Brooklyn

Books Beneath the Bridge

07/22/2019 - 7:00pm

Brooklyn's Bridge Park's annual literature series returns to the Granite Prospect steps featuring 6 evenings curated by local, independent bookstores. Each program will include a reading, Q&A, and book signing with the authors.

WORD Brooklyn is proud to present Rob Sheffield and Jenn Pelly on Monday, July 22nd at 7pm.

ABOUT ROB SHEFFIELD 

Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062207661
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Published: Dey Street Books - June 19th, 2018

An NPR Best Book of the Year • Winner of the Virgil Thomson Award for Outstanding Music Criticism

“This is the best book about the Beatles ever written”  Mashable


On Bowie Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062562708
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Published: Dey Street Books - June 28th, 2016

From the New York Times bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape, a thoughtful and loving meditation on the life of the late David Bowie that explores his creative legacy and the enduring and mutual connection he enjoyed with his fans


Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781400083039
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Published: Three Rivers Press - December 4th, 2007

“The happiest, saddest, sweetest book about rock ‘n’ roll that I’ve ever experienced.”—Chuck Klosterman
 


Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780452297234
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Published: Plume - April 26th, 2011

From the bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape and Turn Around Bright Eyes, "a funny, insightful look at the sublime torture of adolescence."—Entertainment Weekly


Turn Around Bright Eyes: A Karaoke Journey of Starting Over, Falling in Love, and Finding Your Voice Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062207630
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Published: It Books - May 20th, 2014

Once upon a time I was falling apart. Now I'm always falling in love.


The Raincoats' the Raincoats (33 1/3) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781501302404
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Published: Bloomsbury Academic - October 5th, 2017

In 1979, from the basement of a London squat, the Raincoats reinvented what punk could be. They had a violin player. They came from Portugal, Spain, and England. Their anarchy was poetic. Working with the iconic Rough Trade Records at its radical beginnings, they were the first group of punk women to actively call themselves feminists.


WORD BROOKLYN PRESENTS: SOB SISTERS Science Night

02/10/2020 - 7:00pm

Sob Sisters Science Night

American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525539551
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 11th, 2020

From the acclaimed author of Death in the Air ("Not since Devil in the White City has a book told such a harrowing tale"--Douglas Preston) comes the riveting story of the birth of criminal investigation in the twentieth century.


The Angel and the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524799175
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 21st, 2020

A thrilling story of scientific detective work and medical potential that illuminates the newly understood role of microglia—an elusive type of brain cell that is vitally relevant to our everyday lives.
 


Falling Into the Fire: A Psychiatrist's Encounters with the Mind in Crisis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143125716
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Penguin Books - July 29th, 2014

Falling Into the Fire is psychiatrist Christine Montross’s thoughtful investigation of the gripping patient encounters that have challenged and deepened her practice. The majority of the patients Montross treats in Falling Into the Fire are seen in the locked inpatient wards of a psychiatric hospital; all are in moments of profound crisis.


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


WRBG Book Club BK Discusses PATSY

07/27/2019 - 3:00pm

 

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Patsy: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781631495632
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Published: Liveright - June 4th, 2019

“A novel that splits at the seams with yearning, elegantly written and deeply felt. Dennis-Benn leads the reader through Patsy's life with empathy and grace.” - Esme Weijun Wang, author of The Collected Schizophrenias


WORD BK Presents: Dexter Palmer and Gabe Henry for MARY TOFT; OR, THE RABBIT QUEEN

11/20/2019 - 7:30pm

 

Join us at WORD Greenpoint to celebrate the release of Dexter Palmer's new book Mary Toft; Or, the Rabbit Queen. Dexter will be joined in conversation by author Gabe Henry. 

Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781101871935
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Pantheon - November 19th, 2019

In 1726, in the town of Godalming, England, a woman confounded the nation’s medical community by giving birth to seventeen rabbits. This astonishing true story is the basis for Dexter Palmer’s stunning, powerfully evocative new novel.
 


What the Fact?!: A Daily Trivia Almanac of 365 Strange Days in History (Trivia A Day, Educational Gifts, Trivia Facts) Cover Image
By Gabe Henry, Dave Hopkins (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781452168531
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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 . .


$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 Carolyn Sloan

10/20/2019 - 12:00pm

 

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

ABOUT THE BOOK

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)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781523506880
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 15th, 2019

AN INTERACTIVE, SWING-ALONG PICTURE BOOK—WITH 12 SOUND CHIPS!
 

 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)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780761176473
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 27th, 2015

Please take your seat. The concert is about to begin!
 
“An ideal way to introduce children to the magic of music—delightful, charming, wonderfully entertaining, beautifully illustrated.”—Gerard Schwarz, Music Director, the All-Star Orchestra
 
Discover what a symphony is. Who Beethoven was.


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
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ISBN: 9781936196999
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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
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062448972
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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.


$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 Galia Bernstein

08/04/2019 - 12:00pm

 

Join us at WORD Greenpoint for storytime with Galia Bernstein, author of the books Leyla and I Am a Cat

ABOUT THE BOOK

Leyla Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419735431
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 21st, 2019

Leyla is sick of her big, loud, overbearing family. They are always chatting, snuggling, and grooming each other (ew!), and—for Leyla—there’s no escape from their attention. So, she decides to run away until she can’t hear (or smell) her baboon troop anymore. In the middle of her desert habitat, she finds a lizard sunning himself.


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. 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Let's Scare Bear Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780823439539
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Published: Holiday House - July 9th, 2019

"Let's scare bear!" says the tiny mouse. But the pint-size bully's plan backfires in this riff on a Japanese folktale.

An ALA Notable Children's Book


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. 

ABOUT CHARLES & THORN

Stenciletter: Stencil Lettering Kit Cover Image
$19.95
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).


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
$12.95
ISBN: 9780998521152
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Published: Aqualamb - March 21st, 2019

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