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BK: Bette Adriaanse presents her debut novel Rus Like Everyone Else

01/12/2016 - 7:00pm

This event takes place in our Brooklyn location.

Bette Adriaanse will discuss and read from Rus Like Everyone Else with Danielle Ellen. "Everyday life gets a dose of unruly energy in Adriaanse's debut, which follows a cluster of eccentric characters throughout a neighborhood. Adriaanse looks at the people we see and ignore--the postal workers, the secretaries, strange old men next door--and imagines rich inner lives for them all. Rus Like Everyone Else isn't like anything else." -- Benjamin Rybeck, author of The Sadness

Rus Like Everyone Else Cover Image
By Bette Adriaanse (Artist)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781939419538
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Published: Unnamed Press - December 15th, 2015

Rus is a creature of habit. His mother left him an apartment and a debit card, from which he withdraws money everyday to purchase a drink at Starbucks. Until Rus is told by a government agency that his apartment is illegal and that he owes taxes. Lots of taxes. Rus panics and his cash is stolen by a smooth talking Russian submarine captain.


BK: How Music Dies... Ian Brennan in conversation with Kyp Malone

02/19/2016 - 7:00pm

This event takes place in our Brooklyn location.

Grammy-winning producer, Ian Brennan (Tinariwen, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott) and Brooklyn musician, Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio, Rain Machine) discuss the inequitable distribution and promotion of music from the more remote and impoverished regions globally, and the threats posed due to recorded music’s existence and commercialization.

How Music Dies (or Lives): Field Recording and the Battle for Democracy in the Arts Cover Image
By Ian Brennan, Corin Tucker (Foreword by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781621534877
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Published: Allworth - February 23rd, 2016

All recordings document life, arising from a specific time and place, and if that place is artificial, the results will be as well.


Sister Maple Syrup Eyes Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780912887333
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Published: Pleasure Boat Studio - September 2015

Sister Maple Syrup Eyes is one of the first books published from the historically under-reported perspective on rape: from that of the lesser and oft-forgotten "other victim," the individual's partner. With terse lyricism, this novella radiates the anguish of attempting to repair a love and life shattered by violence.


BK: Kent Russell presents I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son with Amanda Petrusich

02/09/2016 - 7:00pm

This event takes place in our Brooklyn location.

I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780804170444
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Published: Vintage - February 9th, 2016

With a chirp, a smirk, and a nod, Kent Russell crisscrosses the country, seeking immersive experiences and revelations on society’s ragged edge.


Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78 RPM Records Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781451667066
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Published: Scribner Book Company - June 9th, 2015

"A thoughtful, entertaining history of obsessed music collectors and their quest for rare early 78 rpm records" (Los Angeles Times), Do Not Sell at Any Price is a fascinating, complex story of preservation, loss, obsession, and art.


BK: Love in Lowercase with Francesc Miralles and Gwen Cooper

02/03/2016 - 7:00pm

This event takes place in our Brooklyn location.

Love in Lowercase: A Novel Cover Image
By Francesc Miralles, Julie Wark (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143128212
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Published: Penguin Books - January 26th, 2016

A feel-good novel for fans of A Man Called Ove and The Rosie Project, about an eccentric, language-loving bachelor and the cat that opens his eyes to life’s little pleasures

The Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick:


Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385343985
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Published: Bantam - September 7th, 2010

ONCE IN NINE LIVES, SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY HAPPENS.
 
The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already had two, not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and a recently broken heart. Then Gwen’s veterinarian called with a story about a three-week-old eyeless kitten who’d been abandoned. It was love at first sight.


BK: Gotham Writers Workshop

01/24/2016 - 2:00pm

Gotham Writers Workshop is a creative home in New York City and Online where writers develop their craft and come together in the spirit of discovery and fellowship.

This workshop will be a Write-In:

A teacher gives an interesting writing prompt.

We write.
We share.
We mingle.

No pressure, no critiquing, no angst.
Just freewheeling creativity. It will get your juices flowing no matter what type of writing you favor.

BK: The Pitchfork Review Release Party

01/21/2016 - 7:00pm

This event takes place in our Brooklyn store.

Join us in celebrating the release Issue 8 of The Pitchfork Review, a perfect-bound quarterly music publication, combining new long-form feature stories, photography, illustrations and other ephemera with selected recent pieces from Pitchfork. 

Beginning To See The Light: Preserving The Not-So-Distant Past

The Pitchfork Review Issue #8 (Fall) Cover Image
By Pitchfork (Editor)
$19.96
ISBN: 9780991399277
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Published: Pitchfork Media - January 19th, 2016

Pitchfork continues our venture into print with Issue 8 of The Pitchfork Review. We re proud to present the eighth edition of our perfect-bound quarterly music publication, combining new long-form feature stories, photography, illustrations and other ephemera with selected recent pieces from Pitchfork.


BK: The Hustle: Featuring D. Watkins, Erika Anderson, and Mensah Demary

01/10/2016 - 2:00pm

This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

The Hustle is a writers' conversation series at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn. Three writers do a brief reading then talk about how they hustle—what hours they keep, how they pay the bills, how they read, the importance of community and more. 

This month's guests will be D. Watkins, Erika Anderson, and Mensah Demary

The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America Cover Image
By D. Watkins, David Talbot (Foreword by)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781510703353
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Published: Hot Books - September 8th, 2015

A New York Times Best Seller!

Searing Dispatches from the Urban Zones Where African American Men Have Become an Endangered Species

To many in the age of Obama, America had succeeded in “going beyond race,” putting the divisions of the past behind us.


BK: Matt Marinovich Presents the Winter Girl

01/20/2016 - 7:00pm

This event takes place in our Brooklyn location.

THE WINTER GIRL is a scathing and exhilarating thriller that begins with a husband's obsession with the seemingly vacant house next door in the dead of wintertime in the Hamptons. One simple transgression quickly sends husband and wife down a deliriously wicked spiral of bad decisions, infidelities, escalating violence, and absolutely shocking revelations. Matt Marinovich makes a strong statement with this novel. The Winter Girl is the psychological thriller done to absolute perfection.

The Winter Girl: A Novel Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780385539975
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Published: Doubleday - January 19th, 2016

A marital thriller more scary than Gone Girl." —The Washington Post

A scathing and exhilarating thriller that begins with a husband's obsession with the seemingly vacant house next door.


BK: Gilmore Girls Book Group: The Year of Magical Thinking

01/31/2016 - 5:00pm

POSTPONED TO 1/31 DUE TO INCLIMATE WEATHER 

Rory Gilmore always has her pretty head in a book. In this club we will attempt to make our way through her extensive reading list. 

Please join us for a discussion of Joan Didion's classic and heartbreaking book "The Year of Magical Thinking."

 

The Year of Magical Thinking (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400078431
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Vintage - February 13th, 2007

This was the December GG Book Group pick.


The Group Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780156372084
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Mariner Books - September 16th, 1991

This was the February GG Book Group pick.


The Portable Dorothy Parker: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Dorothy Parker, Marion Meade (Introduction by), Seth (Illustrator)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780143039532
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Published: Penguin Classics - March 28th, 2006

The second revision in sixty years, this sublime collection ranges over the verse, stories, essays, and journalism of one of the twentieth century's most quotable authors.


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