Jersey City

JC: Scary Stories Night with Micol Ostow and Danielle Paige

10/22/2014 - 7:30pm

This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)Witches and haunted houses abound at this scary storytelling night with YA writers Micol Ostow (Amity) and Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die). Want to share your own story? Sign up by emailing jerseycity@wordbookstores.com.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062280671
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Published: HarperCollins - April 1st, 2014

The New York Times bestselling first book in a dark new series that reimagines the Oz saga, from debut author Danielle Paige.

I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?


Amity Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781606841563
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Carolrhoda Lab (R) - August 26th, 2014

Here is a house of ruin and rage, of death and deliverance.
Here is where I live, not living.
Here is always mine.


JC: #NEWSFAIL with Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny

10/21/2014 - 7:30pm

This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)The creators and co-hosts of Citizen Radio Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny present their take on the big issues of today in their “comedic-memoir-slash-political-manifesto” #NEWSFAIL. Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

Newsfail: Climate Change, Feminism, Gun Control, and Other Fun Stuff We Talk About Because Nobody Else Will Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476706511
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 14th, 2014

A “feisty, literate, and uncompromising” (Publishers Weekly) primer on the most urgent issues of our day, from the creators and co-hosts of Citizen Radio, a listener-supported show whose slogan is “independent radio that won’t lead you to war.”

#Newsfail is definitely not your grandmother’s comedic-memoir-slash-political-manifesto.


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 (By (artist))
$19.95
ISBN: 9780500291467
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Thames & Hudson - October 14th, 2014

120 entertaining, ironic, and not-so-quietly rebellious tips for young girls


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. . . .


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