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    Check out the top 10 bestselling physical books at WORD Brooklyn for the month of July, 2015. (#10 is Brooklyn's Historic Greenpoint!)

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

    Looking for a new and exciting place to host the best birthday party ever? Party with us at WORD! Children three and up can spend their special day celebrating in our Brooklyn or Jersey City store with parties themed around some of the best children's books of all time. Our parties include story time, games, arts and crafts, and wrapped book favors, all hosted by our bubbly book experts! See below for some photos of our past parties, and email for more information on rates, themes, and availability! 

    Calling all crafty types! Get your signed copy of WORD favorite and local author Jessica Pigza's new book, BiblioCraft.

    There is untold wealth in library collections, and, like every good librarian, Jessica Pigza loves to share. In BiblioCraft, Pigza hones her literary hunting-and-gathering skills to help creatives of all types, from DIY hobbyists to fine artists, develop projects based on library resources. In Part I, she explains how to take advantage of the riches libraries have to offer--both in person and online. In Part II, she presents 20+ projects inspired by library resources from a stellar designer cast, including STC Craft authors Natalie Chanin, Heather Ross, Liesl Gibson, and Gretchen Hirsch, and Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney. Whatever the quest--historic watermarks transformed into pillows, Japanese family crests turned into coasters, or historic millinery instructions worked into floral fascinators--anyone can utilize library resources to bring their creative visions to life.

    Signed copies are available! If you'd like your book personalized, let us know to whom 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.

    Photo credit: Sean Concannon 

    How much do WORD kids love books? THIS MUCH:


    Eloisa James is the New York Times best-selling author of Regency romance novels, as well as a beautiful new memoir. She's a staff favorite here at WORD (her fairy-tale rewrites are one of the main reasons that Jenn reads romance novels) and we're delighted to be the source for signed copies of her books!

    You can order any of the books listed as On Our Shelves below and we will ship you a signed copy!

    For personalizations: Please specify the name of the person to whom the book should be signed in the comments field at checkout. For example, "To Lizzie." Please also keep any additional inscription down to one or two sentences!

    Enroll someone you love (or just like a lot) in our WORD To Your Mailbox programs.

    Click on any of the programs below for more details.

    Christine, owner
    Most recent staff pick: The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
    I absolutely loved this newest work by the endlessly talented Laurie Halse Anderson (mother of our own Manager Emeritus Stephanie and tireless champion of indie booksellers and librarians everywhere). Teenager Hayley has had a tough few years bouncing from place to place as her veteran dad tries to escape from his hellish memories of his time in Iraq. The book is hard to put down from page one as we follow Hayley through her struggles in a new school trying to live a somewhat normal life despite her (and her dad's) psychological scars. There's some romance, some humor, and tons of heart, and I think it's a perfect crossover for YA readers and adults alike.