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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!

    Generally, 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 Brooklyn location.

    Join Jenny for storytime and an activity! Attendees will receive a discount at the door of the Brooklyn BabyFEST, taking place starting at noon at the Brooklyn Expo Center.

    11/01/2014 - 11:00am

    This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.

    Alaya Dawn Johnson presents the Brooklyn launch of her newest teen novel, Love is the Drug. NPR dubbed it “a gripping study of identity, sly social commentary, and a chilling glimpse of a dystopia that's just around the corner,” and Kirkus calls it “utterly absorbing.” Join us for a reading, signing, and refreshments.

    Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

    11/12/2014 - 7:00pm

    This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)

    Bring your curious little ones by for a Little Lola storytime presented by author Julie Saab and illustrator David Gothard. Recommended for ages 4 and up; open to all ages.

    Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

    11/16/2014 - 11:00am

    RESCHEDULED EVENT: This event will take place at our Jersey City location. 

    Illustrator and artist Ana Benaroya presents her witty and ironic guide to nonconformist girlhood, 120 Ways to Annoy Your Mother (And Influence People). Recommended for ages 11 and up.

    Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

    11/18/2014 - 7:30pm

    This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)

    Get ready for Turkey Day with some Thanksgiving stories and a fun craft about being thankful for the nice things in our lives!


    11/22/2014 - 11:00am