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    WORD is happy to offer signed copies of Michelle Knudsen's books!  Please put "signed copy request" in your order and we'll respond with an estimate of when we can get you your signed books by.

    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 event takes place at our Jersey City location.

    Come spin, jump, and boing with illustrator Lori Richmond as she reads her new picture book, A Hop is Up It's a story about a young boy, his energetic puppy, and the friends they encounter on their afternoon walk around town.

    RSVP encouraged, but not required.

    10/01/2016 - 11:00am

    This event takes place at our Jersey City location.

    Brief project demonstration and talk on the Maker movement with Jack Challoner, author of DK's Maker Lab, a book of 28 awesome experiments and activities that will get young inventors' wheels turning and make science pure fun, while supporting STEM education initiatives.

    10/02/2016 - 4:30pm

    This event takes place at our Jersey CIty location. 

    Join WORD in welcoming local author Dawn McLaughlin with her debut picture book, Who Do You Think I Am? This fun and colorful book helps kids explore their own identities and the possibilities of their dreams. We'll read the book and create some fun crafts, too. Open to all ages!

    RSVP encouraged, but not required.

    10/15/2016 - 11:00am

    This event takes place in our Brooklyn location.

    From music writer and The Creative Independent/Kickstarter Editor in Chief Brandon Stosuy, comes an entertaining new board book that introduces the many moods, styles, and senses of music to the youngest audiophiles—because music is for everyone, and music is for you. 

    10/16/2016 - 3:00pm

    This event takes place at our Jersey City location.

    This group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m., and all group picks are 10% off.

    10/19/2016 - 6:00pm

    This event takes place at our Jersey City location.

    10/21/2016 - 7:00pm