Support Abolitionist Youth Organizing Initiative NYC

Community bookselling is first and foremost about community. Everyone is hurting right now. All of us and our neighbors—the people who have shopped in our stores and attended our reading series, joined WORD’s book groups and brought their children to our storytimes. And it’s the booksellers and the authors, too. And every day, WORD is working with brilliant writers to raise money for worthy causes to help address the issues close to their hearts, strengthen our shared communities, and start taking better care of our friends and families, everywhere.

"If you've ever looked at the kids and been scared for their future, may I suggest you shift your gaze to the Abolitionist Youth Organizing Institute? AYO will teach 16-24 year olds to fight for social justice by introducing them to things like organizing, campaign development, direction action, prison abolition, and transformative healing. Yes, really."—Mira Jacob

From June 15 through June 21, 10% of the sales of the books on this page will be donated to support the crucial work of AYO! NYC.

They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us Cover Image
By Hanif Abdurraqib, Eve L. Ewing (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781937512651
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - November 7th, 2017

*2018 "12 best books to give this holiday season" --TODAY Show
*Best Books of 2018 --Rolling Stone


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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


The Crown Ain't Worth Much Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781943735044
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Published: Button Poetry - July 19th, 2016

The Crown Ain't Worth Much, Hanif Abdurraqib's first full-length collection, is a sharp and vulnerable portrayal of city life in the United States. A regular columnist for MTV.com, Abdurraqib brings his interest in pop culture to these poems, analyzing race, gender, family, and the love that finally holds us together even as it threatens to break us.


A Fortune for Your Disaster Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793439
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Published: Tin House Books - September 3rd, 2019

“When an author’s unmitigated brilliance shows up on every page, it’s tempting to skip a description and just say, Read this! Such is the case with this breathlessly powerful, deceptively breezy book of poetry.” —Booklist, Starred Review


Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399589065
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Published: One World - March 24th, 2020

A “beautiful and eye-opening” (Jacqueline Woodson), “hilarious and heart-rending” (Celeste Ng) graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families,  and the realities that divide us, from the acclaimed author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing.


Bright Dead Things: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571314710
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 15th, 2015

Finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award
A Best Poetry Book of 2015: New York Times and Buzzfeed


The Carrying: Poems Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781571315120
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Published: Milkweed Editions - August 14th, 2018

WINNER OF THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
ALA NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018
FINALIST FOR THE 2019 PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD

From National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Ada Lim n comes The Carrying--her most powerful collection yet.


lucky wreck Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781932870084
Availability: Backordered
Published: Autumn House Press - January 10th, 2006

The winner of the 2005 Autumn House Press Poetry Prize, selected by Jean Valentine. Ada Limon's first full-length poetry book--startling and funny--Limon is a poet to keep your eye on.


Sharks in the Rivers Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781571314383
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Published: Milkweed Editions - October 1st, 2010

The speaker in this extraordinary collection finds herself multiply dislocated: from her childhood in California, from her family's roots in Mexico, from a dying parent, from her prior self.


Dead Astronauts: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374276805
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Published: MCD - December 3rd, 2019

A 2020 LOCUS AWARD FINALIST

Jeff VanderMeer's Dead Astronauts presents a City with no name of its own where, in the shadow of the all-powerful Company, lives human and otherwise converge in terrifying and miraculous ways. At stake: the fate of the future, the fate of Earth—all the Earths.


Authority: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy #2) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374104108
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Published: FSG Originals - May 6th, 2014

After thirty years, the only human engagement with Area X—a seemingly malevolent landscape surrounded by an invisible border and mysteriously wiped clean of all signs of civilization—has been a series of expeditions overseen by a government agency so secret it has almost been forgotten: the Southern Reach.


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Annihilation: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780374104092
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Published: FSG Originals - February 4th, 2014

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM ALEX GARLAND, STARRING NATALIE PORTMAN AND OSCAR ISAAC

The Southern Reach Trilogy begins with this Nebula Award-winning novel that "reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare world" (Kim Stanley Robinson).


Borne: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374537654
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Published: MCD - February 27th, 2018

Named one of the best books of 2017 by The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, PopSugar, Financial Times, Chicago Review of Books, Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Thrillist, Book Riot, National Post (Canada), Kirkus and Publishers Weekly

“Am I a person?” Borne asked me.


Acceptance: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy #3) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374104115
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Published: FSG Originals - September 2nd, 2014

It is winter in Area X, the mysterious wilderness that has defied explanation for thirty years, rebuffing expedition after expedition, refusing to reveal its secrets. As Area X expands, the agency tasked with investigating and overseeing it--the Southern Reach--has collapsed on itself in confusion.


Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation; Authority; Acceptance Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780374261177
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Published: FSG Originals - November 18th, 2014

A single-volume hardcover edition that brings together the three volumes of the Southern Reach Trilogy, which were originally published as paperback originals in February, May, and September 2014.

Annihilation
is the first volume in Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, Authority is the second, and Acceptance is the third.


A Peculiar Peril (The Misadventures of Jonathan Lambshead #1) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780374308865
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 7th, 2020

A Peculiar Peril is a head-spinning epic about three friends on a quest to protect the world from a threat as unknowable as it is terrifying, from the Nebula Award–winning and New York Times bestselling author of Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer.