Brooklyn: A Steve/Bucky Fanzine Launch Party

09/20/2014 - 5:00pm

This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.

Join Brooklyn Zine for a launch party celebrating Steve & Bucky, zines, and more.

WHAT’S GOING ON? Artist Q&As! An information session about how to run your own fandom zine! Copies of the BROOKLYN zine for sale, as well as prints, posters, and other cool stuff! Drinks and snacks! Meet a bunch of cool fandom people and talk about how upset Steve & Bucky make you!!

ALSO, THERE’S MORE! Free all day that Saturday? Good, come hang out with us!! Meet us at 1PM at Transmitter Park for a picnic potluck: bring something to share!

THAT’S NOT EVEN ALL! After the launch, at 7:30PM, we’ll be moving to Broken Land Bar to drink our feelings!

Facebook RSVP or web RSVP.


BK Book Group: Bad Feminist

11/01/2014 - 12:00pm

All book group picks are 10% off!

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Bad Feminist: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062282712
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

From the author of Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, the New York Times Bestseller and Best Book of the Year at NPR, the Boston Globe, Newsweek, and many more

A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.

BK: Gotham Writers' Workshop: Fiction with Jessica Penner

09/28/2014 - 2:00pm

This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.Join Jessica Penner for workshop on the ins and outs of fiction writing. Penneris the author of the novel in stories Shaken In The Water, (Foxhead Books), and her short fiction has appeared in Lost Writers, in the anthology Tongue Screws and Testimonies (Herald Press), and received an Honorable Mention for the Open City R. Rofihe Trophy. Her nonfiction has been published in the Bellevue Literary Review, The Fiddleback, Luna Luna, Rhubarb, and The Center for Mennonite Writing Journal. One of her essays was an honorable mention for the Burns Archive Prize for Nonfiction and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has taught at James Madison University and the Long Island Business Institute.

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ISBN: 9780984748686
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Foxhead Books - February 1st, 2013

Fiction. Women's Studies. 1903: a Mennonite woman gives birth to a daughter named Agnes. The child bears a birthmark known in Low German as Tieja Kjoaw, the Tiger's Scar. The mark portends greatness or tragedy.

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


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The Gone-Away World (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307389077
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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
ISBN: 9780307743626
Availability: Backordered
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 --

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.


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
ISBN: 9781936976553
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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
ISBN: 9780544142930
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - June 10th, 2014

“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.


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