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Enroll someone you love (or just like a lot) in our WORD To Your Mailbox programs.

Click on any of the programs below for more details.

Looking for the Jersey City book groups? They're here!

Welcome to the WORD Brooklyn book groups! In addition to our original one (details listed below), we host several others. Looking for:

 
 
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Gift cards are redeemable in-store and online for any item except Google eBooks.

Bags, bookmarks and apparel from the littlest babies on up.

Our Romance of the Month Club is curated by bestselling author and WORD favorite Sarah MacLean!

The Greenpoint Writers Group is the resident writing collective at WORD and operates on two levels: open biweekly meetings and application-only Intensives.

Biweekly Meetings are open to all writers who wish to attend. Pieces are forwarded to the group in advance so that the full time can be
devoted to feedback. Those in attendance are given first priority to submit work for discussion at the following meeting. Writers must attend at least once before they are eligible to submit material. Biweekly meetings are suspended twice a year during the Spring and Fall Intensives.

Intensives operate three times a year, are comprised of 8-12 weekly meetings, and culminate in public reading events called Local Organic.
Intensives are restricted to a small group of GWG core members. Applications open for new core group membership at the start of each year.

Writers interested in applying to the Intensive should demonstrate a commitment to the group through regular biweekly attendance and
thoughtful feedback for their colleagues’ work. In addition, the strength and potential of their writing will be an integral part of the selection process.

If you are interested in attending a meeting or learning more about the Greenpoint Writers Group,
you can email them here
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Looking for a new and exciting place to host the best birthday party ever? Party with us at WORD! Children three and up can spend their special day celebrating in our Brooklyn or Jersey City store with parties themed around some of the best children's books of all time. Our parties include story time, games, arts and crafts, and wrapped book favors, all hosted by our bubbly book experts! See below for some photos of our past parties, and email kids@wordbookstores.com for more information on rates, themes, and availability! 

Welcome to our WORD Jersey City book groups! They are open to all; no need to sign up, just come on over and be ready to talk about the book of the month. We've got several for you to choose from:

Group picks are 10% off, and meetings are held in the café. Hope to see you soon!

Want to treat the 18-and-under kid in your life? Sign them up for our birthday club! During the month of their birthday, they'll get a Happy Birthday postcard and coupon, good for 25% off books and toys.

Registration in the club is free. If you'd like to sign up a child, you can call or e-mail us at kids@wordbookstores.com. Make sure to include the child's first and last name, birth month and year, and the physical address where you'd like the postcard to be sent. We promise to only use this information for Birthday Club, and we'll email you a confirmation that they've been signed up! (Please note: the coupon must be redeemed in-store and is not applicable to online orders.)

WORD is proud to be the source for signed copies of Damien Echols and Lorri Davis's books.

Limited quantities of signed copies are available; personalizations will be available as the authors' schedules permit. Please note "Signed Copy Request" and any other details in the comments field during checkout! Books shipped via UPS Ground and USPS Priority Mail can be expected 2-3 business days after shipping; books shipped via media mail cannot be guaranteed by a certain date but tend to arrive 1-2 weeks after shipping, often sooner.

Please email us at brooklyn at wordbookstores dot com if you would like your book shipped internationally.

Of their joint memoir Yours For Eternity, Kirkus writes: "Reconstructed from thousands of letters the pair exchanged over 16 years, this tender and unusual narrative offers a rare, courageously intimate view of a love that should never have survived and yet did."

Signed & Personalized Books

We work with many of our NYC author friends to provide fans with signed copies of their favorite books! Currently, we are taking pre-orders for signed and personalized copies of the following books:

If you're looking for smart new sci-fi, look no further! Ann Leckie's brilliant series, which began with Ancillary Justice and continues with Ancillary Sword, is available for preorder through WORD. 

Preorder Ancillary Sword and get a signed bookplate! Copies will be shipped to arrive on/near the release date, October 7. Personalizations are not currently available. ...

Got a hankering for a bona fide, rags-to-riches New York story? Brendan Jay Sullivan has the book for you! Also known as DJ VH1, he is a writer, producer, and DJ best known for his work with Lady Gaga. His work appears in Esquire, Vice, and Interview in the States and L'Optimum and L'Officiel Hommes in France, and WORD is delighted to be the...

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack follows up her hits (Losing It, Faking It, Finding It, and All Lined Up) with All Broke Down, the next book in her Rusk University series. You can order a signed copy right here!

A limited number of signed copies of her previous books are available! Pre-order your copy of All Broke Down now...

The rumors are true! Cory Doctorow has written a graphic novel with illustrator Jen Wang, and you can preorder a copy signed by Doctorow right here.

Preorder your signed copy of In Real Life and get it on/near the release date, October 14! If you'd like it personalized, please let us know to whom you'd like it signed in the comments field. Books shipped via...

Dagmara Dominczyk

Actress and newly-minted author Dagmara Dominczyk has been a supporter of WORD for many years, and we're thrilled to finally be able to return the favor and be the source for signed copies her debut novel, The Lullaby of Polish Girls!

“The Lullaby of Polish Girls is a striking and vivid debut novel, absolutely buzzing with energy. Dagmara Dominczyk’s freshly observed story...

WORD is proud to be the source for signed copies of Damien Echols and Lorri Davis's books.

Limited quantities of signed copies are available; personalizations will be available as the authors' schedules permit. Please note "Signed Copy Request" and any other details in the comments field during checkout! Books shipped via UPS Ground and USPS Priority Mail can be expected 2-3 business days after shipping; books shipped via media mail cannot be guaranteed by a certain...

Local author and WORD friend Dave Roman has a new book coming out! We've been happily following the adventures of the Astronaut Academy since Zero Gravity, and can't wait for the new adventures. Since we know you feel the same, we're happy to be able to offer you a chance to order signed copies!

Preorders are now closed,  but...

Where to get signed copies of the wonderful E. Lockhart's books? Why, right here! 

A limited number of signed copies are available! Personalizations are available based on the author's schedule. Books shipped via UPS Ground and USPS Priority Mail can be expected 2-3 business days after shipping; books shipped via media mail cannot be guaranteed by a certain date but tend to arrive 1-2 weeks...

Eloisa James is the New York Times best-selling author of Regency romance novels, as well as a beautiful new memoir. She's a staff favorite here at WORD (her fairy-tale rewrites are one of the main reasons that Jenn reads romance novels) and we're delighted to be the source for signed copies of her books!

You can order any of the books listed as On Our Shelves below and we will ship you a signed copy!

For personalizations: Please specify the name of the person to whom the...

WORD is happy to provide signed copies of Jersey City author Emily Croy Barker's debut novel, The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic!

"A marvelous plot, clever dialogue, and complex characters distinguish The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic. . . . Fun, seductive, and utterly engrossing." —Deborah Harkness, author of the All Souls Trilogy

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We've been fans of Emily St. John Mandel's work since her debut novel, and can't wait for her newest!

Limited quantities of signed books are available. Books shipped via UPS Ground and USPS Priority Mail can be expected 2-3 business days after shipping; books shipped via media mail cannot be guaranteed by a certain date but tend to arrive 1-2 weeks after shipping, often sooner.

International shipping...

Author Emma Straub, Brooklyn local and WORD friend, would absolutely love to sign books for you. You can choose from the fabulous short story collection Other People We Married, her novel Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, or her forthcoming novel The Vacationers (May 2014).

Limited quantities of signed copies are available; personalized copies are available as the author's...

NAIBA Book of the Year Award and Indie Choice Honor award winner Gayle Forman wants YOU ... to have signed copies of her new book! (And some fun goodies.)

After spending an amazing day and night together in Paris, Just One Year is Willem's story, picking up where Just One Day ended. His story of their year of quiet longing and near misses is a perfect counterpoint to Allyson's own as Willem undergoes a transformative journey, questioning his path, finding love, and...

Jami Attenberg

Author Jami Attenberg is not only local and a staff favorite, but an occasional bookseller for us as well, and we're delighted to be the source for signed copies of her books!

Her newest novel, The Middlesteins, has garnered rave reviews from everyone who has read it, including Jonathan Franzen: "The Middlesteins had me from its very...

WORD is proud to announce that you can pre-order signed copies of Jennifer Gilmore's new novel, The Mothers! A moving novel about a couple’s journey trying to adopt, it follows Jesse and Ramon, a loving couple who, after years trying to get pregnant, turn to adoption only to discover that the process far more labyrinthine than they ever could have imagined.

A.M. Homes calls The Mothers...


Calling all crafty types! Get your signed copy of WORD favorite and local author Jessica Pigza's new book, BiblioCraft.

There is untold wealth in library collections, and, like every good librarian, Jessica Pigza loves to share. In BiblioCraft, Pigza hones her literary hunting-and-gathering skills to help creatives of all types, from DIY hobbyists to fine artists, develop projects based...

There's nothing quite like the feeling of getting a debut novel out there, and we're proud to be the source of signed preorders for Julia Fierro's Cutting Teeth!

A limited number of signed copies are available! Personalizations are available based on the author's schedule. Books shipped via UPS Ground and USPS Priority Mail can be expected 2-3 business days after shipping;...

Julie Klam

Need signed copies from NYC's own Julie Klam, rescuer of dogs and writer of hilarious and bestselling memoirs? Of course you do! And WORD is delighted to help you out with that.

In her new memoir, Friendkeeping, Klam shares with us her experiences with, advice on, and insight into some of the most meaningful and enjoyable relationships in our lives: our friendships....

WORD is proud to offer signed copies of Brooklyn author Justin Taylor's books! 

Limited quantities of signed copies are available; personalizations are available based on the author's schedule.  Books shipped via UPS Ground and USPS Priority Mail can be expected 2-3 business days after shipping; books shipped via media mail cannot be guaranteed by a certain date but tend to arrive 1-2...

While she now lives in the wilds of Maine, we still consider Kate Christensen a local author. (As is only proper for the author of a novel set at the Astral!) We're proud to carry copies of her book, and can't wait for her newest. 

Signed copies are available. Books shipped via UPS Ground and USPS Priority Mail can be expected 2-3 business days after shipping; books shipped via...

We've been fans of Brooklyn's own Kate Milford since The Boneshaker first came out, and are delighted to be able to offer pre-orders of the sequel, The Broken Lands. And to sweeten the deal, we're also offering a special bundle -- when you order, you can get a copy of the special new companion novel, The Kairos Mechanism, for only $5. 

Pre-order The Broken Lands...

Brooklyn's own Marie-Helene Bertino, author of the staff favorite Safe as Houses, has a new book coming out! Preorder her novel 2 a.m. at the Cat's Pajamas, and we'll get it signed and personalized for you! 

Limited quantities of signed copies are available; personalizations are available as the author's schedule permits. Please...

WORD is proud to be able to offer signed copies of Maya Rodale's books! Maya has written numerous historical romance novels (our favorites are the Writing Girls books -- historical ladies with jobs!) as well as Dangerous Books for Girls. 

Limited quantities of signed copies are available; personalizations are available as the author's schedule permits. If you'd like personalization,...

Michelle KnudsenGreenpoint is home to many children's authors, and we are delighted to announce that we can hook you up with signed and personalized copies from one of our favorites, award-winner Michelle Knudsen.

We almost always have signed copies on hand, and Michelle would be happy to personalize for you! Please let us know if you would like it inscribed to someone in particular in the...

Friend-of-WORD Mira Jacob has written a novel -- and you can order it right here! 

Signed copies are available! With depth, heart, and agility, debut novelist Mira Jacob takes us on a deftly plotted journey that ranges from 1970s India to suburban 1980s New Mexico to Seattle during the dot.com boom. The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing is an epic, irreverent testimony to the bonds of...

Paul PopeNYC is chockful of artistic talent, including internationally acclaimed designer/author and multiple Eisner winner Paul Pope. His newest series, Battling Boy, follows a young demigod in his quest to save the children of Acropolis from a shadowy underworld -- and you can get signed copies from WORD!

Preorder your copy of The Rise of Aurora West now and get it on or near the...

Peter BrownWe will read anything and everything that local author/artist Peter Brown puts his name on. His books are staff favorites here at the store, and we're delighted to announce that we're now the source for signed and personalized copies! If you haven't already met Lucy the Bear (of Children Make Terrible Pets) or thrilled to the amazing illustrations in Creepy Carrots, there's no...


We couldn't be prouder to be the exclusive purveyor of signed and personalized copies of Sarah MacLean's fantastic novels! Several of our staff are obsessed with her books, so we're glad to do our part to spread the obsession ever further.

Signed copies are available! Books shipped via UPS Ground and USPS Priority Mail can be expected 2-3 business days after shipping;...

Sarah McCarry (whom you may know from her blog the rejectionist and through her work on Guillotine, a chapbook series dedicated to revolutionary nonfiction) is a long-time supporter of WORD, and we are delighted to be the home of signed copies of her novels All Our Pretty Songs and Dirty Wings (coming out July 15, 2014). Jenn and Molly both are big fans of...

Sean FerrellSean Ferrell is a staff favorite, a fantastic Brooklyn novelist, and one of the funniest authors we follow on Twitter! WORD is proud to be the source for signed pre-orders of his upcoming novel Man in the Empty Suit (February 5, 2013), as well as his debut novel, Numb.

Pre-order Man in the Empty Suit today, and we'll...