Coming up in April in Jersey City:
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WORD was so proud to host local literary legend Mark Leyner in the store on March 16 with his new book, Gone with the Mind.
Spring has sprung on the east coast, friends! WORD Jersey City is happily hosting some great events to start your warm weather fun this year. From books in bars to productivity pointers to a celebration of Shakespeare there is much to be excited for in April. We’re especially proud to be partnering with Loew’s Jersey Theatre on April 5th for an event with Nick Offerman to celebrate the paperback launch of Gumption. He will be in conversation with Patrick Wilson. Tickets are still available here.
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Our featured event:

For comedy fans:
WORD Presents Nick Offerman at Loew's Jersey City with Patrick Wilson
Tuesday, April 5, 8 pm

We have teamed up with our friends at the historic Loew's theater in Jersey City to bring you comedian Nick Offerman in conversation with Patrick Wilson. Offerman will read from his hilarious essay collection Gumption.  A book signing will follow the discussion.  

Loew's Jersey City (at Journal Square): 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306

This is a ticketed event. Tickets can be pruchased in-store or online 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 little number lovers:
It's Not Easy Being Number Three storytime with Drew Dernavich
Saturday, April 2, 11 am

The Number Three is having an identity crisis-there are so many other things he could do with his life; why stop at being just a number? He tries being a ship's anchor, a spatula, even a shiny bronze sculpture, and he won't listen when the other numbers beg him to come back to the lineup. But after awhile, Number Three starts to realize that what he enjoys most is the job no one else can do: being the Number Three. Award-winning New Yorker cartoonist Drew Dernavich will read from his debut picture book, It's Not Easy Being Number Three and lead an exciting activity that shows that numbers are (literally) all around us.

RSVP encouraged, but not required. 
For boozy book readers:
Books and Brews book club at White Star
Monday, April 18, 6 pm
We've teamed up with one of our favorite local bars, White Star at Warren St., to bring you a new book club from your local bookstore! Join us each third Monday of the month at Warren St. to discuss books and drink some delicious brews. Enjoy happy hour pricing courtesy of White Star during our meetings. Meet us on the top floor for a scintillating conversation. We're ALSO teaming up with Melville House Books for our reading list. Our focus each month will be one the titles from their perfect-for-your-pocket series The Art of the Novella. Kicking that off will be The Awakening by Kate Chopin.

RSVP encouraged, but not required. 
For reformed procrastinators:
Graham Allcott presents How to Be a Productivity Ninja
Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 pm

In the age of information overload, traditional time management techniques simply don’t cut it anymore. Thankfully there is a better way. In this talk, UK author & entrepreneur Graham Allcott shares some of the insights from his best-selling book, newly released in the US, How to be a Productivity Ninja, including how to adopt the ninja mindset to enhance your productivity: more Zen-like Calm, more ruthlessness, more preparedness and a lot less stress.

RSVP encouraged, but not required. 
For 420 partakers:
David Bienenstock presents How to Smoke Pot (Properly)
Thursday, April 21, 7:30 pm

How to Smoke Pot (Properly) is irreverent and intelligent with a focus on pot's new post-prohibition paradigm. David Bienenstock will detail New Jersey’s medical marijuana program, give expert advice as well as an insider’s guide to the rapidly emerging global cannabis industry.

RSVP encouraged, but not required. 
For fans of the bard:
What's Past is Prologue: A celebration of the works of Shakespeare
Saturday, April 23, 1 pm

This year will mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. So  many of the books that we stock in our little indie store have been influenced by this man and his writings. To celebrate that we will take over the Grove Square Plaza and fill it with the words of the bard for one glorious afternoon of performances from our favorite plays by local Jersey actors. Also, you’ll be able to pick out some interesting books on, by, or inspired by William Shakespeare from our on-site bookstore.

RSVP encouraged, but not required. 
For millennials:
Meghann Foye presents Meternity
Tuesday, April 26, 7:30 pm
Join magazine editor, Meghann Foye for the launch of her hilarious and poignant debut novel, Meternity —a fun and edgy satire that targets millennials and cheekily channels the hot button issues that consume many working gals these days: the search for creative fulfillment in the workaday world; tension around the all-work-and-underpay workplace; to parent or not to parent and when; and perhaps most importantly, looking for love in the age of Tinder. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP encouraged, but not required. 
For indie bookstore goers (that's you!):
Independent Bookstore Day
Saturday, April 30

Started in California in 2014 and spread to the rest of the country in 2015 Independent Bookstore Day is a perfect time to show some love for your local indie. We’ll have special edition items for sale as well as some fun events in-store throughout the day.

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

March 2016 Top Ten:

  1. A Bunny's Tale by Joanne Hixson
  2. #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso (ebook)
  3. Gone with the Mind by Mark Leyner
  4. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying  by Marie Kondo (ebook)
  5. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (ebook)
  6. Mort(e) by Robert Repino (ebook)
  7. Go, Little Green Truck! by Roni Schotter
  8. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante (ebook)
  9. The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig (ebook)
  10. The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale
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