18)
» Elizabeth Warren (Apr 20)
» Noam Chomsky (Apr 24) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
»  Richard Ford (May 5) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
»  Richard Russo (May 8) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
Tickets on Sale Soon: 
» Dennis Lehane (May 15)
» Colm Toibin (May 18)
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

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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Steph Burt
Mon, Apr 3, 7:30PM
Harvard's Steph Burt is joined in conversation by Harvard Review managing editor Chloe Garcia Roberts for a conversation about contemporary poetry in America, where it's been and where it can go, and Burt's latest book, The Poem Is You: 60 Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them. ***Please note updated start time.
At Harvard Book Store
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Lynda Cohen Loigman and Ellen Herrick
Tue, Apr 4, 7PM

Novelists Lynda Cohen Loigman and Ellen Herrick read from The Two-Family House -- a gripping multigenerational story, woven around the deepest of secrets -- and The Forbidden Garden -- a lush imaginative novel that takes readers into the heart of a mysterious English country garden.
At Harvard Book Store
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Annie Jacobsen
Wed, Apr 5, 7PM
Bestselling author Annie Jacobsen discusses Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government's Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis.
At Harvard Book Store
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Camille Paglia
Thu, Apr 6, 6PM
Acclaimed author and scholar Camille Paglia discusses her latest book, Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 Tickets
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Lloyd Schwartz
Thu, Apr 6, 7PM
Music critic and poet Lloyd Schwartz presents his latest poetry collection, Little Kisses, with an introduction by Emerson College's Gail Mazur.
At Harvard Book Store
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Daniel Drezner
Fri, Apr 7, 3PM
Tufts University's Daniel Drezner discusses his latest book, The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas.
At Harvard Book Store
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Gene Stone
Fri, Apr 7, 7PM
Gene Stone presents his bestselling book The Trump Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living Through What You Hoped Would Never Happen.
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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