Jersey City

JC Kids: Hula Hoopin’ Queen Storytime

10/19/2014 - 11:00am

This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)Thelma Lynn Godin joins us for a storytime and hula hooping session in honor of her new book, Hula Hoopin’ Queen. Recommended for kids aged 5 and up; open to all ages.
Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

The Hula-Hoopin' Queen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781600608469
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Lee & Low Books - June 3rd, 2014

Kameeka is confident that today she will finally beat her rival, Jamara, and become the Hula-Hoopin' Queen of 139th Street. But then Mama reminds her that today is their neighbor Miz Adeline's birthday, and Kameeka has a ton of chores to do to get ready for the party they are hosting. Kameeka's disappointed to be stuck at home and can only think about the hoopin' competition.


JC: Heather Greene presents Whiskey Distilled

10/16/2014 - 7:30pm

This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)Rocks or neat? Whiskey or whisky? Come find out as New York City’s first female whiskey sommelier Heather Greene celebrates the launch of her book, Whiskey Distilled: A Populist Guide to the Water of Life. She’ll be reading, answering questions, signing books, and serving samples.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

Whiskey Distilled: A Populist Guide to the Water of Life Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780670016808
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Penguin Putnam - October 16th, 2014

In the populist tradition of Andrea Immer, New York City's first female whiskey sommelier translates today's hottest spirit for a new generation of imbibers


JC: Thrills & Chills Night featuring J. A. White, Claire Legrand, and Lauren Magaziner

10/15/2014 - 7:30pm

This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)Join authors Claire Legrand (The Cabinet of Curiosities), Lauren Magaziner (The Only Thing Worse Than Witches), and J. A. White (The Thickety) as they answer questions from the audience and read from their fun and spooky books, just in time for Halloween! Ages 7 and up. Halloween costumes welcome!

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

The Cabinet of Curiosities: 36 Tales Brief & Sinister Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062331052
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - May 27th, 2014

A collection of thirty-six forty eerie, mysterious, intriguing, and very short stories by the acclaimed authors Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire LeGrand, and Emma Trevayne. The Cabinet of Curiosities is perfect for fans of Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and anyone who relishes a good creepy tale.


The Only Thing Worse Than Witches Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780803739185
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Dial Books - August 14th, 2014

Roald Dahl meets Eva Ibbotson in this hilarious middle grade debut perfect for reading aloud


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The Thickety: A Path Begins Cover Image
By J. A. White, Andrea Offermann (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062257246
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 6th, 2014

The Thickety: A Path Begins is a spellbinding tale about a girl, the Thickety, and the power of magic. Fans of Neil Gaiman will love this thrilling new world.


JC: Ana Benaroya presents 120 Ways to Annoy Your Mother

11/18/2014 - 7:30pm

RESCHEDULED EVENT: This event will take place at our Jersey City location. 

Illustrator and artist Ana Benaroya presents her witty and ironic guide to nonconformist girlhood, 120 Ways to Annoy Your Mother (And Influence People). Recommended for ages 11 and up.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

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120 Ways to Annoy Your Mother (and Influence People) Cover Image
By Ana Benaroya (Artist)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780500291467
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Published: Thames & Hudson - October 14th, 2014


Ana Benaroya has brought together 120 tips that provide an ironic, witty, and gently subversive twist on all the "guides to life" for would-be prom queens and cheerleaders.


JC: Jeff Campbell presents Daisy to the Rescue

10/07/2014 - 7:30pm

This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)We’re celebrating our fuzzy friends with Jeff Campbell as he presents his new book, Daisy to the Rescue, which chronicles the exploits and compassion of fifty heroic animals. He’ll be sharing stories and signing books. A do-not-miss event for animal lovers!
Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

Daisy to the Rescue: True Stories of Daring Dogs, Paramedic Parrots, and Other Animal Heroes Cover Image
By Jeff Campbell, Ramsey Beyer (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781936976621
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Zest Books - October 7th, 2014

With their love and companionship, animals help to make our lives better every day. But sometimes, to our utter amazement and everlasting gratitude, animals literally save our lives. Daisy to the Rescue celebrates over fifty of these heroic animals with stunning illustrated portraits and detailed accounts of their exploits.


JC Short Story Book Group: Cathedral

10/06/2014 - 6:00pm

All book group picks are 10% off!

Cathedral (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679723691
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - June 18th, 1989

Raymond Carver’s third collection of stories, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, including the canonical titular story about blindness and learning to enter the very different world of another.  These twelve stories mark a turning point in Carver’s work and “overflow with the danger, excitement, mystery and possibility of life. . . .


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
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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
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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!
 


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