TIME’S #1 FICTION TITLE OF THE YEAR • NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018
FINALIST for the MAN BOOKER PRIZE and the NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
LONGLISTED for the ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL
An instant New York Times bestseller from two-time National Book Award finalist Rachel Kushner, The Mars Room ea
In this "raucous, moving, and necessary" (San Francisco Chronicle) story by a Pulitzer Prize finalist, the De La Cruzes, a family on the Mexican-American border, celebrate two of their most beloved relatives during a joyous and bittersweet weekend.
A searing chronicle of the life of a young ex-convict and heroin addict in 1960’s Harlem, an unsparing portrait of a man who couldn’t free himself from the horrors of addiction
“A juicy melodrama cast against the sultry, stylish imagery of North Africa in the fifties.” —The New Yorker
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.
Join us at WORD Jersey City to celebrate the release of two new space operas written by female authors: Arkady Martine's A Memory Called Empire and Elizabeth Bear's Ancestral Night. Arkady and Elizabeth will read from their new books, then have a conversation about the legacy of women who have written space opera and the state of the genre today.
"A Memory Called Empire perfectly balances action and intrigue with matters of empire and identity. All around brilliant space opera, I absolutely love it."—Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice
A space salvager and her partner make the discovery of a lifetime that just might change the universe in this wild, big-ideas space opera from multi award-winning author Elizabeth Bear.
Halmey Dz and her partner Connla Kurucz are salvage operators, living just on the inside of the law...usually.
$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, including A Memory Called Empire or Ancestral Night. Please note that if you purchase a copy of either book from WORD there is no need to purchase an admission voucher.
WORD is proud to welcome actor Patrick Wilson and author Mike Avila for a special event celebrating the book The Art and Making of Aquaman. Mike and Patrick will give a presentation on the book followed by a brief period of questions from the audience, then both will sign copies of the book.
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Immerse yourself in the art and making of Aquaman, the movie chronicling Arthur Curry’s path to a future reign as King of the Seven Seas.
The Art and Making of Aquaman takes readers behind the scenes of the highly anticipated 2018 Warner Bros. Pictures film based on the popular DC character.
Higher, further, faster, more—that's the motto of Captain Marvel, aka Earth's Mightiest Hero, and really all of the superheroes featured in Marvel Powers of a Girl. Join us in Jersey City (hometown of Kamala Khan, alias Ms. Marvel) for a special event featuring Lorraine Cink, comedian and author of Powers of a Girl. Costumes not required, of course, but certainly encouraged.
ABOUT THE BOOK
This is the Marvel Universe. Where the personalities, powers, and straight-up legends of countless heroic women have captured readers for generations.
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 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 is proud to welcome TODAY show host Hoda Kotb to our Jersey City store to celebrate her new children's book You Are My Happy. Hoda will give a short presentation on her book then take questions from the audience. Following the conversation, she will sign copies of You Are My Happy.
ABOUT THE BOOK
A #1 New York Times bestseller!
An Amazon Best Books of the Year So Far 2019 Selection!
New York Times #1 Bestseller!