Holiday Buyers’ Night

Harvard Book Store Buyers present their favorite books to give this holiday season!


December 6, 2012
8:00 PM


Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138


This event is free; no tickets are required.

Whether you′re still looking for the perfect gift or you want to catch up on the best books of 2012, join the Harvard Book Store buyers for an evening of book suggestions and conversation. Harvard Book Store General Manager Carole Horne, Head Buyer Megan Sullivan, Backlist Buyer Churchill Pitts, and Children′s Buyer Kari Patch highlight the best and most desirable books of the year.

About Our Buyers:

Carole Horne headed our buying department from 1978 until July 2007, when she became our General Manager. A booklover since her childhood in Texas, after moving to Boston she went on to get her M.A. in English Literature. She has been active in the bookselling community, having served with the New England Booksellers Association, the American Booksellers Association, and the Independent Booksellers Consortium. A frequent speaker at regional and national conventions, she has also been on the faculty of ABA Booksellers School since 1988, teaching in the U.S. and in Central Europe (ask her about beer and bookselling in Budapest and Warsaw).

Megan Sullivan is the Head Buyer at Harvard Book Store. She studied Classics and Philosophy at Skidmore College, and began a Master′s program at Tufts before becoming a full-time buyer at the bookstore. She′s been working at the store for over fourteen years now, reading books for thirty years (she started very early in life), and running a literary blog for over five years. On, Megan writes about books she reads as well as book news.

Churchill Pitts began his tenure at Harvard Book Store in 2003, and he became a buyer in 2006. He studied English Literature and Art at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He collects vintage paperbacks for the cover art, books about cats, and atlases of all types. When he is not reading science fiction, he enjoys printmaking, model making, and cooking.

Kari Patch has been a voracious reader since the age of four, when she discovered the whereabouts of the wild things. Born in central Nebraska, Kari spent much of her childhood in Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies or vacationing in the Enchanted Forest, Narnia, Tortall, and Neverland. She took a brief respite from her travels to study literature (with a smattering of creative writing) at the University of Houston. Kari has been at Harvard Book Store for nine and a half years as a bookseller, supervisor, and buyer. She spends most of her time reading new young adult titles and, occasionally, a grown-up book or two.

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, reverse your direction and walk east along Mass. Ave. in front of the Cambridge Savings Bank. Cross Dunster St. and proceed along Mass. Ave for three more blocks. You will pass Au Bon Pain, JP Licks, and TD Bank. Harvard Book Store is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Plympton St.

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(617) 661-1515

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