Jersey City

JC: Deborah Feingold presents Music

09/30/2014 - 7:30pm

This event will take place at our Jersey City location.Photographer Deborah Feingold presents her newest collection, Music, with a presentation and signing. Music contains moments from her sessions with the artists whose work has defined the last 40 years in popular (and stridently unpopular) music. Feingold’s work over the years has included portraits of cultural icons from President Barack Obama to Mick Jagger, Bill Gates to Prince, and many more.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.  

Deborah Feingold: Music Cover Image
By Deborah Feingold (Photographer), Anthony Decurtis (Introduction by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9788862083119
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Published: Damiani Ltd - September 30th, 2014

Made over the past three decades, photographer Deborah Feingold's iconic portraits are filled with personality, simplicity and eloquence. Her portraits of figures as varied as musical icons, famed actors, award-winning authors, Nobel laureates and presidents, have appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, Time and numerous international publications.


JC Kids: Storytime with Artie Bennett

09/28/2014 - 11:00am

This event will take place at our Jersey City location.Author Artie Bennett presents a fun-filled storytime for his picture books Peter Panda Melts Down! and Belches, Burps, and Farts -- Oh My!Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.  

Peter Panda Melts Down! Cover Image
By Artie Bennett, John Nez (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781609054113
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Blue Apple Books - February 11th, 2014

Every kid has them, and every parent, or kid-caretaker, has had to deal with them - those meltdown-tantrum-pitching-a-fit moments Peter Panda has them - when it's time to leave the playground, when some other child has the book he wants, when Mama insists he eat some broccoli. When this happens: Uh-oh. Here it comes. Here comes that frown.


Belches, Burps, and Farts-Oh My! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781609053925
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Blue Apple Books - September 2nd, 2014

He's beheld the butt and offered the scoop on poop. Now Artie Bennett takes young readers on a discovery of those little (and not so little) puffs that exit from our mouths and duffs--the burp, the belch, and the fart With Bennett's signature combination of real science and zany rhyme, kids will learn the how, why, and where of gas-tastic eruptions made by people and animals, such as:


JC: Huck Scarry in conversation with Peter Brown

09/24/2014 - 7:30pm

This event will take place at our Jersey City location.In honor of The Best Lowly Worm Book Ever!, Huck Scarry (son of picture book legend Richard Scarry) will be in conversation with award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown (Mr. Tiger Goes Wild) about his father’s work and legacy and children’s books. All ages welcome!Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.  

Best Lowly Worm Book Ever! Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780385387828
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 26th, 2014

A previously-unpublished classic-in-the-making from Richard Scarry is cause for joyous celebration!
 


JC: We Read Banned Books Night

09/23/2014 - 7:30pm

This event will take place at our Jersey City location.What’s your favorite banned book? Come by and share it with us, in honor of Banned Books Week! We’ll be talking about the history and trivia of book banning, as well as reading from some of our own favorites. If you’d like to sign up to read, email jerseycity@wordbookstores.com and let us know your pick.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.  

Fahrenheit 451: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781451673319
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Simon & Schuster - January 10th, 2012

Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out.


JC Kids: Pout-Pout Fish Storytime and Sing-Along with Dan Hanna and Pauline Pisano

09/21/2014 - 11:00am

This event will take place at our Jersey City store.Illustrator Dan Hanna presents a storytime for everyone’s favorite grumpy fish! He’ll be joined by Early Bird Rock musician Pauline Pisano, who will lead a Pout-Pout Fish themed sing-along.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.  

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The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) Cover Image
By Deborah Diesen, Dan Hanna (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374360955
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - June 24th, 2014

Turn little pouts into big smiles!

Mr. Fish is nervously awaiting his first day of school, and he frets about not knowing how to write his name, how to draw shapes, and how to do math—until he's reassured that school is the perfect place to learn how to master all of these new skills, in Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School from Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna.


JC: Celebrating Filipino-American Voices

09/11/2014 - 7:30pm

This event will take place at our Jersey City location.Join us for a celebration of Filipino-American voices in fiction and poetry, featuring Gina Apostol (Gun Dealers' Daughter), Hossannah Asuncion, Joseph Legaspi (Imago), and R.A. Villanueva (Reliquaria).Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.  

Gun Dealers' Daughter Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393349481
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 4th, 2013

At university in Manila, young, bookish Soledad Soliman falls in with radical friends, defying her wealthy parents and their society crowd. Drawn in by two romantic young rebels, Sol initiates a conspiracy that quickly spirals out of control. Years later, far from her homeland, Sol reconstructs her fractured memories, writing a confession she hopes will be her salvation.


Imago Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781933880037
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: CavanKerry Press - October 31st, 2007

..".Legaspi, like William Carlos Williams, can find poetry anywhere. And like his mentor Pablo Neruda he seems able to locate the mysterious and the magical in the most common and overlooked objects. It is difficult to overestimate the daring and resourcefulness required to complete successfully this astonishingly original book.


Reliquaria (Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780803296381
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - September 2014

In his prize-winning poetry collection Reliquaria, R. A. Villanueva embraces liminal, in-between spaces in considering an ever-evolving Filipino American identity. Languages and cultures collide; mythologies and faiths echo and resound. Part haunting, part prayer, part prophecy, these poems resonate with the voices of the dead and those who remember them.


JC: Bridgett Davis in conversation with Tayari Jones

09/09/2014 - 7:30pm

This event will take place at our Jersey City location.Celebrate the publication day of Into the Go-Slow with author Bridgett Davis! She’ll be in conversation with local author Tayari Jones (The Silver Sparrow), after which there will be a Q&A and signing.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.  

Into the Go-Slow Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781558618640
Availability: Backordered
Published: Feminist Press - September 9th, 2014

It's 1986 and twenty-one-year-old Angie continues to mourn the death of her brilliant and radical sister Ella. On impulse, she travels from Detroit to the place where Ella tragically died four years before--Nigeria. She retraces her sister's steps, all the while navigating the chaotic landscape of a major African country on the brink of democracy careening toward a coup d'etat.


Silver Sparrow Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616201425
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - May 8th, 2012

From the New York Times Bestselling Author of An American Marriage

“A love story . . . Full of perverse wisdom and proud joy . . . Jones’s skill for wry understatement never wavers.”
O: The Oprah Magazine

Silver Sparrow will break your heart before you even know it.


JC Graphic Novel Book Group: Coffin Hill

10/13/2014 - 6:00pm

All book group picks are 10% off!

Coffin Hill Vol. 1: Forest of the Night Cover Image
By Caitlin Kittredge, Inaki Miranda (Illustrator)
Email or call for price and availability
ISBN: 9781401248871
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Vertigo - May 20th, 2014

Following a night of sex, drugs and witchcraft in the woods, Eve Coffin wakes up naked, covered in blood and unable to remember how she got there. One friend is missing, one is in a mental ward--and one knows that Eve is responsible.


JC Fridays: Card Crafting with Esther K. Smith

09/05/2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

This event will take place at our Jersey City location. Drop by on JC Friday for a card-making workshop with local artist Esther Smith of Purgatory Pie Press!Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.  

How to Make Books: Fold, Cut & Stitch Your Way to a One-of-a-Kind Book Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780307353368
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Potter Craft - November 6th, 2007

From zines you can fold in a minute to luxurious leather journals and sumptuous sketchbooks, How to Make Books will walk you through the easy basics of bookmaking. Whether you’re a writer, a scrapbooker, a political activist, or a postcard collector, let book artist Esther K. Smith be your guide as you discover your inner bookbinder.


Magic Books & Paper Toys: Flip Books, E-Z Pop-Ups & Other Paper Playthings to Amaze & Delight Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307407092
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Potter Craft - November 18th, 2008

Everyone loves a good book, but what’s better than one you’ve made by hand? And not just any straightforward book, but simple pop-up books, flip books, magic pamphlets, pop-up maps, and accordions! Esther K. Smith, author of How to Make Books, unlocks the secrets of making tricky book forms even if you’ve never worked with paper before.


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