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The Brown Bookstore is proud to be a book pickup location for World Book Night 2014 again this year. Book givers can choose us as the location to pick up their books to give away to light and non-readers on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014.
We will be having a book pickup party the week before World Book Night with refreshments for the book givers. Please check back later to find out the date and time of the party.
Join Professor Peter Andreas and connoisseur Eric Taylor for a taste of a historically illicit spirit; Taste a line-up of quality rums and enjoy light snacks right on Narragansett Bay at the Save the Bay Center.
Peter Andreas, Professor of Political Science and Associate Director of the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University, explains America’s long and surprising relationship with smuggling and illicit trade –-starting right here in Rhode Island. Andreas has written numerous books, published widely in scholarly journals and policy magazines, presented Congressional testimony, written op-eds for major newspapers, and provides frequent media commentary.
After the tasting, Professor Andreas will sign copies of his latest book, Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America.
"A completely revised edition of the landmark New York Times best seller, with more than 600 new paintings and 111 rare species added, new information on habitat and behavior, and more tips on finding species in the field."--More from the publisher
Reservations are required - Depending on the number of reservations, this event will either be held at the bookstore or Macmillan Hall, 167 Thayer Street. By March 18th, we will email everyone who made reservations to let them know where the event will be held. Either click on the reservations link above or call us at 401-863-3168 to reserve.
Book launch and signing with author Sergei Khruschev for Khruschev in Power: Unfinished Reforms, 1961-1964 will include a panel discussion with Mark Kramer, Rick Locke (moderator), Marvin Kalb, and Bill Taubman.
A full reckoning of Nikita Khrushchev's accomplishments and failures cannot be complete without looking beyond his foreign policy initiatives to assess his efforts to introduce domestic policy reforms in the Soviet Union. Sergei Khrushchev tells the full story of those efforts during the years immediately before his father's ouster--and of the intrigues and struggles for power that went along with them. In many ways, as his son shows, the premier's reforms anticipated those that Deng Xiaoping successfully pursued later in China. But within only a few short years after he was forced to retire, they had been largely abandoned. Why that happened is one of the questions that Sergei Khrushchev seeks to answer in this book, as he draws on archival records, memoirs, and his own personal recollections to provide a comprehensive account of the 1961-1964 period.
“Kicking the Sky dares to tell the story about the messy dark side of a big city through the clear eyes of a 12-year-old boy teetering on the fence between observer and victim. The novel exposes everyday lies, greed and hypocrisy and even the pimping of boys with the same palpable clarity of the pig slaying in its early pages. It also takes on the tenderness, mystery and confusion of budding sexuality. Anthony De Sa has written a courageous novel.”—Jim Lynch, author of The Highest Tide, Truth Like the Sun and Border Songs
Anthony De Sa grew up in Toronto’s Portuguese community. His short fiction has been published in several North American literary magazines. Anthony's first book, Barnacle Love, was critically acclaimed and became a finalist for the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2009 Toronto Book Award.
Exclusive publisher pricing for Brown University - $24.99
Brown University: The Campus Guide -- "Founded in 1764 as the College of Rhode Island in the town of Warren, Brown University was the seventh in a series of Colonial higher learning institutions that now comprise the Ivy League. The university moved to its current spot overlooking Providence on College Hill in 1770 and was renamed in 1804 in recognition of a $5,000 gift from prominent businessman and alum Nicholas Brown. Today the Brown campus, consisting of 235 buildings on 143 acres is a tapestry of American architectural styles from pre-Colonial to modern. In Brown University, the newest volume in our acclaimed Campus Guide series, Class of '62 alumnus Raymond P. Rhinehart takes readers on nine architectural walks to more than one hundred campus landmarks—from the red-bricked University Hall (1770) to the new state-of-the-art Warren Alpert Medical School (2001). With students, alumni, and visitors in mind, the guide showcases the role that Brown has played in the history of campus architecture and the developing urban fabric of Providence."
--The only detailed architectural history of the campus
--Includes the work of esteemed modern architects such as Philip Johnson alongside Colonial Revival and Beaux-Arts legends Stone, Carpenter andWillson; Perry, Shaw and Hepburn; and McKim, Mead and White
--Beautifully photographed with archival material and an illustrated three-dimensional watercolor map
Publisher Retail Price: $34.95; Exclusive Brown Price: $24.99
Join us for a story every Saturday in our new Children's Section on the mezzanine level (2nd floor) of the bookstore.
Cub Explorers meet at 3:00 p.m. on select Wednesdays. Keep checking our Bookstore Events listings for upcoming Cub Explorer events.