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    Neighborhood independent bookstores in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Jersey City.

    WORD Brooklyn
    126 Franklin Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11222
    718-383-0096 •
    Store hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week

    WORD Jersey City
    123 Newark Ave
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
    201-763-6611 •
    Store hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week


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    We love Hugo award winner N.K. Jemisin and are thrilled to offer signed copies of her newest book, OBELISK GATE!

    WORD is happy to offer signed copies of Michelle Knudsen's books!  Please put "signed copy request" in your order and we'll respond with an estimate of when we can get you your signed books by.

    What is WORD?

    WORD has two bookstores: one in Greenpoint, the northernmost neighborhood of Brooklyn, that opened in March of 2007, and one in Jersey City, which opened in December 2013. Our primary goal is to be whatever our communities need us to be!

    In Brooklyn, that means carrying a lot of paperback fiction (especially classics), cookbooks, board books, and absurdly cute cards and stationery. In addition, we're fiends for a good event, from the classic author reading and Q&A to potlucks and a basketball league (and anything set in a bar). We're a small operation, just 1000 square feet, but we read too much, so it all works out.

    In Jersey City, we've got an inventory of current and past favorites from all genres and categories as well as a café serving Stumptown coffee drinks and an array of fresh salads, sandwiches, and pastries for your pleasure! We also host a full calendar of events each month, from provocative and thoughtful to flat-out fun!

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