September at WORD Brooklyn:
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Kate Bernheimer, reading from How A Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales at the
Brooklyn Bridge Park for Books Beneath the Bridge.

September is right around the corner, and DEAR GOD there are a lot of great books coming out. In addition to the ones we're celebrating with events, here are a few more you're not going to want to miss: September also means: Brooklyn Book Festival, on September 21! We've been hard at work deciding which favorites to bring (for "deciding" read "bargaining, negotiating, and hair-pulling"), and we think you'll be pleased with the results. Visit us at the North Stage, where we'll be slinging books and trying not to geek out too hard at all the authors on stage.

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This month's featured event:

For strivers:Happiness of Pursuit
Chris Guillebeau and The Happiness of Pursuit
Tuesday, September 9, 7 p.m.

Entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Chris Guillebeau talks ordinary people and extraordinary goals in his new book, The Happiness of Pursuit. Join him for a release day launch party including a reading, Q&A, and signing!

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 


Coming up in Brooklyn:

HAGSFor ragers:Green Girl
Guillotine presents Jenny Zhang and Kate Zambreno
Friday, September 5, 7 p.m.

In honor of Guillotine #7: Hags, editor Sarah McCarry presents a conversation on identity, love, art, and living with rage with Jenny Zhang (Dear Jenny, We Are All Find) and Kate Zambreno (Heroines, Green Girl).

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 
Morbid Museum For anatomists:
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz at the Morbid Anatomy Museum
Wednesday, September 10, 8 p.m.
at the Morbid Anatomy Museum
424-A 3rd Ave., Brooklyn
Tickets: $5

Author and poet Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz tells the story of Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter, the man behind Philadelphia's iconic Mütter Museum, widely considered to be America’s finest medical museum. Join her at the museum for a discussion and signing of her biography, Dr. Mutter's Marvels.

Facebook RSVP requested, but not required.
DataclysmFor stat lovers:
Christian Rudder presents Dataclysm
Thursday, September 11, 7 p.m.

What do our online lives reveal about who we really are? Find out with Christian Rudder, co-founder and President of OkCupid, as he discusses Dataclysm, an investigation into personal data.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
Evil LibrarianFor wicked bookworms:
BK Launch: Michelle Knudsen and Evil Librarian
Friday, September 12, 7 p.m.

Join WORD favorite Michelle Knudsen (Library Lion, The Princess of Trelian) for a launch party in honor of her newest book, Evil Librarian! We're planning snacks, drinks, and an all-around devilish good time.

If you want a signed book, it's best to pre-order now to ensure we won't run out on the evening of the event. You can place your order right here. (You are welcome to order any of Michelle's other books as well -- she can sign those for you, too!)

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
Colorless TsukuruFor funny bones:
Greenpoint Comedy Night
Saturday, September 13, 7 p.m.

September's show features beer from Brooklyn Brewery and headlining comedian Adam Newman (seen on The Late Show with David Letterman). Admission is $6 and includes two beers. Audrey Murray hosts Usama Siddiquee, Michael Karlik, Patrick J. Reilly, Emmy Blotnick, David Vaughn Straughn, and Michelle Wolf.

Facebook RSVP requested but not required. 
BlueprintFor pitchers:
Stuart Horwitz and Blueprint Your Bestseller
Sunday, September 14, 5 p.m.

Calling all aspiring writers: join Stuart Horwitz (Blueprint Your Bestseller) for a workshop on revising your manuscript. Learn the tricks that will take you from first draft to final draft, and get a fresh perspective.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
Orion's DaughtersFor bards:
Barbaric Yawp: A Whitman Tribute
Tuesday, September 16, 7 p.m.

Join authors and illustrators inspired by Walt Whitman, including Justin Martin (Rebel Souls), Amy King (I Want to Make You Safe), Evan Roskos (Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets), and Allen Crawford (Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself), for a celebration of his work.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For goodfellas:hightower
Brian Francis Slattery presents The Family Hightower
Wednesday, September 17, 7 p.m.

WORD favorite Brian Francis Slattery shines a light on the criminal underworld in his newest novel, The Family Hightower. Roaming from Cleveland to Morocco and beyond, Slattery weaves a story worthy of comparison to The Godfather. Come find out more at this reading, signing, and Q&A.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
Lock InFor viral readers:
Lock In with John Scalzi
Thursday, September 18, 7 p.m.

WORD favorite John Scalzi returns! He’ll be talking viruses and murder at the Brooklyn launch for Lock In.

In his newest novel, Scalzi chronicles a world shaped by a virus that leaves its victims sentient but paralyzed. An investigation that began as a murder case takes FBI agents Shane and Vann from the halls of corporate power to the virtual spaces of the "locked in," and to the very heart of an emerging, surprising new human culture.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
Short CenturyFor losers and finders:
The Lost & Found Show’s Brooklyn Book Festival Edition
Friday, September 19, 7 p.m.

The Lost & Found Show brings together fiction and nonfiction stories involving a theme object that could be left in a lost and found box. Featuring David Burr Gerrard (Short Century, The Awl, The Millions), Michael Maiello (Esquire, McSweeney’s), Ken M (Horsey Surprise, College Humor), and Marie Sabatino (Word Riot, Freerange Nonfiction, Akashic Books).

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For magical thinkers:
We're All Mad Here with Lauren Beukes, Lev Grossman, and Jeff VanderMeer
Monday, September 22, 7 p.m.

at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe,
126 Crosby St., Manhattan

Authors Lauren Beukes (Broken Monsters), Lev Grossman (The Magician's Land), and Jeff VanderMeer (Acceptance) talk the weird, the fantastical, and the magical, followed by a Q&A and signing.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
 broken monsters  magician's land  acceptance
For non-conformists:
Liz Prince presents Tomboy with Ariel Schrag
Tuesday, September 23, 7 p.m.

Local writers Liz Prince (Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir) and Ariel Schrag (Adam) discuss gender identity and their newest works. In Tomboy, Prince chronicles her struggle to understand what it means to “be a girl.” In Schrag’s debut novel Adam, a teenage boy gets mistaken for a trans guy -- and falls for a lesbian. Join us for what should be a fascinating discussion.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
dice and menFor dungeon masters:
David Ewalt presents Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons
Thursday, September 25, 7 p.m.

Break out your D20 and come by for an evening with David Ewalt and his new history of D&D, Of Dice and Men. There will be a few rounds of the card-game Munchkin, as well as a discussion, Q&A, and signing.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
tigermanFor tigers:
Tigerman Lunchtime with Nick Harkaway
Saturday, September 27, 12 p.m.

Grab your sandwich and pull up a chair for a Google Hangout Live interview and Q&A with Nick Harkaway, joining us digitally from the UK, in honor of his newest novel Tigerman. You can watch from home, or join us in-store where snacks will be provided and audience members get first dibs during the Q&A!

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
GothamFor writers:
Gotham Writers: Fiction with Jessica Penner
Sunday, September 28, 2 p.m.

Join Jessica Penner for workshop on the ins and outs of fiction writing. Penner is the author of the novel in stories Shaken In The Water (Foxhead Books), and her short fiction has appeared in Lost Writers, in the anthology Tongue Screws and Testimonies (Herald Press), and received an Honorable Mention for the Open City R. Rofihe Trophy.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
aurora westFor risers:
The Rise of Aurora West with Paul Pope
Tuesday, September 30, 7 p.m.

at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe,
126 Crosby St., Manhattan

Join us for a celebration of The Rise of Aurora West, the second book in the Battling Boy series, with Eisner award-winning author and cartoonist Paul Pope. He’ll be in conversation with art critic and editor Jillian Steinhauer of Hyperallergic.

Preorder a signed copy here.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
All events are in our Brooklyn store, and free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Every time you attend an event, you get a chance to
our event book raffle for a signed set of featured books!
Facebook RSVPs appreciated but certainly not mandatory.

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Reading for next month:

WORD's August Bestsellers:

  1. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Haruki Murakami (ebook)
  2. Fluent in 3 Months, Benny Lewis (ebook)
  3. Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay (ebook)
  4. That's When the Knives Come Down, Dolan Morgan
  5. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn (ebook)
  6. The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt (ebook)
  7. White Girls, Hilton Als (ebook)
  8. 2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas, Marie-Helene Bertino (ebook)
  9. The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner (ebook)
  10. Copycat, David Yow (ebook)
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