WORD Bookstores has two locations with events. The Greenpoint location has more recently been undergoing a slow transformation with new lights and curtains. The second location in Jersey City provides a unique opportunity to program in the “Sixth Borough” of New York as there are no other first-run bookstores in Jersey City.
Events for both stores are on the store website.
The store itself is small, but the events space, located in the basement, is generous in size. Improvements have been made in the space over the last several years.
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn
Sound system: Provided.
Book sales: Full bookstore
Admission price: $5 store credit.
The shop is located on Jersey City’s vibrant pedestrian street, Newark Avenue, just steps from the PATH train, a subway connecting Manhattan with Hudson County. The store is in a newly renovated building and has a modern interior. The cafe serves coffee drinks and light snacks.