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June 9, 2017

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Tickets are on sale now for a slew of June/July events! A few highlights: 

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.: A Novel (June 19)

"Those familiar with Stephenson will recognize his humor and ideas, while Galland brings a fresh and irresistible voice to this ambitious novel." -- The Washington Post

"A fascinating experiment in speculation and metafiction that never loses sight of the human foibles and affections of its cast." -- Publisher's Weekly

Arundhati Roy reads from 
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: A Novel (June 20)

"A gem -- a great tempest of a novel: a remarkable creation, a story both intimate and international, swelling with comedy and outrage, a tale that cradles the world's most fragile people even while it assaults brutal villains." --Ron Charles, The Washington Post

Sherman Alexie presents 
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir (June 23)

"Written in his familiar breezy, conversational, and aphoristic style, the book makes even the darkest personal experiences uplifting and bearable with the author's wit, sarcasm, and humor. . . A powerful, brutally honest memoir about a mother and the son who loved her." --Kirkus Reviews

June is Pride Month news2

Browse our Pride 2017 display in the store this month (or check it out here online).

Don't Miss Our Summer Warehouse Sale news3

Don't miss it -- our weekend-long sale with thousands of books at deep discounts -- June 24th and June 25th at our warehouse in Somerville. Check out all the Warehouse Sale details here and make room on those bookshelves now.

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The Essex Serpent:
A Novel

by Sarah Perry


Custom House, hardcover

British author Sarah Perry makes her American debut with this acclaimed historical novel, set in late nineteenth-century England, about a young widow, a pious vicar, and a rumored mythical serpent living in the marshes of Essex.

Beyond Trans:
Does Gender Matter?

by Heath Fogg Davis


NYU Press, hardcover

Heath Fogg Davis pushes the conversation on gender identity to its limits, questioning the need for gender categories in the first place. Davis explores gender-enforcing policies and customs in America and offers an impassioned call to rethink the ways individuals are classified

General Intellects:
Twenty-Five Thinkers for the Twenty-First Century

by McKenzie Wark


Verso, paperback 

What happened to the public intellectuals that used to challenge and inform us? Who is the Sartre or De Beauvoir of the internet age?  General Intellects  argues that we no longer have such singular figures, but we do have general intellects whose writing could, if read together, explain our times.
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Kids & Young Adult
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo


Timbuktu Labs, hardcover

Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Amelia Earhart to Michelle Obama.
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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

How to Eat Jackfruit
by Nathaniel Tran


Print on Demand, paperback

How to Eat Jackfruit is a collection of essays and poetry presented in three parts. "[Tran] writes about his particular coming of age and experiences as the son of Vietnamese refugees, as a queer man of color, as a traveler of the world." --Grace Talusan, Lecturer of English, Tufts University


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.
The Architect's Apprentice:
A Novel
by Elif Shafak
$6.99, hardcover (originally $27.95)
From the acclaimed author of The Bastard of Istanbul, The Architect's Apprentice is a colorful, magical tale of of artistic freedom, creativity, and the clash between science and fundamentalism during the height of the Ottoman Empire.
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The Blighted Eye
by Glenn Bray
$29.99, hardcover (originally $100.00)
The Blighted Eye showcases art enthusiast Glenn Bray's extensive collection of original comic art by cartoonists such as R. Crumb, Matt Groening, Charles Addams, Charles Schulz, Dan Clowes, Chris Ware, and many more.
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Go Set A Watchman
by Harper Lee
$7.99, hardcover (originally $27.99)
Set two decades after the events of To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman is the story of twenty-six-year-old Scout Finch's bittersweet homecoming as she uncovers disturbing truths about her close-knit family, her town, and the people dearest to her.
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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.
Dust & Grooves:
Adventures in Record Collecting
by Eilon Paz
Originally published by Ten Speed Press in 2014
$25.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Driven by his love for vinyl records, Eilon Paz unearths the soul of the vinyl community, taking readers on a photographic journey into the world of vinyl record collectors -- including Questlove -- in the most intimate of environments -- their record rooms. 
Stanley Myers:
A Modernist Architect: 1923-2010
by Frederic A. Sharf
Originally published by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2014
$20.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Stanley Myers was an influential Modernist architect practicing in Boston from 1950-2006. He designed numerous residential homes, as well as commercial and industrial buildings. This book focuses on his early career, from the 1950s-1960s. 
Tas / Stone:
An Exhibition Catalogue of Anish Kapoor
edited by Clare Chapman
Originally published by Sakip Sabanci Müzesi in 2013
$50.00 (paperback with slipcover) in Very Good condition
This catalogue collects the first major exhibition of works by Anish Kapoor, presented at the Sakip Sabanci Museum in Istanbul. The exhibition was the first to focus on the artist's sculptures in marble and alabaster, many of which had not been seen in public before.
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for our Summer Warehouse Sale! And browse many, many more  upcoming events, now updated through June, July, and August.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
»  Roxane Gay (Jun 14)
»  Jonathan Safran Foer
   (Jun 15)
» Arundhati Roy (Jun 20)
» Sherman Alexie (Jun 23)
» Jonny Sun (Jul 12)
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Fiction Fridays
Fridays This Summer
15% off new fiction!
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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Joseph Kanon
Mon, Jun 12, 7PM
Joseph Kanon, author of Leaving Berlin and The Good German, presents Defectors, a fast-paced new novel about an American spy who gave up his country for Moscow.
At Harvard Book Store
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Andrew Evans and Alden Jones
Tue, Jun 13, 7PM

It's an evening of travel memoirs. Andrew Evans presents Black Penguin, on growing up gay in rural Ohio and traveling towards his ultimate goal, Antarctica. Alden Jones presents the paperback release of The Blind Masseuse: A Traveler's Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia.
At Harvard Book Store
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Cambridge Forum: Rwandan Women Rising
Tue, Jun 13, 7PM
Swanee Hunt presents her latest book, Rwandan Women Rising, which follows the story of the women who worked for peace after the genocide in 1994.
At First Parish Church
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Roxane Gay
Wed, Jun 14, 7PM
The bestselling author of Bad Feminist and Difficult Women reads from her highly anticipated new book, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body.
At First Parish Church
Ticketed (book included)
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Jonathan Safran Foer
Thu, Jun 15, 6PM
The author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close presents his first novel in eleven years, Here I Am, new to paperback.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 Tickets
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Finn Murphy
Thu, Jun 15, 7PM
Finn Murphy reads from his poignant, character-filled memoir, The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road -- in conversation with The Atlantic columnist James Parker.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Next Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Jun 26, 7PM
In June the Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, will discuss Dorothy L. Sayers's detective novel Gaudy Night.
At Harvard Book Store
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