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November 18, 2011

Shaq is coming! Join us Saturday afternoon (11/19) when legendary Lakers and Celtics star Shaquille O'Neal signs copies of his new memoir,  Shaq Uncut. Please note: The signing will run from 1pm to about 3pm, and Shaq will only be signing copies of Shaq Uncut. He will not have time to personalize books, sign other memorabilia, or pose for photos. Plan accordingly.


As you finish up your food shopping and start thawing the turkey, know that this year, as every year, Harvard Book Store is thankful for you, our loyal customers. It's a pleasure getting to know you and putting the right books in your hands all year, and without your continued support, we wouldn't be here. So thank you!


And it doesn't seem possible, but next Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, marks the unofficial start to the holiday gift-buying season. This year, join the national movement to focus your holiday spending on local businesses. Shopping local contributes to the local economy, helps build jobs in your neighborhood, and contributes to a shared sense of community. So when you're making your shopping plans, forgo Black Friday in favor of Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday. (AmEx customers: Click here for info on how to become eligible to receive statement credit just for shopping local on Saturday, November 26.)


Need another reason to shop local this holiday season? For the four Sundays after Thanksgiving, a percentage of sales made at Harvard Book Store will be donated to local charities and non-profit organizations. For more information about the Harvard Book Store Gives Back program, visit our program pages for this year's organizations: Cambridge Public Library Literacy Project, 826 Boston, Partners in Health, and Community Servings.


Happy Thanksgiving!

The Weekly Bestsellers already Discounted 20%
New on Our Shelves: The Latest in Fiction, Nonfiction, Scholarly Books & In Store Book Printing
Fiction Forever Rumpole
by John Mortimer

Viking Adult, hardcover
John Mortimer died in 2009, but will never be forgotten. His stories featuring the cigar-chomping, cheap-wine-tippling Rumpole and his wife, Hilda (aka "She Who Must Be Obeyed"), have justly earned their place in the pantheon of mystery fiction legends. Forever Rumpole brings together fourteen of Rumpole's most entertaining adventures, together with a fragment of a new story. Rumpole is never less than delightful and this new collection is a fitting tribute to an indelible character and his remarkable creator.
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Nonfiction The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick 
edited by
Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, hardcover
Based on thousands of pages of typed and handwritten notes, journal entries, letters, and story sketches, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick is the magnificent and imaginative final work by an author who dedicated his life to questioning the nature of reality and perception, the malleability of space and time, and the relationship between the human and the divine. Edited and introduced by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem, this will be the definitive presentation of Dick's brilliant, and epic, final work.
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No Enchanted Palace Dignity in Adversity:
Human Rights in Troubled Times

by Seyla Benhabib

Polity, paperback

Building on a theory of discourse ethics and communicative rationality, this book addresses the politics and philosophy of human rights against the background of the broader social transformations that are shaping the modern world. Ranging over themes such as sovereignty, citizenship, genocide, European anti-semitism, and the crisis of the nation-state, this new book by one of our leading political theorists reflects upon the political transformations of our times and makes a compelling case for a cosmopolitanism without illusions.

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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.  
Paige C4, Issue Two: Fall 2011
by Chamber Four

Print on Demand, paperback

The second issue of Chamber Four's new literary magazine features all-new fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by award winners and first-timers alike. Featuring evocative poetry, edgy fiction, and ambitious essays, C4 continues to be the best new lit mag you haven't heard of but should be reading. ChamberFour.com is a resource dedicated to informing readers of resources about the latest developments in publishing and advocating for them in a world that fails to put their interests first.

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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.
Maps & Legends
by Michael Chabon
$5.99 paperback (originally $14.99)
"Chabon's first collection of nonfiction makes an inviting case for bridging the gap between popular and literary writing. . . . Vital energy and a boundless appetite for risk give these essays their electric charge." --O, The Oprah Magazine
J.D. Salinger Boxed Set
by J.D. Salinger
$39.99, four hardcovers (originally $99.99)
The perfect addition to every library, J.D. Salinger's works are now available in a beautiful boxed set, featuring one hardcover copy each of The Catcher in the Rye, Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction.
by Colm To�b�n
$3.99 paperback (originally $15)
Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America, she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind.
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.
People of Kau
by Leni Riefenstahl
Originally published by Harper & Row in 1976
$20 (hardcover) in Very Good Condition
German film director Leni Riefenstahl spent sixteen weeks with the Nuba peoples of Kau and documented the unforgettable experience in this photographic monograph. Eudora Welty hails her award-winning photographs as containing "an absorbing beauty and a cumulative power."
Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkien
Originally published by Ace Editions in 1965
$30 (three paperback volumes) in Good Condition
Ace Books exploited a legal loophole and published these unauthorized editions in 1965. Within months, Tolkien's publishers issued an official version (including a rather cross note about respecting an author's wishes). As a result of the controversy, these paperbacks are collectibles and the publicity generated by the copyright dispute boosted sales. To date, Tolkien's epic saga has sold over 100 million copies.
Laws, Mind, and Free Will
by Steven Horst
Originally published by MIT Press in 2011
$20 (hardcover) in Very Good Condition 
Horst, a professor of philosophy at Wesleyan, addresses the apparent dissonance between the picture of the natural world that arises from the sciences and our understanding of ourselves as agents who think and act. Robert Audi, a professor of philosophy at University of Notre Dame, calls it "an excellent treatment of important literature."

Author Events


Tickets on sale now:

Errol Morris (11/30)  

Mindy Kaling (12/5)

America's Test Kitchen (12/7)

Tickets may be purchased at Harvard Book Store, online at harvard.com, or over the phone with a credit card at 617.661.1515. Subscribe to the Harvard Book Store Google Event Calendar here.
All Upcoming Events 

Shaquille O'Neal
Sat, Nov 19, 1PM

Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal signs copies of Shaq Uncut: My Story.
At Harvard Book Store        Learn More

Harvard Book Store Gives Back
Sun, Nov 27, all day 

As part of the Harvard Book Store Gives Back program, a portion of book sales made on November 27 will be donated to the Cambridge Public Library Literacy Project.
At Harvard Book StoreLearn More

Harvard Square Book Circle 
Mon, Nov 28, 7PM

The Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store bookclub, will discuss Colm To�b�n's novel, Brooklyn.
At Harvard Book Store
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Joshua Rubenstein
Tues, Nov 29, 7PM

Joshua Rubenstein, the Northeast Regional Director of Amnesty Internation, discusses Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary's Life.
At Harvard Book Store Learn More

Errol Morris
Wed, Nov 30, 6PM

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Errol Morris discusses Believing Is Seeing: Observations on the Mysteries of Photography.
At the Brattle Theatre Learn More

Greil Marcus
Thurs, Dec 1, 7PM

Music journalist and cultural critic Greil Marcus discusses The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years.
At Harvard Book Store        Learn More

Patricia Meyer Spacks
Fri, Dec 2, 3PM

Patricia Meyer Spacks, professor emerita of English at the University of Virginia, discusses On Rereading.
At Harvard Book Store Learn More

Children's Book Buyers' Night
Fri, Dec 2, 7PM

Harvard Book Store's children's book buyer Kari P. and booksellers Fiona H.-K. and Jen C. discuss their favorite children's books of the year and give gift suggestions for all the children in your life.
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Things to know about our $5 tickets...


$5 tickets are also coupons good for $5 off a purchase at events or at Harvard Book Store. Coupons expire 30 days after the event, and cannot be used for online purchases, event tickets, or gift certificates. Please note that your ticket guarantees you a seat until five minutes before an event begins.

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