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October 27, 2017
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News This Week: 
» 1917
» Thanks 
What We're Reading! A staff picks mural
 
Recommendations:
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Tickets on Sale Now:
» Alice Hoffman (Oct 31)
» Khizr Khan (Nov 6)
» Bill McKibben (Nov 8) 
» Matthew Weiner (Nov 10) 
» Alan Doyle (Nov 13)
» Gail Simmons (Nov 15)
» John Banville (Nov 17)
» Tina Brown (Dec 11)
 
 
 
 
Attention Book Lovers
 
It's the most bookish time of the year in Boston! We'll be joining independent booksellers from all over Greater Boston at this weekend's annual Boston Book Festival in Copley Square! We have printed schedules for the Book Fest in the bookstore now—or check out the online schedule of events here. We'll be helping out at the Boston Public Library, so come say hello this Saturday, October 28th! 



And of course, all book lovers should be gearing up for our annual Frequent Buyer Sale, coming up November 5th! If you aren't signed up for our free membership program, it's not too late! Learn more and sign up here.
 
 
 
1917

This month we're displaying staff recommended reading on the Russian Revolution of 1917, commemorating the centenary this year.



Check out the display in the bookstore or browse our online display
 
 
 
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Thanks for reading,
Alex W. Meriwether
Harvard Book Store
 
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New on Our Shelves
 
 
Fiction
 
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The Cuban Club:
Stories
by Barry Gifford

$23.95
Seven Stories Press, hardcover

 
 
The Cuban Club is Barry Gifford's ultimate coming-of-age story, told as sixty-seven linked tales. It is a creation myth of the 'Fall of Man' as seen through the eyes of the young and innocent Roy, who has featured in Gifford's stories on and off for thirty years.
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Nonfiction
 
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The River of Consciousness
by Oliver Sacks

$27.00
Knopf, hardcover

 
 
The River of Consciousness is what beloved and award-winning neurologist Oliver Sacks was working on up to his death. It is a collection of essays that displays his passionate engagement with evolution, creativity, memory, time, and human experience.
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Scholarly
 
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Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason
by David Harvey

$24.95
Oxford University Press, hardcover

 
 
In this unique approach to Marxism, David Harvey updates Marx's important assumptions and analyses to address the technological, economic, and industrial changes that have followed Capital's initial publication.
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Kids & Young Adult
 
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Long Way Down
by Jason Reynolds

$17.99
Atheneum, hardcover

 
 
15-year-old Will gets on an elevator, driven by vengeance to murder the person who killed his brother. He is stopped at each floor by someone connected to his brother who gives Will a piece to a bigger story than the one he thinks he knows.
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Printed on Paige
 
Each week we feature a book printed 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
 
 
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3 Zombie Stories
by Kelly Link

$11.00
Print on Demand, paperback

 
 
"When you work at a bookshop, hopeful customers sometimes come up to the counter and say things like, 'I don't know the author or the title, but it's red and it has zombies in it.' ...I've had a running joke about using this as the title of a collection."  —Kelly Link
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Remainders

Remainders are bargain books, new books at used-book prices. We have a limited number of copies 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 Remainders section, visit our Remainders page.
 
 
Stoner
by John Williams
$6.99, hardcover
Hailed by critics as "the perfect novel", Stoner tells the story of a Missouri farm boy turned English professor who encounters a succession of hardships, rediscovers the stoic silence of his forebears, and confronts an essential solitude.
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The Green Road:
A Novel
by Anne Enright
$5.99, paperback (originally $15.95)
The Green Road, from Man Booker Prize–winning author Anne Enright, features four adult siblings who return to their childhood home in Ireland for a last Christmas. Reunited with their mother years after parting ways, they confront the weight of family ties.
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Astounding Mushrooms
by Alain Bellocq
$11.99, hardcover (originally $24.95)
An appreciation of the beauty and diversity of fungi, Astounding Mushrooms features colorful photographs of over 200 mushroom species in their wild habitat. The text sheds light on the biology of this unique living species that is neither animal nor plant.
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Recent Finds in the Used 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.
 
 
Ann Demeulemeester
by Ann Demeulemeester
introduction by Patti Smith
Originally published by Rizzoli in 2014
$50.00 (hardcover with slipcase) in Very Good condition
This perspective into the work and processes of influential fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester contains over 1,000 photographs detailing the mystery, glamour, rebellion, and sophistication associated with her brand.
 
 
Paper Planes
by Sjoerd Knibbeler
Originally published by Fw:Books in 2015
$140.00 (hardcover, sealed) in Very Good condition
Sjoerd Knibbeler recreated 16 paper models of aircraft that have never made it past the drawing board. In this publication, these models are combined with texts and drawings and turned into a 4-meter-long fold-out within a hardcover sleeve.
 
 
Contemplating an Inner Vision
by Gao Xingjian
Originally published by Alisan Fine Arts (Hong Kong) in 2004
$15.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2000, Gao Xingjian studied painting as a child but did not pursue it professionally until 1983. This is the catalog from his exhibition at Artemis Fine Arts in New York City in March 2004.
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for our annual Frequent Buyer Sale and semiannual Warehouse Sale. Browse more upcoming events, now updated through November and December. Purchase tickets for those events requiring them here.
All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 
 
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Worldwide Week with Transition Magazine
Fri, Oct 27, 3PM
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As a part of Harvard's "Worldwide Week," Transition Magazine presents issues 123 "Fear" and 124 "Writing Black Canadas" with presenters Phanuel Antwi, David Chariandy, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Moses Kilolo, Danielle Legros Georges, Enzo Silon Surin, and Novuyo Rosa Tshuma.
At Harvard Book Store
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Amy Hoffman
Fri, Oct 27, 7PM
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Amy Hoffman reads from her novel of healing, heartbreak, and winter in Provincetown—The Off Season.
At Harvard Book Store
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Dar Williams
Sun, Oct 29, 4PM
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Folk musician Dar Williams performs, signs books, and discusses What I Found in a Thousand Towns: A Traveling Musician’s Guide to Rebuilding America’s Communities—One Coffee Shop, Dog Run, and Open-Mike Night at a Time.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 Tickets
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Daniel José Older
Mon, Oct 30, 7PM
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The author of the New York Times–bestselling YA novel Shadowshaper reads from the sequel, Shadowhouse Fall—a novel of community, family, magic, and protest.
At Harvard Book Store
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Alice Hoffman
Tue, Oct 31, 6PM
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Local author Alice Hoffman returns with a prequel to her bestselling book Practical Magic and a magical Halloween event celebrating the publication of The Rules of Magic.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 Tickets
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Upton Bell and
Ron Borges
Wed, Nov 1, 6:30PM
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Upton Bell, sports radio commentator and former general manager of the New England Patriots, presents Present at the Creation: My Life in the NFL and the Rise of America’s Game, with co-author Ron Borges.
At the Cambridge Public Library Lecture Hall
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Clea Simon
Thu, Nov 2, 7PM
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Local journalist and crime fiction writer Clea Simon presents World Enough: A Boston-based Noir Mystery, set in Boston's club scene.
At Harvard Book Store
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Elizabeth Bucar
Fri, Nov 3, 3PM
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Northeastern University religious studies professor Elizabeth Bucar discusses Pious Fashion: How Muslim Women Dress.
At Harvard Book Store
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Linda Greenhouse
Fri, Nov 3, 7PM
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Pulitzer Prize winner Linda Greenhouse discusses Just a Journalist: On the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between—looking at a moment of remarkable transition in American journalism.
At Harvard Book Store
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Our Annual Frequent Buyer Sale
Sun, Nov 5, 9AM–11PM
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 20% off purchases for members in the store and on harvard.com (with coupon code FREQUENT2017).
At Harvard Book Store
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The Next Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Nov 6, 7PM
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At the next meeting of the Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, we will discuss W.G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn.
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