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BK Music Writing Book Group: The Hacienda

12/13/2014 - 3:00pm

All book group picks are 10% off!

The Hacienda: How Not to Run a Club Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062307958
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: It Books - April 22nd, 2014

The acclaimed and wildly outlandish inside account of England’s most notorious music club, The Hacienda, from Peter Hook, the New York Times bestselling author of Unknown Pleasures and co-founder of Joy Division and New Order—a story of music, gangsters, drugs, and violence, available for the first time in the United States.


BK Music Writing Book Group: Violence Girl

11/08/2014 - 3:00pm

All book group picks are 10% off!

Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, a Chicana Punk Story Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781936239122
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Feral House - September 27th, 2011

The proximity of the East L.A. barrio to Hollywood is as close as a short drive on the 101 freeway, but the cultural divide is enormous. Born to Mexican-born and American-naturalized parents, Alicia Armendariz migrated a few miles west to participate in the free-range birth of the 1970s punk movement.


BK Indie Press Book Group: Excavation: A Memoir

09/20/2014 - 11:00am

All book group picks are 10% off!

Excavation: A Memoir Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781892061706
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Published: Future Tense Books - July 18th, 2014

Wendy C. Ortiz was an only child and a bookish, insecure girl living with alcoholic parents in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Her relationship with a charming and deeply flawed private school teacher fifteen years her senior appeared to give her the kind of power teenagers wish for, regardless of consequences.


BK Book Group: Hunted Down

09/06/2014 - 12:00pm

All book group picks are 10% off!

Hunted Down: The Detective Stories of Charles Dickens Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780720610000
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Peter Owen Publishers - April 1st, 2014

A unique collection of Dickens stories, rarely seen in print, establishing him as one of the masters of the detective genre

Charles Dickens was one of the great pioneers of detective fiction.


BK: Courtney Mauk and Katherine Hill

08/14/2014 - 7:00pm

This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.Courtney Elizabeth Mauk (Orion’s Daughters) and Katherine Hill (The Violet Hour) read from and discuss their work.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

Orion's Daughters Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781938126949
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Engine Books - May 6th, 2014

"It's clear to me that Courtney Elizabeth Mauk is going to be an important new voice of her generation."--Dan Chaon, author of Await Your Reply and Stay Awake


The Violet Hour Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781476710334
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Scribner Book Company - August 12th, 2014

A pitch-perfect, emotionally riveting novel about the fracturing of a marriage and a family: "A gripping debut" (People) from an award-winning young writer with superb storytelling instincts.


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
Email or call for price and availability
ISBN: 9780399160349
Availability: Hard to Find
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


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