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WORD BK Presents: LUMINOUS VOLUMES

06/14/2019 - 7:30pm

 

Join us at WORD Greenpoint for a reading featuring Maria Baker, Ian Caskey, Jeremy MacKenzie Johnston, David McClelland, and Tom Newton, contributors to Luminous Volumes, the companion book to NYC-based band's Skryptor's debut album. 

ABOUT LUMINOUS VOLUMES

Luminous Volumes: By Skryptor Cover Image
$12.85
ISBN: 9780998521152
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Aqualamb - March 21st, 2019

WRBG Book Club BK Discusses SISTER LOVE

06/29/2019 - 3:00pm

 

ABOUT THE BOOK:

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Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974-1989 Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781938334290
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Midsummer Nights Press - February 15th, 2018


“In Kindred, Octavia Butler creates a road for the impossible and a balm for the unbearable. It is everything the literature of science fiction can be.” —Walter Mosley


Greenpoint Writers Group Reading

06/06/2019 - 7:00pm

 

North Brooklyn's finest artisanal writing collective are at it again.

The Greenpoint Writers Group returns to WORD on with all new work and free wine to go around. 

Spectators seeking the raw, the bold, the unfinished – look no further. After a cold-warm-no-cold-again spring, the collective is launching straight into performance mode to hopefully heat things up once and for all. Doors will open at 6:45 PM and the reading will being at 7 PM.

Storytime at WORD BK with Ricardo Cortés

06/16/2019 - 12:00pm

 

WORD is excited to welcome author and illustrator Ricardo Cortés to Greenpoint for a storytime featuring his new books Party: A Mystery and Sea Creatures From the Sky. (Parents, you may recognize his work from the instant classic Go the Fuck to Sleep.) 

ABOUT RICARDO CORTÉS

Party: A Mystery Cover Image
By Jamaica Kincaid, Ricardo Cortes (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781617757167
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Black Sheep - June 4th, 2019

"Seeing the story illustrated with artwork by Ricardo Cort's gives it new life, and gives readers a whole new way of being drawn in. Kincaid and Cort's also capture the kind of wonder that children see new experiences through, making this adventure a particularly heartwarming read."
--Bookstr


Sea Creatures from the Sky Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781617756160
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Black Sheep - April 3rd, 2018

"The phenomenal artwork is what truly makes this book special. The landscapes of the sea, the sky, and outer space are breathtaking. Cort s's different blending and thinning of the colors create a world of beauty. This fascinating tale of perspective and point of view makes a fine addition for most collections."
--School Library Journal


Seriously, Just Go to Sleep Cover Image
By Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617750786
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Akashic Books - March 27th, 2012

"Now there's a version, complete with more of the gorgeous, yet weirdly subversive illustrations. The best part? It's still funny.


WORD BK Presents: James Polchin for INDECENT ADVANCES

06/27/2019 - 7:00pm

 

Join us at WORD Greenpoint for a discussion with James Polchin, author of the new book Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall. James will be joined in conversation by author Jim Downs. 

Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640091894
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Counterpoint LLC - June 4th, 2019

" A] fascinating new book on the treatment of gay men in true crime and crime fiction that] reexamines the violence that people at the Stonewall Inn had faced every day, and the rage crackling up underneath . . . What makes Polchin's readings stand out is the way he pursues an underlying story across several seemingly separate crimes." --Alexander Chee, The New Republic


$5.00
SKU: polchintix

$5 admission to this event at our Brooklyn store. Your $5 admission voucher functions like a gift card and can be used toward anything in store on the night of the event only.


WORD BK Presents: Domenica Ruta for LAST DAY

06/13/2019 - 7:30pm

 

WORD is excited to welcome Domenica Ruta to Greenpoint for a discussion of her new book Last Day. She will be joined in conversation by fellow author Leigh Newman.

Last Day: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525510819
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Spiegel & Grau - May 28th, 2019

The fates of a cast of seemingly unconnected people converge during the celebration of an ancient holiday in “a darkly glittering novel” (The New York Times) that brings to mind Station Eleven and The Age of Miracles.

“A beautifully written, thought-provoking book about life at the end.”—Refinery29


$5.00
SKU: rutavoucher

$5 admission to this event at our Brooklyn store. Your $5 admission voucher functions like a gift card and can be used toward anything in store on the night of the event only.
 


WORD BK Presents: David Sedaris

06/04/2019 - 7:00pm

 

THE READING PORTION OF THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR INFO ON HOW TO RESERVE A SPOT IN THE SIGNING LINE.

WORD's bookstore dreams have finally come true: David Sedaris is coming to Greenpoint! Following a 7 PM reading in our cozy basement, he'll be signing books in our kids' room for as long as it takes for him to meet his fans. We'll be celebrating the paperback release of Calypso, but don't worry—we'll have plenty of his classics on hand, too. 

IMPORTANT TICKETING INFORMATION

Calypso Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316392426
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Back Bay Books - June 4th, 2019

David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.

If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong.


WORD BK Presents: Bruce Conforth and John Hammond for UP JUMPED THE DEVIL

06/05/2019 - 7:30pm

 

WORD is excited to welcome Bruce Conforth to Greenpoint for a discussion about his new book Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson. Bruce will be joined in conversation by guitarist John Hammond.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781641600941
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Chicago Review Press - June 4th, 2019

Robert Johnson’s recordings, made in 1936 and 1937, have profoundly influenced generations of singers, guitarists, and songwriters. Yet until now, his short life—he was murdered at the age of 27—has been poorly documented.


$5.00
SKU: devilvoucher

$5 admission to this event at our Brooklyn store. Your $5 admission voucher functions like a gift card and can be used toward anything in store on the night of the event only.


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