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December 2019

Winter Warehouse Sale at Harvard Book Store

December 13, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Book lovers, bargain hunters, and holiday shoppers: We're opening the doors once again this December for our hugely popular semiannual warehouse sale—with extended hours and two consecutive weekends, including Friday hours. Join us in Somerville for the Harvard Book Store Winter Warehouse Sale: » FIRST WEEKEND (Dec 6–8) Friday, December 6 (5pm–10pm) Saturday, December 7 (10am–8pm) Sunday, December 8 (10am–8pm) » SECOND WEEKEND (Dec 13–15) Friday, December 13 (5pm–10pm) Saturday, December 14 (10am–8pm) Sunday, December 15 (10am–8pm) Come explore thousands of remainders—fiction, cookbooks, children's books, comics,…

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Harvard Book Store Gives Back

December 15, 2019
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This holiday season at Harvard Book Store and harvard.com, shop with us on any of the four Sundays after Thanksgiving; a portion of every purchase will go to support important local organizations. Your purchases will help support 826 Boston, Community Cooks, and On The Rise. The Gives Back program is a way for Harvard Book Store to contribute to local nonprofits during the holidays. On four consecutive Sundays, a percentage of in-store and online sales will go to our selected charitable organizations. 826 Boston is a…

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Bob Garfield presents: AMERICAN MANIFESTO: SAVING DEMOCRACY FROM VILLAINS, VANDALS, AND OURSELVES at Harvard Book Store

December 17, 2019 | 7:00 pm
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Harvard Book Store welcomes BOB GARFIELD—cohost of WNYC’s weekly Peabody Award–winning On the Media—for a discussion of his latest book, American Manifesto: Saving Democracy from Villains, Vandals, and Ourselves. About American Manifesto As is often observed, Trump is a symptom of a virus that has been incubating for at least fifty years. But not often observed is where the virus is imbedded: in the psychic core of our identity. In American Manifesto: Saving Democracy from Villains, Vandals, and Ourselves, Bob…

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January 2020

Harvard Square Book Circle discusses Mikhail Bulgakov’s THE MASTER AND MARGARITA at Harvard Book Store

January 6, 2020 | 7:00 pm
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The Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, discusses Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita, a darkly bejeweled, wildly entertaining, and long suppressed parable of life under the craven absurdities of tyranny. About The Master and Margarita Suppressed in the Soviet Union for twenty-six years, Mikhail Bulgakov’s masterpiece is an ironic parable of power and its corruption, good and evil, and human frailty and the strength of love. Featuring Satan, accompanied by a retinue that includes the large, fast-talking, vodka…

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Miranda Popkey presents TOPICS OF CONVERSATION: A NOVEL in conversation with Nina MacLaughlin at Harvard Book Store

January 7, 2020 | 7:00 pm
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Harvard Book Store and GrubStreet welcome local writer MIRANDA POPKEY for a discussion of her debut novel, Topics of Conversation. She will be joined in conversation by NINA MACLAUGHLIN, the acclaimed author of Wake, Siren. About Topics of Conversation Miranda Popkey's first novel is about desire, disgust, motherhood, loneliness, art, pain, feminism, anger, envy, guilt—written in language that sizzles with intelligence and eroticism. The novel is composed almost exclusively of conversations between women—the stories they tell each other, and the…

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BJ Fogg presents TINY HABITS: THE SMALL CHANGES THAT CHANGE EVERYTHING at Harvard Book Store

January 8, 2020 | 7:00 pm
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Harvard Book Store welcomes renowned behavioral scientist BJ FOGG for a discussion of his latest book, Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything. About Tiny Habits Based on twenty years of research and Fogg’s experience coaching more than 40,000 people, Tiny Habits cracks the code of habit formation. With breakthrough discoveries in every chapter, you’ll learn the simplest proven ways to transform your life. Fogg shows you how to feel good about your successes instead of bad about your failures.…

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Peggy Orenstein presents BOYS & SEX: YOUNG MEN ON HOOKUPS, LOVE, PORN, CONSENT AND NAVIGATING THE NEW MASCULINITY in conversation with Richard Weissbourd at Harvard Book Store

January 10, 2020 | 7:00 pm
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Harvard Book Store and AMAZE welcome bestselling writer PEGGY ORENSTEIN—author of Girls & Sex—for a discussion of her latest book, Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity. She will be joined in conversation by RICHARD WEISSBOURD, Senior Lecturer in Education at Harvard's Graduate School of Education.  About Boys & Sex Peggy Orenstein’s Girls & Sex broke ground, shattered taboos, and launched conversations about young women’s right to pleasure and agency in sexual encounters.…

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Joanne Chang presents PASTRY LOVE: A BAKER’S JOURNAL OF FAVORITE RECIPES at Harvard Book Store

January 13, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Harvard Book Store is thrilled to welcome JOANNE CHANG—James Beard award–winning baker and co-owner of Flour Bakery + Café and Myers + Chang—for a discussion of her latest, acclaimed cookbook, Pastry Love: A Baker's Journal of Favorite Recipes About Pastry Love James Beard award–winning baker Joanne Chang is best known around the country for her eight acclaimed Flour bakeries in Boston. Chang has published two books based on the offerings at Flour, such as her famous sticky buns, but Pastry…

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Garth Greenwell presents CLEANNESS at Harvard Book Store

January 14, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed novelist GARTH GREENWELL—author of the award-winning What Belongs to You—for a discussion of his latest, highly-anticipated second novel, Cleanness. He will be joined in conversation by celebrated author STEPHEN MCCAULEY. About Cleanness Sofia, Bulgaria, a landlocked city in southern Europe, stirs with hope and impending upheaval. Soviet buildings crumble, wind scatters sand from the far south, and political protesters flood the streets with song. In this atmosphere of disquiet, an American teacher navigates a life…

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Liz Moore presents LONG BRIGHT RIVER: A NOVEL at Harvard Book Store

January 15, 2020 | 7:00 pm
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Harvard Book Store welcomes LIZ MOORE—author of the acclaimed novels Heft and The Unseen World—for a discussion of her latest novel, Long Bright River. About Long Bright River In a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis, two once-inseparable sisters find themselves at odds. One, Kacey, lives on the streets in the vise of addiction. The other, Mickey, walks those same blocks on her police beat. They don’t speak anymore, but Mickey never stops worrying about her sibling. Then Kacey…

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Anna Wiener presents UNCANNY VALLEY: A MEMOIR at Harvard Book Store

January 16, 2020 | 7:00 pm
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Harvard Book Store welcomes New Yorker contributing writer ANNA WIENER for a discussion of her debut memoir, Uncanny Valley. About Uncanny Valley In her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wiener—stuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial—left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy. She moved from New York to San Francisco, where she landed at a big-data startup in the heart of the Silicon…

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Stephanie Land presents MAID: HARD WORK, LOW PAY, AND A MOTHER’S WILL TO SURVIVE at Harvard Book Store

January 21, 2020 | 7:00 pm
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Harvard Book Store welcomes celebrated author STEPHANIE LAND for the paperback release of her acclaimed, New York Times bestselling memoir, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother's Will to Survive. About Maid At 28, Stephanie Land’s plans of breaking free from the roots of her hometown in the Pacific Northwest to chase her dreams of attending a university and becoming a writer, were cut short when a summer fling turned into an unexpected pregnancy. She turned to housekeeping to make…

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Alex Myers presents CONTINENTAL DIVIDE: A NOVEL at Harvard Book Store

January 22, 2020 | 7:00 pm
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Harvard Book Store welcomes celebrated author ALEX MYERS for a discussion of his latest novel, Continental Divide. About Continental Divide Go West, Young Man. Isn't that the advice every east coast boy has considered at least once in his life? At nineteen, almost twenty, Ron Bancroft thinks those words sound pretty good. Newly out as transgender, Ron finds himself adrift: kicked out by his family, jilted by his girlfriend, unable to afford to return to college in the fall. So…

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James Wood presents SERIOUS NOTICING: SELECTED ESSAY, 1997-2019 at Harvard Book Store

January 23, 2020 | 7:00 pm
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Harvard Book Store welcomes renowned author, professor, and New Yorker staff writer JAMES WOOD for a discussion of his latest essay collection, Serious Noticing: Selected Essays 1999–2019. About Serious Noticing Ever since the publication of his first essay collection, The Broken Estate, in 1999, James Wood has been widely regarded as a leading literary critic of the English-speaking world. His essays on canonical writers (Gustav Flaubert, Herman Melville), recent legends (Don DeLillo, Marilynne Robinson) and significant contemporaries (Zadie Smith, Elena…

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Meng Jin presents LITTLE GODS: A NOVEL at Harvard Book Store

January 24, 2020 | 7:00 pm
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Harvard Book Store and GrubStreet welcome MENG JIN—Kundiman Fellow and Harvard alumna—for a discussion of her debut novel, Little Gods. About Little Gods On the night of June Fourth, a woman gives birth in a Beijing hospital alone. Thus begins the unraveling of Su Lan, a brilliant physicist who until this moment has successfully erased her past, fighting what she calls the mind’s arrow of time. When Su Lan dies unexpectedly seventeen years later, it is her daughter Liya who…

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Kim Ghattas presents BLACK WAVE: SAUDI ARABIA, IRAN, AND THE FORTY-YEAR RIVALRY THAT UNRAVELED CULTURE, RELIGION, AND COLLECTIVE MEMORY IN THE MIDDLE EAST at Harvard Book Store

January 27, 2020 | 7:00 pm
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Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning journalist and author KIM GHATTAS for a discussion of her latest book, Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East. About Black Wave Kim Ghattas seamlessly weaves together history, geopolitics, and culture to deliver a gripping read of the largely unexplored story of the rivalry between between Saudi Arabia and Iran, born from the sparks of the 1979 Iranian revolution and fueled by…

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Jonathan Rosenberg presents DANGEROUS MELODIES: CLASSICAL MUSIC IN AMERICA FROM THE GREAT WAR TO THE COLD WAR at Harvard Book Store

January 28, 2020 | 7:00 pm
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Harvard Book Store welcomes JONATHAN ROSENBERG—professor and author of How Far the Promised Land?: World Affairs and the American Civil Rights Movement from the First World War to Vietnam—for a discussion of his latest book, Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from the Great War through the Cold War. About Dangerous Melodies Dangerous Melodies vividly evokes a time when classical music stood at the center of twentieth-century American life, occupying a prominent place in the nation’s culture and politics. The…

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E. Patrick Johnson presents HONEYPOT: BLACK SOUTHERN WOMEN WHO LOVE WOMEN in conversation with Angela Ards at Harvard Book Store

January 29, 2020 | 7:00 pm
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Harvard Book Store welcomes E. PATRICK JOHNSON—professor, scholar, performer, and author of the beloved book Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South—for a discussion of his latest book, Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women. He will be joined in conversation by ANGELA ARDS, Associate Professor of English at Boston College. About Honeypot E. Patrick Johnson's Honeypot opens with the fictional trickster character Miss B. barging into the home of Dr. EPJ, informing him that he has been chosen to…

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Jessica Stern presents MY WAR CRIMINAL: PERSONAL ENCOUNTERS WITH AN ARCHITECT OF GENOCIDE at Harvard Book Store

January 30, 2020 | 7:00 pm
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Harvard Book Store welcomes JESSICA STERN—acclaimed scholar of terrorism and author of Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill—for a discussion of her latest book, My War Criminal: Personal Encounters with an Architect of Genocide. About My War Criminal Between October 2014 and November 2016, global terrorism expert Jessica Stern held a series of conversations in a prison cell in The Hague with Radovan Karadzic, a Bosnian Serb former politician who had been indicted for genocide and…

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Beth Blum presents THE SELF-HELP COMPULSION: SEARCHING FOR ADVICE IN MODERN LITERATURE in conversation with Louis Menand at Harvard Book Store

January 31, 2020 | 7:00 pm
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Harvard Book Store welcomes BETH BLUM—Assistant Professor of English at Harvard University—for a discussion of her new book, The Self-Help Compulsion: Searching for Advice in Modern Literature. She will be joined in conversation by fellow Harvard professor and Pulitzer Prize–winning author LOUIS MENAND. About The Self-Help Compulsion Samuel Beckett as a guru for business executives? James Joyce as a guide to living a good life? The notion of notoriously experimental authors sharing a shelf with self-help books might seem far-fetched, yet a…

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