- 12:31 pm - Thu, May 9, 2013
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I held this gorgeous finished book in my own two hands yesterday, it was glorious. I can’t wait to read it again, for like the 8th time. Maybe 10th. Join us at WORD for Dag’s launch on Tuesday June 4th. Or just order a signed copy here: http://www.wordbrooklyn.com/signed-dagmara-dominczyk. I hope you all love it, and her, as much as I do.
The finished book arrived at my house two days ago. That’s what they call it in the publishing world. The finished book. I was walking back from the bus stop, and spied the package sitting on my front steps, and I started running. I tore open the manila envelope like a beast, I held that…
- 9:27 pm - Mon, Apr 22, 2013
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Across the street from the housing projects I grew up in, was a little library that I used to go to every day. Literally every day, after school and on Saturdays, for the greater portion of my coming of age years. In fact, even though I haven’t been back on Avenue H for about eighteen years…
“Don’t ever give a fucking a mouse a cookie, you guys. Shit will happen.” God, I love this girl.
- 10:28 am - Thu, Apr 11, 2013
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You’ve read books, right? Of course you have! You might even have a t-shirt to prove it. We’re starting a new series of posts, called I’ve Read Books, featuring picks from our customers, and we want you to send us yours. Here’s how:
- Take a picture of yourself (or your dog, your toddler, your…
Another reason my staff is the absolute best: the fun new ideas never stop. Can’t wait to see what you all send in!
- 8:58 pm - Mon, Apr 1, 2013
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Things I’ve learned today
You can comment on someone’s tumblr post without reblogging it. EUREKA. Only like 2 years in and I’ve learned something big.
- 8:49 am - Sun, Mar 17, 2013
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We’re delighted to announce our newly formed YA Not? book group, which will be reading YA and is open to readers of all ages. Their first pick is (you guessed it!) Eleanor & Park* — discussion on April 20 at 1 p.m.!
*It may not be the best Corpus Libris we’ve ever done, but we’re giving ourselves an A for effort.
We’ve got a cool new YA book club run by Molly. I’m reading the book now. It’s SO SO GOOD. You should come too!
- 12:12 pm - Thu, Mar 14, 2013
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Today is a day of celebration — our birthday! And you all know what that means…WE NEED HELP EATING DELICIOUS DONUTS!!!
I feel emo about WORD on its anniversary. When it first opened I was living on Greenpoint Avenue. I remember walking in and asking Christine to please stock my book Hex Education. She was very polite about it! Six years is simultaneously not very long and a lifetime ago. I’m guessing it feels that way to WORD, too. Congratulations to my favorite bookstore on surviving and thriving as a neighborhood and an industry have changed around them, for better and worse. I am excited about what the next 6 years will bring.
Ditto the emo. All my love and respect to Christine, Stephanie, Jenn, Molly, Jami, and all the other brilliant women (and I guess there are men?) who made a place three subways away be undeniably My Local Independent Bookstore.
joining the emo train, because i just realized i have been at WORD for half its anniversaries — Four, Five, and now Six. which means it’s almost three years, which means this is the longest i’ve been at the same job since college. my time at WORD has been a turning point for me on so many levels, i can’t even really talk about it. so i will stop typing now and go get my shoes on and prepare to sell more books, gush at more authors, and hopefully not dissolve into a puddle of maudlin tears, yelling I LOVE YOU MAN and hugging every customer who comes in the door.
Thank you all for feeling such emotion (that’s what emo means, right?). My heart is full of rainbows today. FULL OF RAINBOWS. Xoxo
- 9:03 pm - Mon, Mar 11, 2013
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We would have held hands behind the thistle trees and looked into one another eyes. “We can’t do this…” he’d whisper, staring off into the desert.
Seriously, if you’re not reading Dag’s blog yet, what are you waiting for?!?!?
I WANT TO ACT! Please, Jesus, please. I still believe in your love.
I honestly don’t know where to begin with this one.
The above was written after a visit to The Actor’s Studio. Apparently, I saw Tina Louise that afternoon (Ginger from Gilligan’s Island) and I…
- 8:56 am - Wed, Mar 6, 2013
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March 5, 1997 7:30pm
Today I was on a high. I should drink 2 cups of coffee more often. I should fall in love with sexy Albanians more often.
Growing up in America, I was always intrigued by ‘the other.’ By the ones who navigated their way in this country on the periphery, alternating…
My bestie has a new blog, and a new book coming out in June. I hope you love her a bit. I think she’s pretty lovable.
- 12:34 pm - Fri, Jan 11, 2013
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New year. New WORD.
Coming to Jersey City. 2013.
Thanks for the excitement everyone!!