Storytime at WORD BK With Carolyn Sloan

10/20/2019 - 12:00pm


Join us at WORD Greenpoint for a special musical storytime featuring author Carolyn Sloan! 


Kids love music. They’re natural singers and dancers, and they improvise every time they play. They were born for jazz! And Welcome to Jazz was made for them.

A follow-up to Welcome to the Symphony, Welcome to Jazz is written by music educator Carolyn Sloan, and uses Symphony’s ingenious, interactive picture-book-and-sound-chip format.

Welcome to Jazz: A Swing-Along Celebration of America’s Music, Featuring “When the Saints Go Marching In” Cover Image
By Carolyn Sloan, Jessica Gibson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781523506880
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 15th, 2019


 Are you ready to swing? Discover the wonders of jazz: How to get in the groove, what it means to play a solo, and the joy of singing along in a call-and-response.
In this interactive swing-along picture book with 12 sound chips, you’ll hear the instrumen

Welcome to the Symphony: A Musical Exploration of the Orchestra Using Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 Cover Image
By Carolyn Sloan, James Williamson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780761176473
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 27th, 2015

Using one of the most famous works in classical music—Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony—here is the perfect way to introduce a young child to the world of classical music.

WORD BK Presents: Leland Cheuk and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan for NO GOOD VERY BAD ASIAN

10/01/2019 - 7:30pm


WORD is excited to celebrate the release of Leland Cheuk's new book No Good Very Bad Asian at our Greenpoint location. The evening will begin with stand-up comedy by Wilson McDermut and Cindee Weiss, followed by a discussion between Leland Cheuk and fellow author Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan. 

No Good Very Bad Asian Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936196999
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: C&r Press - November 1st, 2019

Fiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. Meet Sirius Lee, a fictive famous Chinese American comedian. He's a no good, very bad Asian. He's not good at math (or any other subject, really). He has no interest in finding a 'good Chinese girlfriend.' And he refuses to put any effort into becoming the CEO/Lawyer/Doctor his parents so desperately want him to be.

Sarong Party Girls: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062448972
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 25th, 2017

A brilliant and utterly engaging novel—Emma set in modern Asia—about a young woman’s rise in the glitzy, moneyed city of Singapore, where old traditions clash with heady modern materialism.

SKU: cheukvoucher

$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.

Storytime at WORD BK with Yuko Katakawa

07/21/2019 - 12:00pm


Join us at WORD Greenpoint for storytime with author and illustrator Yuko Katakawa. 


Let's Scare Bear Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823439539
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Holiday House - July 9th, 2019

"Let's scare bear!" says the tiny mouse. But the pint-size bully's plan backfires in this takeoff of a Japanese tale.

Mouse, Fox, Spider, and Snake all want to scare Bear. But Bear is the bravest animal in the forest--nothing scares Bear.

Except, maybe, one thing.

WORD BK Presents: STENCILETTER Workshop with Charles & Thorn

07/28/2019 - 1:00pm


Join us at WORD for a workshop with Charles & Thorn, creators of the Stenciletter Stencil Lettering Kit. Purchase of the kit is not required for entry, but is encouraged as Spencer and Kelly will be leading participants in crafts from the book. 


Stenciletter: Stencil Lettering Kit Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616898052
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Princeton Architectural Press - June 11th, 2019

As a technique for quickly and inexpensively reproducing shapes and images, stencils have been used by artists and craftspeople for centuries. This playful and unique kit contains four die-cut stencils housed in a clear pocket on the back of the workbook: geometric shapes (2), ornamental shapes (1), and one pre-cut alphabet (1).


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. 


Luminous Volumes: By Skryptor Cover Image
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



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Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974-1989 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938334290
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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.


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