WORD Bookstores

Neighborhood independent bookstores in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Jersey City.
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While you’re out wandering around North Brooklyn enjoying the sunshine, swing by the Wythe Hotel and check out our pop-up shop for Food Book Fair. We’ve got all the nommy cookbooks!

  • Jenn: But wait, what do you think happens? Does she become a vampire?
  • Molly: I don't know. Probably not.
  • Jenn: I think probably not too -- but then what happens to their LOOOOVE? They can't be together forever if she's human!
  • Molly: They can still be together for a while. She's only in high school.
  • Jenn: True.
  • Molly: Did you learn nothing from Buffy?
georgetakei:

Friends: Facebook has been limiting the number of fans who see each post, shrinking it down to the lower single percentages. It appears they want pages to pay to post. This is understandable—they’re a company and need to keep shareholders happy. But my fans clicked “like” because they presumably WANT to see our funnies, so don’t get shut out!
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georgetakei:

Friends: Facebook has been limiting the number of fans who see each post, shrinking it down to the lower single percentages. It appears they want pages to pay to post. This is understandable—they’re a company and need to keep shareholders happy. But my fans clicked “like” because they presumably WANT to see our funnies, so don’t get shut out!

If you don’t want to miss the fun, make sure you turn on “Get Notifications.” Go to Oh Myyy and click the “Liked” box then select “Get Notifications.” Do it on my page George Takei as well. Thanks — Uncle George http://ift.tt/1hVAWFA

A PSA from Uncle George: Don’t let the algorithms keep you down! Update your Facebook settings so you get notifications from us and all your other favorite Pages.

We Recommend: The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon (ebook available)

Katelyn says: “A word flu has broken out all across the world causing people to lose the power of speech. But a select group is fighting back. Lovers of etymology will really enjoy this literary thriller.”

Katelyn

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Any reading suggestions similar to Meg Wolitzer's The Interestings? By far my favorite book of 2013!
wordbookstores wordbookstores Said:

So good, right?!

italicsmine:

littlebrown:

It’s the peep apocalypse, and these young love birds have a little chickadee on the way.

Sound interesting (minus the peeps)? Then check out California by italicsmine

My editor Allie Sommer made this. She’s basically the best editor ever.

No no, THIS is our favorite.

Which Hedwig is your favorite?

Today’s dilemma: which color pom poms does CubeBot need for crafting?

littlebrown:

Peep Team Six: Hunt the Jackal

This brave Peep Team rescues some kidnapped bunnies from the Big Bad Bunny.

This is our favorite by far.

A Link Round-Up for Upcoming Jersey City Events

World Book Night Pick-Up Party, 4/22
World Book Night is held each year on April 23rd to honor Shakespeare’s birthday and also Miguel de Cervantes, who died on April 23rd. The day is celebrated in Spain by giving a book and flower to a loved one. 

Growing Good Readers with Jamie Zibulsky, 4/24
Jamie Zibulsky explains why if you’re not careful, reading to your children before bed can make them think it’s boring and meant to put them to sleep.

Mark your calendars!

A Link Roundup for Upcoming Events

Women and War: Helen Benedict, Cara Hoffman, and Katey Schultz, 4/24
Sand Queen author Helen Benedict was interviewed by Katey Schultz, author of Flashes of War, and Cara Hoffman (Be Safe I Love You) was interviewed by Goddard College

Gotham Writers Workshop: Memoir with Stacy Pershall, 4/27
Read instructor Stacy Pershall’s personal, moving story of growing up with Borderline Personality Disorder in the Huffington Post.

Mark your calendars

The author of WORD staff favorite Annihilation (and many others) will be answering right here on our Tumblr on May 8!

Tonight in BK, Nathan Pyle polled the audience on their NYC pet peeves and etiquette snafus. Top of the list? Don’t check your texts on the subway steps!

Today felt like a good day for some Angleberger origami. 

libraryjournal:

What was your favorite Garcia Marquez novel?

True story: a couple years ago for Christmas, Jenn gave every single WORD employee a copy of Leaf Storm