Drop by WORD Bookstores to write a letter to your senator or congressman and make your voice heard.
We will have letter writing stations available with stationary, stamps, and wine! Find us at WORD on these days:
WORD Brooklyn - every Sunday 12pm-2pm
WORD Jersey City - every Friday 5pm-7pm
As a bookstore, let us not forget that reading is power, too. In the spirit of Joan Didion, we say "In the time of trouble...read, learn, work it up, go to the literature. Information [is] control." Below are just a few of WORD's must-reads.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER - NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER - PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST - NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST - NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review - O: The Oprah Magazine - The Washington Post - People - Entertainment Weekly - Vogue - Los Angeles Times - San Francisco Chronicl
From the Ambassador of the UAE to Russia comes a bold and intimate exploration of what it means to be a Muslim in the twenty-first century.
The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as six other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal.
Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness.
National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time.
The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller--a personal, eloquently-argued essay, adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk of the same name--from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah. Here she offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness.