Coming up in July in Jersey City:
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On June 23, John Keene read from his latest book, Counternarratives

July brings fireworks season, endless sunshine, beach reads -- and a new slate of events! On July 8, Jersey Journal reporter Terrence McDonald discusses urban gentrification with DW Gibson, author of The Edge Becomes the Center. Later in the month, New York Times bestselling authors Jami Attenberg and Susannah Cahalan team up to talk about Attenberg’s widely praised new novel, Saint Mazie.
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This Month's Featured Event:

For readers with moxie:
Jami Attenberg presents Saint Mazie with Susannah Cahalan
Wednesday, July 15, 7:30 pm
In her new novel, Saint Mazie, bestselling author Jami Attenberg explores the life of Mazie Gordon-Philips, the real-life "Queen of the Bowery," who took tickets at a theater and helped out the homeless. Attenberg's Mazie, says The New York Times, "truly is a wonder." Attenberg appears in conversation with Susannah Cahalan (Brain on Fire).
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 engaged locals:
The Edge Becomes the Center's DW Gibson in conversation with Terrence McDonald
Wednesday, July 8, 7:30 pm

In Jersey City, we watch the streets around us change constantly. New restaurants and new businesses seem to open daily. In The Edge Becomes the Center, DW Gibson brings the conversation around the gentrification of New York City to print, asking, "How does this non-stop change feel to the people living there?" Jersey Journal reporter Terrence McDonald joins Gibson to discuss how gentrification affects us here.

RSVP encouraged, but not required. 
For border crossers:
Cross Poetry Reading Series
Sunday, July 12, 5:30 pm

The Cross Poetry Reading Series brings poets from New Jersey and New York together to share new work. This month’s reading features Claudia Cortese, Alice B. Fogel, Chris Slaughter, and Jason Takayuki Ueda.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For budding artists: 
I Heart Art Storytime with Sheena Raja and Mukta Chowdhary
Sunday, July 19, 11 am

Do you heart art? We heart art. Join authors Sheena and Mukta for a special storytime with their book, I Heart Art. Kids of all ages are welcome!

RSVP encouraged, but not required. 
For thoughtful eaters:
Unprocessed with Megan Kimble
Monday, July 20, 7:30 pm

Think just because you don't have an enormous garden you can't partake in the unprocessed lifestyle? We welcome Megan Kimble, editor at Edible Baja Arizona, whose new book promises to teach even city-dwellers how to eat whole, unprocessed foods on a budget! 

RSVP encouraged, but not required. 
For little counters:
Things That Go Burp in the Night with Lynne Moerder
Sunday, July 26, 11 am

Kids will have a blast learning their numbers with author/illustrator Lynne Moerder. In this fun, rhyming tale some brave mice have ventured into the kitchen for a late night raid of the fridge.

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

June Top Ten:

  1. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (ebook)
  2. Football with Dad by Frank Berrios (ebook)
  3. The Vacationers by Emma Straub (ebook)
  4. In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume (ebook)
  5. The Martian by Andy Weir (ebook)
  6. American Petriots by Steve Saullo
  7. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (ebook)
  8. Oye, What I'm Gonna Tell You by Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes (ebook)
  9. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (ebook)
  10. How Not to Be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg (ebook)

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