I had this idea of what the writing life would be like. There were cocktail...– Justin Kramon (FINNY), on the writing life
Calling all armchair travelers
Brooklyn’s a long way from Bhutan, as author Lisa Napoli knows. The Flatbush native has just published a book about the Happiest Kingdom on Earth (Radio Shangri-La, you can check out an excerpt on Scribd), and we’re a stop on her blog tour! Ask her questions here, and we’ll pass them along to her; video answers to follow. Armchair travelers, now’s your chance — what...
The (Often) Weekly WORD
Has it really been a week already? Time flies when you’ve got books (and authors, and snow, and donuts). This past week’s events were all awesome, despite the bad weather’s attempts to thwart us. Largehearted Lit proved once again that music and books are a pairing handed down to us from on high; Eloisa James was hilarious and bawdy; and the YA NOT? Panel packed the store with...
Classics book club begins!
By popular demand we have begun another book club, this one exclusively devoted to the classics. And out of a sense of masochism, we have decided to start the classics book club by reading nothing but classic Russian novels for a year. Won’t you join us? More information available here, and here’s the lineup complete with discussion dates (hint: always the second Saturday of the month...
booksandbrews asked: So I'm thinking about signing up for your Book-a-month type deal. I was curious about what some of the books in the past few months have been, just to get an idea of what to expect. Thanks
American Hustlers: The Surprising Parallel Lives... →
This gives us display ideas… booksandbrews: “Washington and Jay-Z each married strategically. Beyoncé solidified Jay-Z’s crossover appeal. Martha bumped Washington up a tier in the social and economic hierarchy of the colonies—her fortune and station, in fact, helped enable George’s rise to power. The father of our country had at least 99 problems—bad teeth, legal disputes, unruly...
Super Bowl Ghouls
papertoymonsters: Free papertoys from Castleforte? Yes, please! These two football-playing ghouls are so tough they don’t even need pads. Just click, download, and put ‘em together. You’ll have two fiendishly fun mascots for the big game.
The (Occasionally) Weekly WORD
Last weekend’s event for Toby Ball, Cornelia Read, and Salon 97 was a total blast. Cornelia is a sassy, sassy lady whose books we will definitely be recommending to mystery fans; Toby’s book The Vaults is a personal favorite of Jenn’s; and Salon 97 picked Shostakovich’s Two Pieces for String Octet to set the mood (which it did). We also discovered that boxed wine and...
This month we’re sending you Annabel, by Kathleen Winter. Annabel is the secret...– A partial quote from the letter you would have gotten some time in the last week if you were a subscriber to our WORD To Your Mailbox new paperback subscription program. (You also would have gotten brand-new hand-picked trade paperback Annabel and a WORD T-shirt of your very own.) Want to sign up...
Explosions! Gunfights! Firebombs! - 'Married' to... →
fwriction: Emma Straub, a fwriction favorite, has a NY Post headline. I believe that all is becoming right with this world. Buy Other People We Married right now, before the tri-state area snatches them all up. YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY EMMA!
Based on the incredible fun had at our Get Crafty! event last weekend, we’re going to have a monthly crafting event here at WORD. Ideally, the crafts will be suitable for all ages, with minor assistance for the little ‘uns. Next month will be papercrafting; what other kinds of projects should we do?
I did this amazing place over in Brooklyn called the Warsaw [that] this place...– Patton Oswalt in conversation with Tom Scharpling on WFMU
A Grand Tour of Famous Writers' Houses →
The WSJ’s Speakeasy covered our event with Anne Trubek (A Skeptic’s Guide to Writers’ Houses) this past Saturday, and put up a slideshow of a few.
‘Snow’ sounds like ‘no,’ which sounds like ‘joe,’ which is another word for...– John Kenney, “Who Owns The Snow?” (via fwriction)