Brooklyn

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
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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
Availability: Available from our distributor; 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.


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$14.99
ISBN: 9780544142930
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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.

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ISBN: 9780765375865
Availability: Out of Print
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.

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ISBN: 9781609805630
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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.

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ISBN: 9780385347372
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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
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ISBN: 9780385348843
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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
Availability: Backordered
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.


BK: Stuart Horwitz and Blueprint Your Bestseller

09/14/2014 - 5:00pm

This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.Calling all aspiring writers: join Stuart Horwitz (Blueprint Your Bestseller) for a workshop on revising your manuscript. Learn the tricks that will take you from first draft to final draft, and get a fresh perspective.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. The First Draft to Final Draft will introduce key concepts from the Book Architecture Method, a 22-step process that has helped bestselling writers transform their messy manuscripts into polished books, signing with top literary agencies and sealing deals with coveted publishing houses.

Join us for an engaging presentation that will provide not only entertainment value but also examples of the Book Architecture Method in action. There will be ample opportunity for questions throughout the evening.

First Draft to Final Draft assumes nothing of an attendee's previous knowledge of writing technique, nor how much of their manuscript is complete, nor what genre they aspire to work in. Accomplished and aspiring writers alike will discover new ways to approach the creation of a compelling narrative at the frequently-overlooked macro level.Stuart Horwitz is the founder and principal of Book Architecture, a firm of independent editors based in Providence and Boston (www.BookArchitecture.com). Book Architecture’s clients have reached the best-seller list in both fiction and non-fiction, and have appeared on Oprah!, The Today Show, The Tonight Show, and in the most prestigious journals in their respective fields.

Now, Horwitz has mapped out the same system that has helped writers tackle rather than tinker with their manuscripts in his new book Blueprint Your Bestseller: Organize and Revise any Manuscript with The Book Architecture Method (Penguin/Perigee), named one of 2013’s best books about writing by The Writer magazine.

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ISBN: 9780399162152
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Published: TarcherPerigee - January 29th, 2013

The first draft is the easy part…


BK: Evil Librarian Launch Party with Michelle Knudsen

09/12/2014 - 7:00pm

This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.Join WORD favorite Michelle Knudsen (Library Lion, The Princess of Trelian) for a launch party in honor of her newest book, Evil Librarian! We're planning snacks, drinks, and an all-around devilish good time.
If you want a signed book, it's best to pre-order NOW to ensure we won't run out on the evening of the event. You can place your order right here.
(You are welcome to order any of Michelle's other books as well - she can sign those for you, too!)Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

Evil Librarian Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763660383
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - September 9th, 2014

He’s young. He’s hot. He’s also evil. He’s . . . the librarian.


BK: Barbaric Yawp: A Whitman Tribute

09/16/2014 - 7:00pm

This event will take place at our Brooklyn location, and is a Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends event.Join authors and illustrators inspired by Walt Whitman, including Justin Martin (Rebel Souls), Amy King (I Want to Make You Safe), Evan Roskos (Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets), and Allen Crawford (Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself), for a celebration of his work. Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781935639787
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Tin House Books - May 13th, 2014

Whitman's most beloved poem, "Song of Myself," illustrated, illuminated, and presented like never before.


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ISBN: 9780547928531
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2013

2014 Morris Award finalist

“I hate myself but I love Walt Whitman, the kook. Always positive. I need to be more positive, so I wake myself up every morning with a song of myself.” Sixteen-year-old James Whitman has been yawping (à la Whitman) at his abusive father ever since he kicked his beloved older sister, Jorie, out of the house.


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ISBN: 9780306822261
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Published: Da Capo Press - September 2nd, 2014

In the shadow of the Civil War, a circle of radicals in a rowdy saloon changed American society and helped set Walt Whitman on the path to poetic immortality.


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