Jersey City

JC Science Book Group: Naked Statistics

10/27/2014 - 6:00pm

All book group picks are 10% off!

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393347777
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 13th, 2014

Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called "sexy." From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests?


JC: All About Downtown Street Fair

09/20/2014 - 11:00am to 7:00pm

This event will take place at our Jersey City store.Swing by our table at the All About Downtown street fair for a look at our bestsellers, staff favorites, and local interest books. The cafe will be providing a selection of tasty treats and Stumptown cold brew coffee, and there'll also be guest booksellers-for-a-day from our friends at Book Riot!

No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes: An Oral History of the Legendary City Gardens Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780991344703
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Diwulf Publishing - March 31st, 2014

How did a lifeless, concrete bunker in Trenton, New Jersey become a cornerstone of the underground music scene? How did a club stuck between nowhere foster an atmosphere of creativity and promote a vibrant music scene ready to explode? Simply: with dedication, drive and passion.


Legendary Locals of Jersey City Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467100922
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Legendary Locals - January 20th, 2014

From its primordial inception as a Dutch trading post on the left bank of the Hudson River to its late-19th-century reign as one of the world's great industrial centers and transportation termini, Jersey City has always been a city about people the bold pioneers who reshaped its forested hills and elevated landscapes into a major municipality brimming with immigrant-filled neighborhoods, from whic


The History of Diners in New Jersey (American Palate) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781609498221
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: History Press (SC) - September 24th, 2013

The silver Airstreams and neon signs of the classic American diner brighten New Jersey's highways and Main Streets. But the intrinsic role they have played in the state's culture and industry for more than one hundred years is much more than eggs-over-easy and coffee.


JC Kids: Zorgoochi Intergalactic Pizza with Dan Yaccarino

10/12/2014 - 11:00am

This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)Writer and illustrator Dan Yaccarino presents a spacey storytime to celebrate his new book, Zorgoochi Intergalactic Pizza. Perfect for young fans of James Kochalka’s Glorkian Warrior and Ben Hatke’s Zita the Spacegirl. Recommended for kids aged 7 and up; open to all ages. Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

Zorgoochi Intergalactic Pizza: Delivery of Doom Cover Image
By Dan Yaccarino, Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250008442
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 30th, 2014

When Luno's dad FINALLY gives him the responsibility of delivering pizza orders all over the galaxy, Luno is excited, mostly. He knows that delivering pizza is no walk on the moon.


JC: Party Games with R. L. Stine

10/02/2014 - 7:30pm

This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)

Master of spooky children’s literature R. L. Stine returns to his bestselling Fear Street series with Party Games and joins us for a reading, Q&A, and signing.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

Party Games: A Fear Street Novel Cover Image
Email or call for price and availability
ISBN: 9781250051615
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 30th, 2014

JC Kids: Star Wars Day Storytime

10/11/2014 - 11:00am

This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)The Force is strong with this storytime! Come listen to Star Wars stories and color, fold, glue, and answer your way through some spacey crafts and games. Recommended for kids of all ages.
Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

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Darth Vader and Son (Star Wars Comics for Father and Son, Darth Vader Comic for Star Wars Kids) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781452106557
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Chronicle Books - April 18th, 2012

What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? What if "Luke, I am your father" was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet Star Wars® comics reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith.


JC: Judith Jones presents Love Me, Feed Me at K9dergarten

10/29/2014 - 7:30pm

This event will take place K9dergarten, 173 Newark Ave. (GMaps)Whether you’re already a canine chef or you’re curious about home-cooking for dogs, you’ll want to come by for advice from food editor Judith Jones. She’ll present Love Me, Feed Me: Sharing with Your Dog the Everyday Good Food You Cook and Enjoy, take questions, and sign. Dogs welcome!Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

Love Me, Feed Me: Sharing with Your Dog the Everyday Good Food You Cook and Enjoy Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780385352147
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Knopf - October 28th, 2014

From the esteemed food editor and author Judith Jones, a charming, practical guide to sharing the pleasures of home cooking with your dog.


JC: Educator Night

10/28/2014 - 7:00pm

This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)

 

Meet Random House Children’s Books sales rep Bobbie Ford and Penguin Young Readers sales rep Nicole Davies, at our very first Indies & Educators Night. They’ll be giving advice on setting up author visits at your school, recommending exciting new titles for your classroom, and much more!

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

JC Kids: Costumed Storytime

10/25/2014 - 11:00am

This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)Join us for a costumed storytime! We'll read Halloween-themed books, have a costume show-and-tell, and finish it off with a no-mess, all ages Jack-o-lantern craft. And of course, no Halloween is complete without candy!
Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

Room on the Broom Board Book Cover Image
By Julia Donaldson, Axel Sheffler (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780803738416
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - August 16th, 2012

The New York Times bestselling Halloween picture book is now a board book!

This rollicking, rhyming tale from master storyteller Julia Donaldson is the perfect Halloween read-aloud for the youngest listeners. A friendly witch, hungry dragon, and muddy monster learn about friendship, and readers will delight in the surprising (and not too scary) ending.


JC: Open Mic with Len Vlahos

10/24/2014 - 7:30pm

This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)Musician and author Len Vlahos (The Scar Boys) is back to host our next Open Mic! Bring your own words or a song (3 minutes max). You can sign up in advance by emailing jerseycity@wordbookstores.com.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

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The Scar Boys Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781606844397
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Carolrhoda Lab (R) - January 21st, 2014

A severely burned teenager. A guitar. Punk rock. The chords of a rock 'n' roll road trip in a coming-of-age novel that is a must-read story about finding your place in the world . . . even if you carry scars inside and out.


JC: Kathryn Miles presents Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy

10/23/2014 - 7:30pm

This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)

Almost two years after Hurricane Sandy the East Coast is still recovering from the damages. Join journalist Kathryn Miles as she presents a moment-by-moment account of the largest storm to ever hit the Atlantic in her new book, Superstorm. She'll be reading, answering questions, and signing books.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525954408
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Dutton Books - October 16th, 2014

The first complete moment-by-moment account of the largest Atlantic storm system ever recorded a hurricane like no other


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