A new book by Sean O'Rourke '49 explores the histories of a slew of restaurants in and around Harvard Square. Many of the restaurants, like the Border Cafe, Bartley's Burgers, and Algiers are favorites among undergraduates and tourists today.

But others have long since closed their doors, and "A Brief History of Harvard Eateries and Watering Holes" recalls memories of the somewhat forgotten restaurants of the past.

Electronic editions of the book, which was released in November of 2011, will be given away for free on amazon.com on July 4. They can be downloaded for Kindle, as well as for various Kindle applications for iPods, iPads, computers, and smartphones.