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Our Winter Warehouse Sale



Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

It's the most wonderful time of the year for book lovers and bargain shoppers! Continuing our semi-annual tradition, this weekend we'll throw open the doors of our Somerville warehouse to all.

We're featuring deals on a fresh selection of used and remaindered books. Below you'll find just a small sample of what will be available at the sale this weekend. Many are perfect for gift-giving (or for filling out your own bookshelf).

The books featured below are NOT eligible for pre-purchase or reserve
. Come on down to the warehouse in person to find them.

We're continuing our popular Twitter promo: Tweet your favorite finds using #HBSWarehouseSale this weekend, and we'll pick one winner from each day to receive a $25 Harvard Book Store gift card! Follow us on Twitter: @HarvardBooks.
Fill out a quick survey on what kind of books you like to shop for at the sale. You'll be entered to win a prize package of your choice, including signed books by Hillary Clinton, Amy Poehler, Randall Munroe, Jason Segel, and more.

Find directions to the warehouse here. See you soon in Somerville!


Remainders are bargain books, new books made available at dramatically discounted prices. Check out a sampling of the varied books and big discounts you'll find at our warehouse this weekend, where all remainders will be an additional 15% off their marked down prices.  


Commentary on the Torah

by Richard Elliott Friedman


$9.99 (paperback), originally $30.99


In this groundbreaking and insightful new commentary, one of the world's leading biblical scholars unveils the unity and continuity of the Torah for the modern reader. Richard Elliott Friedman integrates the most recent discoveries in biblical archaeology and research with the fruits of years of experience studying and teaching the Bible to illuminate the straightforward meaning of the text.


Far From the Tree:

Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity

by Andrew Solomon


$8.99 (paperback), originally $21.50



In his award-winning monumental book Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so. Solomon's startling proposition is that diversity is what unites us all. 


The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I:

Economic Writings I

edited by Peter Hudis


$39.99 (hardcover), originally $120.00


This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labor, imperialism, and pre-capitalist economic formations. In addition to a new translation of her doctoral dissertation, "The Industrial Development of Poland," Volume I includes the first complete English-language publication of her "Introduction to Political Economy." 



Mixing It Up in the Italian Tradition

by Barbara Lynch


$14.99 (hardcover), originally $35.00


The 150 recipes in Stir combine sophistication with practicality. Appetizers like baked tomatoes and cheese and crisp, buttery brioche pizzas. Dozens of artful pastas, such as little lasagnas with chicken meatballs, and potato gnocchi with peas and mushrooms. Lobster rolls with aoli. Creamy vanilla bread pudding with caramel sauce. Accompanied by Lynch's forthright opinions and stunning color photographs, these dishes will create a stir on home tables. 

The Luminaries:

A Novel

by Eleanor Catton


$9.99 (hardcover), originally $32.15


Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust, Man Booker prize-winning The Luminaries is at once a fiendishly clever ghost story, a gripping page-turner, and a thrilling novelistic achievement. It richly confirms that Eleanor Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international literary firmament. 



Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence


Jacob Lawrence: Paintings, Drawings, and Murals (1935-1999) edited by Peter T. Nesbett and Michelle DuBois


$40.99 (hardcover), originally $175.00


This two-volume set, including Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence and Jacob Lawrence: Paintings, Drawings, and Murals (1935-1999), is the definitive publication on the work of artist Jacob Lawrence. The result of six years of research by the Jacob Lawrence Catalogue Raisonne Project, the books identify, authenticate, and document over 900 paintings, drawings, and murals created by Jacob Lawrence between 1935 and 1999 -- over half of them discovered by the project.


We have hundreds of deeply discounted used books and great deals on a selection of rare, scholarly, and collectible books. All used books will be an additional 15% off their already marked down prices. Single copies of the following collectible books are available only at the Warehouse Sale this weekend. Get there early to claim one!

The Circle of Bliss:

Buddhist Meditational Art

by John C. Huntington and Dina Bangdel


$325.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition 


Originally published by the Columbus Museum of Art in 2003


This exhibition catalogue points the way to an entirely new direction for the study of the visual representations of the Buddhist Tantras by showing that the function of Himalayan Buddhist art is to interpret and give physical form to Buddhist practices. 


Rineke Dijkstra:


by Hripsime Visser and Urs Stahel


$150.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition 


Originally published by Distributed Art Publishers in 2004


Rineke Dijkstra is renowned for her uncanny and thoughtful portraits series of teenagers and young adults: girls and boys of various nationalities at the beach, children of Bosnian refugees, Spanish bullfighters straight out of the arena, Israeli youngsters before and after military service, and here, her series of photographs taken of aspiring, young ballet dancers. 



by Gerhard Richter


$100.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition 


Originally published by Distributed Art Publishers in 2004


In this groundbreaking assemblage of both found and created photographs, famed visual artist Gerhard Richter works to find order among our culture's overflow of random images. Atlas is among the most ambitious and engaging documents of our time. 


Art & Home:

Dutch Interiors in the Age of Rembrandt

by Marit Westermann


$100.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition 


Originally published by the Denver Art Museum in 2003


Dutch genre painters of the Golden Age were so skilled at mimicking the appearance of things that their largely imaginary domestic scenes are utterly convincing pictures of life as it was once lived. Art and Home reveals the tricks behind this illusion and gives us insight into the social reality that animates the deception. 


East 100th Street

photographs by Bruce Davidson


$145.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition 


Originally published by Harvard University Press in 1970


For two years in the 1960s, Bruce Davidson photographed one block in East Harlem. He went back day after day, standing on sidewalks, knocking on doors, asking permission to photograph a face, a child, a room, a family. Through his skill, his extraordinary vision, and his deep respect for his subjects, Davidson's portrait of the people of East 100th Street is a powerful statement of the dignity and humanity that is in all people. 


Cast in Bronze:

French Sculpture from Renaissance to Revolution

edited by Genevieve Bresc-Bautier and Guilhem Scherf


$75.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition 


Originally published by Art Stock Books in 2009


Whether applied to portrait, stately monuments, sculptures or religious artifacts, there is in France a very strong and very old tradition when it comes to using bronze as material. The result of extensive research by the world's best specialists of the subject, this book will whisk its readers for a journey into the Great Century and the age of enlightenment.



The books featured above are only available this weekend at the Harvard Book Store Warehouse. They are NOT eligible for pre-purchase or reserve.


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