Brooklyn

WORD BK Presents: Feminista Jones and Xavier D'Leau for RECLAIMING OUR SPACE

03/20/2019 - 7:30pm

 

Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780807055373
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Published: Beacon Press - January 29th, 2019

A treatise of Black women’s transformative influence in media and society, placing them front and center in a new chapter of mainstream resistance and political engagement


$5.00
SKU: jonesvoucher

$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, including Reclaiming Our Space. Please note that if you purchase a copy of the book from WORD there is no need to purchase an admission voucher. 


WORD BK: Presents PIZZA STORYTIME! with Jon Burgerman

02/24/2019 - 3:30pm

 

We don't know about you, but our reason for living is pizza. Cheese pizza, vegan pizza, pepperoni pizza, Hawaiian pizza, grandma pizza—we don't discriminate, we'll eat it all. Join us in Greenpoint for a very special pizza storytime with Jon Burgerman, author of How to Eat Pizza, featuring real (free!) pizza provided by our neighbor Paulie Gee's Slice Shop. It'll be a real slice of fun! 

ABOUT JON BURGERMAN

How to Eat Pizza Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780735228856
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Dial Books - November 6th, 2018

Everyone's favorite meal talks back in this deliciously irreverent new picture book from the creator of Splat! and Rhyme Crime


WORD BK Presents: Hampton Fancher and Mary-Beth Hughes for THE WALL WILL TELL YOU

03/13/2019 - 7:30pm

 

Join us at WORD Brooklyn for a special evening with Hampton Fancher, famed screenwriter of Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049. Hampton will be joined in conversation by Mary-Beth Hughes, author of the books Wavemaker II and Double Happiness.

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Wall Will Tell You: The Forensics of Screenwriting Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781612197616
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Published: Melville House - March 12th, 2019

A completely original guide to the screenwriter's art -- as only the writer of Blade Runner could concieve it.

The master speaks, in this unique guide for screenwriters -- and writers and artists of all kinds.


$5.00
SKU: wallvoucher

$5 admission to this event at our Brooklyn store. Your $5 voucher can be used toward anything in store, including The Wall Will Tell You. Please note that if you purchase a copy of the book from WORD there is no need to purchase a voucher. 


The Loved Ones Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802124982
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Published: Grove Press - June 14th, 2016

"Rich in sensory detail...a demanding read that rewards patience."--New York Times

"Edith Wharton and Henry James own the mansion housing this slant of prose, all style and substance, and Hughes moves ever closer to such mastery with...The Loved Ones."--Elle


WORD BK Presents: Katy Butler for THE ART OF DYING WELL

03/11/2019 - 7:30pm

 

The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501135316
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Published: Scribner - February 19th, 2019

A reassuring and thoroughly researched guide to maintaining a high quality of life—from resilient old age to the first inklings of a serious illness to the final breath—by the New York Times bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door.

The Art of Dying Well is about living as well as possible for as long as possible and adapting successfully


WORD BK Presents: Leanna Renee Hieber and Elizabeth Mahon for MISS VIOLET AND THE GREAT WAR

02/28/2019 - 7:30pm

 

Miss Violet and the Great War: A Strangely Beautiful Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780765377463
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Published: Tor Books - February 26th, 2019

PRISM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR

A superb, standalone adventure in Leanna Renee Hieber's groundbreaking, critically acclaimed Strangely Beautiful series, full of passion and power.

From childhood, Violet Rychman has dreamed of a coming war, of death and battle on an unimaginable scale. She has seen and heard ghosts, who have loved and guided her.


Strangely Beautiful Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9780765377432
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Published: Tor Books - April 26th, 2016

Originally published as two books, Strangely Beautiful unites Leanna Renee Hieber's critically acclaimed novels in a single revised volume, restoring the author's original vision for the work.


Perilous Prophecy: A Strangely Beautiful Novel Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780765377449
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Published: Tor Books - June 20th, 2017

Winner of the Prism Award for Best Fantasy Novel

“Tells a love story with exquisite detail.”—TrueBlood.net


Scandalous Women: The Lives and Loves of History's Most Notorious Women Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399536458
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Published: TarcherPerigee - March 2011

Throughout history women have caused wars, defied the rules, and brought men to their knees. The famous and the infamous, queens, divorcées, actresses, and outlaws have created a ruckus during their lifetimes-turning heads while making waves. Scandalous Women tells the stories of the risk takers who have flouted convention, beaten the odds, and determined the course of world events.


$5 admission to this event at our Brooklyn store. Your $5 voucher can be used toward anything in store, including Miss Violet and the Great War. Please note that if you purchase a copy of the book from WORD there is no need to purchase a voucher. 
 


WORD BK Presents: Emmanuel Iduma, Chiké Frankie Edozien, and Sandra Uwiringiyimana

02/21/2019 - 7:00pm

 

Join us at WORD Brooklyn for a panel featuring Emmanuel Iduma, Chiké Frankie Edozien, and Sandra Uwiringiyimana discussing memoir and the different ways they each interpret experience in their work, co-presented with The Mantle.

A Stranger's Pose Cover Image
By Emmanuel Iduma, Teju Cole (Foreword by), Abraham Oghobase (Photographer)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781911115496
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Cassava Republic Press - November 20th, 2018

Through stories remembered and imagined, and images by acclaimed photographers, A Stranger's Pose draws the reader into a world of encounters in more than a dozen African towns. Iduma blends memoir, travelogue and storytelling in these fragments of a traveller's journey across several African cities.


Lives of Great Men: Living and Loving as an African Gay Man Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780995516236
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Published: Team Angelica Publishing - November 24th, 2017

From Victoria Island, Lagos to Brooklyn, U.S.A. to Accra, Ghana to Paris, France; from across the Diaspora to the heart of the African continent, in this memoir Nigerian journalist Chike Frankie Edozien offers a highly personal series of contemporary snapshots of same gender loving Africans, unsung Great Men living their lives, triumphing and finding joy in the face of great adversity.


How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062470157
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 15th, 2018

Junior Library Guild Selection * New York Public Library's Best Books for Teens * Goodreads Choice Awards Nonfiction Finalist * Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best Books for Teens: Nonfiction * 2018 Texas Topaz Nonfiction List * YALSA's 2018 Quick Picks List  * Bank Street's 2018 Best Books of the Year


$5.00
SKU: mantlevoucher

$5 admission to this event at our Brooklyn store. Your $5 voucher can be used toward anything in store, including the participating authors' books. Please note that if you purchase a copy of the book from WORD there is no need to purchase a voucher. 
 


Gambit: Newer African Writing Cover Image
By Emmanuel Iduma (Editor), Shaun Randol (Editor)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780996577076
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Published: Mantle - January 2016

Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. African & African American Studies. GAMBIT: NEWER AFRICAN WRITING is a unique collection of nine interviews and original short stories by emerging writers from across Africa.


The Sound of Things to Come Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780996577090
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Published: Mantle - October 15th, 2016

Fiction. African & African American Studies. A young woman loses her grip on reality, destroyed by being the mistress of a powerful general. A pastor hides the innocent from marauding gangs hyped up by post- election fervor. A philosophy professor struggles against his better judgment to save everyone but himself. In present day Nigeria, there are many centers of the universe.


WORD BK Presents: AT THE INKWELL Reading Series

02/13/2019 - 7:00pm

 

Join us for a night of readings featuring Luna Luna writers presenting on the topic of Self-Love:

Denise Jarrott is the author of NYMPH (vegetarian alcoholic press) and two chapbooks, Nine Elegies (dancing girl press) and Herbarium (forthcoming from sorority mansion, 2019). She is currently at work on a series of essays in conversation with Roland Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse. She grew up in Iowa and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Light Magic for Dark Times: More than 100 Spells, Rituals, and Practices for Coping in a Crisis Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781592338535
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Published: Fair Winds Press - September 11th, 2018

When the world around you turns dark, tap into the light. If you're having a hard time finding that light, facing trauma and division, or want to send healing vibes to a friend, the inspired, easy-to-do spells of Light Magic for Dark Times can assist. 

Luna Luna magazine’s Lisa Marie Basile shares inspired&#


Dumbheart / Stupidface Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781937865955
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Published: Civil Coping Mechanisms - November 9th, 2017

"Good love stories aren't interesting to read about. Thankfully, DUMBHEART/STUPIDFACE provides a wonderful reprieve; Wilhelm writes the brutal truths of what it means to love someone with a detached ferocity generally observed in nature, as when a tiger devours a deer. And it is as exciting to watch." -Bijan Stephen.


WORD BK Presents: Hillary Frank and Emily Flake for WEIRD PARENTING WINS

02/10/2019 - 3:30pm

 

Join us at WORD Brooklyn for a conversation about the vagaries of parenting with Hillary Frank, creator of the podcast The Longest Short Time, and Emily Flake, New Yorker cartoonist and author of Mama Tried.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Weird Parenting Wins: Bathtub Dining, Family Screams, and Other Hacks from the Parenting Trenches Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143132554
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Published: TarcherPerigee - January 15th, 2019

Unconventional--yet effective--parenting strategies, carefully curated by the creator of the popular podcast The Longest Shortest Time


Mama Tried: Dispatches from the Seamy Underbelly of Modern Parenting Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781455558230
Availability: Backordered
Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 6th, 2015

New Yorker cartoonist Emily Flake relates the hilarious horrors of pregnancy, birth, and early parenting in this funny, poignant, and beautifully illustrated book.


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