Staff Stacks

An ever-growing, eclectic collection of staff stacks from the booksellers of WORD. As seen on Instagram.

Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781451645170
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 5th, 2014

The New York Times bestselling, authoritative account of the life of Charles Manson, filled with surprising new information and previously unpublished photographs: “A riveting, almost Dickensian narrative…four stars” (People).

More than forty years ago Charles Manson and his mostly female commune killed nine people, among them the pregnant actress Sharon Tate


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Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781477316481
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Published: University of Texas Press - February 1st, 2019

A New York Times Best Seller

A February IndieNext Pick

Named A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by Buzzfeed, Nylon, The A. V. Club, CBC Books, and The Rumpus. And a Winter's Most Anticipated Book by Vanity Fair and The Week

Starred Reviews: Kirkus and Booklist


It Came from Memphis: Updated and Revised: Updated and Revised Cover Image
By Robert Gordon, Peter Guralnick (Foreword by), Hanif Abdurraqib (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781733350150
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Published: Third Man Books - November 10th, 2020

Vienna in the 1880s. Paris in the 1920s. Memphis in the 1950s. These are the paradigm shifts of modern culture. Memphis then was like Seattle with grunge or Brooklyn with hip-hop--except the change was more than musical: Underground Memphis embraced African American culture when dominant society abhorred it. The effect rocked the world.


Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061806360
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 28th, 2010

“For a Second Wave feminist like myself, Girls to the Front evokes wonderfully the way the generation after mine soaked up the promise and the punishment of feminist consciousness....A richly moving story.” —Village Voice writer Vivian Gornick


They Are Already Here: UFO Culture and Why We See Saucers Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781643133058
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Published: Pegasus Books - March 3rd, 2020

An anthropological look at the UFO community, told through first-person experiences with researchers in their element as they pursue what they see as a solvable mystery—both terrestrial and cosmic.

More than half a century since Roswell, UFOs have been making headlines once again.


The Bigfoot Book: The Encyclopedia of Sasquatch, Yeti and Cryptid Primates Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781578595617
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Published: Visible Ink Press - September 15th, 2015

The definitive guide to Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti, and other man-primates from an established author and respected expert on the unexplained and paranormal.

Does a hulking, hairy, 800-pound, nine-foot-tall, elusive primate roam the woods and forests throughout North America--and the world? What should we make of the grainy videos and photos and the thousands of eyewitness reports?


Houston Rap Tapes: An Oral History of Bayou City Hip-Hop Cover Image
By Lance Scott Walker, Willie D (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781477317174
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Published: University of Texas Press - October 15th, 2018

The neighborhoods of Fifth Ward, Fourth Ward, Third Ward, and the Southside of Houston, Texas, gave birth to Houston rap, a vibrant music scene that has produced globally recognized artists such as Geto Boys, DJ Screw, Pimp C and Bun B of UGK, Fat Pat, Big Moe, Z-Ro, Lil' Troy, and Paul Wall.


Bronxtones (Bronx Baby) Cover Image
By Alex Rivera, Alex Rivera (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593110782
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Published: Kokila - September 8th, 2020

A new bilingual board book that introduces the youngest of readers to the COLORS of the Bronx!


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God-Level Knowledge Darts: Life Lessons from the Bronx Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525512332
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Published: Random House - September 22nd, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Desus & Mero are smarter and funnier than everyone writing books.”—Shea Serrano
“I will never write anything as hilarious as they have. I give up.”—Malcolm Gladwell
“These motherf***ers make me laugh until I choke.”—Jia Tolentino
 


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Vesper Flights Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802128812
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Published: Grove Press - August 25th, 2020

Animals don't exist in order to teach us things, but that is what they have always done, and most of what they teach us is what we think we know about ourselves.


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The Lying Life of Adults Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781609455910
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Published: Europa Editions - September 1st, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES & NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A BEST BOOK OF 2020
The Washington PostO, The Oprah MagazineTIME MagazineNPRFinancial TimesThe Times UKIrish TimesNew York PostKirkus ReviewsHarper's Bazaar


The Secret Lives of Church Ladies Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781949199734
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Published: West Virginia University Press - September 1st, 2020

***2020 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction***
“Tender, fierce, proudly black and beautiful, these stories will sneak inside you and take root.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Triumphant.”
—Publishers Weekly
“Cheeky, insightful, and irresistible.” —​​​​​​