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

    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!

    Sarah McCarry (whom you may know from her blog the rejectionist and through her work on Guillotine, a chapbook series dedicated to revolutionary nonfiction) is a long-time supporter of WORD, and we are delighted to be the home of signed copies of her novels All Our Pretty Songs and Dirty Wings (coming out July 15, 2014). Jenn and Molly both are big fans of this 90s-Seattle, supernaturally inclined series, and think you will be too. Some authors who agree:

    "McCarry's beautifully rich narrative is smooth and seductive...effortlessy dropping references to authors from Rousseau to Block...Goths and romantics both will eagerly await the second installment of this suspenseful planned trilogy."--Booklist (starred review)

    “Haunting, otherworldly and heartbreaking.” —Kirkus (starred review)

    “All Our Pretty Songs is a gorgeous, haunting tale of love and loss that manages not only to be deeply passionate, but desperately tender. The prose melts in your mouth.” —Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author of the Shatter Me series

    Limited quantities of signed books are available; personalizations are available as the author's schedule permits. Make sure to let us know if you'd like it personalized by leaving a note in the comments.

    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.

    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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    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)