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    Three years after her debut novel, Cutting Teeth, Julia Fierro returns with The Gypsy Moth Summer. We're thrilled to be running a signed pre-order campaign for her new book.

    To order a signed copy of any of the books listed below, please note "Signed Copy Request" (just the author's signature) in the comments field during checkout! To request a personalized inscription, add the recipient's name as well.

    The Gypsy Moth Summer shakes and stirs family saga and summer romance upside down. The irresistible story-telling brings to life each character and Fierro doesn’t just observe, she knows. Like all great novelists, she gives us the world.”
    – Amy Bloom, bestselling author of Away and Lucky Us

    “In her hugely engaging novel, The Gypsy Moth Summer, Julia Fierro brings a light touch to bear on the most important subjects: social class, race, family, generational conflict, anger and forgiveness. It is a sterling example of how fiction can entertain us and at the same time inspire us to think about the things we urgently need to consider, now more than ever.”
    – Francine Prose, bestselling author of Reading Like A Writer and Mister Monkey

    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 dot com if you would like your book shipped internationally.

    Rob Sheffield is one of our best friends, and he has a new book coming out! Pre-order a signed copy of Dreaming the Beatles today, and it will arrive around or on the release date. More details below.

    To order a signed copy of any of the books listed below, please note "Signed Copy Request" (just the author's signature) in the comments field during checkout! To request a personalized inscription, add the recipient's name as well.

    Bestselling author and beloved Rolling Stone scribe Rob Sheffield turns his romantic heart and observant eye towards the biggest rock band that has ever, and will ever, play a note: The Beatles. In a book that celebrates and examines their significance to those of us who have never known a world without them. This is not another biography of the Beatles, or a song by song analysis of the best of John and Paul. This isn’t about the relationships between the band and where things went south. This isn’t the history of their gigs or an examination of their gear. Those have all been done, more than once, by far more qualified Beatles experts. In his new book, Rob Sheffield takes another approach, but one only he could take: he talks about how the Beatles make us feel, and by “us” he means the generation of kids who grew up with the Beatles on their parents stereos, in movies, on television, on t-shirts, basically EVERYWHERE. The Beatles are ubiquitous, and with each passing generation, even more so. This book attempts to explain what the Beatles mean to a fan who has always thought of them as the biggest and band in the world, and what their songs signify today.

    Rob Sheffield is a columnist for Rolling Stone, where he has been writing about music, TV, and pop culture since 1997. He is the author of the national bestsellers Love Is a Mix Tape: Love and LossOne Song at a Time and Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man’s Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut as well as the critically acclaimed Turn Around Bright Eyes: A Karaoke Journey of Starting Over, Falling in Love, and Finding Your Voice.

    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 dot com if you would like your book shipped internationally.

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

    Preorder your signed copy of THE DAY OF THE DUCHESS now!

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

    Jasper, bookseller, Jersey CityMost recent staff pick: Frostborn by Lou Anders (ebook available)Frostborn stars two protagonists: Karn, a smart and cunning human boy, and Thianna, a confident and fearless half-giant girl. The flavor and background, based on Norse mythology, is very refreshing and the vocabulary will challenge kids (and adults) to read words like “Ymirian” and “Norronir”. Also, Thrones & Bones, the chess-like strategy board game that Karn loves to play, is an actual game that Lou Anders created that you can play with the help of the rules at the end of the book. This is the most fun I’ve had since the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. (Jasper)

    Jenn, events director, Brooklyn & Jersey City
    Most recent staff pickTigerman by Nick Harkaway (ebook available)
    I could not possibly have been more excited for Tigerman, Nick Harkaway's third book. Expectations: met and then some. This is about family, environmental apocalypse, government bureaucracy, international intrigue, and oh yeah, REAL LIFE SUPER HEROES and how far you’d go for someone you love. It’s a real shift from The Gone-Away World and Angelmaker; Harkaway’s humor is in full force, but in many ways this is a far more realistic — and therefore more terrifying — story. And here’s where I run out of words and start to ramble and babble and so I will just say: buy it. Buy it now. (Jenn)

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    If you linger over WORD’s food bookshelves, reading about restaurant battlefields in chefs’ memoirs, New York’s fascinating food history in non-fiction tomes, and the extreme things that people eat, this group is for you.

    Join a rabidly hungry group of food lovers, cooks, diners, bloggers and readers for our discussion on the fourth Saturday of every month at 3:00 p.m. in WORD’s basement. Snacks and drinks will be served. All books are 10% off at WORD Brooklyn in the month before the discussion.

    If you want to RSVP for our events, talk about the books or share a link, join our Facebook group that's just for this book group. 

    Dakota Kim is a food-obsessed writer working on a cookbook called Bombshell Bakers. Her features and reviews have appeared in The Huffington Post, Bedford + Bowery, Hyphen, Queens Chronicle, Citysearch Guides, Bitch, Spooning, Venus Zine and Vassar. Amanda Aldinger writes about everything from beauty to adoption, but food is her main lady. When not planning her next meal or pouring over the memoirs of food writers, she can be found reviewing cookbooks for Chickpea, imagining the meals of literary icons for BookTrib, and trolling Greenpoint for scrumptious vegan eats. 

    Emma, children's specialist, Jersey CityMost recent staff pick: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (ebook available)If you're squeamish or easily spooked, maybe you should keep the lights on; this book will make you shiver. In her debut graphic short story collection, Carroll melds art, fairy tales, and fear into the perfect witching hour read. If Kate Beaton and Edgar Allen Poe had a kid, it might create a book as thrilling and lovely as Emily Carroll's, but probably not. With a color scheme heavy on the black, white, and red; stories of monsters and spirits only the protagonist perceives; and a monster seemingly made up of red tentacles and teeth, Carroll has created an intensely beautiful and delightfully horrific book that is utterly unique. (Emma)