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    BK: J. Robert Lennon and David Gilbert

    11/19/2014 - 7:00pm

    This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.

    Join us for a reading and signing with J. Robert Lennon (Castle, Familiar) in honor of his new short story collection, See You in Paradise. He'll be reading with David Gilbert, author of And Sons.

    See You in Paradise: Stories Cover Image
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9781555976934
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Graywolf Press - November 4th, 2014

    The first substantial collection of short fiction from "a writer with enough electricity to light up the country" (Ann Patchett)


    & Sons Cover Image
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9780812984354
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Random House Trade - May 27th, 2014

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
    The Washington Post The New Yorker Esquire The Austin Chronicle Kansas City Star The Guardian (UK) BookPage Flavorwire Bookish

    A] big, brilliant novel. The New York Times Book Review


    BK Indie Press Book Group: The Wallcreeper

    11/15/2014 - 11:00am

    All book group picks are 10% off!

    The Wallcreeper Cover Image
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9780989760713
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Dorothy a Publishing Project - October 1st, 2014

    Fiction. "Who is Nell Zink? She claims to be an expatriate living in northeast Germany. Maybe she is; maybe she isn't. I don't know. I do know that this first novel arrives with a voice that is fully formed: mature, hilarious, terrifyingly intelligent, and wicked. The novel is about a bird-loving American couple that moves to Europe and becomes, basically, eco-terrorists.


    BK: Memoir Writing with Gotham Writers

    11/23/2014 - 2:00pm

    This event will take place at our Brooklyn store.

    Join Cullen Thomas for a memoir writing class, courtesy of Gotham Writers. Bring your ideas and leave with new pages in hand! Cullen Thomas is the author of the memoir Brother One Cell (Viking). His work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, Salon, World Hum, Current Biography, and Penthouse. He also teaches Travel Writing, Creative Nonfiction 101, and Teen Creative Writing.

    Brother One Cell: An American Coming of Age in South Korea's Prisons Cover Image
    $17.00
    ISBN: 9780143113119
    Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
    Published: Penguin Books - March 1st, 2008

    Cullen Thomas was just like the thousands of other American kids who travel abroad after college. He was hungry for meaning and excitement beyond a nine-to-five routine, so he set off for Seoul, South Korea, to teach English and look for adventure.


    BK: Bookshop Workshops Double-Header

    11/16/2014 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    BK: Greenpoint Comedy Night

    11/08/2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    Greenpoint Comedy Night returns to the WORD bookstore! This month's show features beer from Brooklyn Brewery and headlining comedian Adam Newman (seen on Comedy Central and The Late Show with David Letterman). Admission is $6 and includes two beers. Audrey Murray hosts Garrett Barnes, Max Haddad, Sam Bourne, Ashley Morris, Dave Bergmann, and Zane Golia.

    BK: Poetry and Prose with Richard Levine, Claire Trevien, Aimee Herman, Jenna Leigh Evans, and Puma Perl

    11/04/2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    Join poets and writers Richard Levine, Claire Trevien Aimee Herman, Jenna Leigh Evans, and Puma Perl for a night of readings, followed by a signing.

    Facebook RSVP encouraged but not required.

    BK: Kerry Howley and Jennifer Percy

    11/20/2014 - 7:00pm

    This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.

    Essayist Kerry Howley spent three years investigating the world of cage fighting and documented in her debut nonfiction book Thrown. Join her and Jennifer Percy, author of Demon Camp: A Soldier’s Exorcism, for a conversation about violence and culture in America.

    Facebook RSVP encouraged but not required.

    Thrown Cover Image
    $15.95
    ISBN: 9781936747924
    Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
    Published: Sarabande Books - October 14th, 2014

    In this darkly funny work of literary nonfiction, a bookish young woman insinuates herself into the lives of two cage fighters--one a young prodigy, the other an aging journeyman.


    Demon Camp: A Soldier's Exorcism Cover Image
    $26.00
    ISBN: 9781451661989
    Availability: Hard to Find
    Published: Scribner Book Company - January 14th, 2014

    In 2005 a Chinook helicopter carrying sixteen Special Ops soldiers crashed during a rescue mission in a remote part of Afghanistan, killing everyone on board.


    BK: Darcey Steinke in conversation with Rick Moody

    11/18/2014 - 7:00pm

    This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.

    In honor of her new novel Sister Golden Hair, Darcey Steinke will be in conversation with Rick Moody (The Four Fingers of Death, On Celestial Music). Sister Golden Hair follows 12-year-old Jesse as she moves through the summer of 1972 and navigates the gap between childhood and adulthood.

    Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

    Sister Golden Hair Cover Image
    $15.95
    ISBN: 9781935639947
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Tin House Books - October 14th, 2014

    When Jesse's family moves to Roanoke, Virginia, in the summer of 1972, she's twelve years old and already mindful of the schism between innocence and femininity, the gap between childhood and the world of adults. Her father, a former pastor, cycles through spiritual disciplines as quickly as he cycles through jobs.


    BK Local Organic: New Writing from the Greenpoint Writers Group

    11/15/2014 - 6:30pm

    This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.

    The Greenpoint Writers Group returns with the latest installment of their reading series Local Organic, featuring all new work and free wine to go around. Reading will be Nicholas DiMichele, Crispin Kott, Logan Medland, Luke Ohlson, Danielle Pollack, Vinny Senguttuvan, Hannah Thurman, and Kate Weinberg.

    Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

    BK: Thomas Page McBee and Saeed Jones

    11/13/2014 - 7:00pm

    This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.

    Thomas Page McBee (Man Alive) and Saeed Jones (Prelude to a Bruise) present a night of readings from their newest work. In his memoir Man Alive, McBee explores what it really means to be a man. In Prelude to a Bruise Jones explores how we reckon our past without being ravaged by it, and how we use people, and their bodies, to express ourselves.

    Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

    Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man (City Lights/Sister Spit) Cover Image
    $15.95
    ISBN: 9780872866249
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: City Lights Books - September 9th, 2014

    Winner - Best Transgender Nonfiction - 2015 Lambda Literary Awards

    Best Books of 2014 - Publishers Weekly

    Best Books of 2014 - NPR Books

    Best Nonficton Books of 2014 - Kirkus Reviews

    10 Best Transgender Non-Fiction Books - Advocate


    Prelude to Bruise Cover Image
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9781566893749
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Coffee House Press - September 9th, 2014

    Praise for Saeed Jones:

    "Jones is the kind of writer who's more than wanted: he's desperately needed."--FlavorWire

    "This book leaves your body transformed in a way that poetry should." --ElevenEleven


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