Brooklyn

BK: Greenpoint Comedy Night

09/13/2014 - 7:00pm

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. 

The Lost & Found Show’s Brooklyn Book Festival Edition at WORD

09/19/2014 - 7:00pm

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.

Short Century Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781940207070
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rare Bird Books, a Barnacle Book - March 18th, 2014

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.


BK: Tigerman Lunchtime with Nick Harkaway

09/27/2014 - 12:00pm

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.

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Tigerman Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385352413
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - July 29th, 2014

A KIRKUS REVIEWS and NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A WASHINGTON POST AND ALA NOTABLE BOOK


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The Gone-Away World (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307389077
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Published: Vintage - August 11th, 2009

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.
 


Angelmaker (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307743626
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Published: Vintage - October 23rd, 2012

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


BK: David Ewalt presents Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons

09/25/2014 - 7:00pm

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.

Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and The People Who Play It Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451640502
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Scribner - August 20th, 2013

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.


BK: Liz Prince presents Tomboy with Ariel Schrag

09/23/2014 - 7:00pm

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.

Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781936976553
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Published: Zest Books - September 2nd, 2014

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.


Adam Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780544142930
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Published: Mariner Books - June 10th, 2014

NOW 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


BK: John Scalzi presents Lock In

09/18/2014 - 7:00pm

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.

Lock In: A Novel of the Near Future Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765375865
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Tor Books - August 26th, 2014

The New York Times bestseller, Lock In, is a blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi.


BK: Brian Francis Slattery and The Family Hightower

09/17/2014 - 7:00pm

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.

The Family Hightower: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781609805630
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Seven Stories Press - September 9th, 2014

*** Named a Kirkus Reviews Starred Title in Their 10/01/14 Issue ***


BK: Christian Rudder presents Dataclysm

09/11/2014 - 7:00pm

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.

Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780385347372
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - September 9th, 2014

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.


BK: Chris Guillebeau and The Happiness of Pursuit

09/09/2014 - 7:00pm

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.

The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780385348843
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Harmony - September 9th, 2014

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.
 


BK: Guillotine presents Jenny Zhang and Kate Zambreno

09/05/2014 - 7:00pm

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.

Green Girl: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062322838
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 24th, 2014

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.


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