WORD <3s pre-orders

August 4, 2009

aug09 013Our biggest announcement this month is that we’re starting a new program here at WORD. From now on, whenever you pre-order and pre-pay for a book before its release date, we’ll give you 10% off the cover price. Big fan of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? Well, pre-order its follow-up, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, anytime up to a week before the release date on September 15, and get 10% off. (Not sure if you’d like Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters? Check out this hilarious book trailer, it’ll probably change your mind.)

But it’s not just literary mash-ups that you can get the discount on. There are a ton of new books from beloved authors coming out this fall, including:

Her Fearful Symmetry cover

Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger, author of one of Christine’s all-time favorites, The Time Traveler’s Wife. It comes out September 29, so order it by September 22.

Chronic City cover

Chronic City, by Jonathan Lethem, who seems to be one of the most beloved authors of WORD customers. Early readers of this book have loved it, saying that it does for Manhattan what Motherless Brooklyn did for our fair borough. Comes out October 13–order by October 6!

Children's Book cover

The Children’s Book, by A. S. Byatt, author of the obsession-making Possession. If you pre-order it by September 29, it’ll be in your hot little hands October 6.

And this just barely skims the surface of the big names releasing new books this fall; there’s also Margaret Atwood (Year of the Flood, September 22), John Irving (Last Night in Twisted River, October 27), Dave Eggers‘ re-telling of Where the Wild Things Are (The Wild Things, October 1), Lorrie Moore (A Gate at the Stairs, September 1). And, of course, Dan Brown of The DaVinci Code fame will finally release his newest book, The Lost Symbol, September 15.

aug09 004While you consider which books you can’t live without this fall, don’t forget about the kids’ section! The sequel to Suzanne Collins‘ thrilling The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, comes out September 1. (Have you read The Hunger Games yet? You really should. There was almost a fistfight amongst WORD employees about who would get to read the advance copy of Catching Fire first.) The fabulous Kate DiCamillo is releasing a new book, The Magician’s Elephant, September 8. And to the unbridled glee of boys over the age of 8 everywhere, the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid (color: yellow) arrives October 12.

So make sure there’s one of each waiting for you behind the counter at WORD! Pre-order, pre-pay, and get 10% off. You can order in-store, call us at 718 383 0096 and do it over the phone, or email orders@wordbrooklyn.com.

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