Jersey City

WORD JC presents Drag Queen Story Hour with Harmonica Sunbeam

02/22/2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Storytime with Harmonica Sunbeam encourages the creativity and boundless energy and excitement of child's play as they relate to both gender neutrality and non-conformity while promoting positive LGBTQ role models. Harmonica Sunbeam will read oppression and ism-free books and timeless favorites in addition to leading participants in song between stories. 

Thanks to our friends at Jersey City Pride for bringing Drag Queen Storyhour to downtown Jersey City.

WORD JC presents: Book Launch with Jasmyn Wright!

02/18/2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join WORD JC to celebrate the launch of your new favorite go-to picture book, I'm Gonna Push Through! Bring the kids and join author and founder of the Push Through Orgranization, Jasmyn Wright for an afternoon discussion about what it means to push through challenges, with kids sharing their input. Using role play scenarios, a read aloud, and fun, engaging activities, Jasmyn will provide you the tools you need to just push through!


About the book: 

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I'm Gonna Push Through! Cover Image
By Jasmyn Wright, Shannon Wright (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534439658
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 18th, 2020

Based on the Push Through movement that inspires kids worldwide, this is an empowering, energetic, and all-inclusive picture book that celebrates resilience in the face of adversity.

Hold your head high. No matter what stands in the way of your dreams, remember this: YOU can push through anything!
If someone tells you it’s too hard, don’t you
ever listen.

Storytime at WORD JC with Artie Bennett

02/29/2020 - 11:00am

Saddle up and join us for a Saturday Storytime with picture book author Artie Bennett! 

About the book: 

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The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn't Cover Image
By Artie Bennett , Dave Szalay (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780735843967
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: NorthSouth Books - February 25th, 2020

Zippy Chippy is descended from the leading legends of horse racing. He is destined for greatness and glory.

But . . . when the starting bell rings, it’s anybody’s guess what Zippy will do. Will Zippy go for a gentle trot around the track or stop and smell the roses?

Storytime at WORD JC with Erin McGill

02/08/2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Park the stroller and cozy up for a Saturday Storytime with picture book author Erin McGill! 


About the book Matchy Matchy: 

I Do Not Like That Name Cover Image
By Erin McGill, Erin McGill (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062455772
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - November 5th, 2019

This funny picture book about friendship, family, identity, and why we have names is illustrated with bright collage art and is a perfect selection for story time.

What’s in a name? Herb and Sophie are eating breakfast one day when they notice a coupon on the cereal box for an elephant. Imagine how much fun they could have with an elephant!

Matchy Matchy Cover Image
By Erin McGill (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781944903725
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Published: Cameron - October 15th, 2019

YA Oughta Book Group JC Discusses ALMOST AMERICAN GIRL

02/15/2020 - 6:30pm



A powerful and timely teen graphic novel memoir—perfect for fans of American Born Chinese and Hey, Kiddo—about a Korean-born, non-English-speaking girl who is abruptly transplanted from Seoul to Huntsville, Alabama, and struggles with extreme culture shock and isolation, until she discovers her passion for comic arts.

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Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir Cover Image
By Robin Ha, Robin Ha (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062685094
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 28th, 2020

“Touching and subtly humorous, this emotive memoir is as much about the steadfast bond between a mother and daughter as it is about the challenges of being an immigrant in America.” -Publishers Weekly


02/27/2020 - 6:00pm




In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525512530
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - May 7th, 2019

“With this book, we enter into the interior life of a remarkable young Buddhist teacher. After setting off by himself on a wandering retreat, he immediately encounters fear, aversion, sickness, and near death. Yet the same emotional and physical difficulties that would throw the average person for a loop become opportunities for Mingyur Rinpoche to work with his mind, and to deepen his commitment to transforming adversity into awakening. His willingness to describe this process in such intimate detail has been an immense help to my own path, and makes this one of the most inspiring books I have ever read.”—Pema Chödrön, author of When Things Fall Apart

Octavia's Brood Book Group JC Discusses LOVECRAFT COUNTRY

02/24/2020 - 7:00pm



Lovecraft Country: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062292070
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Harper Perennial - February 14th, 2017

“Another ‘only Matt Ruff could do this’ production. Lovecraft Country takes the unlikeliest of premises and spins it into a funny, fast, exciting and affecting read.” -Neal StephensonNew York Times bestselling author of Seveneves and Anathem

Garbage Water Thursdays JC Discusses SEXOGRAPHIES

02/13/2020 - 7:00pm



Sexographies Cover Image
By Gabriela Wiener, Jennifer Adcock (Translated by), Lucy Greaves (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781632061591
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Restless Books - May 29th, 2018

“No other writer in the Spanish-speaking world is as fiercely independent and thoroughly irreverent as Gabriela Wiener. Constantly testing the limits of genre and gender, Wiener´s work as a cronista (which roughly translates, but is by no means a direct synonym, of nonfiction writer) has bravely unveiled truths some may prefer remain concealed about a range of topics, from the daily life of polymorphous desire to the tiring labor of maternity.”
— Cristina Rivera Garza, author of The Iliac Crest

WRBG Book Club JC Discusses all about love

02/23/2020 - 3:00pm



With the warmth and intimacy of M. Scott Peck and in the intellectual tradition of Eric Fromm, bell hooks’ most popular and accessible work ever in which she shows us how to cultivate a love ethic that will heal us as individuals and as a nation

All About Love: New Visions Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060959470
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 30th, 2018

“Each offering from bell hooks is a major event, as she has so much to give us.” -Maya Angelou

WORD Jersey City presents Robert Holmes and Richard Roper for MAYOR FOR ALL THE PEOPLE

03/19/2020 - 7:00pm



Please note that admission to this event requires either a purchase of the book OR a $5 admission voucher. Books and vouchers can be purchased online in advance or at the door on the day of the event; advance orders will be available for pickup at the store on the day of the event. The admission voucher functions like a gift card and is good toward $5 off anything in store at WORD on the day of the event only.

About the Book

A Mayor for All the People: Kenneth Gibson's Newark Cover Image
By Robert C. Holmes (Editor), Richard W. Roper (Editor), David Dinkins (Contributions by), Bonnie Coleman (Foreword by), Sheila Oliver (Contributions by), Fred Means (Contributions by), Barbara Kukla (Contributions by), Martin Bierbaum (Contributions by), Sharpe James (Contributions by), Ronald Rice (Contributions by), Fran Adubato (Contributions by), Sheldon Bross (Contributions by), Elizabeth Del Tufo (Contributions by), Robert Pickett (Contributions by), Marie Villani (Contributions by), Steve Adubato (Contributions by), Harold Hodes (Contributions by), William Payne (Contributions by), Grizel Ubarry (Contributions by), Deforest B. Soaries (Contributions by), Junius Williams (Contributions by), Elton Hill (Contributions by), Harold Gibson (Contributions by), Camille Savocca Gibson (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9780813598765
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Rutgers University Press - November 15th, 2019

In 1970, Kenneth Gibson was elected as Newark, New Jersey’s first African-American mayor, a position he held for an impressive sixteen years.

SKU: mayorvoucher

$5 admission voucher to this event. Your voucher functions like a gift card and can be used toward anything in store on the night of the event only.


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