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Virtual Events at the Harvard Book Store

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN ACADEMIA FROM YOUR OWN HOME

Article by Hayley Hyer

Photography by Stock Images

There are many reasons to be interested in the Harvard Book Store. You might be a book nerd, into all things academia, or maybe you are more fascinated by the history of the university and the architecture of the buildings themselves. Whatever your reason is, you may have considered a trip to Massachusetts to check it out.

But did you know that you can attend online events hosted by the Harvard Book Store without leaving your living room? That's right, you can experience all of it by simply signing up on their virtual event calendar. No student status is required!

Here are some of the free events coming up soon. A donation of $3 is recommended but not required.

Note that the event start times are EST.

Chasing Chopin: A Musical Journey Across Three Centuries, Four Countries, and a Half-Dozen Revolutions

Friday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m.

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series and the Frederick Historic Piano Collection welcome acclaimed writer, photographer, and lecturer ANNIK LAFARGE—author of On the High Line: Exploring America's Most Original Urban Park—for a discussion of her latest book, Chasing Chopin: A Musical Journey Across Three Centuries, Four Countries, and a Half-Dozen Revolutions. She will be joined in conversation by celebrated novelist MARISA SILVER. During the conversation, Annik will share a short video featuring internationally acclaimed pianist Eric Clark performing at the First International Chopin Competition on Period Instrument in Warsaw.

By purchasing a copy of Chasing Chopin on harvard.com, you support indie bookselling and the writing community during this difficult time.

The Perfect Fascist: A Story of Love, Power, and Morality in Mussolini’s Italy

Monday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m.

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes historian VICTORIA DE GRAZIA—Moore Collegiate Professor of History at Columbia University and author of How Fascism Ruled Women—for a discussion of her latest book, The Perfect Fascist: A Story of Love, Power, and Morality in Mussolini’s Italy. She will be joined in conversation by RUTH BEN-GHIAT, professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University and author of the forthcoming Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present, available for pre-order here

By purchasing a copy of The Perfect Fascist on harvard.com, you support indie bookselling and the writing community during this difficult time.

Impersonation: A Novel

Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m.

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes writer and editor HEIDI PITLOR—series editor of The Best American Short Stories and author of the novel The Daylight Marriage—for a discussion of her latest novel, Impersonation. She will be joined in conversation by acclaimed Cambridge writer JOANNA RAKOFF.

By purchasing a copy of Impersonation on harvard.com, you support indie bookselling and the writing community during this difficult time.

Via Negativa: A Novel

Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m.

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series and GrubStreet welcome writer DANIEL HORNSBY for a discussion of his debut novel, Via Negativa. He will be joined in conversation by acclaimed author ANDREW MARTIN, author of the story collection Cool for America, available for purchase here.

By purchasing a copy of Via Negativa on harvard.com, you support indie bookselling and the writing community during this difficult time.

A House Is a Body: Stories

Friday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m.

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series and GrubStreet welcome writer SHRUTI SWAMY for a discussion of her debut short story collection, A House Is a Body. She will be joined in conversation by MEGHA MAJUMDAR, author of the widely acclaimed novel, A Burning

By purchasing a copy of A House Is a Body on harvard.com, you support indie bookselling and the writing community during this difficult time.

Bookstore Romance Day Panel

Saturday, Aug. 22 at 4 p.m.

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes acclaimed romance authors TALIA HIBBERT, VANESSA RILEY, FARRAH ROCHON, and KENNEDY RYAN for a panel discussion about their work and their experience in the romance community, in (slightly belated) celebration of the second annual Bookstore Romance Day, which takes place Saturday, August 15. The panel will be moderated by CHRISTINA TUCKER, co-host of the podcast Unfriendly Black Hotties and frequent fourth chair on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour.

By purchasing featured books by our authors on harvard.com—The Boyfriend ProjectQueen MoveTake a Hint, Dani Brown, and A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby—you support indie bookselling and the writing community during this difficult time. 

The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness

Monday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m.

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes EMILY ANTHES—award-winning science journalist and author of Frankenstein's Cat—for a discussion of her latest book, The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness. She will be joined in conversation by celebrated science writer CARL ZIMMER, author of She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity.

By purchasing a copy of The Great Indoors on harvard.com, you support indie bookselling and the writing community during this difficult time.

Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents

Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m.

Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcome MARGARET KIMBERLEY—editor and senior columnist for Black Agenda Report—for a discussion of her book, Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents. She will be joined in conversation by celebrated writer, speaker, and theologian Reverend IRENE MONROE.

By purchasing a copy of Prejudential on harvard.com, you support indie bookselling and the writing community during this difficult time.

Work Mate Marry Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny

Monday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m.

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes DEBORA L. SPAR—the MBA Class of 1952 Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and author of Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection—for a discussion of her latest book, Work Mate Marry Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny.

By purchasing a copy of Work Mate Marry Love on harvard.com, you support indie bookselling and the writing community during this difficult time.

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