Jersey City

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A previously-unpublished classic-in-the-making from Richard Scarry is cause for joyous celebration!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

NOW AN HBO FILM STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND MICHAEL SHANNON

Sixty years after its originally publication, Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 stands as a classic of world literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Today its message has grown more relevant than ever before.

Guy Montag is a fireman.


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: Available from our distributor; 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: A Novel Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393349481
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 4th, 2013

Winner of the PEN/Open Book Award


Imago Cover Image
By Joseph O. Legaspi, Philip Levine (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781933880037
Availability: Unavailable
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 1st, 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
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ISBN: 9781558618640
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Published: Feminist Press - September 9th, 2014

A young black woman visits Africa on a quest for peace, meaning, and love in "a beautiful allegory at the heart of a realist novel" (Chris Abani, author of The Secret History of Las Vegas).


Silver Sparrow Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616201425
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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)
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ISBN: 9781401248871
Availability: Unavailable
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: Available from our distributor; 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
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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.


JC Much Ado About Classics: To Kill a Mockingbird

11/18/2014 - 6:00pm

All book group picks are 10% off!

To Kill a Mockingbird Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780446310789
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 11th, 1988

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.


JC Mystery Book Group: The Vaults

10/20/2014 - 6:00pm

All book group picks are 10% off!

The Vaults: A Thriller Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781468309034
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Published: The Overlook Press - July 23rd, 2014

At the height of the most corrupt administration in the City’s history, a mysterious duplicate file is discovered deep within the Vaults—a cavernous hall containing all of the municipal criminal justice records of the last seventy years.


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