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

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

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    Alyssa, bookseller, Jersey CityMost recent staff pick: Planes: A Complete History by Sophia AmorusoThis model-making book is great for anyone interested in flight. Each page highlights a different plane from history, starting with the 1903 Wright Flyer and ending with the 2009 Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The models come with step-by-step directions and are beautifully illustrated. I love the included historical photographs and appreciate the mix of history and craft.

    Arielle, children's specialist, Jersey CityMost recent staff pick: The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen (ebook available)The Pout-Pout Fish is back, and this time he's got a problem: He's just started school, but all the other kids seem to know everything already. He can't write his name, he can't do any math, and he can't draw any shapes. How will he ever fit in? But then his teacher brings him to the beginner's class, where all the brand new students can learn together. They discover that they can learn to do all the things the older kids can do! An adorably reassuring look at starting school and the fear and uncertainty that go with it. 

    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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    Katelyn, café coordinator, Jersey CityMost recent staff pick: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton (ebook available)Set in Amsterdam in the late 1600s, this expansive novel has magic and history, illicit affairs and complicated relationships. Based loosely on real characters, the story follows young Nella as she arrives in the big city as a young bride to a wealthy but mysterious merchant. The reason behind his cold demeanor slowly comes to light. Burton expertly unravels each mystery right before your eyes. A book that I couldn't put down and one that will haunt me for a while. (Katelyn)