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    BK Book Group: The Forbidden Game

    01/03/2015 - 12:00pm

    All book group picks are 10% off!

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    The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream Cover Image
    $18.99
    ISBN: 9781851689484
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: ONEWorld Publications - July 15th, 2014

    In China, just because something is banned, doesn't mean it can't boom... Statistically, zero percent of the Chinese population plays golf, still known as the "rich man's game" and considered taboo. Yet China is in the midst of a golf boom -- hundreds of new courses have opened in the past decade, despite it being illegal for anyone to build them.


    BK Book Group: I Called Him Necktie

    12/06/2014 - 12:00pm

    All book group picks are 10% off!

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    I Called Him Necktie Cover Image
    $15.99
    ISBN: 9781939931146
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: New Vessel Press - September 9th, 2014

    "The best of the best from this year's bountiful harvest of uncommonly strong offerings ... Deeply original." --O, The Oprah Magazine

    "Milena Michiko Flasar's beautiful novel ... is a story about freedom and responsibility, and it results in an almost Sartrean meditation."--Times Literary Supplement


    BK: Star Wars Day Celebration

    10/11/2014 - 1:00pm

    This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.

    Celebrate The Force at our sidewalk table activity station. We'll have donuts, games, and more.

     

    Facebook RSVP encouraged but not required.

    BK: Joseph Di Prisco and Subway to California

    10/29/2014 - 7:00pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.In 1961, the Di Prisco family fled Brooklyn -- and the FBI. Joseph Di Prisco returns to discuss his father’s life of crime and his family’s tangled history with his memoir Subway to California. Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

    Subway to California Cover Image
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    ISBN: 9781940207353
    Availability: Out of Print
    Published: Rare Bird Books - June 24th, 2014

    In 1961, the Di Priscos fled Brooklyn--and the FBI. The father was a gambler and bookmaker, and agents chased him into the Long Island woods because he was implicated in police corruption. At thirty-five he escaped to a strange place called California, where his wife and two of her four sons joined him. One member of the family graduated high school, and he would make books of a different sort.


    BK: Gotham Writers' Workshop: Dialogue With Pete Jensen

    10/26/2014 - 2:00pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    Join Pete Jensen for a writing workshop on dialogue, sponsored by Gotham Writers. Pete Jensen has developed original TV series for diverse production companies and he wrote the feature screenplay Derwin's Shadow, which won a development grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He wrote and directed the award-winning short film "Charlie Primitive," which screened at over twenty festivals across the U.S. and Europe. His prose has been published in such literary magazines as Swink.

    BK: Scary Stories with Christopher Buehlman, Tobias Carroll, Michael Cisco, and Katherine Howe

    10/22/2014 - 7:00pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.Get ready for Halloween with Christopher Buelhman (The Necromancer’s House), Tobias Carroll of Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Michael Cisco (Member), and Katherine Howe (editor of The Penguin Book of Witches), who will do their best to give you nightmares with a joint reading and signing.Facebook RSVP encouraged but not required.

    The Lesser Dead Cover Image
    $25.95
    ISBN: 9780425272619
    Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
    Published: Berkley Publishing Group - October 7th, 2014

    WINNER OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION S BEST HORROR NOVEL OF THE YEAR

    As much F. Scott Fitzgerald as Dean Koontz (#1 "New York Times" bestselling author Patricia Briggs), Christopher Buehlman excels in twisting the familiar into newfound dread in his genre-bending ("California Literary Review") novels.


    The Narrator Cover Image
    $15.49
    ISBN: 9780984603749
    Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
    Published: Civil Coping Mechanisms - August 21st, 2010

    The Penguin Book of Witches Cover Image
    By Katherine Howe (Editor), Katherine Howe (Introduction by), Katherine Howe (Notes by)
    $17.00
    ISBN: 9780143106180
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Penguin Books - September 30th, 2014

    Chilling real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America, compiled by the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and Conversion


    BK: Sharknados and Saints with Tiffany Reisz and Andrew Shaffer

    10/21/2014 - 7:00pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.Writing power-couple Tiffany Reisz (The Saint) and Andrew Shaffer (How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters) join forces to present an evening exploring supernatural weather patterns, erotica, and more. Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

    The Saint (Original Sinners: The White Years) Cover Image
    $14.95
    ISBN: 9780778316145
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Mira Books - June 24th, 2014

    Before she became Manhattan's most famous dominatrix, Nora Sutherlin was merely a girl called Eleanor


    How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters: Fight Back When Monsters and Mother Nature Attack Cover Image
    $14.99
    ISBN: 9780553418132
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    Published: Three Rivers Press (CA) - July 8th, 2014

    Sharks Are Flying at Your Head at 300 mph.
    How Will You Survive?

    In the apocalyptic world we live in, Mother Nature is angry. Danger waits at every turn, and catastrophes like the Los Angeles sharknados have taught us that we need to be ready for anything. Too many lives have already been lost.


    BK: Eat More Better with Dan Pashman and Alex Eben Meyer

    10/16/2014 - 7:00pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.Let The Sporkful’s Dan Pashman and local illustrator Alex Eben Meyer teach you how to make everything you eat more delicious with a presentation and signing of Eat More Better, a definitive illustrated guidebook for anyone who loves food.Facebook RSVP encouraged but not required. 

    Eat More Better: How to Make Every Bite More Delicious Cover Image
    By Dan Pashman, Alex Eben Meyer (Illustrator)
    $24.99
    ISBN: 9781451689730
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Simon & Schuster - October 14th, 2014

    What if you could make everything you eat more delicious?


    BK: Lizzie Stark and Pandora's DNA

    10/15/2014 - 7:00pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.What does it mean to live with the genetic mutation BRCA? Lizzie Stark (Leaving Mundania) returns to WORD with her new book Pandora’s DNA, examining the legal quandaries, scientific developments, medical breakthroughs, and ethical concerns that surround the BRCA mutations.
    Facebook RSVP encouraged but not required.

    Pandora's DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes Through History, Science, and One Family Tree Cover Image
    $26.95
    ISBN: 9781613748602
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Chicago Review Press - October 1st, 2014

    2015 ALA Notable Book


    BK: Justin Taylor, Brian Morton, and David Ryan

    10/08/2014 - 7:00pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.Justin Taylor (Gospel of Anarchy) returns with his new short story collection, Flings, which captures the contemporary search for identity, connection, and a place to call home. He’ll be joined by fellow writers Brian Morton (Florence Gordon) and David Ryan (Animals in Motion) for a joint reading, Q&A, and signing.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

    Flings: Stories Cover Image
    $23.99
    ISBN: 9780062310156
    Availability: Hard to Find
    Published: Harper - August 19th, 2014

    The acclaimed author of Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever and The Gospel of Anarchy makes his hardcover debut with a piercing collection of short fiction that illuminates our struggle to find love, comfort, and identity.


    Florence Gordon Cover Image
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    ISBN: 9780544309869
    Availability: Out of Print
    Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 23rd, 2014

    A wise andentertaining novel abouta woman whohaslived life on her ownterms for seventy-fivedefiant and determined years, only to find herselfsuddenlythrust to the center of her family's various catastrophes Meet Florence Gordon: blunt, brilliant, cantankerous and passionate, feminist icon to young women, invisible to almost everyone else.


    Animals in Motion: Stories Cover Image
    $15.95
    ISBN: 9780985881238
    Availability: Backordered
    Published: Roundabout Press - July 15th, 2014

    Fiction. A giant elk is trapped inside the yard of a family of teenaged boys while their tyrannical father gradually shrinks to the size of a doll. A World War II veteran living at a Laurel Canyon ranch in the late '60s faces the threat of changing times and a disturbing, soon to be famous, cult at the next ranch over.


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