Brooklyn

BK: Greenpoint Comedy Night

03/14/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

Greenpoint Comedy Night returns to WORD. Admission is $6 and includes two free beers from our sponsor, The Brooklyn Brewery. This month's lineup features headliner Mike Recine (seen on Conan). Audrey Murray hosts Lance Weiss, Michael Karlik, Damon Millard, Emily Winter, and Julian Guarino.

BK: Brooklyn's Historic Greenpoint with Brian Merlis and Riccardo Gomes

04/02/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

Revisit bygone Greenpoint with historical archivist, photo collector, and Brooklyn-native Brian Merlis along with Riccardo Gomes, a local historian born and raised in East New York. Brooklyn's Historic Greenpoint comprises hundreds of vintage photos and maps, and a comprehensive, fully indexed history of the neighborhood, covering schools, churches, transportation (trolleys, buses), fire, police, landmarks, industry, and more.

BK Indie Press Book Group: Ban En Banlieue

05/16/2015 - 1:00pm

All book group picks are 10% off!

Ban En Banlieue Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781937658243
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Nightboat Books - January 6th, 2015

An evocative exploration of body and politics by one of our most exciting innovative writers. Bhanu Kapil's Ban en Banlieue follows a brown (black) girl as she walks home from school in the first moments of a riot. An April night in London, in 1979, is the axis of this startling work of overlapping arcs and varying approaches.


Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed at Housing Works

03/31/2015 - 7:00pm

This event takes place at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street, Manhattan.

WORD and Housing Works Bookstore Cafe are proud to present Meghan Daum (The Unspeakable) as she hosts the launch of her provocative new essay anthology, with Laura Kipnis, Anna Holmes, and other contributors.

Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids Cover Image
By Meghan Daum (Introduction by), Meghan Daum, Meghan Daum (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781250052933
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Picador - March 31st, 2015

One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to way to have it all-a successful, demanding career and the required 2.3 children-before their biological clock stopped ticking.


BK: Mark Adams presents Meet Me in Atlantis -- with John Hodgman

03/10/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

Mark Adams, scholar of the mystical (Turn Right at Machu Picchu) and the muscular (Mr. America: How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation ... ), sets his sights on the mythical lost city Atlantis. Adams will be joined by celebrated comedian John Hodgman.

RSVP encouraged but not required.

Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525953708
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Dutton Books - March 10th, 2015

The New York Times Bestseller
The author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu travels the globe in search of the world's most famous lost city.

"Adventurous, inquisitive and mirthful, Mark Adams gamely sifts through the eons of rumor, science, and lore to find a place that, in the end, seems startlingly real indeed."--Hampton Sides


That Is All Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781594485848
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - October 2nd, 2012

John Hodgman—bestselling author, The Daily Show's "Resident Expert," minor television celebrity, and deranged millionaire—brings us the third and final installment in his trilogy of Complete World Knowledge. 


BK: Hold Your Own with Kate Tempest

03/26/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

All the way from South-East London, celebrated poet, performer, and playwright Kate Tempest celebrates the U.S. release of Brand New Ancients and Hold Your Own.

RSVP encouraged but not required.

Hold Your Own: Poems Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781632862051
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Bloomsbury USA - March 10th, 2015

My heart throws its head against my ribs, / it's denting every bone it's venting something it has known since I arrived and felt it beat.


Brand New Ancients: A Poem Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632862075
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Bloomsbury USA - March 10th, 2015

Yes, the gods are on the park bench, the gods are on the bus, / The gods are all here, the gods are in us. / The gods are timeless, fearless, fighting to be bold, / conviction is a heavy hand to hold, / grip it, winged sandals tearing up the pavement -- / you, me, everyone: Brand New Ancients.


BK: Nina MacLaughlin presents Hammer Head

03/25/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

Journalist-turned-carpenter Nina MacLaughlin profiles her vocational and personal transformation with Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter. She'll be in conversation with Meredith Turits, Bustle's senior culture editor, and refreshments will be provided by Book Riot.

RSVP encouraged but not required.

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Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393239133
Availability: Unavailable
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 16th, 2015

A warm and inspiring book for anyone who has ever dreamed of changing tracks: the story of a young woman who quit her desk job to become a carpenter.


BK: Dawn Luebbe and My 1992 Diary

03/24/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

Upright Citizen’s Brigade cast member Dawn Luebbe goes back … way back … with My 1992 Diary, which is exactly what it sounds like. Not to be missed!

RSVP encouraged but not required.

My 1992 Diary Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419715860
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 24th, 2015

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