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October 14, 2011

This weekend we wish a very happy birthday to our distinguished neighbor across the street, as Harvard University celebrates its 375th anniversary. Visit Harvard 375 to view an anniversary photo book; video interviews with alumni, faculty, staff, and students; and for information about events for both the Harvard community and the public.

If you don't have plans for this weekend yet, drop by the Boston Book Festival for a full Saturday of literary activities. The weather is looking promising (knock on wood) and the line-up is stellar.

On this side of the river, tickets become available Saturday at noon for this year's Cambridge READS main event. On Tuesday, October 25th, Sebastian Junger will discuss his groundbreaking work of reporting War. Tickets are free, and can be picked up at Harvard Book Store and other locations in Cambridge. You can find full details here, along with a complete schedule of this year's Cambridge READS programming.

'Til Next Week,


The Weekly Bestsellers already Discounted 20%  

New on Our Shelves: The Latest in Fiction, Nonfiction, Scholarly Books, & In Store Book Printing
 The Marriage Plot
by Jeffrey Eugenides

Farrar, Straus & Giroux, hardcover
 While everyone else in the early 1980s was reading Derrida and studying semiotics, English major Madeleine is happily absorbed with Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the great English novels. She becomes enamored of the charismatic Leonard and is pursued by the adoring Mitchell, resulting in a love triangle worthy of Jane Austen. In his long awaited new novel, Middlesex author Jeffrey Eugenides brings the classic Victorian marriage plot to a modern American college campus, reviving the motivating energies of the novel and the love story.
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 My Last Supper:
The Next Course

by Melanie Dunea

Rodale Press, hardcover
In My Last Supper: The Next Course, award-winning photographer Melanie Dunea asks fifty of the world's most famous chefs to answer the age-old chef-favorite query and describe their ideal last meals. Their responses are surprising, charming, and as distinct from each other as the chefs themselves. The portraits--intimate, playful, and iconic--reveal the passions and personalities of the most respected names in the business. One recipe from each landmark meal is included in the book.
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Scholarly Early Writings:

by Walter Benjamin

Belknap Press, hardcover
Walter Benjamin became a published writer at the age of seventeen, yet the first stirrings of this most original of critical minds--penned during the years in which he transformed himself from the comfortable son of a haute-bourgeois German Jewish family into the nomadic, uncompromising philosopher-critic we have since come to appreciate--have until now remained largely unavailable in English. Early Writings, 1910-1917 rectifies this situation, documenting the formative intellectual experiences of one of the twentieth century's most resolutely independent thinkers.
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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
 Gale Force:
Gale Cincotta; The Battles for Disclosure and Community Reinvestment

by Michael Westgate

Print on Demand, paperback

As the nation watches the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Boston protests, the lives of our greatest activists become newly relevant. Called the mother of community reinvestment, Gale Cincotta led the attack on redlining, community disinvestment, and predatory lending. Her efforts resulted in two groundbreaking measures, the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) and the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), which broke the back of housing discrimination throughout the nation. Tough, feisty and courageous--characteristics in short supply these days--she was a force of nature with a human heart.      

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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.
Hunting Eichmann:
How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi

by Neal Bascomb
$5.99, paperback (originally $15.95)

With the intrigue of a detective story, Hunting Eichmann follows the Nazi as he escapes two American POW camps, hides in the mountains, and builds an anonymous life in Buenos Aires, before finally being captured and brought to trial.   

Comic Art Annual #9 and Cartooning Philosophy and Practice Pack   
by Ivan Brunetti
 $5.99, paperback (originally $29.95)  
This comic-art manual features high quality cartoons and comic book reproductions with commentary by and about writers and artists. Contributors include Gilbert Hernandez, Adrian Tomine, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, and many more.

Frank Lloyd Wright: The Interactive Portfolio
by Margo Stipe
$14.99, hardcover (originally $40)
"Taking readers from Wright's modest Wisconsin beginnings to a terrific 1940s colored-pencil sketch of the Guggenheim Museum and beyond, Stipe tells the story of [Frank Lloyd Wright] with an organic clarity, economy, and specificity that is completely in keeping with Wright's spirit." --Publishers Weekly

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.

And Introduction to Animal Behavior:
An Integrative Approach

by Michael J. Ryan and Walter Wilczynski      

Originally published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
in 2011 

$25 (paperback) in Very Good condition  
"In this concise volume, Ryan . . . and Wilczynski . . . provide a fascinating, well-written introduction to the field of animal behavior. . . . A valuable resource for advanced students as well as biologists and psychologists." --Choice
Stanley Cavell and Literary Studies:
Consequences of Skepticism

edited by Richard Eldridge and Bernard Rhie

Originally published by Continuum International Publishing Group in 2011 

$16 (paperback) in Very Good condition

Stanley Cavell and Literary Studies is not only timely but long past due. As the discipline of literary studies struggles to move beyond the suspicious skepticisms that have dominated the field for many decades, Cavell's writings and ideas will become more and more pertinent.    

A Manual of Acupuncture
by Peter Deadman and Mazin Al-Khafaji with Kevin Baker

Originally published by Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications in 2007 

$100 (hardcover) in Very Good condition  
Established as the most complete work on the channels, collaterals, and points in English, A Manual of Acupuncture has become the gold standard text for students and practitioners of acupuncture. It includes details illustrations and text descriptions, commentaries on historical and modern applications, and numerous classical prescriptions.

Author Events


Tickets for events with Jeffrey D. Sachs (10/21), Jaclyn Friedman (10/26), The Chronicles of Harris Burdick Panel (10/28), Jim Lehrer (11/1), Tom Brokaw (11/4), Joan Didion (11/7), Lisa Randall (11/8), Jonathan Lethem (11/9), Adam Gopnik (11/10), and Umberto Eco (11/12) 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. Subscribe to the Harvard Book Store Google Event Calendar here.
All Upcoming Events  

Boston Book Festival
Sat, Oct 15, All Day 

The third annual Boston Book Festival features the likes of Mo Willems, Michael Ondaatje, Jennifer Egan, Annette Gordon-Reed, Kelly Link, and many more!
In and around Copley Square in Boston
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David M. Kennedy 
Mon, Oct 17, 7PM

David Kennedy
David M. Kennedy, director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control, discusses his new book, Don't Shoot: One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America.
At Harvard Book Store
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Ron Suskind
Tues, Oct 18, 7PM

Ron Suskind
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind talks about his newest book on the inner workings of American policy, Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President.
At Harvard Book Store
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Lawrence Lessig
Wed, Oct 19, 7PM

Lawrence Lessig
Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig discusses Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress-And a Plan to Stop It.
At Harvard Book Store Learn More

Joel Brenner  
Wed, Oct 19, 7PM

Joel Brenner
Former National Security Agency insider Joel Brenner discusses America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare.
A Cambridge Forum event.
At Harvard Book Store
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Philosophy Caf�
Wed, Oct 19, 7:30PM

Philosophy Cafe
"What Is Decadence and How Can It Be Recognized?"
At Harvard Book Store,
lower level
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John Summers and
Louis Menand

Thurs, Oct 20, 7PM  

John Summers
Local intellectual and editor of The Baffler John Summers and Harvard literature professor Louis Menand discuss the new collection of essays by critic Dwight Macdonald (1906-1982), Masscult and Midcult: Essays Against the American Grain.
At Harvard Book Store
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Nicholas L. Tilney
Fri, Oct 21, 3PM  

Nicholas Tilney
Harvard Medical School professor of surgery Nicholas L. Tilney discusses his newest treatise, Invasion of the Body: Revolutions in Surgery.
At Harvard Book Store
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Jeffrey D. Sachs
Fri, Oct 21, 6PM  

Jeffrey Sachs
Earth Institute director  Jeffrey D. Sachs discusses  The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity.
At the Brattle Theatre
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