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    Check out the top 10 bestselling physical books at WORD Brooklyn for the month of August 2014.

    We couldn't be prouder to be ​the purveyor of signed and personalized copies of Sarah MacLean's fantastic novels! Several of our staff are obsessed with her books, so we're glad to do our part to spread the obsession ever further.

    Books shipped via UPS Ground and USPS Priority Mail can be expected 2-3 business days after shipping; books shipped via media mail cannot be guaranteed by a certain date but tend to arrive 1-2 weeks after shipping, often sooner. Please email us at brooklyn at wordbookstores.com if you would like your book shipped internationally.

    Pre-orders are now closed! But you can still order a signed copy from Sarah through WORD. Make sure you indicate SIGNED COPY at checkout (sorry no personalizations) and allow up to two weeks for delivery. 

    Want to meet Sarah? Join us on January 5th in Brooklyn as we celebrate the release of The Rogue Not Taken at 7pm. 

    And now you can also sign up for our club, WORDs of Love Romance of the Month with Sarah MacLean!  We'll send the lucky reader of your choice (or you!) a six month membership to our Romance of the Month Club, curated by Sarah. Each month they'll get to pick from a list of romance novels chosen for their awesomeness by Sarah, and there will be occasional goodies and extras! In addition, members will receive Sarah's new books as they come out. Check out the full details here.

    FOR a limited time! Get 5 of Sarah's favorite novels in a perfect holiday gift pack for $35.95. 

    Check out the top 10 bestselling physical books at WORD Brooklyn for the month of January 2016

    Zach, manager, Jersey CityMost recent staff pick: What the Living Do by Marie Howe (ebook available)Two common concerns among potential poetry readers are that one is somehow missing something in the work, and that somehow one isn’t getting the poems. This collection of Howe’s poems lays such reservations to rest and pulls no punches. Her broader answer to the titular question is that we comfort and conceal, suffer and transcend, separate and rejoin, and through it all emerge with our voices intact. A sometimes harrowing but always inspiring and powerful book. 

    Katie, bookseller, Brooklyn
    Most recent staff pick: Memento Mori by Muriel Spark (ebook available)This gem deals with the bleak subject matter of death through the insight and poignancy of Spark’s delightfully funny tone. In 1950s London, a group of elderly friends find themselves shaken up after receiving regular anonymous phone calls with the messenger stating, “Remember you must die.” One by one, each character starts to wonder if he or she will be the next one to face the end. In this spooky, satisfying tale full of oddballs, Spark embraces a typically unsavory topic by crafting a story you won't want to put down. 

    The Brooklyn Spanish Book Club meets once a month to discuss contemporary fiction and non-fiction. We read in Spanish and discuss in Spanish. We select our titles among already established novels or anthologies (a.k.a. "must-reads"), as well as fresh, brand new writing from Latin America and Spain. Our aim is to create an open, laid-back space where the very private act of reading becomes a group activity. Everybody is welcome to attend, from native Spanish-speakers to learners interested in advanced reading and conversation practice.

    The discussions are led by Guillermo Astigarraga, a writer/editor/translator who has this irresistible urge to talk to other people about everything he reads.

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    If you're looking for smart new sci-fi, look no further! Ann Leckie's brilliant series, which began with Ancillary Justice and continues with Ancillary Sword, is available for preorder through WORD. 

    Preorder Ancillary Sword and get a signed bookplate! Copies will be shipped to arrive on/near the release date, October 7. Personalizations are not currently available. Books shipped via UPS Ground and USPS Priority Mail can be expected 2-3 business days after shipping; books shipped via media mail cannot be guaranteed by a certain date but tend to arrive 1-2 weeks after shipping, often sooner. International shipping is available; please email us at brooklyn at wordbookstores dot com if you'd like more information.

    "It's not every day a debut novel by an author you'd never heard of before derails your entire afternoon with its brilliance. But when my review copy of Ancillary Justice arrived, that's exactly what it did. In fact, it arrowed upward to reach a pretty high position on my list of best space opera novels ever." Liz Bourke, Tor.com

    Kirby, events coordinator, Jersey City Most recent staff pick: Isle of Youth by Laura van den Berg (ebook available)An emotional journey that I was happy to be a part of and sad when it was over. Isle of Youth follows a different female narrator for each of its seven stories, and all are written with honesty and incredible insight. From a disappointing honeymoon to a mother-daughter magic act, these stories will entertain you, possibly make you cry, maybe will make you laugh, but will definitely make you think about them long after it's over.

    Welcome to our WORD Jersey City book groups! They are open to all; no need to sign up, just come on over and be ready to talk about the book of the month. We've got several for you to choose from:

    Group picks are 10% off, and meetings are held in the café. Hope to see you soon!