WORD Bookstores

Neighborhood independent bookstores in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Jersey City.
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We Recommend: A Time for Everything by Karl Ove Knausgaard

"A masterpiece, yes, A MASTERPIECE of metafiction. In this novel we follow an unnamed writer’s exploration of the worlds of mystic Antinous Bellori. Wildly beautiful reimaginings of bible apocrypha, angelic orders, and classics follow. Stunning stuff."


So many of our staff have had/are having birthdays this month, we felt a visual celebration was in order. Get down with your birthday selves!


For the cool kids at wordbookstores and The Corner Bookstore. Also that cat.



For the cool kids at wordbookstores and The Corner Bookstore. Also that cat.


While we are not yet able to send donuts via the internet, we think we’ve got the high-fives down. (KITTY!)

Some new paperbacks worth upsetting your downstairs neighbors about. 

Watch out, world! Hunter has picked up his wbnamerica books and IS READY TO GO.

We’re all sorts of ready for the World Cup up in here.


The WORD Review of Spherical Objects on Book Covers:

  • Egg: not bad, versatile, good with cheese (not actually a sphere)
  • Peach: tasty, known to be lucky
  • Soccer ball: contentious, promotes consumption of beer
  • Pluto: pretty cute
  • Earth: brilliant, perfect, beautiful, complicated, 10/10

I think we all know who the winner is here. HAPPY EARTH DAY, EVERYBODY!


Hey, look man, I’m not a yeller. I don’t want to yell. Please, please, just listen closely, okay? Hmm. This bar is pretty noisy. You’ll have to move in a bit closer. 

*pours half a beer on your head*

Understand? Okay, now listen: read The Damned UTD by David Peace. Honestly, I don’t even know what soccer is and I loved it — and I mean, you know me, I don’t love anything. Listen. Peace is a maniac. Clough is a maniac. There’s drama. There’s style. There’s cool composure, even when everything is falling apart. This is the best of sport in writing. Now go, go man, go get yourself a beer. 

Courtesy of Chad Felix, WORD Bookstores.

Yeah Chad!


You like mail and signed books, right? Right! These wonderful authors would be delighted to help you with that. Preorder their books now, get ‘em signed, sealed, and delivered to your door when they come out:

Reminder! May approacheth, and we’ve added Cora Carmack (All Lined Up, May 13) to the roster!

True story … We’ve got a bunch of new art and photography books in BK!

Book burning we can get behind. 

We Recommend: The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard by J.G. Ballard (ebook available)

"More warped, dystopian sci-fi than you can shake a stick at! Skip Amis’s intro and jump right into the mind of Ballard. My favorites include: "Manhole 69," "Billenium," "The Drowned Giant," "The Life and Death of God, and the classic "Why I want to F@$! Ronald Reagan."


The Weekly WORD, Jersey City

  • On Monday, April 21st at 6:00 p.m. our Bestsellers Book Group is discussing the amazingly dysfunctional life of Jeannette Walls and her book The Glass Castle. Amazing fact that we did not know when planning the meeting: April 21st is Jeannette Walls’ birthday!
  • We’re celebrating the third year of World Book Night with a pickup party on Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:30 p.m. Come pick up your books and meet some fellow givers! Bonus: there will be delicious baked goods.
  • Are you a bookworm who hopes to raise a bookworm of your own? Thursday, April 24th at 7:30 p.m., Jamie Zibulsky has some ideas. Join her for a presentation for parents and educators on her how-to guide, Book Smart.

Well that about wraps up April. We’ve got some real May flowers for you next month and we’re starting off big with Christopher Moore and James Fearnley with Vol. 1 Brooklyn!