Coming up in December in Jersey City:
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WORD had a blast hosting Night Vale podcast creators Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink with moderator Maureen Johnson. They joked and chatted to an audience of over a hundred dedicated listeners.

The holiday season is upon us but that doesn’t mean there’s still  not time for some fun. This month we bring Maria (Sonia Manzano) from Sesame Street (12/6) and the Grinch (12/19) to our store. Also, we open our doors on Saturday, December 12 for our annual Holiday Open House. Shop around for the perfect last minute gift and even get it wrapped! Check out our Holiday Gift Guide here for ideas.

And, as always, if you'd like to get reminders via text you can join our "events class" at You'll get one (at most, sometimes less) hand-crafted text a day with event information, through the magic of technology!
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Our featured event:

For navel gazers:
Michael Ian Black presents Navel Gazing
Wednesday, January 6, 7:30 pm

WORD Jersey City is proud to present New York Times bestselling author and stand-up comedian Michael Ian Black. He delivers a frank and funny memoir about confronting his genetic legacy as he hits his forties. 

Whether it's family history, religion, aging, or his parents, Michael Ian Black always has something to say in the dry, irreverent voice that has captured a fan base of millions. When a medical diagnosis forces him to realize he's not getting any younger, he reexamines his life as a middle-aged guy of course, in the deadpan wit and self-deprecating vignettes that have become trademarks of his humor. 

The alt-comedy take on getting older, "Navel Gazing "is a funny-because-it's-true memoir about looking around when you're forty and realizing that life is about more than receding hairlines and proving one's manliness on Twitter it's about laughing at yourself.

This event is free and open to the public, but you can reserve a seat by purchasing a copy of the book here. 

Coming up in Jersey City

Saturdays, 11 am & Wednesdays, 1:30 pm

Each week we'll read a different picture book, from the classics to new favorites! Recommended for kids aged 3-6, but everyone is welcome. Keep up-to-date with all things of interest for parents with our special kid's newsletter,  New & Exciting at WORD: Just for Kids by signing up here.
For fans of Sesame Street, young & old:
Sonia Manzano presents Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx
Sunday, December 6, 4 pm
Written for young adults, Maria's memoir traces her life from troubled home in the Bronx to her success on Sesame Street. She talks openly about her difficult childhood but also what inspired her to want to be an actress (a school trip to see West Side Story!) Bring kids of all ages, or just your sense of nostalgia, to this reading and signing with Sonia Manzano.

RSVP encouraged, but not required. 
For hungry shoppers:
Melanie Underwood presents Making Artisan Cheesecake 
Saturday, December 12, 4 pm

As the holidays approach we're always looking for that perfect recipe that will really WOW! our family and friends. Join us for a demo and tasting with Melanie Underwood of her book, Making Artisan Cheesecakes. Along with cooking for the holidays, they always have us frantic to select the perfect gift. We can help with that too! The staff of WORD will help you pick out a gift for every member of your family- and even wrap it for you! Plan to spend this second Saturday in December with us eating and shopping.

RSVP encouraged, but not required. 
For lovable curmudgeon lovers:
How the Grinch Stole Christmas costumed storytime
Saturday, December 19, 11 am

Share this holiday classic with your kids this season. We are very happy to welcome the Grinch himself to WORD Jersey City. Kids can get up close with this lovable curmudgeon and hear the fun story that we've heard for generations. 
RSVP encouraged, but not required. 
All events are at our Jersey City store,
and free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Facebook RSVPs appreciated but certainly not mandatory.

Book Groups


Next Month's Picks

November Top Ten:

  1. Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor (ebook)
  2. Bream Gives Me Hiccups by Jesse Eisenberg (ebook)
  3. The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood (ebook)
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney (ebook)
  5.  The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
  6. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (ebook)
  7. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein (ebook)
  8. Black Tom: Terror on the Hudson by Ron Semple
  9. Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik (ebook)
  10. M Train by Patti Smith (ebook)
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