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Independence Day News from Harvard Book Store
July 1, 2011

Tickets are on sale now for our July 14th event with Benjamin Black!  (In case you hadn't heard, Black is the not-so-secret nom de plume for Booker Prize-winning author John Banville.) He'll be reading from his latest mystery, A Death In Summer. And later in July, we're hosting a reading + screening with Sapphire, author of The Kid and Push, the book behind the Academy Award-winning film, Precious. Get your tickets now! 


Cory Doctorow, creator of the popular website Boing Boing and general awesome internet guru, WALHhas authored numerous books, including Little Brother and Makers. Now, in typical Doctorow fashion, he's turned the traditional publishing model on its head and created With A Little Help, a collection of stories available in a profusion of formats. We're printing up fresh copies on Paige, our book-making robot, for only ten bucks a pop. Also: if  you find a typo in the book, email Cory and he'll fix the error and give you credit on the next version of the book. Community collaboration! Learn more about this experimental project on Cory's website. Stop in the store to pick up a copy today or order one by clicking right here.   


From the Department of Heck Ya, Fireworks!: The store will close at 8pm on Monday, July 4th.


Happy Independence Day,




The Weekly Bestsellers already Discounted 20%  

New on Our Shelves: The Latest in Fiction, Nonfiction, Scholarly Books, & In Store Book Printing
 Ladies and Gentlemen: Stories

by Adam Ross

Knopf, hardcover
"Whereas Mr. Peanut was a dazzling--and sometimes overly complicated--postmodern hall of mirrors, the stories in this volume are old-fashioned, almost O. Henryesque tales that point up . . . Mr. Ross's extraordinary gifts as a writer. . . . Not only does Mr. Ross possess glittering powers of description and a heat-seeking eye for emotional and physical detail, but he's also able to capture the way people talk today with fluency and panache. Though he tends to view the relationships between men and women through a shadowy, melodramatic prism, he is adept, when he wants to be, at showing the day-to-day stresses and consolations of marriage and mapping the mutations of love over time." --The New York Times
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 The End of Country

by Seamus McGraw

Random House, hardcover
"[An] impressively detailed, highly engaging look at issues of energy policy, economics, and sociology that arose when a bucolic town was suddenly faced with the 'traveling circus' of energy exploration. McGraw presents a rich history of the economics and geopolitics of energy as well as a fascinating cast of characters. . . . A completely engaging look at how energy policy affected a quiet, rural town." --Booklist (starred review)
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Scholarly Spinoza Now

edited by Dimitris Vardoulakis

University Of Minnesota Press, paperback
Engaging with Spinoza's insistence on the centrality of the passions as the site of the creative and productive forces shaping society, this collection critiques the impulse to transcendence and regimes of mastery, exposing universal values as illusory. Spinoza Now pursues Spinoza's challenge to abandon the temptation to think through the prism of death in order to arrive at a truly liberatory notion of freedom. The essays gathered here extend the Spinozan project beyond the disciplinary boundaries of philosophy to encompass all forms of life-affirming activity, including the arts and literature.
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Printed on Paige
Each week, we'll feature a book printed in Harvard Book Store 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.  
Printed on Paige
 Aging Gracefully With Dignity, Integrity and Spunk Intact
by Norma Roth

Print on Demand, paperback
In her new book, Norma Roth asserts that while science is predicting that members of the Silver Generation and Baby Boomers face unlimited opportunities and expanded possibilities, outmoded societal attitudes would send those who enter "that age" out to pasture. Her book is a practical roadmap to the lifelong developing process that Erik Erikson and his wife Joan foresaw in Vital Involvement in Old Age and The Life Cycle Completed: Extended Version. Roth sees a larger landscape of continued development, participation, and contributions for those entering "that age," including the smart and savvy Baby Boomers.
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Bargain Books
Bargain Books are new books at used book prices. Limited copies are available 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 Bargain Books section, visit our Bargain Books page.
The Fireside Cookbook
by James Beard
$14.99, hardcover (originally $30.00)  
The 60th anniversary edition of James Beard's classic makes an indispensable addition to every home where good food is appreciated. With 800 basic recipes, 400 mouth-watering variations, and nearly 400 color illustrations, never has a cookbook combined such usefulness and beauty.
The Bon App�tit Cookbook
by Barbara Fairchild
$19.99, hardcover (originally $34.95)  
The Bon App�tit Cookbook brings together more than 1,200 of the magazine's all-time, best-loved recipes for every meal and occasion. These recipes represent the very best of the magazine's sophisticated, foolproof style: easy-to-make dishes that incorporate a variety of regional and international influences--recipes that are delicious the first time out.

Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life
by Todd Oldham and Charley Harper
$21.99, hardcover (originally $49.95)  
Charley Harper was an American original. For over six decades he painted colorful and graphic illustrations of nature, animals, insects, and people alike. Renowned designer Todd Oldham collaborated with Charley Harper, combing through his extensive archive to edit and design this stunning monograph.

Finds Downstairs in the Used Book 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.

by Euripides and edited by E.R. Dodds
Originally published by Oxford University Press in 1986
$50.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
With a comprehensive discussion of the play's background and an incisive assessment of its dramatic structure, this classic commentary makes an outstanding contribution to Euripides scholarship. "This edition far surpasses its predecessors in vitality, sympathy, and scope." --W.B. Stanford
A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature
edited by Frederick William Danker
Originally published by University of Chicago Press in 2000
$110.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
This updated American edition of Walter Bauer's seminal W�rterbuch zu den Schriften des Neuen Testaments builds on the staggering collection of extraordinary erudition relating to Greek literature. Including over 25,000 additional references to the intertestamental period and Early Christian and modern literature this will be an indispensable guide for Biblical and classical scholars, ministers, seminarians, and translators.


Riverscapes: Designing Urban Embankments
by Christoph H�lzer, Tobias Hunt, Carolin L�ke, and Oliver Hamm
Originally published by Birkh�user Verlag AG in 2008
$70.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
This book offers an in-depth look at the measures involved in revitalizing industrial riverbank areas. The first two sections focus on the city planning potential of the Rhine riverbank, particularly in the Cologne/Bonn region. The extensive third section contains a vivid collection of ninety example projects throughout Europe.

Author Events

Tickets for our events with Benjamin Black (7/14) and Sapphire (7/28) are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased at Harvard Book Store, online at harvard.com, or over the phone with a credit card at 617.661.1515.


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All Upcoming Events  

Robert Jay Lifton 
Tues, July 5, 7PM

Acclaimed psychiatrist and author Robert Jay Lifton discusses his new memoir, Witness to an Extreme Century.
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Published on Paige!
Thurs, July 7, 7PM

Harvard Book Store is excited to host an evening in celebration of the many authors who have published their books on Paige, our book-making robot. The evening will include brief author remarks; demonstrations of the Espresso Book Machine in action; and light refreshments.
At Harvard Book Store
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Benjamin Black  
Thurs, July 14, 6PM

Benjamin Black, the crime-writing alter ego of Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville, will read from his newest mystery, A Death in Summer.
At the Brattle Theatre Learn More

Nina Sankovitch
Wed, July 20, 7PM

Ambitious book blogger Nina Sankovitch discusses her memoir, Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading, which tells the story behind her blogging project to read and review a book a day for an entire year. 
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Justin Martin
Thurs, July 21, 7PM

Acclaimed biographer Justin Martin discusses his newest work, Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted.
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Harvard Square Book Circle 
Mon, July 25, 7PM


Our in-store book club will discuss Jane Austen's classic novel Sense and Sensibility.
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John Burnham Schwartz Wed, July 27, 7PM

Bestselling novelist John Burnham Schwartz reads from his most recent book, Northwest Corner.
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Thurs, July 28, 7PM

Novelist and poet Sapphire reads from her new book, The Kid, a follow-up to her debut novel Push. The reading will be followed by a screening of the Academy Award-winning Precious, the film adaptation of Push.
At the Brattle TheatreLearn More
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