"The independent booksellers that survived the past decade realized that to make it, they must be tirelessly innovating, constantly engaging their communities and building their clientele, and offering an experience and expertise that cannot be found anywhere else. They’ve passed this knowledge down to the newest generations of booksellers, which has made the current independent bookselling community more engaged and vibrant than ever before."

wordbookstores:

What question will you ask Jeff VanderMeer?

The author of WORD staff favorite Annihilation (and many others) will be answering right here on our Tumblr on May 8!

Ask an awesome author! (And appreciate the on-point gif game of one of our greatest independent bookstores.)

authorstalker:

In need of a Monday pick-me-up? Take 10 minutes and watch Rachel Fershleiser’s TEDx talk, “Why I heart the Bookternet" and I guarantee you’ll be full of optimism and sunshine. 

1. That dress, those tights.

2. How can I achieve this level of public speaking excellence? 

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Aw thanks! Please, Pollyanna out with me on the great stuff authors, bookstores, and publishers are doing to embrace internet communities.

Just a reminder that you can set your browser to search your favorite bookstore — useful for shopping and also for linking easily when you mention a book. Woo!

Just a reminder that you can set your browser to search your favorite bookstore — useful for shopping and also for linking easily when you mention a book. Woo!

wordbookstores:

WORD Jersey City’s bookstore soft opening is TOMORROW, December 14, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.! We’ve got books on the shelves and are SO READY to help you find gifts for everyone on your list.
The café has a few more days to go, but will be open later next week, at which point we will be prepared to help you with all your caffeine/snack needs.
YOU GUYS! COME SEE US TOMORROW! 123 Newark Ave. It’s all happening.

wordbookstores:

WORD Jersey City’s bookstore soft opening is TOMORROW, December 14, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.! We’ve got books on the shelves and are SO READY to help you find gifts for everyone on your list.

The café has a few more days to go, but will be open later next week, at which point we will be prepared to help you with all your caffeine/snack needs.

YOU GUYS! COME SEE US TOMORROW! 123 Newark Ave. It’s all happening.

Important Rachel Fershleiser Gift Guide Update:
I have now had this WORD Bookstore hoodie for nearly 3 days and I’m pretty sure it is the #1 greatest thing I have ever owned. I am coziness incarnate and so can you.

Important Rachel Fershleiser Gift Guide Update:

I have now had this WORD Bookstore hoodie for nearly 3 days and I’m pretty sure it is the #1 greatest thing I have ever owned. I am coziness incarnate and so can you.

QuestionI've been trying to attend book events in NYC, and it's really hard to find a list of things happening around the city without going to each individual bookstore/publisher's site. Do you have any tips to help find book or author events going on? Answer

mcnallyjackson:

Oh hm! This is hard. There used to be Book Boroughing, but it looks like they’ve gone quiet. Surely though we’re forgetting something—and so we open it up to the world. World?

I like Bookstalker, but also your best bet is probably to pick a few stores you like and can easily get to and subscribe to their newsletters. I get Housing Works, McNally, Word, Greenlight, etc. Anything that seems like a maybe, just throw it on your G- or i- calendar…

Celebrating Alice in Tumblr-land with Tim Manley! Celebrating Alice in Tumblr-land with Tim Manley! Celebrating Alice in Tumblr-land with Tim Manley! Celebrating Alice in Tumblr-land with Tim Manley! Celebrating Alice in Tumblr-land with Tim Manley!

Celebrating Alice in Tumblr-land with Tim Manley!

fairytalesfor20somethings:

This Thursday at 7pm sharp!
powerHouse Arena37 Main StBrooklyn, NY 11201
It is going to be magical and I hope to see you there.
RSVP on Facebook.
ERIN BARKER is senior producer of science storytelling project The Story Collider and a two-time Moth GrandSLAM storytelling champion. One of her stories was included in The Moth’s recently released book, The Moth: 50 True Stories. She is also a writer, a copy editor, and a Gryffindor.
TARA CLANCY is a writer and performer. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review and The Rumpus. She is also a winner of The Moth GrandSLAM storytelling competition and was recently featured on their podcast. Originally from Queens, Tara now lives in Manhattan with her wife and two sons. More at taraclancy.com.
JEN LEE is the director of Indie Kindred, a new documentary about creative collaboration among independent artists. She is also a performer, publisher and producer, creating resources for off-map thinkers and makers at jenleeproductions.com.
TIM MANLEY is a writer and illustrator. His first book, Alice in Tumblr-land: And Other Fairy Tales for a New Generation, was just published by Penguin. This is a party for that book.

We’re all saving this date, right?? fairytalesfor20somethings:

This Thursday at 7pm sharp!
powerHouse Arena37 Main StBrooklyn, NY 11201
It is going to be magical and I hope to see you there.
RSVP on Facebook.
ERIN BARKER is senior producer of science storytelling project The Story Collider and a two-time Moth GrandSLAM storytelling champion. One of her stories was included in The Moth’s recently released book, The Moth: 50 True Stories. She is also a writer, a copy editor, and a Gryffindor.
TARA CLANCY is a writer and performer. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review and The Rumpus. She is also a winner of The Moth GrandSLAM storytelling competition and was recently featured on their podcast. Originally from Queens, Tara now lives in Manhattan with her wife and two sons. More at taraclancy.com.
JEN LEE is the director of Indie Kindred, a new documentary about creative collaboration among independent artists. She is also a performer, publisher and producer, creating resources for off-map thinkers and makers at jenleeproductions.com.
TIM MANLEY is a writer and illustrator. His first book, Alice in Tumblr-land: And Other Fairy Tales for a New Generation, was just published by Penguin. This is a party for that book.

We’re all saving this date, right??

fairytalesfor20somethings:

This Thursday at 7pm sharp!

powerHouse Arena
37 Main St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

It is going to be magical and I hope to see you there.

RSVP on Facebook.

ERIN BARKER is senior producer of science storytelling project The Story Collider and a two-time Moth GrandSLAM storytelling champion. One of her stories was included in The Moth’s recently released book, The Moth: 50 True Stories. She is also a writer, a copy editor, and a Gryffindor.

TARA CLANCY is a writer and performer. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review and The Rumpus. She is also a winner of The Moth GrandSLAM storytelling competition and was recently featured on their podcast. Originally from Queens, Tara now lives in Manhattan with her wife and two sons. More at taraclancy.com.

JEN LEE is the director of Indie Kindred, a new documentary about creative collaboration among independent artists. She is also a performer, publisher and producer, creating resources for off-map thinkers and makers at jenleeproductions.com.

TIM MANLEY is a writer and illustrator. His first book, Alice in Tumblr-land: And Other Fairy Tales for a New Generation, was just published by Penguin. This is a party for that book.

We’re all saving this date, right??