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
ISBN: 9781555976934
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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)

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ISBN: 9780812984354
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 27th, 2014

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
ISBN: 9780989760713
Availability: Backordered
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
ISBN: 9780143113119
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Penguin Books - February 26th, 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: 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: 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
ISBN: 9781936747924
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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
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ISBN: 9781451661989
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Scribner - 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.

In that instant, machine gunner Caleb Daniels lost his best friend, Kip Jacoby, and seven members of his unit.

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: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935639947
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Published: Tin House Books - October 14th, 2014

It's the summer of 1972 and girlhood has never been more fraught, but Darcy Steinke captures all of it with an intimate, startling grace.

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.

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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
ISBN: 9780872866249
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Published: City Lights Publishers - City Lights Publishe - 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
ISBN: 9781566893749
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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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