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BK: Gotham Writers' Workshop: Dialogue With Pete Jensen

10/26/2014 - 2:00pm

This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

Join Pete Jensen for a writing workshop on dialogue, sponsored by Gotham Writers. Pete Jensen has developed original TV series for diverse production companies and he wrote the feature screenplay Derwin's Shadow, which won a development grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He wrote and directed the award-winning short film "Charlie Primitive," which screened at over twenty festivals across the U.S. and Europe. His prose has been published in such literary magazines as Swink.

BK: Scary Stories with Christopher Buehlman, Tobias Carroll, Michael Cisco, and Katherine Howe

10/22/2014 - 7:00pm

This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.Get ready for Halloween with Christopher Buelhman (The Necromancer’s House), Tobias Carroll of Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Michael Cisco (Member), and Katherine Howe (editor of The Penguin Book of Witches), who will do their best to give you nightmares with a joint reading and signing.Facebook RSVP encouraged but not required.

The Lesser Dead Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780425272619
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Published: Berkley Publishing Group - October 7th, 2014

WINNER OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION S BEST HORROR NOVEL OF THE YEAR

As much F. Scott Fitzgerald as Dean Koontz (#1 "New York Times" bestselling author Patricia Briggs), Christopher Buehlman excels in twisting the familiar into newfound dread in his genre-bending ("California Literary Review") novels.


The Narrator Cover Image
$15.49
ISBN: 9780984603749
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Published: Civil Coping Mechanisms - August 21st, 2010

The Penguin Book of Witches Cover Image
By Katherine Howe (Editor), Katherine Howe (Introduction by), Katherine Howe (Notes by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143106180
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 30th, 2014

Chilling real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America, compiled by the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs


BK: Sharknados and Saints with Tiffany Reisz and Andrew Shaffer

10/21/2014 - 7:00pm

This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.Writing power-couple Tiffany Reisz (The Saint) and Andrew Shaffer (How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters) join forces to present an evening exploring supernatural weather patterns, erotica, and more. Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

The Saint (Original Sinners: The White Years) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780778316145
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Published: Mira Books - June 24th, 2014

Before she became Manhattan's most famous dominatrix, Nora Sutherlin was merely a girl called Eleanor...


How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters: Fight Back When Monsters and Mother Nature Attack Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780553418132
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Published: Three Rivers Press - July 8th, 2014

Sharks Are Flying at Your Head at 300 mph.
How Will You Survive?
 
In the apocalyptic world we live in, Mother Nature is angry. Danger waits at every turn, and catastrophes like the Los Angeles sharknados have taught us that we need to be ready for anything. Too many lives have already been lost.
 


BK: Eat More Better with Dan Pashman and Alex Eben Meyer

10/16/2014 - 7:00pm

This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.Let The Sporkful’s Dan Pashman and local illustrator Alex Eben Meyer teach you how to make everything you eat more delicious with a presentation and signing of Eat More Better, a definitive illustrated guidebook for anyone who loves food.Facebook RSVP encouraged but not required. 

Eat More Better: How to Make Every Bite More Delicious Cover Image
By Dan Pashman, Alex Eben Meyer (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781451689730
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 14th, 2014

What if you could make everything you eat more delicious?

As creator of the WNYC podcast The Sporkful and host of the Cooking Channel web series You're Eating It Wrong, Dan Pashman is obsessed with doing just that. Eat More Better weaves science and humor into a definitive, illustrated guidebook for anyone who loves food. But this book isn’t for foodies.


BK: Lizzie Stark and Pandora's DNA

10/15/2014 - 7:00pm

This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.What does it mean to live with the genetic mutation BRCA? Lizzie Stark (Leaving Mundania) returns to WORD with her new book Pandora’s DNA, examining the legal quandaries, scientific developments, medical breakthroughs, and ethical concerns that surround the BRCA mutations.
Facebook RSVP encouraged but not required.

Pandora's DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes Through History, Science, and One Family Tree Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781613748602
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Chicago Review Press - October 1st, 2014

2015 ALA Notable Book

Would you cut out your healthy breasts and ovaries if you thought it might save your life?


BK: Justin Taylor, Brian Morton, and David Ryan

10/08/2014 - 7:00pm

This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.Justin Taylor (Gospel of Anarchy) returns with his new short story collection, Flings, which captures the contemporary search for identity, connection, and a place to call home. He’ll be joined by fellow writers Brian Morton (Florence Gordon) and David Ryan (Animals in Motion) for a joint reading, Q&A, and signing.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

Flings: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062310156
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Harper - August 19th, 2014

The acclaimed author of Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever and The Gospel of Anarchy makes his hardcover debut with a piercing collection of short fiction that illuminates our struggle to find love, comfort, and identity.


Florence Gordon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544309869
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 23rd, 2014

A wise and entertaining novel about a woman who has lived life on her own terms for seventy-five defiant and determined years, only to find herself suddenly thrust to the center of her family’s various catastrophes

Meet Florence Gordon: blunt, brilliant, cantankerous and passionate, feminist icon to young women, invisible to almost e


Animals in Motion: Stories Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780985881238
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Published: Roundabout Press - July 15th, 2014

Fiction. A giant elk is trapped inside the yard of a family of teenaged boys while their tyrannical father gradually shrinks to the size of a doll. A World War II veteran living at a Laurel Canyon ranch in the late '60s faces the threat of changing times and a disturbing, soon to be famous, cult at the next ranch over.


BK: Matthew Gavin Frank in conversation with Marie-Helene Bertino

10/07/2014 - 7:00pm

This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.Author and poet Matthew Gavin Frank presents Preparing the Ghost, a mix of history, creative non-fiction, memoir, and poetry about the storied giant squid. He’ll be in conversation with author Marie-Helene Bertino (2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas), followed by a Q&A and signing.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

Preparing the Ghost: An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780871402837
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Published: Liveright - July 7th, 2014

A Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2014

Memory, mythology, and obsession collide in this strikingly original and enigmatic account of the first man to photograph a giant squid.


2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780804140232
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - August 5th, 2014

An enchanting and staggeringly original debut novel about one day in the lives of three unforgettable characters


BK: Tipsy Trivia with Of All the Gin Joints: Stumbling Through Hollywood History

10/02/2014 - 7:00pm

This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

Join author Mark Bailey and artist Edward Hemingway for a titillating conversation about the boozy side of Hollywood from their book, Of All the Gin Joints. Moderated by Karen Duffy and with a whiskey tasting sponsored by High West Distillery, there will be trivia, giveaways, cocktails, celebrities, and much more!

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

Of All the Gin Joints: Stumbling through Hollywood History Cover Image
By Mark Bailey, Edward Hemingway (Illustrator)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781565125933
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 30th, 2014

True tales of celebrity hijinks are served up with an equal measure of Hollywood history, movie-star mayhem, and a frothy mix of forty cocktail recipes.

Humphrey Bogart got himself arrested for protecting his drinking buddies, who happened to be a pair of stuffed pandas.


BK: An Evening with Nicholas Kaufman, Laird Barron, and L.A. Kornetsky

10/01/2014 - 7:00pm

This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.Nicholas Kaufmann returns to WORD with Die and Stay Dead, the sequel to Dying is My Business. He’s joined by Laird Barron (The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All) and L.A. Kornetsy (Doghouse) for a night of weird and wonderful fiction.Facebook RSVP encouraged but not required.

Die and Stay Dead Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250036124
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 30th, 2014

In Die and Stay Dead, Nicholas Kaufmann's gripping sequel to Dying is My Business, A brutal murder in Greenwich village puts Trent and the Five-Pointed Star on the trail of Erickson Arkwright, the last surviving member of a doomsday cult. Back in the day, the Aeternis Tenebris cult thought the world would end on New Year's Eve of 2000.


Occultation and Other Stories Cover Image
By Laird Barron, Michael Shea (Introduction by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781597805148
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Published: Night Shade - July 29th, 2014

Winner of the 2010 Shirley Jackson Award, nine stories of cosmic horror from the heir apparent to Lovecraft’s throne.

Laird Barron has emerged as one of the strongest voices in modern horror and dark fantasy fiction, building on the eldritch tradition pioneered by writers such as H. P. Lovecraft, Peter Straub, and Thomas Ligotti.


Doghouse (A Gin & Tonic Mystery #3) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781476750040
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Published: Pocket Books - July 22nd, 2014

In the third novel in the “entertaining” (Library Journal) Gin & Tonic mystery series, the stakes are raised when Ginny Mallard and Teddy Tonica stumble on an underground dog fighting ring with bloody consequences.

Even though she’s unlicensed as an investigator, the infamously nosy Ginny Mallard has begun to make a name for herself as an unofficial champion of the


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