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May 30, 2017

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Fiction Fridays at Harvard Book Store

Summertime? news1

It hasn't felt much like spring/summer these last few weeks, but one of our favorite summer traditions kicked off last week: Fiction Fridays! Starting to put together a summer reading list? Here's a great place to start. And as we look forward to summertime, check out our newly posted July events schedule at harvard.com/events.
Meet David McCullough news2

Father's Day is coming up on June 18th, and we're heading to Newbury Street in Boston this Saturday to provide book sales for an open-to-the-public book signing event with 1776 and John Adams author David McCullough (author of many a Father's Day gift book) signing copies of his latest, The American Spirit. We'll be on-site at Brooks Brothers (46 Newbury Street from 2pm-4pm on June 3rd) for this book signing event, providing copies of The American Spirit to the signing line. Bring your dad, or come pick him up a signed copy.

Wizarding World, Lend Me Your Ears news3

Our partners at Libro.fm are now pleased to offer eight of J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World digital audiobooks through independent bookstores nationwide. That means you can now purchase and download Harry Potter audiobooks while supporting Harvard Book Store!

Learn more and sign up for a Harvard Book Store / Libro.fm account here! Then get down to wizarding.

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New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
Rich People Problems:
A Novel

by Kevin Kwan


Doubleday, hardcover

Bestselling author Kevin Kwan is back with the final installment of his Crazy Rich trilogy. Rich People Problems is a novel of a family riven by fortune, revealing the long-buried secrets of some of Asia's most privileged families and their rich people problems.

Meet Me in the Bathroom:
Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011

by Lizzy Goodman


Dey Street Books, hardcover

Meet Me in the Bathroom charts the transformation of the New York music scene in the first decade of the 2000s, the bands behind it (including The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem, Interpol, and Vampire Weekend), and the cultural forces that shaped it.

Struggle on Their Minds:
The Political Thought of African American Resistance

by Alex Zamalin


Columbia University Press, hardcover

In this book, Alex Zamalin considers key moments of African American resistance to demonstrate its current and future necessity, focusing on five activists across two centuries who fought to foreground slavery and racial injustice in American political discourse.
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Kids & Young Adult
Dragon's Green
by Scarlett Thomas


Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, hardcover

A mysterious incident leaves Effie in charge of her grandfather's library of rare and powerful books. When a shady scholar gets his hands on the books, Effie must discover her magic and win them back.  This is the first adventure in a new series by acclaimed novelist Scarlett Thomas.
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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

Defining Diversity
by The Students of Lowell High School's Seminar on American Diversity


Print on Demand, paperback

Twenty-four students from Lowell High School in Massachusetts -- the first integrated high school in the United States -- explore and explain the concepts, federal laws, and Supreme Court decisions that have shaped the meaning of diversity and equity in America.


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.
A Sting in the Tale:
My Adventures with Bumblebees
by Dave Goulson
$6.99, hardcover (originally $25.00)
Dave Goulson, one of the United Kingdom's most respected conservationists and the founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, combines lighthearted tales of his childhood passion for nature with a deep insight into the crucial importance of the bumblebee.
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A Buzz in the Meadow:
The Natural History of a French Farm
by Dave Goulson
$5.99, hardcover (originally $25.00)
In A Buzz in the Meadow, Dave Goulson returns to tell the tale of the derelict farm he restored in the heart of rural France, creating a home for his beloved bumblebees and insects of every kind.
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When Lions Roar:
The Churchills and the Kennedys
by Thomas Maier
$5.99, hardcover (originally $30.00)
Acclaimed biographer Thomas Maier tells the saga of the entwined personal and public lives of the Churchill and Kennedy families, providing insight into the forces of duty, loyalty, and ambition that shaped them.
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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.
Disaster Drawn:
Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form
by Hillary L. Chute
Originally published by Belknap Press in 2016
$18.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Investigating how hand-drawn comics has become a serious medium for engaging history, Disaster Drawn explores the ways graphic narratives by artists such as Jacques Callot, Francisco Goya, Keiji Nakazawa, Art Spiegelman, and Joe Sacco document the disasters of war.
Aspects of Psychologism
by Tim Crane
Originally published by Harvard University Press in 2014
$25.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Aspects of Psychologism is a look into fundamental philosophical questions of consciousness, perception, and the experience of our mental lives. This investigation of mental phenomena from a broader viewpoint opens up philosophy to a more realistic and plausible account of the mind's nature.
Donald Judd
by David Raskin
Originally published by Yale University Press in 2010
$100.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
D rawing on documents found in nearly twenty archives, David Raskin unpacks artist Donald Judd's perplexing body of work, tracing his beginnings as an art critic through to his installations and designs.
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for our Summer Warehouse Sale! And browse many, many more  upcoming events, now updated through July.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
» Jill Lepore (May 31)
»  Roxane Gay (Jun 14)
»  Jonathan Safran Foer
   (Jun 15)
» Arundhati Roy (Jun 20)
» Sherman Alexie (Jun 23)
» Jonny Sun (Jul 12)
   Tickets on sale soon
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All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

The Harvard Square Book Circle
Tue, May 30, 7PM
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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Fiction Fridays
Fridays This Summer
15% off new fiction!
At Harvard Book Store
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David Sedaris
Sun, Jun 4, 6:30PM
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. The signing line will open to the public once all ticket holders have gotten their books signed.
At Harvard Book Store
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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. Lee is joined in conversation by Snow Hunters author Paul Yoon. 
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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