Coming up in August in Jersey City:
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On July 15, Jami Attenberg and Susannah Cahalan
discussed Attenberg's new book,
Saint Mazie

We’re starting off the last month of summer with one of our favorite events: the second annual Chilltown Literary Festival, a joint production with FJB Comics! From storytime to street art to tales from around New Jersey, we’ve got a day of literary goodness planned for all ages.

Later in the month, you can learn all about smart and influential women from different time periods in American history with Rad American Women A-Z. Bored of making the same thing for dinner every week? On August 25, we welcome Bread & Spoon, who will teach best practices for all those cookbooks that line your shelves.

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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This month's featured event:

For literary locals:
Chilltown Literary Festival
Saturday, August 1, 11 am - 8:30 pm

We're delighted to present the Second Annual Chilltown Literary Festival, presented in conjunction with FJB Comics! Beginning with a storytime led by Jersey City Public Library children’s librarian Francina Stevens at 11 am and culminating at 7 pm with Jersey Stories from a whole host of readers, we’ve packed the day with  literary events for the whole family, including street art, author appearances, and an early evening cocktail mixer. You’ll find more information and the full schedule here
RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

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. 
For lovable siblings:
I Love My Sister Because... Storytime with Maisha Jackson
Sunday, August 2, 11 am

There are so many reason our siblings are important to us. In I Love My Sister Because... we learn all the reasons that one little sister loves her older sister. Bring your little ones to a special storytime with author Maisha Jackson.

RSVP encouraged, but not required. 
For rad ladies and gentlemen: 
Rad American Women A-Z with Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl
Sunday, August 9, 4 pm

Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl’s new book profiles 26 American women: Rebels, trailblazers, and visionaries from the 18th through 21st centuries. Kids (and adults!) of all ages can learn and be inspired by these rad ladies from the past and present -- and those working for a better future. Recommended for ages 8 and up, but all are welcome!

RSVP encouraged, but not required. 
For festive writers:
Festival of Women Writers Reading
Tuesday, August 18, 7:30 pm

Authors participating in the 2015 Festival of Women Writers in Hobart, NY, join us at WORD to share readings from their books. Writers include Evie Shockley, Cheryl Boyce Taylor, E.J. Antonio, JP (Juliet) Howard, Breena Clarke, and Stephanie Nikolopoulos, with host Cheryl Clarke.

RSVP encouraged, but not required. 
For cookbook enthusiasts:
Cookbook demo with Bread & Spoon
Tuesday, August 25, 6 pm

Stop in after work and grab a bite from local chefs Colleen Christi Willett and Carey Lee Nava. They are choosing their five favorite cookbooks and cooking a dish from each. They will answer all your questions about how to choose a good cookbook, how best to use it, and even ways to get around difficult ingredients.

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.
Coming up at WORD!
Big Magic with Elizabeth Gilbert
Thursday, October 29, 7:30 pm

Tickets are now on sale for our fall event with Elizabeth Gilbert. Each ticket includes admission to the event and a signed copy of Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Tickets are available here!

Book Groups

Next Month's Picks

July Top Ten:

  1. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee (ebook)
  2. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (ebook)
  3. The Martian by Andy Weir (ebook)
  4. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (ebook)
  5. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (ebook)
  6. The Edge Becomes the Center by DW Gibson
  7. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari (ebook)
  8. The Phantom Bully by Jeffrey Brown 
  9. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (ebook)
  10. The Vacationers by Emma Straub (ebook)
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