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

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

    The Greenpoint Writers Group is the resident writing collective at WORD and operates on two levels: open biweekly meetings and application-only Intensives.
    Biweekly Meetings are open to all writers who wish to attend. Pieces are forwarded to the group in advance so that the full time can be
    devoted to feedback. Those in attendance are given first priority to submit work for discussion at the following meeting. Writers must attend at least once before they are eligible to submit material. Biweekly meetings are suspended twice a year during the Spring and Fall Intensives.
    Intensives operate three times a year, are comprised of 8-12 weekly meetings, and culminate in public reading events called Local Organic.
    Intensives are restricted to a small group of GWG core members. Applications open for new core group membership at the start of each year.
    Writers interested in applying to the Intensive should demonstrate a commitment to the group through regular biweekly attendance and
    thoughtful feedback for their colleagues’ work. In addition, the strength and potential of their writing will be an integral part of the selection process.
    If you are interested in attending a meeting or learning more about the Greenpoint Writers Group,
    you can email them here

    Hey teachers, librarians, and educators: we've got a lot of good news! There's now a special email list
    just for you, so you can get updates on new and noteworthy kids' books, info on our Educator Nights, events for kids and families, free giveaways, and more. We also have a new Educator Discount Program: eligible teachers and librarians can now receive 15% off on all WORD purchases.

    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!

    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.

    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!

    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!



    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.