I stopped by the WORD Jersey City preview night tonight. The bookstore is right by the Grove Street PATH, so easier to get to than the original one in Greenpoint. I'm excited because I want to see their events, and sometimes be in them.
I started going to WORD when my friend Kelly got a job at their Brooklyn store as their events manager. Before that, she worked uptown at a bookstore where I did an event for the 3-D Children's Atlas, and a baby ate a book while I was speaking.
Kelly has long since moved on and then expanded to other cities, but WORD is doing that too. Over here, to my part of the world. I am looking forward to their coffee shop. There never seem to be enough seats in coffee shops over by Grove Street. And what better place to write when I'm out than a bookstore? Though admittedly I've only been writing at home now for ages, because I've needed the large monitor to work on the Marvel movie books, looking at PDFs while also keeping my writing document open.
So welcome to the neighborhood, WORD! We all hope you thrive and stay here with us in Jersey City.