Bookselling is first and foremost about community, and ours is hurting right now. We’re concerned about our friends who have shopped in our stores and attended our reading series, the folks who joined WORD’s book groups and brought their children to our storytimes. No one has been untouched by this crisis and all of us have felt the difficult circumstances it has created for our shared communities.
It has been our privilege and our sincere pleasure to continue to be your bookstore through all of this. To send you the books you want and the books you didn’t know you needed, to supply you with puzzles to pass the time and cards to keep up with your loved ones—the best of what we had to help make this difficult time pass as easily as possible. But we wanted to do more. And with that in mind, we began reaching out to some of our favorite authors to build solidarity with the causes we care about.
We call it WORD Association.
Each week, WORD is working with a new team of brilliant writers to raise money for the causes that matter to all of us. This week, we have a full slate of outstanding aid organizations serving diverse populations and selected in partnership with some of the most talented and giving writers we know. And we hope you will join us each week thereafter as we collaborate with many more writers to address the issues close to our hearts, strengthen our shared communities, and start taking better care of our friends and families, everywhere.
Starting June 15th, and running through June 21st, buy a listed book by these authors and 10% of the purchase price will go to their respective causes. Click any photo to see a complete list of available books from each author.
Thanks for shopping with us. All of us. And stay tuned for more WORD Association. Have questions about the program? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that audio and ebooks are not eligible as they are not sold by WORD directly.
"A glorious fantasy."--Neil GaimanThree-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City.$16.00ISBN: 9781644450062Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more detailsPublished: Graywolf Press - October 15th, 2019
A spine-tingling new collection of stories from the acclaimed author of Thrill Me and The Dark Net$18.00ISBN: 9781250043542Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Picador - January 28th, 2014
A Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award$16.95ISBN: 9781631497896Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more detailsPublished: Liveright - May 26th, 2020
Best Books of 2019: Washington Post • O, The Oprah Magazine • Time • NPR • People • Buzzfeed
A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Selection
Winner • Lambda Literary Award [Lesbian Fiction]
A Washington Post Lily Lit Club Selection
Longlisted • PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
American Library Association • A Barbara Gittings L$26.99ISBN: 9780062842640Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more detailsPublished: Avon - June 19th, 2018
When Wicked Comes Calling . . .
When a mysterious stranger finds his way into her bedchamber and offers his help in landing a duke, Lady Felicity Faircloth agrees—on one condition. She’s seen enough of the world to believe in passion, and won’t accept a marriage without it.
The Wallflower Makes a Dangerous Bargain . . .$26.00ISBN: 9781644450031Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more detailsPublished: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019
A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties$27.00ISBN: 9780374276805Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more detailsPublished: 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.$22.00ISBN: 9781571315120Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more detailsPublished: Milkweed Editions - August 14th, 2018
WINNER OF THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDFrom National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Ada Lim n comes The Carrying--her most powerful collection yet.
ALA NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018
FINALIST FOR THE 2019 PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD$20.00ISBN: 9780399589065Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more detailsPublished: 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.$16.99ISBN: 9781937512651Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more detailsPublished: Two Dollar Radio - November 7th, 2017
*2018 "12 best books to give this holiday season" --TODAY Show
*Best Books of 2018 --Rolling Stone$17.95ISBN: 9781584351900Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Semiotext(e) - October 7th, 2016
The complete art world story/essays of the fictional Madame Realism, collected for the first time.
The Complete Madame Realism and Other Stories gathers together Lynne Tillman's groundbreaking fiction/essays on culture and places, monuments, artworks, iconic TV shows, and received ideas, written in the third person to record the subtle, ironic, and wry observations of the playful b$16.00ISBN: 9780802147974Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more detailsPublished: Grove Press - November 19th, 2019
New York, late summer, 2000. A party in a spacious Manhattan apartment, hosted by a wealthy young activist. Dozens of idealistic twenty-somethings have impassioned conversations over takeout dumplings and champagne. The evening shines with the heady optimism of a progressive new millennium.$20.00ISBN: 9781940696911Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more detailsPublished: Wave Books - October 8th, 2019
Constellating four central topics--ghosts, colors, animals, and bees--in highly attuned prose, Dorothea Lasky explores the powers and complexities of the lyric, "metaphysical I," which she exposes as one of the central expressions of human wildness.$25.00ISBN: 9781538730195Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more detailsPublished: Twelve - October 8th, 2019INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLERBARNES & NOBLE BESTSELLER
AMAZON BESTSELLER$26.00ISBN: 9781501197499Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more detailsPublished: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - April 14th, 2020
“Perfect Tunes is an intoxicating blend of music, love, and family from one of the essential writers of the internet generation.” —STEPHANIE DANLER
“Perfect Tunes is a zippy and profound story of love, loss, heredity, and parenthood.$27.00ISBN: 9781594634697Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more detailsPublished: Riverhead Books - May 4th, 2020
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!
"In a time when all we want is hope, it’s a beautiful book to reach for." -Jenna Bush Hager
“Literary sunshine.”—New York Times
“The queen of the summer novel.”—Entertainment Weekly$16.99ISBN: 9781476740195Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more detailsPublished: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019
Susan Orlean’s bestseller and New York Times Notable Book is “a sheer delight…as rich in insight and as varied as the treasures contained on the shelves in any local library” (USA TODAY)—a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution and an investigation into one of its greatest mysteries.$16.00ISBN: 9780802127198Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Grove Press - October 17th, 2017
Winner of the Northern California Book Award, the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction, and the Arab American Book Award for Fiction$17.00ISBN: 9780399573231Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more detailsPublished: Riverhead Books - May 21st, 2019
A New York Times Bestseller
“A powerful coming-of-age story that looks at ambition, friendship, identity, desire, and power from the much-needed female lens." —Bustle
$18.00ISBN: 9780399182129Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Del Rey - May 19th, 2020
A decadent rock star. A deeply religious radio host. A disgraced scientist. And a teenage girl who may be the world’s last hope. From the mind of Chuck Wendig comes “a magnum opus . . . a story about survival that’s not just about you and me, but all of us, together” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).