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BK: Learn a Language with Benny Lewis

08/10/2014 - 2:00pm

This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.Language-learning expert Benny Lewis (Fluent in 3 Months) presents a meet-up and signing. Come learn the quickest paths to fluency, talk to other glossophiles, and bring questions for Lewis.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062282699
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperOne - March 11th, 2014

Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages.


BK: John Marciano presents Whatever Happened to the Metric System

08/12/2014 - 7:00pm

This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.How did the inch beat the centimeter? John Marciano presents his witty history of the origins of measurement systems, the combination of intellect and circumstance that resulted in the metric system's creation in France, and America's stubborn adherence to the hybrid United States Customary System ever since.Facebook RSVP requested but not required.

Whatever Happened to the Metric System?: How America Kept Its Feet Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781608194759
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Bloomsbury USA - August 5th, 2014

The system of measurement for most of the world is the metric system, and for a time in the 1970s the United States appeared ready to switch from American standard measurement. The reasons it never happened get to the root of who we think we are, just as American measurements are woven into the ways we think.


BK YA Not? Book Group: Pointe

08/16/2014 - 1:00pm

All book group picks are 10% off!

Pointe Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399160349
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2014

Theo is better now.

She’s eating again, dating guys who are almost appropriate, and well on her way to becoming an elite ballet dancer. But when her oldest friend, Donovan, returns home after spending four long years with his kidnapper, Theo starts reliving memories about his abduction—and his abductor.


BK Midnight Murakami: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

08/11/2014 - 10:30pm

This event will take place at our Brooklyn location. Calling all Murakami fans! Come and read your favorite passage from any of his books as we count down the hours until the release of his newest novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. Those wishing to read should email brooklyn@wordbookstores.com with their selection so we can avoid duplicates. The event starts at 10:30 p.m. and a pre-paid pre-order of Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, either in-store or online, is necessary to attend.

We're excited to announce that WORD will have a small number of super-limited-edition signed copies of Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki that will only be available to attendees! We'll have a raffle and winners will receive a signed copy when they pick up their pre-order at midnight -- you must be present to win (and also to eat donuts and drink wine).

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: A novel Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by)
$25.95
ISBN: 9780385352109
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - August 12th, 2014

New York Times #1 Bestseller
A New York Times and Washington Post notable book, and one of the Financial Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Slate, Mother Jones, The Daily Beast, and BookPage's best books of the year


Bk Music Writing Book Group: Read for a Brand New Beat

10/11/2014 - 3:00pm

All book group picks are 10% off!

Ready for a Brand New Beat: How
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594632730
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - July 2014

Can a song change a nation? In 1964, Marvin Gaye, record producer William “Mickey” Stevenson, and Motown songwriter Ivy Jo Hunter wrote “Dancing in the Street.” The song was recorded at Motown’s Hitsville USA Studio by Martha and the Vandellas, with lead singer Martha Reeves arranging her own vocals.


BK Classics Book Group: Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

12/13/2014 - 12:00pm

All book group picks are 10% off!

Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil Cover Image
By Hannah Arendt, Amos Elon (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143039884
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Penguin Classics - September 22nd, 2006

The controversial journalistic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust, from the author of The Origins of Totalitarianism
 


BK Classics Book Group: Silent Spring

11/08/2014 - 12:00pm

All book group picks are 10% off!

Silent Spring Cover Image
By Rachel Carson, Linda Lear (Introduction by), Edward O. Wilson (Afterword by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780618249060
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Mariner Books - October 22nd, 2002

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water.


BK Classics Book Group: Black Boy

10/11/2014 - 12:00pm

All book group picks are 10% off!

Black Boy Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061130243
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - March 27th, 2007

Richard Wright's powerful and eloquent memoir of his journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South—at once an unashamed confession and a profound indictment, Black Boy is a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering.


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