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    BK: Joanna Rakoff in conversation with J. Courtney Sullivan

    06/15/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    We celebrate the paperback release of My Salinger Year with author Joanna Rakoff, in conversation with J. Courtney Sullivan (The Engagements).

    My Salinger Year Cover Image
    $15.95
    ISBN: 9780307947987
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Vintage - May 12th, 2015

    Keenly observed and irresistibly funny, My Salinger Year is a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing.


    The Engagements (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
    $16.95
    ISBN: 9780307949226
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Vintage - May 20th, 2014

    A People Magazine Top 10 Best Book of the Year

    The bestselling author of Maine returns with an exhilarating novel about Frances Gerety, the real pioneering ad woman who coined the famous slogan “A Diamond is Forever,” and four unique marriages that will test how true—or not—those words might be.
     


    BK: Greenpoint Comedy Night

    05/30/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    This event takes place  at our Brooklyn location.

    Greenpoint Comedy Night returns with headliner Jon Fisch (seen on The Late Show with David Letterman). Garrett Barnes hosts Fariaz Rabani, Michael Karlik, Turner Sparks, Ronnie Fleming, and Alyssa Limperis. Admission is $6 and includes two free beers from our sponsor, The Brooklyn Brewery.

    BK: Meet the Presses with Akashic and Dzanc Books

    06/17/2015 - 7:00pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    Two of our favorite presses come together under one ceiling! Akashic's Kaylie Jones (The Anger Meridian) and Nina Solomon (The Love Book) join Dzanc authors Jen Grow (My Life as a Mermaid), and Patrick O'Neill (Gun Needle Spoon) for a night of readings.

    RSVP encouraged but not required.

    The Anger Meridian Cover Image
    $26.95
    ISBN: 9781617753503
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Akashic Books - July 7th, 2015

    "Kaylie Jones's striking novel...quivers with tension from the opening page... A] lovely, finely plotted novel, which highlights colorful San Miguel and the complexities of family, loyalty and honesty. The Anger Meridian is at once a suspenseful mystery and a superlatively gripping story of self-discovery."
    --Shelf Awareness, Starred review


    The Love Book Cover Image
    $15.95
    ISBN: 9781617753176
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Kaylie Jones Books - January 6th, 2015

    Named a Pick of the Week for the week of January 2nd by Publishers Weekly

    A New York Post Required Reading Pick

    "Fans of Sarah Dessen and Mary Kay Andrews will enjoy this grown-up Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, a story of risk, reward, loss, and love."
    --Booklist


    My Life as a Mermaid, and Other Stories Cover Image
    $14.95
    ISBN: 9781938103032
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    Published: Dzanc Books - June 9th, 2015

    This stunning collection introduces an important new voice in American fiction. The characters--among them a suburban wife, an alcoholic mother, two homeless men, and an injured veteran--grapple with being voiceless and feeling trapped.


    Gun, Needle, Spoon Cover Image
    $14.95
    ISBN: 9781936873579
    Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
    Published: Dzanc Books - June 9th, 2015

    This memoir follows a punk rock pioneer on his slide into drug abuse and life as an armed robber, all the way through life in recovery and what it's like to look back on those times, knowing all the while that he is still under the threat of three strikes, a twenty-five-to-life prison sentence waiting. He has no choice but to deal with it all drug free.


    BK: Edward Mullany with Paula Bomer, Safia Jama, and Emily Toder

    06/11/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    Edward Mullany releases his new book, The Three Sunrises, with fellow authors Paula Bomer, Safia Jama, and Emily Toder.

    RSVP encouraged but not required.

    BK: Not for Tourists NYC with Jane Pirone and Rob Tallia

    06/10/2015 - 7:00pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    Natives, transplants, and (despite the name) visitors are invited to see NYC anew with expert explorers Jane Pirone and Rob Tallia, presenting the new Not for Tourists Illustrated Guide to New York City.

    RSVP encouraged but not required.

    Not for Tourists Illustrated Guide to New York City Cover Image
    Email or call for price and availability
    ISBN: 9781634500869
    Availability: Hard to Find
    Published: Not for Tourists - May 5th, 2015

    A colorful and detailed guide for anyone who wants to get the most out of the city.


    BK: Peaches with Elissa Schappell

    06/09/2015 - 7:00pm

    **RESERVATIONS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT**

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    We are thrilled to present the incomparable Peaches, who will be in conversation with Elissa Schappell about her new book, What Else is in the Teaches of Peaches.

    This event is free and open to the public, but reserved seats are only available with pre-purchase of the book. Once reserved seats are sold out, standing room is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    BK: Rude Cakes storytime with Rowboat Watkins

    06/07/2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    Rowboat Watkins presents his hilarious, deliciously entertaining Rude Cakes. For kids of all ages!

    RSVP encouraged but not required. 

     

     

    Rude Cakes Cover Image
    $16.99
    ISBN: 9781452138510
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Chronicle Books - June 2nd, 2015

    2016 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award – New Illustrator Honor


    BK: Reid Mitenbuler presents Bourbon Empire at Ramona Bar

    06/03/2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    This event takes place at Ramona Bar, 113 Franklin St., Brooklyn.

    Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America’s Whiskey Cover Image
    $27.95
    ISBN: 9780670016839
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Viking - May 12th, 2015

    How bourbon came to be, and why it’s experiencing such a revival today
     


    BK: Greenpoint Comedy Night

    05/16/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    Greenpoint Comedy Night is back at the WORD bookstore and our next show is on May 16. Admission is $6 and includes two free beers from our sponsor, The Brooklyn Brewery. This weekend's lineup features headliner Guy Branum (seen on Chelsea Lately). Garrett Barnes hosts Maurice Licorish, Bret Raybould, Carolyn Busa, Marcia Belsky, and Mike Abrusci.
     

    Music Writing Book Group: In the All-Night Cafe

    07/11/2015 - 2:00pm

    All book group picks are 10% off!

    In the All-Night Café: A Memoir of Belle and Sebastian's Formative Year Cover Image
    $15.95
    ISBN: 9781613730782
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    Published: Chicago Review Press - May 1st, 2015

    “One afternoon in 1994, I had an idea.” So begins Stuart David’s charming, evocative memoir about the indie pop band Belle and Sebastian.
     
    Determined to make his living writing stories and songs, Stuart had spent several years scraping by on the dole in his small, industrial hometown.


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