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JC Short Story Book Group: Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self

03/02/2015 - 6:00pm

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Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594485367
Availability: Backordered
Published: Riverhead Books - September 6th, 2011

Introducing a new star of her generation, an electric debut story collection about mixed-race and African-American teenagers, women, and men struggling to find a place in their families and communities.


JC Graphic Novel Book Group: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

04/13/2015 - 6:00pm

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Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781608198061
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 6th, 2014

#1 New York Times Bestseller

2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST


JC Graphic Novel Book Group: Ms. Marvel: No Normal

03/09/2015 - 6:00pm

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Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal Cover Image
By Marvel Comics (Text by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780785190219
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Marvel - October 28th, 2014

Marvel Comics presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm!


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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No Land's Man Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452107912
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Chronicle Books - November 4th, 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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Seeker Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385744072
Availability: Unavailable
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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The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476749051
Availability: Unavailable
Published: 37 Ink - February 10th, 2015

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

In the bestselling tradition of Sloane Crosley’s I Was Told There’d Be Cake and Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a collection of humorous essays on what i


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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Olympians: Ares: Bringer of War Cover Image
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
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ISBN: 9780804179683
Availability: Unavailable
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).

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY


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
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ISBN: 9780062275295
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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.


Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062367174
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: HarperCollins - December 23rd, 2014

Fairy-tale master Gail Carson, the bestselling author of Ella Enchanted, guides writers of all ages on how 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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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
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ISBN: 9780385539388
Availability: Unavailable
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: Available from our distributor; 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


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