Harvard Book Store: Books, Books, Books

Opposite Harvard Yard, at the hub of the Boston/Cambridge university community, Harvard Book Store has been a gathering place and booklover's resource for information, self-discovery and entertainment for over 60 years: Welcome!

Congratulations to Wislawa Szymborska, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize for Literature. Her book View With a Grain of Sand is discounted 20% this month (pb $9.60). We also sell her collection People on a Bridge . Kudos are due as well to Graham Swift, who was announced last week as the winner of this year's Booker Prize for Last Orders (hc $23.00), which placed #2 on our bestseller list this week. You can order these books through our store.

Hot off the Press Find out from Gregory Maguire just what made the Wicked Witch of the West so wicked, or see the world through the eyes of an autistic women in Temple Grandin's Thinking in Pictures, now out in paperback. Visit what some have called the foundations of Western civilization with David Denby's Great Books , and heed the warnings of that society's crumblings in William Julius Wilson's When Work Disappears .

$Specials$ The holidays are coming! We have new hardcovers like Paul Theroux's My Other Life and Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook at 20% off. For a gift on a budget, try Hans Jaffe's volume on Picasso--originally priced at $49.95--for $19.98. Or Cormac McCarthy's bestselling novel The Crossing  for $5.99 in hardcover. For an extra-special touch, what about a signed copy of Faye Wattleton's gripping memoirLife on the Line?

Can't find it anywhere? Want to place a Special Order? We have the fastest, most reliable service in the area. And of course we ship.


Keep up with the Ivy League See Harvard Square at its most intellectually eclectic, reflected in Peter Gomes' Biblical exploration, The Good Book , new works of fiction by Allegra Goodman and John le Carre (OK, so we're not always intellectual), and the irrepressible Dilbert, all appearing on our best-seller list.

Author Appearances & Signed Books A morning talk by John Micklethwait on the utility of corporate consultants, as part of our Competitive Advantage series; a convocation of seven of America's most exciting young authors at the Hasty Pudding Theatre; and readings by such reknowned intellectual figures as Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Judge A. Leon Higginbotham are just a taste of our Fall events list.

  • Competitive Advantage Business Breakfast Series
  • Readings in Boston and Cambridge Public Libraries
  • The Friday Forum author readings & receptions in the Harvard Book Store

Authors' Recommendations...
Harvard Book Store has always sought to maintain close ties with the local academic community. Some of these folk have been willing to give us a few thoughts about books they have read recently and recommend--some in their own fields, some of general interest, all undoubtedly worth the time it would take to peruse them.

Harvard Book Store is an independent bookstore, not affiliated with Harvard University. You can reach their site at www.harvard.edu, but why don't you stay and browse a while?

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