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    WORD is happy to offer signed copies of Michelle Knudsen's new book Revenge of the Evil Librarian.

    Preorder by 9 p.m. on February 12 to receive a signed/personalized book. Note "signed copy request" along with the name(s) you'd like the book personalized to (if any) in the comments section of your order, and we'll respond with an estimate of when to expect your signed books.

    You can also select "in-store pick-up" to pick up your book(s) in our Brooklyn or Jersey City store.

    Hey teachers, librarians, and educators: we've got a lot of good news! There's now a special email list just for you, so you can get updates on new and noteworthy kids' books, info on our Educator Nights, events for kids and families, free giveaways, and more.

    We also have a new Educator Discount Program: eligible teachers and librarians can now receive 15% off on all WORD purchases.

    Looking for a new and exciting place to host the best birthday party ever? Party with us at WORD! Children 3 and up can spend their special day celebrating in our Brooklyn or Jersey City store with parties themed around some of the best children's books of all time. Our parties include storytime, games, arts and crafts, and wrapped book favors, all hosted by our bubbly book experts!

    The times available are:
    Brooklyn: Sundays from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

    Jersey City: Saturdays from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

    See below for some photos of our past parties, and email at least six (6) weeks in advance for more information on rates, themes, and availability!

    Want to treat the 18-and-under kid in your life? Sign them up for our birthday club! During the month of their birthday, they'll get a Happy Birthday postcard and coupon, good for 25% off books and toys. Registration in the club is free. If you'd like to sign up a child, you can call or e-mail us at Make sure to include the child's first and last name, birth month and year, and the physical address where you'd like the postcard to be sent. We promise to only use this information for Birthday Club, and we'll email you a confirmation that they've been signed up! (Please note: the coupon must be redeemed in-store and is not applicable to online orders.)

    Kids Events

    This is a children's event which takes place at our Jersey City location.

    A beautiful picture book about Ann Cole Lowe, a little-known African-American fashion designer who battled personal and social adversity in order to pursue her passion of making beautiful gowns and went on to become one of society’s top designers.

    RSVP on Facebook is encouraged, but not required.

    03/04/2017 - 11:00am


    This event takes place in our Brooklyn store.


    Join us for the first installment of our Brooklyn storytime in which author Shari Bitterman reads from her new picture book, SIMON THE SNAIL. 

    03/05/2017 - 11:00am

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    Pamela L. Laskin is an author, poet, mother, grandmother. Her YA book Ronit and Jamil is being published by Harper Collins and will be available early 2017!

    03/06/2017 - 7:00pm

    This event takes place in our Jersey City store

    Join us for a special edition of our Saturday morning storytime in Jersey City with Ame Dyckman!

    03/11/2017 - 11:00am

    This event takes place in our Brooklyn store.

    Join us for Sunday storytime in which author/illustrator Lori Richmond reads from PAX AND BLUE. 

    03/12/2017 - 11:00am

    Join us for a special storytime event with Morgan Lee Scheel, author of The Fabulous Glitter Girl.

    03/18/2017 - 11:00am

    This event takes place in our Jersey City store.

    Join us for Saturday storytime in which illustrator Mika Song reads from HARRY AND CLARE'S AMAZING STAYCATION, written by Ted Staunton. 

    03/25/2017 - 11:00am