Pre-World Book Night Bash
The Diamond (43 Franklin St., Brooklyn)
$5 donation to the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry
Join WORD for a book pick-up and party at the Diamond! Givers can get their books for World Book Night and meet and mingle with each other, as well as some of our favorite authors.
We really love the mission of World Book Night and want to celebrate it with you, as well as the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry, an organization which we work with year-round to help get books to Greenpointers in need. So at our party, we’ll be asking for a suggested donation of $5, all of which which will go to the Soup Kitchen.
As a special treat, we will be there at 7pm sharp with a supply of free drink tickets so show up early and ready to celebrate! Free drinks are thanks to the generosity of our friends at W. W. Norton (publishers of World Book Night book The History of Love) and Small Demons.
We’ll have fabulous authors on hand (all WBN givers) to make the party a little fancier: Sean Ferrell, Jim Hanas, Katie Kitamura, Julie Klam, Emily St. John Mandel, Travis Nichols, Olegbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Rachel Shukert, Emma Straub, and Colleen Venable. All givers will wear a nametag with the title of their WBN book and the place they’ll be giving it away.
You do not have to be picking up your WBN books at WORD, or even a WBN giver at all, to attend; you just have to dig books.
But! If you want to be a giver and missed the sign-up, don’t fret! We have 15 or so extra boxes of books to hand out to last-minute givers. Please email Stephanie at stephanie at wordbrooklyn to get a list of available books and get on our giver list. First come, first served.