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Join Us in June news1

This week we're proud and thrilled to announce our exciting June lineup of author appearances. We're really proud of this lineup

Tickets will go on sale soon for events with Roxane Gay, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland. Later in June we'll host New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul, The God of Small Things author Arundhati Roy, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian author Sherman Alexie, and much more. And of course, our wildly popular semiannual Warehouse Sale.

Join us in June!
Happy Day news2

Countless customers wished us a "Happy Independent Bookstore Day" last weekend and left love notes to bookstores on our big Bookstore Day banner. We heard how much you love the treasure hunt of the used book department, the staff recommendations, the smell of a new book, the "dreams come true" moment of meeting your favorite authors at our events. 
Thank you for your kind words, and thank you for your continued support.

In Case You Missed It news3

In March we hosted Chris Hayes for a panel discussion on his latest book, A Colony in a Nation. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

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.

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Alex W. Meriwether
Harvard Book Store
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Miss Burma:
A Novel

by Charmaine Craig


Grove Press, hardcover

Based on the story of the author's mother and grandparents, Miss Burma is a portrait of how modern Burma came to be and of the ordinary people swept up in the struggle for self-determination and freedom.

Bit by Bit:
How Video Games Transformed Our World

by Andrew Ervin


Basic Books, hardcover

Exploring the material, technological, and business history of video games, from Tennis for Two to Pokemon Go and beyond, Andrew Ervin shows how games constitute a unique storytelling medium that offers us new ways to think about our lives and the world around us.

We Are Data:
Algorithms and The Making of Our Digital Selves

by John Cheney-Lippold


NYU Press, hardcover

In We Are Data, John Cheney-Lippold draws on social constructions of identity to advance a new understanding of our algorithmic identities and the ways they're used by entities like Google, Facebook, and the NSA.
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Kids & Young Adult
The Pearl Thief
by Elizabeth Wein


Disney-Hyperion, hardcover

This coming-of-age story, a prequel to the Printz Honor Book  Code Name Verity , returns to a beloved character just before she first takes flight. When Julie returns to her grandfather's estate from the hospital, she begins to realize that her injury might not have been an accident . . . 
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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

Pangyrus Two
edited by Greg Harris


Print on Demand, paperback

Pangyrus is a Boston-based group of writers, editors, and creative professionals with a new vision for how high-quality writing can thrive on the internet. This is their second volume of collected stories, poems, journalism, essays, comics, and other writings.


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.
Essays by Christopher Hitchens
by Christopher Hitchens
$5.99, audiobook (originally $34.98)
In this collection of essays, Christopher Hitchens forms a bridge between the two parallel enterprises of culture and politics, revealing how politics justifies itself by culture, and how the latter prompts the former.
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Days of Rage:
America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence
by Bryan Burrough
$7.99, hardcover (originally $29.95)
The bestselling author of Public Enemies and The Big Rich pieces together the untold history of the decade-long battle between the FBI and the homegrown revolutionary movements of the 1970s.
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The Crime and the Silence:
Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime Jedwabne
by Anna Bikont
$9.99, hardcover (originally $30.00)
Part history, part memoir, The Crime and the Silence is the journalist Anna Bikont's account of the massacre in the small Polish town of Jedwabne in 1941, told through oral histories of survivors and witnesses attempting to come to terms with the town's dark past.
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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 Tears of Re:
Beekeeping in Ancient Egypt
by Gene Kritsky
Originally published by Oxford University Press in 2015
$15.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Entomologist Gene Kritsky explores the importance of the sacrosanct honey bee in ancient Egyptian culture through the lenses of linguistics, archaeology, religion, health, and economics.
The Production of Space
by Henri Lefebvre
Originally published by Wiley-Blackwell in 1992
$20.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
In the course of this book, philosopher Henri Lefebvre seeks to bridge the gap between metaphysical and ideological considerations of the meaning of space and its experience in the everyday life of home and city.
Wallace Stevens in Context
edited by Glen MacLeod
Originally published by Cambridge University Press in 2017
$50.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
This book aims to provide an in-depth introduction to the multifaceted life and times of twentieth-century American poet Wallace Stevens. In thirty-six short essays, an international team of distinguished scholars have created an overview of Stevens' life and the world of his poetry.
Upcoming Events
Tickets on Sale Now:  

»  Richard Ford (May 5)
»  Richard Russo (May 8)
» Stephen Kennedy Smith & Douglas Brinkley with Samantha Power, Ron Suskind, and Fredrik Logevall (May 14)
»  Dennis Lehane (May 15)
» Colm Toibin (May 18)
» Jill Lepore (May 31) Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
» David Sedaris (Jun 4)
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Benjamin W. Goossen
Fri, May 5, 3PM
Harvard religious history scholar Benjamin W. Goossen discusses Chosen Nation: Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era.
At Harvard Book Store
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Richard Ford
Fri, May 5, 6PM
Richard Ford discusses his new memoir, Between Them: Remembering My Parents -- joined in conversation by Radio Open Source's Christopher Lydon.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 Tickets
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Richard Russo
Mon, May 8, 6PM
Richard Russo -- author of Nobody's Fool, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Empire Falls, That Old Cape Magic, and Everybody's Fool -- reads from his latest book, Trajectory: Stories.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 Tickets
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Rakesh Satyal
Tue, May 9, 7PM

Lambda Literary Award-winner Rakesh Satyal reads from No One Can Pronounce My Name -- a multigenerational novel about immigrants and outsiders trying to find their place in American society and within their own families.
At Harvard Book Store
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Hala Alyan
Wed, May 10, 7PM
Hala Alyan presents her debut novel, Salt Houses -- the story of a Palestinian family caught between present and past, displacement and home.
At Harvard Book Store
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Adam Kirsch
Thu, May 11, 7PM
What will 21st century fiction look like? Literary critic Adam Kirsch discusses The Global Novel: Writing the World in the 21st Century.
At Harvard Book Store
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Nina Sankovitch
Fri, May 12, 7PM
Nina Sankovitch discusses The Lowells of Massachusetts: An American Family, a multibiography of some of the most astonishing individuals in America's history.
At Harvard Book Store
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J. Courtney Sullivan
Sat, May 13, 2PM
Maine and The Engagements author J. Courtney Sullivan presents her latest novel, Saints for All Occasions, in conversation with the Boston Globe's Meredith Goldstein.
At the Cambridge Public Library
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The Next Harvard Square Book Circle
Tue, May 30, 7PM
In May the Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, will discuss the Folger Shakespeare Library edition of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy Julius Caesar.
At Harvard Book Store
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