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May 19, 2017

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It's been a busy spring event season! Reserve your spot for our upcoming  ticketed events now.

» Jill Lepore (May 31)
» David Sedaris (Jun 4)
»  Roxane Gay (Jun 14)
»  Jonathan Safran Foer (Jun 15)
   Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
»  Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland (Jun 19)
   Online pre-sales (ticket + book) on sale now
» Arundhati Roy (Jun 20)
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» Sherman Alexie (Jun 23)
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» Andrew McAfee & Erik Brynjolfsson (Jun 26)
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» Jonny Sun (Jul 12)
   Newly announced! Tickets on sale soon
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It's graduation season. Looking for gift suggestions? Check our display in the store (or here online). Or perhaps get a gift card for your grad? Or a signed copy of tonight's Bernie Swain and Doris Kearns Goodwin event book, What Made Me Who I Am?

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Last weekend we hosted a distinguished panel of speakers discussing the legacy of JFK and the new book, JFK: A Vision for America. Check out the video, featuring editors Stephen Kennedy Smith and Douglas Brinkley and panelists Samantha Power, Ron Suskind, and Fredrik Logevall -- courtesy of the  Forum Network.

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Bad Dreams and Other Stories
by Tessa Hadley


Harper, hardcover

Tessa Hadley -- the award-winning author of six critically acclamied novels, including The Past -- returns with a collection of stories that elevates the mundane into the exceptional.

Eating Promiscuously:
Adventures in the Future of Food

by James McWilliams


Counterpoint, hardcover

Seventy-five percent of the world's food derives from five animals and twelve plants. The vast majority of what we eat is detrimental to our health and the welfare of the planet. James McWilliams's search for a more expansive palate leads him to those who are exploring food at the fringes of the industrial food system.

Trading Barriers:
Immigration and the Remaking of Globalization

by Margaret E. Peters


Princeton University Press, paperback 

Debunking the commonly held belief that domestic social concerns are the deciding factor in determining immigration policy, Margaret Peters demonstrates the role international trade and capital movements play in sapping support for more open immigration policies at home.
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Kids & Young Adult
The Shadow Cipher

by Laura Ruby


Walden Pond Press, hardcover

This alternate history series by National Book Award finalist and Printz Award winner Laura Ruby follows three kids who try to solve the greatest mystery of the modern world: a puzzle and treasure hunt laid into the very streets and buildings of New York City.
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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

On the Poetry of Melissa Green

edited by Sumita Chakraborty


Print on Demand, paperback

Twenty poets, fiction writers, visual artists, musicians, editors, and scholars gather here to celebrate the life and works of Melissa Green, a poet from Winthrop, Massachusetts, and a woman who epitomizes the word "survivor."


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.
Inventor of the Electrical Age
by W. Bernard Carlson
$9.99, paperback (originally $19.95)
In this book, W. Bernard Carlson demystifies the legendary inventor, placing him within the cultural and technological context of his time and focusing on his inventions themselves as well as the creation and maintenance of his celebrity.
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Fates and Furies:
A Novel
by Lauren Groff
$5.99, paperback (originally $16.00)
Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years.
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When the United States Spoke French:
Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation
by François Furstenberg
$6.99, hardcover (originally $36.00)
When the United States Spoke French explores the formative years of the United States from the viewpoint of a distinguished circle of Frenchmen taking refuge during the French Revolution.
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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.
Hide and Seek:
Camouflage, Photography, and the Media of Reconnaissance
by Hanna Rose Shell
Originally published by Zone Books in 2012
$17.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Camouflage is an adaptive logic of escape from photographic representation. In Hide and Seek, MIT's Hanna Rose Shell traces the evolution of camouflage as it developed in counterpoint to technological advances in photography, innovations in warfare, and as-yet-unsolved mysteries of natural history.
Dreads and Drolls
by Arthur Machen
Originally published by The Tartarus Press in 2007
$50.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
These sixty essays by Arthur Machen -- including those first published in the 1926 edition of Dreads and Drolls -- are reprinted from London's The Graphic. In these essays, Machen describes notable eighteenth-century crimes, illuminating how little human nature has changed through the centuries. 
T heory of Prose
by Viktor Shklovsky
Originally published by Dalkey Archive Press in 1991
$8.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Arguing that writers structure their materials according to artistic principals rather than from attempts to imitate "reality," Viktor Shklovsky uses the works of Cervantes, Tolstoy, Sterne, Dickens, and others to explore the nature of fiction and the world. 
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for our Summer Warehouse Sale! And browse many, many more  upcoming events, now updated through June.
We're up for "Boston's Best Bookstore" in Boston Magazine's Reader's Poll. Vote for the best bookstore (our category is #8) here. Thank you!
Coming up, events for celebrated and highly anticipated novels by both debut and prize-winning authors and much more.
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Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg
Fri, May 19, 7PM
Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg reads from her debut novel, Eden -- a saga set during a family's last season at their Long Harbor summer home.
At Harvard Book Store
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Bernie Swain and Doris Kearns Goodwin
Fri, May 19, 7PM
Bernie Swain and renowned historian Doris Kearns Goodwin discuss Swain's book, What Made Me Who I Am -- a collection of profiles on thirty-four remarkable leaders, including Goodwin, and the influences that shaped them. 
At First Parish Church
$5 Tickets
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An Afternoon with Granta Magazine: Best of Young American Novelists
Sat, May 20, 2:30PM
Every ten years Granta magazine publishes a special issue of new fiction from the most exciting American writers under the age of forty. This issue's honorees include Mark Doten (The Infernal), Rachel B. Glaser (Paulina & Fran), Greg Jackson (Prodigals), Sana Krasikov (The Patriots and One More Year), joining us to read from their work.
At the Cambridge Public Library
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The Harvard Square Book Circle
Tue, May 30, 7PM
This month 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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Jill Lepore
Wed, May 31, 6PM

Jill Lepore -- Professor of American History at Harvard and a staff writer at The New Yorker -- discusses Joe Gould's Teeth, the tale of her search for a long-lost, century-old manuscript written by a madman.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 Tickets
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David Sedaris
Sun, Jun 4, 6:30PM
Bestselling essayist David Sedaris reads from and signs his latest book, Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002).
At Harvard Book Store
$29.75 Tickets (Book Included)
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Weike Wang
Mon, Jun 5, 7PM
Weike Wang presents her first novel, Chemistry -- a coming-of-age story about a young female scientist -- in conversation with acclaimed author Ha Jin.
At Harvard Book Store
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Margot Singer
Tue, Jun 6, 7PM
Margot Singer presents her debut novel, Underground Fugue -- the story of a strained friendship amid a terrorist attack on London's tube and bus lines -- in conversation with AGNI's William Pierce.
At Harvard Book Store
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Don Lee
Wed, Jun 7, 7PM
Prize-winning writer Don Lee reads from his latest novel, Lonesome Lies Before Us, the story of an alt-country musician whose career has floundered.
At Harvard Book Store
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Kelly J. Ford
Thu, Jun 8, 7PM
Local author and GrubStreet instructor Kelly J. Ford reads from her debut novel, Cottonmouths -- a tale of crime and desire amid small-town America's meth epidemic.
At Harvard Book Store
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David Baron
Fri, Jun 9, 7PM
Science journalist David Baron discusses American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World.
At Harvard Book Store
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