WORD basketball league

March 5, 2009

WORD basketball league!

As subscribers to our newsletter already know, WORD is setting up a basketball league for book people.  From the newsletter:


“Have you spent your entire life feeling really weird because you like both books and basketball?

Well, luckily for you, WORD feels your pain and wants to make it all better.

We’re starting a summer basketball league.  Not quite sure what format, yet–that’ll be determined by how many people join up.  But we’ve got American Playground across Franklin Street and we are determined to use it.  Both men and women are welcome.  The league will play from May to August, and we’ll do our best to work with everybody’s schedules.

One catch: this league is for book lovers only.  In order to participate, email the answers to the following five questions to stephanie@wordbrooklyn.com:

1. Who wrote Ulysses?
2. What is the best selling book of all time?
3. What is J. D. Salinger’s most well-known book?
4. Name a book that has been banned in the United States in the last 100 years.
5. What is your favorite book?

Send the answers along with your name and you’ll be signed up!  And please forward to the other basketball and book-loving freaks you know.”



Don’t worry, we’ll keep posting on the blog about it, to make sure that those who don’t want to play but do want to watch can come by and cheerlead.

3/31/09 UPDATE: The registration period for this league will close Friday, April 3, at noon.

3 Responses to “WORD basketball league”

  1. Matty Goldberg Says:

    I haven’t been to Greenpoint in many years – not since I sold a few stores on Manhattan Ave. for Bantam Books back in the early 80’s.
    But I love books and basketball and I’d love to be part of this. Sign me up.

    Matty Goldberg
    VP, Sales & Marketing
    The Perseus Books Group

  2. […] WORD Books in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, is creating a summer basketball league for book lovers – the WORD Basketball League. The league welcomes men and women and will likely play its games on the playground courts across […]

  3. […] 8) We read that you like basketball a lot. Do you have any pointers (or  reading suggestions) for participants of the upcoming inaugural season of  the WORD basketball league? […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s