Jersey City

WORD JC Presents: Aimee Herman and Aaron Hamburger for EVERYTHING GROWS and NIRVANA IS HERE

05/15/2019 - 7:30pm

 

WORD is delighted to celebrate the release of two new LGBTQ-centered novels with Aimee Herman and Aaron Hamburger, authors of Everything Grows and Nirvana Is Here, respectively. Come by our Jersey City store and catch them in conversation about their new books, then get your copies signed. 

ABOUT AIMEE HERMAN

Everything Grows Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781941110683
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Three Rooms Press - May 7th, 2019

Fifteen-year-old Eleanor Fromme just chopped off all of her hair. How else should she cope after hearing that her bully, James, just took his own life? When Eleanor's English teacher suggests students write a letter to a person who would never receive it to get their feelings out, Eleanor chooses James.


Nirvana Is Here Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781941110775
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Three Rooms Press - May 14th, 2019

For Ari Silverman, the past has never really passed. After 20 years, the trauma from a childhood assault resurfaces as he grapples with the fate of his ex-husband, a colleague accused of sexually harassing a student.


Storytime at WORD JC with Alexandra Davis

04/27/2019 - 11:00am

 

Join us at WORD Jersey City for an interactive storytime with Alexandra Davis, author of Lumber Jills: The Unsung Heroines of World War II. There'll be tree cookies, costumes, a Timber Corps workout, and coloring! 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Lumber Jills: The Unsung Heroines of World War II Cover Image
By Alexandra Davis, Katie Hickey (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807547953
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 2019

In World War II, Great Britain needed lumber to make planes, ships, and even newspapers—but there weren’t enough men to cut down the trees. Enter the fearless Lumber Jills! These young women may not have had much woodcutting experience, but they each had two hands willing to work and one stout heart, and they came together to do their part.


WORD JC Presents: Drag Queen Storytime with Harmonica Sunbeam

04/20/2019 - 11:00am

 

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.

Kids Like Me Storytime with Raakhee Mirchandani at WORD JC

04/13/2019 - 11:00am

 

Join us at WORD Jersey City for Kids Like Me, author Raakhee Mirchandani's new storytime series. Raakhee will read from a selection of children's books with diverse characters, and will also raffle off a Super Satya cape to one lucky attendee. 

ABOUT RAAKHEE MIRCHANDANI

Super Satya Saves the Day Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781643071176
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Bharat Babies - October 2nd, 2018

Super Satya is ready to have a super day, including finally conquering the tallest slide in Hoboken. But her day takes a not-so-super turn when she realizes her superhero cape is stuck at the dry cleaner. Will she be able to face her fears, help her friends, and be the true hero everyone knows she is?


WORD JC Presents: Ashley Poston for THE PRINCESS AND THE FANGIRL

04/10/2019 - 7:30pm

 

WORD is thrilled to welcome Ashley Poston to Jersey City for the launch of her new book The Princess and the Fangirl. Ashley will be joined by Maddie Caldwell, leader of WORD's romance book club, for a conversation about YA, YA romance, and naturally, fangirls. 

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Princess and the Fangirl: A Geekerella Fairy Tale (Once Upon A Con #2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781683690962
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Quirk Books - April 2nd, 2019

The Prince and the Pauper gets a Geekerella-style makeover in this witty and heartfelt novel for those who believe in the magic of fandom.
 


Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale (Once Upon A Con #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781683690436
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Quirk Books - May 15th, 2018

Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale romance—now in paperback, with a special Starfield bonus scene!


WORD JC Presents: Seth Fried and Jessica Francis Kane for THE MUNICIPALISTS

03/26/2019 - 7:30pm

 

Join us at WORD Jersey City to celebrate the launch of Seth Fried's debut novel The Municipalists. Seth will be joined in conversation by fellow writer Jessica Francis Kane. 

The Municipalists: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143133735
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Penguin Books - March 19th, 2019

A novel about an unlikely pair of lonely outsiders--one human, one AI--on an adventure to save the great American city of Metropolis written by "one of the most exciting new voices in fiction" (Charles Yu)


This Close: Stories Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781555976361
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Graywolf Press - March 5th, 2013

This Close, a graceful, moving new collection by the author of The Report

*An NPR and Flavorwire Best Book of the Year *

How close can we come to love, success, happiness, forgiveness?


$5.00
SKU: sethvoucher

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


WORD JC Presents: Ross Gay for THE BOOK OF DELIGHTS

04/09/2019 - 7:30pm

 

Join us for an evening at WORD Jersey City with Ross Gay, author of The Book of Delights. Ross will read from his new book then sign books and take questions from the audience. 

The Book of Delights: Essays Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781616207922
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Algonquin Books - February 12th, 2019

“Ross Gay’s eye lands upon wonder at every turn, bolstering my belief in the countless small miracles that surround us.” —Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner and U.S.


$5.00
SKU: rossvoucher

$5 admission to this event at our Jersey City store. Your $5 admission 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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