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    JC: Aasif Mandvi presents No Land's Man

    02/26/2015 - 7:30pm

    This event will take place at our Jersey City location. 

    Actor, writer, and Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi joins us for a reading and signing in honor of his new book, No Land’s Man, which hilariously chronicles Mandvi’s upbringing as an “Indo-British-Muslim-American.”

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    $22.95
    ISBN: 9781452107912
    Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
    Published: Chronicle Books - October 14th, 2014

    "It always bothered me that Aasif was more than merely funny-he's also a great actor. Now I've learned he's an amazing storyteller as well, and I am furious . . . but also grateful. Aasif's movement between cultures and genres is what makes him and his story singularly funny, poignant, and essential."


    JC: Seeker, Tribute, Giver, Spy: Fictional Careers Day with Arwen Dayton

    02/24/2015 - 7:30pm

    This event will take place at our Jersey City location. 

    Author Arwen Dayton celebrates the release of Seeker, the first book in her epic new series, with a Fictional Careers Day. Come take the quiz and find out where you fit into a magical world: Will you chase the Golden Snitch? Fight for your survival in the arena? Wear the bells of an Abhorsen? These are not your ordinary career aptitude test results.

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    $18.99
    ISBN: 9780385744072
    Availability: Hard to Find
    Published: Delacorte Press - February 10th, 2015

    "Katniss and Tris would approve."--TeenVogue.com

    The night Quin Kincaid takes her Oath, she will become what she has trained to be her entire life. She will become a Seeker. This is her legacy, and it is an honor.


    JC: Issa Rae presents The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

    02/17/2015 - 7:30pm

    This event will take place at our Jersey City location. 

    “Lovably awkward” YouTube sensation Issa Rae presents her hilarious and touching observations on life with her new book of essays, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.

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    $26.00
    ISBN: 9781476749051
    Availability: Hard to Find
    Published: Atria Books - February 10th, 2015

    The "brilliantly wry" (Lena Dunham) and "lovably awkward" (Mindy Kaling) New York Times bestseller from the creator of HBO's Insecure.


    JC: Kids’ Drawing Workshop with George O’Connor

    02/15/2015 - 2:30pm

    This event will take place at our Jersey City location. 

    Artist, author, and mythology expert George O’Connor presents a drawing workshop for kids in honor of Ares, the latest book in his Olympians series. Come talk about your favorite Greek myths and learn some tricks of the artist’s trade! Recommended for ages 7 and up; all ages welcome.

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    By George O'Connor, George O'Connor (Illustrator)
    $10.99
    ISBN: 9781626720138
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: First Second - January 27th, 2015

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


    JC: Get in Trouble with Kelly Link and Lev Grossman

    02/12/2015 - 7:30pm

    This event will take place at our Jersey City location. 

    Master of magic realism and “sorceress to be reckoned with” Kelly Link stops by to celebrate the release of her latest collection of short stories, Get In Trouble, with a signing and reading. She will be in conversation with fellow author and New York Times bestseller Lev Grossman (The Magician King).

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    Get in Trouble: Stories Cover Image
    $25.00
    ISBN: 9780804179683
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    Published: Random House - February 3rd, 2015

    FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE - NATIONAL BESTSELLER - A bewitching story collection from a writer hailed as "the most darkly playful voice in American fiction" (Michael Chabon) and "a national treasure" (Neil Gaiman).


    JC Kids: Gail Carson Levine presents a Writing Workshop (via Skype)

    02/11/2015 - 4:30pm

    This event will take place at our Jersey City location. 

    Ella Enchanted author Gail Carson Levine joins us via Skype for a writing workshop in celebration of her new writing guide for middle grade kids, Writer to Writer. Recommended for kids age 8 to 12; open to all ages. You can sign up in advance by emailing jerseycity@wordbookstores.com.

    Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink Cover Image
    $6.99
    ISBN: 9780062275295
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: HarperCollins - December 23rd, 2014

    Bestselling author of Ella Enchanted and fairy-tale master Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing in this companion to the popular Writing Magic.


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    $7.99
    ISBN: 9780062367174
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    Published: HarperCollins - December 23rd, 2014

    Bestselling author of Ella Enchanted and fairy-tale master Gail Carson Levine teaches writers of all ages to develop their craft, with practical advice and heartfelt encouragement.


    JC: Irvine Welsh in conversation with Nathan Larson

    02/10/2015 - 7:30pm

    This event will take place at our Jersey City location. 

    Acclaimed Scottish novelist and author of Trainspotting Irvine Welsh joins us for a reading and signing in honor of his latest novel, The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins. He’ll be joined by songwriter and author Nathan Larson. This event is free and open to the public; you can reserve a seat by preordering The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins.

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    $26.95
    SKU: WELSHSEAT

    This ticket is good for one seat and one copy of The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins, and priority in the signing line.


    The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins Cover Image
    $26.00
    ISBN: 9780385539388
    Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
    Published: Doubleday Books - February 3rd, 2015

    The famed some would say notorious author of"Trainspotting"and many other brilliant offenses against common literary decency comes at last to America, with a dark and twisted tale of personal training and abject codependency in the fading glitter of Miami's South Beach, with a novel that asks the provocative question: Why"would"you want to be "the Biggest Loser" anyway?


    The Immune System: A Dewey Decimal Novel (Akashic Urban Surreal) Cover Image
    $15.95
    ISBN: 9781617753398
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Akashic Books - May 5th, 2015

    "This final installment of the Dewey Decimal trilogy capably stands alone as a quirky, sparkly read that will embiggen your cerebellum."
    --Library Journal


    JC: Mast Brothers Chocolate Tasting

    02/05/2015 - 6:30pm

    This event will take place at our Jersey City location. 

    Make your evening commute a little sweeter and stop by our cafe for a Mast Brothers Chocolate tasting. We’ll be tasting goodies and learning about the chocolate making process.

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    By Rick Mast, Michael Mast, Thomas Keller (Foreword by)
    $40.00
    ISBN: 9780316234849
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Little Brown and Company - October 22nd, 2013

    2014 James Beard Award Finalist2014 IACP Cookbook Award Winner
    Stories and recipes from the Mast Brothers, makers and purveyors of America's finest craft chocolate.


    JC Parents: The Good Sleeper with Janet Kennedy

    02/03/2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

    This event will take place at our Jersey City location. 

    Psychologist and NYC Sleep Doctor founder Janet Kennedy presents her must-read for parents of babies and toddlers, The Good Sleeper: The Essential Guide to Sleep for Your Baby (and You). She’ll be sharing her top techniques, answering questions, and signing books.

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    $18.00
    ISBN: 9780805099430
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Holt McDougal - January 20th, 2015


    A refreshingly straightforward method for training infants to become great sleepers for life, inspired by clinical psychologist Janet Kennedy's popular psychotherapy practice, NYC Sleep Doctor


    JC Kids: Lily Roscoe presents The Night Parade

    02/01/2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

    This event will take place at our Jersey City location. 

    Little dreamers with big imaginations are encouraged to join Lily Roscoe as she reads from her debut book, The Night Parade. Recommended for kids age 3 to 7; open to all ages.

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    The Night Parade Cover Image
    By Lily Roscoe, David Walker (Illustrator)
    $16.99
    ISBN: 9780545396233
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Orchard Books - August 26th, 2014

    A bedtime book in the vein of Everywhere Babies, Harold and Purple Crayon, and In the Night Kitchen, THE NIGHT PARADE is a dreamworthy story.
    Have you ever wondered what happens at night
    while mothers and fathers lie sleeping?
    Children wake up. They climb out of their beds
    some crawling, some running, some leaping.
    As the moon shines down they escape into town


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