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July 7, 2017

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Meet the Authors of the Year's Most Important Books news1

Thank you to Boston magazine for recently naming our author events series Boston's Best Literary Series for 2017 -- "a virtual reading list for anyone invested in staying on top of the year's biggest and most important book releases."

We've had an extraordinary spring and summer events season so far, and we're just beginning to roll out an incredible September lineup. Stay tuned . . .
Thoreau and His Legacy news2

Henry David Thoreau was born 200 years ago this week. We're exploring his legacy this month with some of our staff's favorite books on nature writing.

Come visit the store to check out the display, or browse here on harvard.com

In Case You Missed It + Signed First Editions news3

In June we hosted Arundhati Roy for her much anticipated latest novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. Check out the video, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

Want a signed edition of this important new book? Join our Signed First Edition Club! Quantities and membership spots are limited, so learn more and join now here. And next month's pick is Sherman Alexie's You Don't Have to Say You Love Me.

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

And thanks again to everyone who visited this summer's Warehouse Sale at the end of June. You explored thousands of books, racked up deals galore, and we loved seeing what you shared on social media throughout sale weekend -- particularly all those pics of your pets (and plants and Pokémon) alongside #HBSWarehouseSale selections.

Nice work!

Thanks for reading,
Alex W. Meriwether
Harvard Book Store
New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
Made for Love:
A Novel

by Alissa Nutting


Ecco, hardcover

When Hazel runs out on her controlling, tech-obsessed CEO husband, she finds herself living in a trailer park for senior citizens with her oddball father. As Hazel tries to carve out a new life for herself in this uncharted territory, she struggles to free herself from her husband's virtual clutches once and for all.

Queen of Bebop:
The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan

by Elaine M. Hayes


Ecco, hardcover

Queen of Bebop chronicles the life of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the twentieth century and a pioneer of women's and civil rights. Equal parts biography, criticism, and American success story, Queen of Bebop is the definitive biography of this hugely influential artist.

One Another's Equals:
The Basis of Human Equality

by Jeremy Waldron


Belknap Press, hardcover

An enduring theme of Western philosophy is that we are all one another's equals. Yet the principle of basic equality is woefully under-explored in modern moral and political philosophy. Jeremy Waldron attempts to remedy that shortfall with an account of the basis for the West's commitment to human equality.
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Kids & Young Adult
Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls
by Beth McMullen


Aladdin, hardcover

After a botched escape plan from her boarding school, Abigail is stunned to discover the school is actually a cover for an elite spy-training program. She must learn the skills of the trade in order to find her mother in this action-packed middle grade debut.
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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

Sonny's Story:
How an Adventurous Dog Found a Home

by Miriam Chernoff, Sharon Holiner, and Jane Ives


Print on Demand, paperback

Sonny is a self-reliant dog wandering alone in the streets of Savannah, Georgia. When he's found and adopted by a vacationing family from Boston, Massachusetts, Sonny learns the true meaning of "home." This children's book is based on a true story!


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 Book of Strange New Things:
A Novel
by Michel Faber
$6.99, paperback (originally $17.00)
Peter, a devoted man of faith, is called to the mission, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Bea. As Peter immerses himself in the mysteries of his strange new environment, Bea's faith is tested by disaster back home.
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We Need New Names:
A Novel
by NoViolet Bulawayo
$5.99, hardcover (originally $25.00)
When ten-year-old Darling leaves her home in Zimbabwe for America, she finds that her options as an immigrant are perilously few. She struggles to adapt while her new home fails to live up to her hopes.
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Let Me Be Frank With You:
A Frank Bascombe Book
by Richard Ford
$5.99, hardcover (originally $27.99)
Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford reinvents his beloved character Frank Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In four narratives, Bascombe (and Ford) attempts to reconcile, interpret and console a world undone by calamity.
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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.
T he History of Missed Opportunities:
British Romanticism and the Emergence of the Everyday
by William H. Galperin
Originally published by Stanford University Press in 2017
$28.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Through close engagement with the work of Wordsworth, Austen, and Byron, The History of Missed Opportunities posits that the everyday first emerged as a distinct category of experience, or first became thinkable, in the Romantic period.
David Hockney:
Recent Paintings
by Lawrence Weschler
Originally published by PaceWildenstein in 2009
$30.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Lawrence Weschler celebrates the return of figurative painter David Hockney after a thirty year hiatus. This catalog collects Hockney's vibrant landscape works from 2006-2009. 
Spinoza on Monism
edited by Philip Goff
Originally published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011
$55.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Monism is the idea that the cosmos is the source of all being. Historically, this view had its most influential exponent in Spinoza. The first half of this volume explores the contemporary flowering of monism and the debates it inspires. The second half explores the roots of monism in Spinoza, reassessing his belief in the idea.
Upcoming Events
Browse our many  upcoming events, now updated through  July and August, plus a sneak peek at September.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
» Jonny Sun (Jul 12)
Tickets on Sale Soon: 
» Claire Messud (Sep 5)
» Salman Rushdie (Sep 8)
» Karl Ove Knausgaard 
(Sep 12)
» Ken Follett (Sep 13)
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Fiction Fridays
Fridays This Summer
15% off new fiction!
At Harvard Book Store
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Alexandra Fuller
Mon, Jul 10, 7PM
The bestselling author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight reads from her first novel, Quiet Until the Thaw -- the story of two cousins grappling with their Native American heritage.
At Harvard Book Store
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Adrienne Raphel and Daniel Poppick
Tue, Jul 11, 7PM

Poets Adrienne Raphel and Daniel Poppick read from their debut collections, What Was It For and The Police.
At Harvard Book Store
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Jonny Sun
Wed, Jul 12, 6PM
MIT student and beloved Twitter personality Jonny Sun presents his hilarious and heartbreaking first book, Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too, via his alter ego Jomny Sun (the aliebn) -- in conversation with Alexander Tang.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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Daryl Gregory
Thu, Jul 13, 7PM
Novelist Daryl Gregory reads from his laugh-out-loud latest book, Spoonbenders -- featuring an eccentric family of psychics.
At Harvard Book Store
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Patrick Dacey
Fri, Jul 14, 7PM
The author of story collection We've Already Gone This Far reads from his first novel, The Outer Cape -- a dark, multi-generational family tale set on Cape Cod.
At Harvard Book Store
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Bianca Bosker
Tue, Jul 18, 7PM
Journalist Bianca Bosker discusses Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste.
At Harvard Book Store
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Gabe Hudson
Wed, Jul 19, 7PM
Gabe Hudson presents his comic novel Gork, the Teenage Dragon --  the "unholy child of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Harry Potter, and Sixteen Candles" . . . with dragons.
At Harvard Book Store
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James McGrath Morris
Thu, Jul 20, 7PM
Biographer James McGrath Morris discusses The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War.
At Harvard Book Store
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Andrew Sean Greer
Fri, Jul 21, 7PM
The author of The Confessions of Max Tivoli discusses his latest novel, Less -- a love story, the story of a failed novelist, and a scintillating satire of the American abroad.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Next Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Jul 31, 7PM
In July the Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, will discuss James Baldwin's classic, The Fire Next Time.
At Harvard Book Store
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