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April 14, 2017

News This Week: 
» See Eddie Izzard     
» Thanks 
Pulitzer Prize Winners for 2017:
The Underground Railroad, Evicted,
Blood in the Water, The Return
See Eddie Izzard news1

Just announced this week: comedian and actor Eddie Izzard is coming to Boston on June 22nd for an evening of comedy and storytelling like nothing he's ever done before, part of a tour for his forthcoming memoir, Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens.

We'll be there providing the books for this special event. Learn more about Eddie's tour at eddieizzard.com, and check out tickets and details for the Boston show here. (Please note: This event does not include a book signing; we won't be taking orders for signed books for this event.)
Science & Sustainability news2

Earth Day is April 22nd. Check out our display, up in the store now and here on harvard.com, examining vital issues around climate change and sustainability.


In Case You Missed It news3

In February we hosted James R. Valcourt for his book  Systematic: How Systems Biology Is Transforming Modern Medicine. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

Thanks for Choosing Harvard Book Store news4

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Long Black Veil:
A Novel

by Jennifer Finney Boylan


Crown, hardcover

Weaving between 1980 and the present day, She's Not There author Jennifer Finney Boylan's new thriller tells the story of a woman whose family and identity are threatened by the long-held secrets of her past.

The Icon Hunter:
A Refugee's Quest to Reclaim Her Nation's Stolen Heritage

by Tasoula Georgiou Hadjitofi


Pegasus Books, hardcover

When she and her family lose everything during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, Tasoula Hadjitofi seeks justice with the help of an archbishop and an art dealer. In this memoir, she recounts her role in orchestrating one of the largest European art trafficking stings since WWII. 

A Fragile Life:
Accepting Our Vulnerability

by Todd May


University Of Chicago Press, hardcover

In this examination of life and the trials that beset it, Todd May shows that suffering is one of the most important aspects of our humanity, despite our endless efforts to avoid it.
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Kids & Young Adult
Feminist Baby
by Loryn Brantz


Disney-Hyperion, board book 

Meet the irrepressible Feminist Baby in this board book about a girl who's not afraid to do her own thing, and wants to make as much noise as possible along the way!
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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

This Won't Take But a Minute, Honey
by Steve Almond


Print on Demand, paperback

This Won't Take But a Minute, Honey is a resource for budding writers. Read through in one direction to find short stories. Flip the book over and find essays on the psychology and practice of writing. Whichever way you look at it, you're sure to find a nugget of inspiration for your next project.


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 riumph of the City:
How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier
by Edward Glaeser
$6.99, hardcover (originally $29.95)
In this myth-shattering book, pioneering urban economist Edward Glaeser offers proof that the city is humanity's greatest invention, providing some of the healthiest, greenest, and richest spaces to live in. 
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T he Buried Giant:
A Novel
by Kazuo Ishiguro
$5.99, hardcover (originally $26.95)
As Britain declines into ruin, an elderly couple sets out on a journey to see the son they can scarcely remember, facing many strange and otherworldly hazards along the way. 
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T he Architect's Apprentice:
A Novel
by Elif Shafak
$6.99, hardcover (originally $27.95)
One of Turkey's most widely read writers spins a tale spanning nearly a century in the life of the Ottoman Empire in The Architect's Apprentice, a story of artistic freedom, creativity, and the clash between science and fundamentalism.
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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.
Tree of Codes
by Jonathan Safran Foer
Originally published by Visual Editions in 2010
$85.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Inspired to exhume an original story from an existing text, bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer cut into the pages of his favorite book, The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz, to create a new book that is as much a sculptural object as it is a work of storytelling.
J.R.R. Tolkien Life and Legend:
An Exhibition to Commemorate the Centenary of the Birth of J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973)
by Bodleian Library
Originally published by Bodleian Library, Oxford in 1995
$50.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
This catalog commemorates the centenary of the birth of celebrated author J.R.R. Tolkien with full-color illustrations by the author and rare artifacts from his life.
Degenerate Art:
The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany
by Stephanie Barron
Originally published by Harry N. Abrams in 1991
$40.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
This book accompanies the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's reconstruction of the Nazis' infamous "Degenerate Art" exhibit, curated in the 1930s as an attack on the avant-garde and replicated here with essays putting this exhibit in context today. 
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for Independent Bookstore Day on April 29th! Browse our upcoming events calendar, now updated through May.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
» Barbara Lynch (Apr 18)  
»  Richard Ford (May 5)
»  Richard Russo (May 8)
» Stephen Kennedy Smith & Douglas Brinkley (May 14) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
»  Dennis Lehane (May 15) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
» Colm Toibin (May 18) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
» Bernie Swain & Doris Kearns Goodwin (May 19) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Celso Amorim
Fri, Apr 14, 3PM
Celso Amorim, Brazil's longest-serving Foreign Minister, discusses Acting Globally: Memoirs of Brazil's Assertive Foreign Policy.
At Harvard Book Store
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Meta Wagner
Fri, Apr 14, 7PM
Meta Wagner, Emerson College and Boston University adjunct professor, presents her new book What's Your Creative Type?: Harness the Power of Your Artistic Personality.
At Harvard Book Store
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Linda M. Heywood
Mon, Apr 17, 7PM
Boston University's Linda M. Heywood tells the story of a seventeenth-century African ruler in her book Njinga of Angola: Africa's Warrior Queen.
At Harvard Book Store
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Barbara Lynch
Tue, Apr 18, 6PM

Local chef and restaurateur
(of No. 9 Park, B&G Oysters, Drink, Sportello, and Menton) Barbara Lynch discusses her memoir, Out of Line: A Life of Playing with Fire.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 Tickets
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Paul Starobin
Tue, Apr 18, 7PM
Paul Starobin discusses Madness Rules the Hour: Charleston, 1860 and the Mania for War.
At Harvard Book Store
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Stephanie Danler
Wed, Apr 19, 7PM
Stephanie Danler discusses Sweetbitter, now in paperback, her best selling novel of a young woman's coming-of-age, set against New York's most elite restaurants.
At Harvard Book Store
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Elizabeth Warren
Thu, Apr 20, 7PM
At Old South Church, Boston
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Susanna Siegel
Fri, Apr 21, 3PM
Harvard philosophy professor Susanna Siegel discusses The Rationality of Perception.
At Harvard Book Store
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Nia King and Elena Rose
Fri, Apr 21, 7PM
Nia King and Elena Rose present their latest book of interviews, Queer & Trans Artists of Color Vol 2, with guest artists Neha Rayamajhi and Jackie Wang.
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.
At Harvard Book Store
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