Brooklyn

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


BK YA Not? Book Group: The Iron Trial

10/18/2014 - 1:00pm

All book group picks are 10% off!

The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545522250
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 9th, 2014

Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial.

Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail.

All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him.

So he tries his best to do his worst - and fails at failing.


BK Romance Book Group: Knight in Shining Armour

11/01/2014 - 2:45pm

All book group picks are 10% off!

A Knight in Shining Armor Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781451665635
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Published: Gallery Books - March 27th, 2012

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux will capture your heart with signature classic novel, a time-travel romance featuring a present-day heroine and a dashing hero from the sixteenth century!

Abandoned by a cruel fate, lovely Dougless Montgomery lies weeping upon a cold tombstone in an English church. Suddenly, the most extraordinary man appears.


BK: What Writing Means in Singapore with Alvin Pang, Cyril Wong, and Jason Erik Lundberg

10/09/2014 - 7:00pm

This event takes place at our Brooklyn location. What does the act of creative writing mean in a hyper-modern city-state where free expression cannot be taken for granted? Alvin Pang, Cyril Wong, and Jason Erik Lundberg -- three acclaimed authors from Singapore -- will read from their published work. Find out how they negotiate, subvert and push back against censorship, conservative community norms, corporate doublespeak and other barriers to free speech, and are bootstrapping a literary culture that is thriving despite the odds in the process.Facebook RSVP encouraged but not required.

Tumasik: Contemporary Writing from Singapore (91st Meridian Books) Cover Image
By Alvin Pang (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780984303625
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Autumn Hill Books - July 1st, 2010

Featuring contributions from 39 contemporary writers who represent some of the finest creative talent in the four major literary languages in Singapore today (Chinese, Malay, Tamil, and English), this anthology features complex, diverse, and cosmopolitan literature that breaks monocultural expectations.


Strange Mammals Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781492363682
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - September 29th, 2013

"Jason Erik Lundberg's stories, launched from the real world on a trajectory to the surreal, fuse the idle daydream with the desperate heart. You should read them."
-John Kessel, author of The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other Stories


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!

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