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Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store is an independently run bookstore serving the greater Cambridge area. The bookstore is located in Harvard Square and has been family-owned since 1932. We are known for our extraordinary selection of new, used and remaindered books and for a history of innovation. In 2009, we introduced same-day "green delivery" and a book-making robot capable of printing and binding any of millions of titles in minutes. Find out more about us at www.harvard.com.

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  • Award-winning author and Guardian columnist, Naomi Klein has departed from her usual topics with this newest book which enters more personal territory. Doppelganger uses the fact that Klein has often been mistaken for author Naomi Wolf, as a jumping-off point to explore conspiracy theories and what Klein calls the “Mirror World”. Klein looks at how “far-right movements feign solidarity with the working class, AI-generated content blurs the line between genuine and spurious, and new-age wellness entrepreneurs turned anti-vaxxers further scramble our familiar political alliances.” Doppelganger explores “what it feels like to watch one’s identity slip away in the digital ether, an experience many more of us will have in the age of AI”.
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  • _Vox_ co-founder and editor-at-large Ezra Klein discusses his book "Why We're Polarized" with Harvard Law professor and former U.S. Presidential candidate, Lawrence Lessig. Image: Book Cover
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  • Bob Garfield, cohost of WNYC’s weekly Peabody Award–winning On the Media, discusses his latest book, _American Manifesto: Saving Democracy from Villains, Vandals, and Ourselves_. He is joined in conversation by WGBH correspondent Arun Rath. 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 Garfield examines the tragic confluence of the American preoccupation with identity and the catastrophic disintegration of the mass media. Garfield investigates how we’ve gotten to this moment when our identity is threatened by both the left and the right, when e pluribus unum is no longer a source of national pride, and why, when looking through this lens of identity, the rise of Trumpism is no surprise. Overlaying that crisis is the rise of the Facebook-Google duopoly and the filter-bubble archipelago where identity is tribal and immutable. Image: Book Cover
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  • Naomi Klein is an award-winning, internationally bestselling author and journalist. For two decades she has chronicled the economic war waged on people and the planet. Harvard Book Store describes Klein as, "an unapologetic champion of a sweeping environmental agenda with justice at its center. In lucid, elegant dispatches from the frontlines of contemporary natural disaster, she pens surging, indispensable essays for a wide public." Her latest book, _On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal_ gathers more than a decade of her writing and pairs it with new material on the high stakes of our immediate political and economic choices. Klein is joined by Juliet B. Schor, Boston College professor and former Guggenheim fellow. This event was co-sponsored by [350 Mass](https://350mass.betterfutureproject.org/), [Cambridge Forum](https://www.cambridgeforum.org/), [The Intercept](https://theintercept.com/), [The Leap](https://theleap.org/), and [Sunrise Movement](https://www.sunrisemovement.org/). Image: Book Cover
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  • CNN law enforcement analyst Josh Campbell, former special assistant to FBI Director James Comey, discusses his new book "Crossfire Hurricane: Inside Donald Trump's War on the FBI". Campbell covers his experience beginning two weeks before Trump's inauguration when he joined the heads of the US Intelligence community on a briefing visit to Trump Tower in New York City. He is joined in conversation with homeland security expert and analyst Juliette Kayyem. Image: [Book Cover](http://www.harvard.com/event/josh_campbell/)
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  • As we become a more digital society, we imagine that using less paper or buying fewer DVDs is better for the environment. But many don't think about our internet connection's impact on the environment. Whether it's a microwave with WiFi, streaming a movie, or online shopping, these technological advances have created new impacts that even the people who are well-versed in these issues haven't considered. In _Inconspicuous Consumption_, Tatiana Schlossberg reveals the complicated, confounding and even infuriating ways that we all participate in a greenhouse gas-intensive economy and society, and how some of the biggest and most consequential areas of unintended emissions and environmental impacts are unknowingly part of our daily activities. By showing us how we're in this together and explaining a little more about how our everyday lives affect the environment, Schlossberg empowers people to make the best choices that they can for a changing planet. Image: Book Cover
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  • In No Visible Bruises, journalist Rachel Louise Snyder gives context for what we don't know we're seeing. She frames this urgent and immersive account of the scale of domestic violence in our country around key stories that explode the common myths-that if things were bad enough, victims would just leave; that a violent person cannot become nonviolent; that shelter is an adequate response; and most insidiously that violence inside the home is a private matter, sealed from the public sphere and disconnected from other forms of violence. Through the stories of victims, perpetrators, law enforcement, and reform movements from across the country, Snyder explores the real roots of private violence, its far-reaching consequences for society, and what it will take to truly address it. Image: Book Cover
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  • UCLA Professor of History Katherine Marino chronicles the dawn of the global movement for women's rights in the first decades of the twentieth century. The founding mothers of this movement were not based primarily in the United States, however, or in Europe. Instead, Katherine M. Marino introduces readers to a cast of remarkable Latin American and Caribbean women whose deep friendships and intense rivalries forged global feminism out of an era of imperialism, racism, and fascism.
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  • John Waters, the man with the pencil-thin mustache, the auteur of the transgressive movie classics Pink Flamingos, Polyester, the original Hairspray, Cry-Baby, and A Dirty Shame. He comes to Cambridge now as Mr. Know-It-All. In a friendly chat with local author Alysia Abbott ([Fairyland](http://www.alysiaabbott.com/fairyland) ) he shares his wisdom about the strange ways of Hollywood; how to dress "disaster at the drycleaners"; how to tell someone you love them without emotional risk; and yes, how to cheat death itself. Image: Book cover
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  • The history of the Arab Spring, told from the eyes of Peter Hessler, who lived in Egypt during the years following the initial uprising. In the midst of the revolution, Hessler often traveled to digs at Amarna and Abydos, where locals live beside the tombs of kings and courtiers, a landscape that they call simply al-Madfuna: "the Buried. Hessler recountsh is efforts to learn the Arabic language, relating it back to his work in learning Chinese. They also befriended Peter's translator, a gay man struggling to find happiness in Egypt's homophobic culture.
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