This event takes place at our Brooklyn location. Comedy Night returns to the WORD bookstore! This month's show features beer from Brooklyn Brewery and headlining comedian Adam Newman (seen on The Late Show with David Letterman). Admission is $6 and includes two beers. Audrey Murray hosts Usama Siddiquee, Michael Karlik, Patrick J. Reilly, Emmy Blotnick, David Vaughn Straughn, and Michelle Wolf.Facebook RSVP requested but not required.
This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.Event: 7 - 8:30 p.m., doors at 6:30 p.m.The Lost & Found Show brings together fiction and nonfiction stories involving a theme object that could be left in a lost and found box. Featuring David Burr Gerrard (Short Century, The Awl, The Millions), Michael Maiello (Esquire, McSweeney’s), Ken M (Horsey Surprise, College Humor), and Marie Sabatino (Word Riot, Freerange Nonfiction, Akashic Books).Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
When a mysterious blogger reveals renowned pro-war journalist Arthur Hunt's long-ago incestuous affair with his smart but impressionable younger sister, Emily, Arthur writes a memoir in defense of his life, coming to terms with his shattered sense of self, his skewed political ideals, and the crumbling American empire he has been struggling to uphold.
This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.Grab your sandwich and pull up a chair for a Google Hangout Live interview and Q&A with Nick Harkaway, joining us digitally from the UK, in honor of his newest novel Tigerman. You can watch from home, or join us at WORD Brooklyn where snacks will be provided and audience members get first dibs during the Q&A! Facebook RSVP encouraged, so we know how many bagels to get, but not required. You can also join in along from home, via Google Hangout.
A KIRKUS REVIEWS and NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A WASHINGTON POST AND ALA NOTABLE BOOK
A hilarious, action-packed look at the apocalypse that combines a touching tale of friendship, a thrilling war story, and an all out kung-fu infused mission to save the world.
A Wall Street Journal and Booklist Best Mystery of 2012
A Best Science Fiction Book of 2012 -- The Guardian
GeekDad's Best Adult Fiction of 2012 -- Wired.com
Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Arthur C. Clarke Award
This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.Break out your D20 and come by WORD for an evening with David Ewalt and his new history of D&D, Of Dice and Men. There will be a few rounds of the card-game Munchkin, as well as a discussion, Q&A, and signing.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
The Hobbit meets Moneyball in this definitive book on Dungeons & Dragons—from its origins and rise to cultural prominence to the continued effects on popular culture today.
HERE, THERE BE DRAGONS.
Ancient red dragons with 527 hit points, +44 to attack, and a 20d10 breath weapon, to be specific.
This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.Local writers Liz Prince (Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir) and Ariel Schrag (Adam) discuss gender identity and their newest works. In Tomboy, Prince chronicles her struggle to understand what it means to “be a girl.” In Schrag’s debut novel Adam, a teenage boy gets mistaken for a trans guy -- and falls for a lesbian. Join us for what should be a fascinating discussion.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
Growing up, Liz Prince wasn't a girly girl, dressing in pink tutus or playing Pretty Pretty princess like the other girls in her neighborhood. But she wasn't exactly one of the guys either, as she quickly learned when her Little League baseball coach exiled her to the outfield instead of letting her take the pitcher's mound.$14.99ISBN: 9780544142930Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Mariner Books - June 10th, 2014NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RHYS ERNST AND STARRING NICHOLAS ALEXANDER, BOBBI SALVÖR MENUEZ, LEO SHENG, AND MARGARET QUALLEY
“An insightful, funny, and unexpected love story.”—Aimee Mann
When Adam Freedman — a straight, cis teen from Piedmont, California — goes to stay with his older sister Casey
This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.WORD favorite John Scalzi returns! He’ll be talking viruses, murder, and more at the Brooklyn launch for Lock In.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
The New York Times bestseller, Lock In, is a blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi.
This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.WORD favorite Brian Francis Slattery shines a light on the criminal underworld in his newest novel, The Family Hightower. Roaming from Cleveland to Morocco and beyond, Slattery weaves a story worthy of comparison to The Godfather. Come find out more at this reading, signing, and Q&A.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
*** Named a Kirkus Reviews Starred Title in Their 10/01/14 Issue ***
This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.What do our online lives reveal about who we really are? Find out with Christian Rudder, co-founder and President of OkCupid, as he discusses Dataclysm, an investigation into personal data. Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
A New York Times Bestseller
An audacious, irreverent investigation of human behavior and a first look at a revolution in the making
Our personal data has been used to spy on us, hire and fire us, and sell us stuff we don t need. In Dataclysm, Christian Rudder uses it to show us who we truly are.
This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.Entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Chris Guillebeau talks ordinary people and extraordinary goals in his new book The Happiness of Pursuit. Join him for a release day launch party including a reading, Q&A, and signing! Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
A remarkable book that will both guide and inspire, The Happiness of Pursuit reveals how anyone can bring meaning into their life by undertaking a quest.
This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.In honor of Guillotine #7: Hags, editor Sarah McCarry presents a conversation on identity, love, art, and living with rage with Jenny Zhang (Dear Jenny, We Are All Find) and Kate Zambreno (Heroines, Green Girl).
Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
With the fierce emotional and intellectual power of such classics as Jean Rhys's Good Morning, Midnight, Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, and Clarice Lispector's The Hour of the Star, Kate Zambreno's novel Green Girl is a provocative, sharply etched portrait of a young woman navigating the spectrum between anomie and epiphany.