WORD BK Presents: The Bookshop Band Live in Concert

02/03/2019 - 5:00pm


Join us at WORD Brooklyn for a very special performance by the Bookshop Band! Direct from the U.K., the Bookshop Band is a musical duo who write and play songs about — what else? — books. And yes, we know it's the Super Bowl, but you'll make it out in time for nachos. 

Entry to the Bookshop Band concert is $10 and includes a $5 gift card to spend on anything at WORD. Tickets are available below and at the store on the day of the concert. Children under 10 are free. 


The Bookshop Band are the musical offspring of an artistic love affair between a group of award-winning folk songwriters and an independent bookshop in the U.K., Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights. The songs are the musical outpouring of the band’s own response to books they have read. The Bookshop Band formed in September 2010, releasing their first album in December that year. They have since released 13 albums each exploring a different theme in their responses to over 100 authors' books. They have toured extensively around the U.K. and abroad, from bookshops to festival main stages, and have been commissioned by BBC Radio 3, The V&A Museum, The National Portrait Gallery and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, most recently writing two songs for the launch of Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust and working with the V&A Museum on a musical series of previously banned books. The Bookshop Band represent a fascinating and contemporary take on the English folk tradition. Beth Porter and Ben Please bring the books to the stage along with a multitude of instruments, including cello, harmonium, glockenspiel, guitars, and ukuleles which, along with their distinct voices, create a cinematic sound that draws the audience right in to a highly intimate performance, at once touching and mesmerizing, heartwrenching and funny. 

SKU: bookshoptix

Admission to the Bookshop Band's 2/3 concert at WORD Brooklyn. Ticket includes a $5 gift card good toward anything in store at WORD the day of the performance. Children under 10 are free.