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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.


Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets Cover Image
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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.


Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians (A Merloyd Lawrence Book) Cover Image
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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.


BK: Writecraft with Myke Cole

08/10/2014 - 5:00pm

This event will take place at our Brooklyn location.Writecraft, WORD’s monthly series of writing workshops focused on paying it forward to aspiring writers, includes a craft-focused talk from an author, followed by an hour of writing -- no talking allowed! Our August guest author is Myke Cole (the Shadow Ops series), who will discuss empathy and writing sex Those who can't attend in person can join a G+ Hangout online.A note from Myke: "There will be an hour of uninterrupted writing time immediately
following the 30-minute talk. Bring your laptop and come prepared to
work. There will be no talking. There will be no smiling. There will be
nothing other than the industrious clacking of keys or scratching of
pens."Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

Shadow Ops: Breach Zone Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425256374
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ace - January 28th, 2014

The Great Reawakening did not come quietly. Across the country and in every nation, people began “coming up Latent,” developing terrifying powers—summoning storms, raising the dead, and setting everything they touch ablaze. Those who Manifest must choose: become a sheepdog who protects the flock or a wolf who devours it…
 


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: Backordered
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: Backordered
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
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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
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ISBN: 9780720610000
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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
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ISBN: 9781938126949
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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
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ISBN: 9781476710334
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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
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ISBN: 9780062282699
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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
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ISBN: 9781608194759
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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.


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