Well-Read Black Girl Book Club @ WORD JC

WORD Bookstores is happy to join the American Booksellers Association and Well-Read Black Girl to have our own WRBG Book Club Meet-ups at our stores! Our JC store  will be meeting the last Sunday of the month at 3pm. This group will be curated and facilitated by our very own WORDie Member, Nnennaya! Read on to discover why Glory started the WRBG Book Club and why we love them and her so much! Here's to reading women of color, may we forever discover ourselves within their stories. 


"I often get asked why I started Well-Read Black Girl? The answer is simple: I LOVE TO READ. Does anyone remember ‘Honey, I Love’ by Eloise Greenfield? My 7-year-old self didn’t have the words for life-changing. My enchantment with storytelling has simply followed me into adulthood.

Authors like, Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, Octavia Butler, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou and countless others always seem to have the answers in to all my questions. My quarter-life crisis ended swiftly after reading ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’. With every heartbreak, I revisit June Jordan’s ‘Directed by Desire’. When I feel sassy, I often quote Maya Angelou. “Nothing will work unless you do.” Whatever the situation, I have the words and ultimately, the wisdom, sitting on my bookshelf. I will always love reading the stories of women who look, sound and feel just like me." - Glory Edim, Well-Read Black Girl Founder


Book group selections are 10 percent when purchased at WORD. 

Looking for recommendations to hold you over between meetings? Check out  Well-Read Black Girl's Reading List!



Nnenna Nkouka is an avid book lover since her childhood and has lead several book clubs in the past. She has been a participant of the Well-Read Book Club since 2016; attending a meetup and the 2018 WRBG festival. She has always been around books in some capacity whether it was working for a children’s literacy non-profit organization or working as a bookseller at bookstore. During the day she is a digital media advertising operations specialist in NYC. She is a wife and mother of two fierce young girls who shares her love of books.






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ISBN: 9780525521273
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Knopf - August 27th, 2019

Named a Highly Anticipated Book of Summer 2019 by Lit Hub, Esquire, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, BuzzFeed, TIME, Good Housekeeping, Bustle, and BookRiot

From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of Brother, I'm Dying, a collection of vividly imagined stories about community, family, and love.

How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316491341
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Orbit - November 27th, 2018

Three-time Hugo Award winner and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption that sharply examine modern society in her first collection of short fiction, which includes never-before-seen stories.

Patsy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631495632
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - June 4th, 2019

Discussion: July 28, 2019 @ WORD JC

July 27, 2019 @ WORD BK

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Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974-1989 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938334290
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Midsummer Nights Press - February 15th, 2018

WRBG BOOK DISCUSSIONS: June 29th @ WORD BK & June 30th @ WORD JC, both at 3PM. 

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Kindred Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807083697
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Beacon Press - February 2004

Discussion: May 26, 2019 @ WORD JC

May 25, 2019 @ WORD BK