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April 24, 2017

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Ticketed Events This Week news1

Tonight's event with Noam Chomsky in conversation with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman is sold out, but we're pleased to have C-SPAN BookTV and WGBH Forum Network joining us to film the events tonight. Tune in to WGBH Forum Network's Facebook tonight (Monday, April 24th) at 7pm for a live stream of the evening's discussion on income inequality in America.

Tickets are still available for Thursday's event in Boston with the author of Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg, with co-author Adam Grant, discussing their new book on building resilience and moving forward after life's inevitable setbacks. They'll be joined in-conversation by Harvard's Daniel Gilbert, and tickets include a copy of their new book O ption B. Learn more and get tickets here.

Bookstore Day Countdown news2

Saturday is the third annual Independent Bookstore Day. Not only is it a great day to come enjoy a day browsing the bookstore, we'll be joining hundreds of participating bookstores nationwide selling eleven exclusive, limited-edition books and art pieces -- including signed prints featuring a gorgeous black and white drawing by Jenny Lawson ("The Blogess"), vinyl edition of the bestselling Welcome to Night Vale, Elephant & Piggie "READ" onesies, and more.

Learn more here, including info on Boston's Bookstore Day Passport; visit five participating Boston-area stores on Bookstore Day and earn coupons to use at each store in May!     

In Case You Missed It:
(The U.S. Senator Edition) news3

Last week, we were honored to host Massachusetts senior U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren for the release of her eleventh book,  This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class. Signed editions are available in the store and here at harvard.com, while supplies last. 

And just a few weeks ago, we hosted Senator Bernie Sanders for his latest book, Our Revolution. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

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New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
The Book of Joan:
A Novel

by Lidia Yuknavitch


Harper, hardcover

The bestselling author of The Small Backs of Children offers a vision of our near-extinction and a heroine -- a reimagined Joan of Arc -- poised to save a world ravaged by war, violence, and greed, and forever change history, in this new novel.

On Vegetables:
Modern Recipes for the Home Kitchen

by Jeremy Fox


Phaidon Press, hardcover

Californian chef Jeremy Fox elevates vegetarian cooking in this book of approachable recipes, using creative methods and ingredient combinations to highlight the textures, flavors, and varieties of seasonal produce.

The Death Gap:
How Inequality Kills

by David A. Ansell


University of Chicago Press, hardcover

David Ansell  calls out the social and cultural arguments that have been raised as ways of excusing the health gap between the wealthiest and poorest Americans and lays bare the structural violence -- racism, economic exploitation, and discrimination -- that is really to blame.
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Kids & Young Adult
The Giant Jumperee
by Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury


Dial Books, hardcover

Celebrated picture book creators Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury team up for the first time in this animal fable. When Rabbit hears a loud voice coming from inside his burrow, he and his friends wonder who the stranger could be.
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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

Alice's Adventures Under Ground
by Lewis Carroll


Print on Demand, paperback

This book is a facsimile of the original manuscript, hand-written by author Lewis Carroll, which he later developed into Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.


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.
Slouching Toward Nirvana:
New Poems
by Charles Bukowski
$5.99, paperback (originally $13.99)
"the strongest know that death is / final / and the happiest are those gifted with the / shortest journey." -- from the back cover
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How to Read a Poem:
And Fall in Love with Poetry
by Edward Hirsch
$4.99, paperback (originally $15.00)
Distinguished poet and critic Edward Hirsch describes why poetry matters and how we can open up our imaginations so that its message can make a difference.
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by Elizabeth Bishop
$8.99, paperback (originally $20.00)
Elizabeth Bishop's prose is not nearly as well known as her poetry. This volume -- edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic, poet, and scholar Lloyd Schwartz -- includes virtually all Bishop's published shorter prose pieces and a number of works not published until after her death.
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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.
A Novella & Three Stories (Signed Copy)
by Richard Russo
Originally published by Pub in 2012
$50.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Author Richard Russo has teamed up with his daughter, artist Kate Russo, to present this tribute to the printed book. The previously unpublished novella "Intervention" and three shorter works -- two of which have not been published in book form -- are collected in a slipcase signed by the author and illustrator.
Reflective Moments: Retrospective, 1930-1972
by Lois Mailou Jones
Originally published by Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists and the Museum of Fine Arts in 1973
$75.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
This catalog accompanied an exhibition curated by the Museum of the National Center for Afro-American Artists and the Museum of Fine Arts, which showcased the work of Boston-born artist Lois Mailou Jones.
T he Infinite Crisis Omnibus
by Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka, and Judd Winick
Originally published by DC Comics in 2012
$250.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
A critical moment has divided Earth's three greatest heroes: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. It's the DCU's darkest day, and long-lost heroes from the past have returned to make things right in the universe . . . at any cost.
Upcoming Events
Please Note: We won't be buying books Tuesday through Thursday, April 25-27. Learn more about used book buyback here.

Browse our upcoming events calendar, updated through May.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
»  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)
» 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
Tickets on Sale Soon: 
» Jill Lepore (May 31)
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

The 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 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.
At Harvard Book Store
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Mary Gaitskill
Tue, Apr 25, 7PM
Mary Gaitskill -- acclaimed author of Don't Cry, Veronica, and The Mare -- discusses a new essay collection, Somebody with a Little Hammer.
At Harvard Book Store
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Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes
Wed, Apr 26, 7PM

Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes -- authors of the 2014 biography HRC -- present their latest book, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign.
At Harvard Book Store
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Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
Thu, Apr 27, 7PM
Facebook COO and author of Lean In Sheryl Sandberg and Originals author Adam Grant discuss their new book, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy in conversation with Harvard's Daniel Gilbert.
At Back Bay Events Center, Boston / Tickets required
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Yascha Mounk
Fri, Apr 28, 3PM
Yascha Mounk, Harvard University Lecturer on Political Theory, discusses The Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice, and the Welfare State.
At Harvard Book Store
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Chris Dempsey and Andrew Zimbalist
Fri, Apr 28, 7PM
Chris Dempsey (a cofounder and leader of No Boston Olympics) and Andrew Zimbalist of Smith College discuss their book No Boston Olympics: How and Why Smart Cities Are Passing on the Torch.
At Harvard Book Store
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Independent Bookstore Day
Sat, Apr 29, 9AM-11PM
Independent Bookstore Day is a day to support and celebrate your local indie bookstore. Today we'll be featuring exclusive merchandise, showcasing special displays of bookseller-recommend books, collecting your love notes to bookstores, and more.
At Harvard Book Store
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