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    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 a month 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.)

    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.

    Kids Events

    This event will take place at our Jersey City location.

    Don’t miss children’s author Beth Ferry as she reads about best friends Stick and Stone, who stick by each other’s side through all sorts of adventures! Recommended for kids age 3 to 6; open to all ages.

    Facebook RSVP appreciated, but not required.

    04/26/2015 - 11:00am

    This event takes place at our Jersey City location.

    Independent bookstores all across the country are celebrating books and readers this Saturday! We’ll have special exclusive merchandise and an appearance from picture book artist Torben Kuhlmann (Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse) at 2 pm, in addition to our usual Saturday morning storytime (11 am) and more events yet to be announced.

    05/02/2015 - 8:00am

    This event takes place in our Jersey City location.

    Spencer loves to read, and reads a book every night -- until one day, his book is gone. How did a tulip get in its place? Debbie Ridpath Ohi joins us to read her new picture book, which School Library Journal called “a perfect introduction to the concept of libraries for the youngest readers.”

    05/09/2015 - 11:00am

    This event will take place at our Jersey City location.

     "A worthy inside joke for parents beset with toddlers" says Kirkus Reviews about this story featuring very busy Duckie and his equally busy Mommy as they experience their day in very different ways.

    Facebook RSVP appreciated, but not required.

    05/17/2015 - 11:00am