NJ – Islandborn Signing

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Author Junot Díaz comes to WORD Jersey City on Saturday, April 14th at 10:00 AM for a reading, Q&A, and signing of his first children’s book, Islandborn. This beautiful picture book with lush illustrations by award-winning artist Leo Espinosa celebrates cultural diversity in America and our imagination’s boundless ability to connect us–to our families, to our past and to ourselves. Books will be available for sale in Spanish and English. También disponible en español!

This event is free and open to the public! To get a book signed and meet Junot Díaz you must purchase a copy of Island Born which can be done day of or via our website.

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WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
(201) 763-6611

NJ – Hermes: Tales of the Trickster Signing

Author George O’Connor appears at WORD on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM for an afternoon of graphic novels and Greek history with HERMES: TALES OF THE TRICKSTER.

In volume ten of Olympians, George O’Connor delves into the myth of Hermes, the trickster god. From his infancy, when he bewitches animals and bends them to his will (stealing a herd of Apollo’s prize cattle in the bargain), to his adolescence and adulthood when he becomes father to the equally mischievous Pan, Hermes’s story is wildly entertaining as he brings a little bit of chaos to everything he touches or creates.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
George O’Connor is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Olympians series as well as such graphic novels as Journey into Mohawk Country and Ball Peen Hammer. In addition to his graphic novel career, Mr. O’Connor has published several children’s picture books.

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WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
(201) 763-6611

NYC – Literally Me Launch Party

Cartoonist Julie Houts presents Literally Me with editor Lauren Spiegel at Word Bookstore on Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

Literally Me is the first collection from Julie Houts, designer and “Instagram’s favorite illustrator” (Vogue). It is a collection of darkly humorous illustrated essays expanding upon her popular social media dispatches, lampooning modern female identity in the social media age. She hilariously deconstructs “the creating, and the unraveling, of modern female identity, specifically in the young, urban, and stylish sphere” (Vogue). In 2016, Julie Houts’ Instagram following exploded, and she became a media darling. Her witty, darkly humorous illustrations have won her a diverse following, from college coeds to city sophisticates to A-list celebrities. The book will have 75% new material.

Julie Houts is an illustrator and former womenswear designer at J. Crew. She was raised in Fort Wayne, IN and St. Louis, MO before studying at The School of the Art Institute in Chicago and Parsons School of Design in New York. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Nylon, Man Repeller, Stylebop, Huffington Post, and Refinery29. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Lauren Spiegel began her publishing career at Touchstone in 2006. She’s published the #1 New York Times bestsellers, Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh; Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick; You’re NEver Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day and TRUST NO AUNTY by Maria Qamar.

Entrance fee is a $5 ticket voucher which is good for that evening only and can be used towards anything in the store, including Hout’s collection Literally Me. Free wine will be provided at the event courtesy of WORD Bookstores.

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Word Bookstore
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222-2002
(718) 383-0096

NJ – Unqualified: An Evening With Anna Faris

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Join WORD Bookstores and Loew’s Jersey Theatre on Tuesday, October 24th for a special evening with actress, author, producer, and podcaster Anna Faris as she shares her new book, UNQUALIFIED. Equal parts comic memoir and humorous advice from her hit podcast, Anna Faris is Unqualified, this memoir shares Anna’s candid, sympathetic, and entertaining stories of love lost and won. A short Q&A and book signing will follow.

Anna Faris is an actress, producer, and top-rated podcaster. Her podcast, ‘Anna Faris is Unqualified,’ averages 4 million downloads a month. Faris currently stars on the CBS hit comedy Mom and has had memorable roles on Entourage and Friends. She will next star in MGM/Pantelion Film’s remake of Overboard alongside Eugenio Derbez. Faris produced and starred in The House Bunny and What’s Your Number and her additional films include the Scary Movie franchise, Lost in Translation, The Dictator, Observe and Report, Brokeback Mountain, Just Friends, Smiley Face, Keanu, and the Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs franchise. A native of Washington State, she lives in Los Angeles with her family.

Please note that Anna Faris will be signing, but not personalizing books, and that any memorabilia & supplemental merchandise will not be signed. Photography with the author is not permitted.

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Loew’s Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square Plz, Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 798-6055

NJ – Metaphrog Signing

METAPHROG, the Franco-Scottish duo Sandra Marrs and John Chalmers, winners of the Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards Best Visual Artist 2016 will present their stunning new graphic novel adaptation of The Little Mermaid in a special signing at Word Bookstore on Saturday May 20th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, as part of a tour supported by Creative Scotland.

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WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
(201) 763-6611

NJ – Reading Without Walls Workshop

John Patrick Green and Sara Varon appear at Word Bookstore on Saturday, April 29th at 11:00 AM.

This event is part of Reading Without Walls, an annual nationwide reading program encouraging students to read books that they wouldn’t normally choose on their own. This means reading a broad variety of titles with different themes, diverse authors and content, formats, settings, characters, and subjects. This program is a challenge from the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang. To learn more about the program and how to participate, visit ReadingWithoutWalls.com.

John Patrick Green grew up on Long Island in New York and went to the School of Visual Arts for graphic design. He is the illustrator of the graphic novels Jax Epoch and the Quicken Forbidden and Teen Boat!, both with writer Dave Roman. He’s also worked on comics for Disney, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, Scholastic, and DC Comics. John lives in Brooklyn with zero cats and way too many LEGOs.

Sara Varon is a printmaker, graphic novelist, and children’s book author/illustrator living in Brooklyn. Her books include Odd Duck, Bake Sale, Robot Dreams, Chicken & Cat, and Chicken & Cat Clean Up. They have received many accolades–among others, Odd Duck was selected by Kirkus Reviews as one of the Best Children’s Books of 2013, Bake Sale was named a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for 2012, and Robot Dreams was on Oprah’s Kids’ Reading List in 2008. In 2013 Sara Varon was a recipient of the Maurice Sendak Fellowship.

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WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
(201) 763-6611

NYC – Rocket & Groot Signing

Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda, Rocket & Groot) signs at Word Bookstore on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 4:00 PM!

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Word Bookstore
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222-2002
(718) 383-0096

NJ – Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt Signing

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George O’Connor appears at WORD Bookstore on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM to sign the latest book in his Olympians series.

In the latest volume of Olympians, New York Times–bestselling author George O’Connor tells the story of Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt. Shunned even before she was born, Artemis, finds power through her skilled hunting ability, slaying those who wish to do harm to the innocent and protecting the young and helpless.

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WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
(201) 763-6611

NJ – An Evening with Will Forte & Joel McHale

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WORD Bookstores and Friends of the Loew’s is very excited to invite Jersey City and beyond to a night of laughter, books, and everything in between with comedians and authors Joel McHale and Will Forte on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 8:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

For years, Joel McHale’s stand-up performances have sold out venues across the country, and his role in the beloved cult series Community and as the host of E!’s The Soup have made him a household name in comedy and pop culture. This October, not only is Joel starring in CBS’s new series The Great Indoors, he will also bring his razor-sharp wit to book form with the release of THANKS FOR THE MONEY: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be.

You probably know Will Forte best as the creator and Emmy-nominated star of the critically-acclaimed FOX-TV’s hit Last Man on Earth, the lead in the cult-classic movie MacGruber, or as one of your favorite Saturday Night Live alums. But long before he became a famous comedian, a single, twenty-four-year-old Forte found his true purpose in life: giving men dating advice. This August, Forte, a forty-six-year-old bachelor, finally delivered his illustrated magnum opus, the master dating “guidebook” 101 THINGS TO DEFINITELY NOT DO IF YOU WANT TO GET A CHICK.

Join WORD Bookstore at Loew’s Jersey Theatre in celebration of the release of THANKS FOR THE MONEY and 101 THINGS TO DEFINITELY NOT DO IF YOU WANT TO GET A CHICK, as Joel and Will take the stage together for a bit of conversation and a lot of comedy.

Each ticket guarantees admission to the event as well as 1 copy of THANKS FOR THE MONEY and 1 copy of 101 THINGS TO DEFINITELY NOT DO IF YOU WANT TO GET A CHICK!

In addition, ever the community advocates and strong supporters of local public arts programming, Joel and Will are thrilled that $3 of each ticket sold will go directly to our friends and Jersey City arts space staple, Friends of the Loews/Loew’s Jersey Theatre.

Joel McHale is an actor, comedian, amateur knife enthusiast, and television host who starred on the acclaimed sitcom Community, the pop culture-skewering series The Soup, and the revival of The X-Files. He currently stars on the CBS series The Great Indoors – his most high-profile role since a breakout performance as Quicky the Clown on USA Network’s The Huntress. McHale has appeared in the movies Ted, Blended, Deliver Us From Evil, and The Informant!, and hosted the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Born in Rome and raised in Seattle, McHale lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two sons, and many dangerous edged weapons.

Will Forte is an award-winning American actor, comedian, writer, producer and voice actor. He is best known for his work in television as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live”, and as the creator and star of the sitcom “The Last Man on Earth.” The drawings in 101 THINGS TO DEFINITELY NOT DO IF YOU WANT TO GET A CHICK landed him his first-ever TV writing gig on the Jenny McCarthy sketch show on MTV and then, later, landed him at “The Late Show with David Letterman.” So, they’re not ALL fun and games, just mostly.

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Loew’s Jersey Theatre
Journal Square Plaza, 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306

 

NJ – Amy Schumer Signs

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Comedian Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer, Trainwreck) appears at WORD Jersey City on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign limited copies of THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO.

In order to enter the signing line, you must buy a “ticket” from WORD’s website which will be $28 and will include your copy of THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO. Details on tickets are forthcoming.

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WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
(201) 763-6611

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