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

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

    Where to get signed copies of the wonderful E. Lockhart's books? Why, right here! 

    A limited number of signed copies are available! Personalizations are available based on the author's schedule. 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.

    Praise for We Were Liars:

    “So, @elockhart’s new book We Were Liars showed up the other day, and I ended up NOT GOING TO BED because WAS READING and OH MY GOD.” —@MaureenJohnson

    “Dark, gripping, heartrending, and terrifyingly smart, this book grabs you from the first page—and will never let go.” — Robin Wasserman, author of The Waking Dark

    Help ReadThis buy books for 4th and 5th grade students in West Harlem for a program called Battle of the Books! 

    Not sure what to read on your ereading device of choice? Try one of our recommendations below! You can also search for more titles using the link in the box to the right.

    Looking for something new and different?

            Book of Gin  Brain on Fire  Lucky Peach 5  Brave New Worlds

    Here are some recent recommendations from our partnership with our partnership with Largehearted Boy.

    And here are some recommendations from our partnership with Electric Literature. 
    Signed and personalized books
    We work with many of our NYC author friends to provide fans with signed copies of their favorite books! Currently, we are taking pre-orders for signed and personalized copies of the following books:
    WORD is proud to be helping with the noble efforts of ReadThis, a volunteer organization dedicated to providing books or writer visits wherever needed. If you would like more information or want to help with Book Actions, please join on them on Facebook or write to

    WORD in the community

    Thanks to all of those who helped provide full classroom sets for Science Skills Center High School in Fort Greene, Women's Academy of Excellence in the Bronx, CS21 in Bed Stuy and 376A in Bushwick, Brooklyn. And thanks to those who helped with our latest campaign for Battle of the Books students in West Harlem! All books have now been purchased for those campaigns. Check back soon for new chances to help connect NYC kids with books!

    WORD is proud to donate money to and partner with the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen. They are always in need of donations and volunteers, so don't be shy!



    Discover writing that's worth slowing down and spending some time with. WORD is proud to be the bookstore partner for Electric Lit's weekly Recommended Reading!

    Purchase a gift card for someone you love. Or just really like a lot.
    Gift cards are redeemable in-store and online for any item except Google eBooks.

    We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day! But after stuffing our faces, we'll be ready to see your smiling faces at 10am on Friday, November 23rd!





    Christine, owner
    Most recent staff pick: 
    Cooking for Isaiah by Silvana Nardone. As a relatively new gluten-free and mostly dairy-free eater, I found this book to a be a really excellent resource for simple recipes and ideas for how to eat with these new dietary challenges in a less stressful way. The author (a food magazine editor and writer) had to learn how to restructure her family's diets due to her son Isaiah's gluten and dairy sensitivities. I have picked this book up a lot for inspiration and am studying the basics that she lays out to help make my food shopping smarter and cooking meals easier. Doughnuts, fritters, corn cakes and waffles! Who knew?



    Emily, manager 
    Most recent staff pick: Wizzywig by Ed Piskor. Remember that movie Hackers with Angelina Jolie before she got famous? This book is like that movie combined with Cory Doctorow's Little Brother, but as a fictionalized documentary made after the hacker has been caught. It tells the story of how he became a hacker phenom, how he lived underground, and the struggle to get him freed after he's in federal prison. It's not just fluff and fun, though -- it offers some pretty scathing commentary on the effect of media on public perception of pretty much everything. 


    Adrian, the world's only illiterate bookseller
    Most recent staff pick: Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown. With illustrations by our favorite artist, Peter Brown, Creepy Carrots is an adorable and just-the-right-amount-of-creepy-without-being-too-scary picture book. Jasper Rabbit is a clueless carrot thief who starts getting haunted by creepy carrots who eventually teach him a lesson. The gorgeous black, white, and orange illustrations totally set the scene and Adrian has loved reading this one over and over already. A perfect early Halloween gift.


    Jenn, events manager
    Most recent staff pick: The Devil in Silver, Victor LaValle. In exchange for roughing up a couple of undercover cops (a total mistake, of course), Pepper gets thrown in the New Hyde mental institution for 72 hours of observation. Does he actually belong there? Does anyone? And is New Hyde haunted? Creepy, insightful, and playfully referential.


    Most recent staff pick: The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. A powerful work of fiction set in the Iraq war and penned by an Iraq war veteran, The Yellow Birds renders the shattering experience of soldiering with great beauty and deep emotion.


    Most recent staff pick
     The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I'm still a little incoherent about how much I love Maggie Steifvater's new novel, which pairs Blue Sargent, the daughter of a psychic, with a quartet of sharply drawn private-school boys, each holding a secret or two. Each character is so exact, I could almost hear their voices as I read (and I definitely wanted to go exploring the Virginia countryside with them). Stiefvater combines familiar elements -- mystery, ghost story, adventure, nervous teen attraction -- for a twisty, spooky read that never quite plays out as you expect. The Raven Boys is my new favorite YA in a year full of excellent YA novels.


    , children's specialist
    Most recent staff pick: In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz. Gidwitz, author of last year's A Tale Dark and Grimm, is back with more horrifyingly dark fairy tales. Jack and Jill meet sinister mermaids, homicidal goblins, and a disgusting, yet somehow lovable giant salamander in this collection of tales not for the faint of heart (or stomach).





    , manager emeritus
    Most recent staff pickGone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I haven't read a book so quickly in ages (and I'm not alone--everyone I know who's read this book finished in one or two days). Devoured it. I'm a fan of Flynn's earlier books, but this one blows them, and almost all other literary thrillers, out of the water. I don't want to say too much about it because I don't want to spoil anything for you, so you'll just have to trust me. It's creepy and haunting, it's chilling, it's hilarious, it's required reading this summer.