Directions: Located at 126 Franklin Street, we're closest to the Greenpoint Ave stop on the G. From the corner of Greenpoint and Manhattan, walk towards Milton Street (in the direction of the really big church). Make a right on Milton. After one block, you'll be at the corner of Milton and Franklin, and right next to us.
You can also walk to WORD from the L, if the weather is cooperative. From the Bedford Ave stop, walk up Bedford towards North 8th. You'll walk by McCarren Park. When Bedford runs into Manhattan Ave, make a left. Try to avoid being distracted by Peter Pan Donuts (on the lefthand side of the street between Norman and Meserole). At Milton, make a left, and we'll see you in one block.
For a Brooklyn starter list, we recommend:
Peter Pan Donuts (the best donuts in NYC).
The Diamond (our favorite beer and wine bar).
Lomzynianka (when in Little Poland).
The Pencil Factory (just a block away).
Broken Land (frozen pina coladas!).
The Habitat (mac n' cheese happy hour).
Xi'an Famous Foods (spinach dumplings for life)
Calexico (crack sauce on everything).
Pretty much everywhere has a few good vegetarian options.
Press & Praise:
The New York Times calls WORD "a cheerful shop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that not only stocks books but also strives to create a community of people who love them." Read the full article here!
And author Emily Gould says, “What’s your favorite indie bookstore? WORD in Greenpoint and now in Jersey City. I also love McNally Jackson a lot, it’s almost a tie. But WORD will always be special to me because they are such an important part of their community. I lived in Greenpoint when they opened, and I would attribute so much of that neighborhood’s new vibrancy and desirability to that bookstore; seriously, every bustling new bar or restaurant with antlers on its wall should have to tithe to WORD, because they wouldn’t exist without that store.”