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July 17, 2017

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Announcing September Events news1

Our September events schedule is now posted! Check out the amazing lineup of in-store and off-site events, and mark your calendars for ticket on-sale dates for those events requiring tickets.
Joe Biden Book Tour news2

Just announced! We're pleased to join the Wilbur Theatre in announcing their forthcoming December event with former Vice President Joe Biden, part of his nationwide American Promise Tour. This hour-long, moderated conversation on December 4th at the Wilbur in Boston will focus on Vice President Biden's new memoir, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose (on sale November 14th). Every ticket for this evening includes a copy of the book. VIP Packages include a signed book and a meet-and-greet opportunity with Vice President Biden. For tickets and details visit thewilbur.com/artist/joe-biden.

Ticket pre-sales begin on Tuesday, July 18th at 10am. Use code HARVARD for special early access to tickets in Boston -- this code is exclusively for Harvard Book Store customers! 

Please note that while we're providing the books on-site that night, this is not a Harvard Book Store-organized event, so we won't be handling ticketing and won't be taking orders for signed books. 

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Alex W. Meriwether
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New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
A Novel

by Dina Nayeri


Riverhead Books, hardcover

An Iranian girl escapes to America as a child, but her father stays behind. Over twenty years, daughter and father know each other only from their visits. The longer they are apart, the more their lives diverge, but also the more each comes to need the other's wisdom and, ultimately, rescue. 

Among the Living and the Dead:
A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe

by Inara Verzemnieks


W. W. Norton & Company, hardcover

Inara Verzemnieks weaves together the story of her grandmother Livija's struggle to survive as a refugee escaping from Latvia during World War II and that of the sister Livija left behind -- Ausma, who was exiled to Siberia under Stalin.

Class, Race, and Marxism
by David Roediger


Verso, hardcover

This volume collects U.S. historian David Roediger's recent and new work on the intersections of race, settler colonialism, slavery, the origins of critical studies of whiteness within Marxism, and the history of solidarity.
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Kids & Young Adult
Akata Witch
by Nnedi Okorafor


Speak, paperback 

Affectionately dubbed "the Nigerian Harry Potter,"  Akata Witch is the story of twelve-year-old Sunny, who discovers she is a "free agent" with latent magical power.
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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

Songs in the Wind -- A Selection of Shuzheng Zhang's Poems and Couplets
by Shuzheng Zhang


Print on Demand, paperback

Mr. Shuzheng Zhang composed hundreds of classical poems and couplets in Simplified Chinese during his lifetime (1928 -- 2015). His daughter Yang Wang writes, "As the editor of this book, I wish more people could read it, getting to enjoy a talented poet's works, and to learn more of contemporary China's history as well."


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.
T he Faraway Nearby
by Rebecca Solnit
$5.99, hardcover (originally $25.95)
Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, by imagination.
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At the Existentialist Café:
Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others
by Sarah Bakewell
$7.99, hardcover (originally $25.00)
At the Existentialist Café is a spirited account of one of the twentieth century's major intellectual movements and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it.
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Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking
by Daniel C. Dennett
$5.99, hardcover (originally $28.95)
Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking offers seventy-seven of Daniel C. Dennett's most successful "imagination-extenders and focus-holders," meant to guide you through some of life's most treacherous subject matter: evolution, meaning, mind, and free will.
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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 Sistine Chapel
by Frederick Hartt and Gianluigi Colalucci
Originally published by Random House in 1991
$400.00 (hardcover, 2 volumes, slipcased) in Very Good condition
Michelangelo's creation of the frescos in the Sistine Chapel marked a revolutionary event in Western art. Now, another revolutionary event has occurred: a nine-year restoration, carried out by experts at the Vatican Museums and described and illustrated in this incredible work.
Roman Coins
by J.P.C. Kent and Max and Albert Hirmer
Originally published by H. N. Abrams in 1978
$85.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Roman coins have been studied for their interest and art since the fourteenth century. This presentation of the coins of Republican and Imperial Rome -- a span of over one thousand years -- is illustrated with photographs by Max and Albert Hirmer of Munich.
Mathematical Visions:
The Pursuit of Geometry in Victorian England
by Joan L. Richards
Originally published by Academic Press in 1988
$30.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Examining Victorian England's view of geometry during the formative second half of the nineteenth century, this book provides a foundation for modern thought on the nature of mathematics.
Upcoming Events
Browse our many  upcoming events, now updated through September.
Tickets on Sale Now:  
» Salman Rushdie (Sep 8)
» Karl Ove Knausgaard 
(Sep 12)
» Ken Follett (Sep 13)
Tickets on Sale Soon: 
» Claire Messud (Sep 5)
» Gretchen Rubin (Sep 12)
» Orhan Pamuk (Sep 25)
» Art Garfunkel (Sep 27)
» Patti Smith (Sep 28)
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

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. Greer is joined in conversation by local novelist Daphne Kalotay.
At Harvard Book Store
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Fiction Fridays
Fridays This Summer
15% off new fiction!
At Harvard Book Store
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Mario Livio
Mon, Jul 24, 7PM
Astrophysicist Mario Livio, author of the national bestseller Brilliant Blunders, discusses his latest book, Why?: What Makes Us Curious.
At Harvard Book Store
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Allegra Goodman
Wed, Jul 26, 7PM

Novelist Allegra Goodman, author of The Cookbook Collector and Intuition, reads from The Chalk Artist -- about a college dropout and street artist, set here in Cambridge, Mass.
At Harvard Book Store
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Ian Bassingthwaighte
Thu, Jul 27, 7PM
Debut novelist Ian Bassingthwaighte discusses Live from Cairo -- about an impulsive American attorney, a methodical Egyptian translator, and a disillusioned Iraqi-American resettlement officer trying to protect a refugee amid a revolution. He's joined in conversation by The Signal Flame author Andrew Krivák.
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.
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