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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.


Storytime at WORD BK with Lisa Anchin

06/09/2019 - 12:00pm

 

Join us at WORD Greenpoint for a storytime featuring Lisa Anchin, author of The Little Green Girl

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Little Green Girl Cover Image
By Lisa Anchin, Lisa Anchin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735230736
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Dial Books - April 2nd, 2019

A heartwarming and wildly imaginative tale about broadening your horizons, with a wonderfully unique father-daughter pair at the root of the story.


Romance Book Club BK Discusses ROCK N SOUL

11/02/2019 - 2:45pm

ABOUT THE BOOK

I'm Tyler Lindsey, and until recently, I had an okay apartment, an okay girlfriend, and an okay job as a bellboy at a respectable Boston hotel. Then rock star Chris Raiden died right before I brought his room service-stiffing me on the tip, by the way-and my life went to hell. My fifteen minutes of fame was more like five seconds, and my girlfriend left me in disgust.

Rock N Soul Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781626493117
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riptide Publishing - January 18th, 2016

I'm Tyler Lindsey, and until recently, I had an okay apartment, an okay girlfriend, and an okay job as a bellboy at a respectable Boston hotel. Then rock star Chris Raiden died right before I brought his room service-stiffing me on the tip, by the way-and my life went to hell. My fifteen minutes of fame was more like five seconds, and my girlfriend left me in disgust.


Romance Book Club BK Discusses AYESHA AT LAST

10/05/2019 - 2:45pm

 

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Ayesha At Last Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984802798
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Berkley - June 4th, 2019

As seen on The Today Show! One of the best summer romance picks!

One of Publishers Weekly Best Romance Books of 2019!

A modern-day Muslim Pride and Prejudice for a new generation of love.


Romance Book Club BK Discusses THE LADY'S GUIDE TO CELESTIAL MECHANICS

08/31/2019 - 2:45pm

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The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics: Feminine Pursuits Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062931795
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Avon Impulse - July 23rd, 2019

As Lucy Muchelney watches her ex-lover’s sham of a wedding, she wishes herself anywhere else. It isn’t until she finds a letter from the Countess of Moth, looking for someone to translate a groundbreaking French astronomy text, that she knows where to go. Showing up at the Countess’ London home, she hoped to find a challenge, not a woman who takes her breath away.


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