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Family Bookmaking Workshop at WORD BK

04/14/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

 

Join art educator Hayley Ferber for this family art workshop hosted at WORD Bookstore’s Greenpoint location. This intergenerational workshop invites families to create and be the authors of their very own books! Learn the accordion fold with pockets for special inserted pages! 


Session: Accordion Fold Books
Create your own accordion fold books with pockets. Design page inserts for your
pockets to tell your story!

$50.00
SKU: fambookmaking

Admission to the Family Bookmaking Workshop at WORD Brooklyn. Supplies included.


Admission to the Family Bookmaking Workshop at WORD Brooklyn for one additional family member. This admission fee will only be processed if you have also purchased the $50 base admission for the workshop. Supplies included.


WORD Presents: Victoria Shorr for MIDNIGHT: THREE WOMEN AT THE HOUR OF RECKONING

04/30/2019 - 7:30pm

 

WORD is excited to welcome Victoria Shorr to Brooklyn for a discussion of her new novel Midnight: Three Women at the Hour of Reckoning, which explores the inner lives of Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and Joan of Arc at pivotal moments in each of their histories. 

Midnight: Three Women at the Hour of Reckoning Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393652789
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 12th, 2019

Midnight is a study in the courage of three women--Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and Joan of Arc. Jane Austen was poor in 1802, unmarried and homeless. She had outlines, ideas, and first drafts of her future novels but no place to sit and write them. It is at this bleak moment that she receives an offer of marriage from a rich man.


$5.00
SKU: shorrvoucher

$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 Presents: Bob Eckstein for THE ULTIMATE CARTOON BOOK OF BOOK CARTOONS

04/23/2019 - 7:30pm

 

Join us at WORD for a panel discussion with Bob Eckstein, editor of the new book The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons, and contributors David Borchatrt and Nick Downes. You may recognize Bob's work from his book Footnotes From the World's Greatest Bookstores, which features a beautiful illustration of our Brooklyn store! 

The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781616898045
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Princeton Architectural Press - April 2nd, 2019

This exuberant collection of cartoons is an enthusiastic love letter to books and bookstores. The cartoons celebrate and critique the literary world through the work of thirty-three of the masters of cartoon art, including Sam Gross, Roz Chast, Arnie Levin, Danny Shanahan, Peter Steiner, Mick Stevens, Nick Downes, Liza Donnelly, Bob Mankoff, and Michael Maslin.


$5.00
SKU: bobvoucher

$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 Benjamin Scheuer and Jemima Williams

04/14/2019 - 11:30am

 

Join us at WORD Brooklyn for a special storytime featuring a musical performance by Benjamin Scheuer, author of the children's book Hibernate With Me. Scheuer originally wrote a song called "Hibernate With Me" for his wife, Jemima Williams (who illustrated the book), when she was homesick for the U.K. after moving to NYC. Benjamin and Jemima will lead an interactive storytime and Benjamin will play "Hibernate With Me" as well as other songs. 

ABOUT BENJAMIN SCHEUER

Hibernate with Me Cover Image
By Benjamin Scheuer, Jemima Williams (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534432178
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 12th, 2019

Based on the song of the same name by Benjamin Scheuer, Hibernate with Me is a gentle reminder that no matter how sad, small, or scared you feel, you are always worthy of love, and that brighter days are always ahead.

Sometimes you feel small.


WORD + the William Vale Present: COMEDY SEX GOD LIVE! with Pete Holmes

05/15/2019 - 7:30pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORDER A SIGNED COPY OF COMEDY SEX GOD, PLEASE CLICK HERE AND SPECIFY "SIGNED COPY" IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF YOUR ORDER. 

WORD and the William Vale are proud to present comedian Pete Holmes for his new book Comedy Sex God. Pete will be joined in conversation by John Mulaney. Tickets are available below via Eventbrite. Get yours now for a hilarious evening with Pete (and WORD)! 

WORD BK Presents: D. Watkins for WE SPEAK FOR OURSELVES

04/22/2019 - 7:30pm

 

WORD is thrilled to welcome D. Watkins to our Greenpoint location to celebrate the launch of his new book We Speak for Ourselves

We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501187827
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Atria Books - April 23rd, 2019

From the row houses of Baltimore to the stoops of Brooklyn, with searing conviction and full compassion, D. Watkins, New York Times bestselling author of The Cook Up and The Beast Side lays bare the voices of the most vulnerable and allows their raw, intimate stories to uncover the systematic injustice threaded within our society.


$5.00
SKU: speakvoucher

$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: Ian Doescher for MUCH ADO ABOUT MEAN GIRLS

04/25/2019 - 7:30pm

 

William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Mean Girls (Pop Shakespeare #1) Cover Image
By Ian Doescher, Kent Barton (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781683691174
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Quirk Books - April 23rd, 2019

Power struggles. Bitter rivalries. Jealousy. Betrayals. Star-crossed lovers. When you consider all these plot points, it’s pretty surprising William Shakespeare didn’t write Mean Girls.


William Shakespeare's Get Thee Back to the Future! (Pop Shakespeare #2) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781683690948
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Quirk Books - April 23rd, 2019

In the iconic film by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, teenaged Marty McFly travels back in time from the 1980s to the 1950s, changing the path of his parents’ destiny . . . as well as his own.


$5.00
SKU: adovoucher

$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: AT THE INKWELL Reading Series

04/10/2019 - 7:00pm

 

Join us at WORD Brooklyn for another edition of the At the Inkwell reading series, this time on the topic of poetry and translation. The event will feature readings from: 

Sheep Machine Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780999431221
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Black Sun Lit - June 27th, 2018

Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Film. SHEEP MACHINE is a textual inscape, a poetically painted nonfictional pasture where mechanical violence and visceral fear coalesce into a kind of science prosody, a post-human panorama whose beauty lies in the ruins of reality it depicts.


Umbilical Hospital Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780999004920
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: 1913 Press - November 2017

Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Film. Art. UMBILICAL HOSPITAL is a poetic ekphrasis of Leslie Thornton's Sheep Machine, part of her Binocular Series. Filmed in Saas-Fee, it shows a flock of sheep grazing next to the structural support of cable car system. Leslie Thornton views her video installation as film paintings.


All My Heroes Are Broke Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781936196753
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: C&r Press - September 15th, 2017

ALL MY HEROES ARE BROKE is a poetry collection written from the perspective of a first generation American coming to terms with the implicit struggles and disillusionment of the "American Dream." The first section takes place in New York, both implicitly and explicitly, and serves to introduce the speaker and reveal aspects of his family's history.


Joy of Missing Out Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780991429875
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Birds - June 5th, 2017

Poetry. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. JOY OF MISSING OUT is starlite verse on death and independence for the dreamers, dropouts, rebels and the neuroatypical. A confession and sublimation of breakdowns personal and systemic, JOY OF MISSING OUT paints a playful and unflinching portrait of the ups and downs of city survival and queer romance.


Nothing Important Happened Today Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781937968236
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Broadstone Books - March 9th, 2016

Caldecott Honors Storytime at WORD BK with Sophie Blackall, Grace Lin, and Oge Mora

04/07/2019 - 12:00pm

 

WORD is thrilled to host a very special storytime featuring three of 2019's Caldecott honorees: Sophie Blackall, winner of the 2019 medal for Hello Lighthouse, and Grace Lin and Oge Mora, authors of the honor-winning A Big Mooncake for Little Star and Thank You, Omu! 

ABOUT SOPHIE BLACKALL

Hello Lighthouse Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316362382
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

Winner of the 2019 Caldecott Medal

A beloved picture book from two-time Caldecott Medal award-winner Sophie Blackall that transports readers to the seaside in timeless, nautical splendor!


A Big Mooncake for Little Star Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316404488
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 28th, 2018

A Caldecott Honor Book!

A gorgeous picture book that tells a whimsical origin story of the phases of the moon, from award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin

Pat, pat, pat...

Little Star's soft feet tiptoed to the Big Mooncake.


Thank You, Omu! Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316431248
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

A 2019 Caldecott Honor Book
Winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award

In this
remarkable author-illustrator debut that's perfect for fans of Last Stop on Market Street and Extra Yarn, a generous woman is rewarded by her community.


WORD BK Presents: Gabe Henry and Michael Arthur for WHAT THE FACT?!

03/21/2019 - 7:30pm

 

Join us at WORD Brooklyn for an evening with local author Gabe Henry, author of What the Fact?! 365 Strange Days in History. Gabe will give a reading from his book and will be accompanied by illustrator Michael Arthur, who will live-draw the stories as Gabe reads them. 

ABOUT GABE HENRY

What the Fact?!: A Daily Trivia Almanac of 365 Strange Days in History Cover Image
By Gabe Henry, Dave Hopkins (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781452168531
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Chronicle Books - September 4th, 2018

Truly stranger than fiction, this daily illustrated collection of unusual trivia provides readers fascinating detail on some of the weirdest moments in history. Drawing from a range of subjects including politics, sports, the arts, pop culture, and more, each day of the year explores one What the . .


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