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A Palm Beach Wife

with author Susannah Marren

Tuesday, June 18 — 7:30 pm

Amid the glamour and galas and parties of Palm Beach, Faith knows that image often counts as much if not more than reality. She glides effortlessly among the highest of the high society so perfectly that you would never suspect she wasn’t born to this. In this town of secrets and rumors, Faith is the only one who knows just how far she has to fall and never suspects from which direction, or how many directions all at once, betrayal will come.

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Fleishman Is in Trouble

with author Taffy Brodesser-Akner in conversation with
Oprah Magazine Books Editor Leigh Haber

Wednesday,  June 19 — 7:30 pm

If you could do it all over again, would you? Should you? One man finds out in this finely observed, occasionally raunchy and often hilarious exploration of marriage, sex, and dating. In her debut novel, Brodesser-Akner beautifully navigates the fault lines of an institution that has proven to be worthy of our great wariness and our great hope.

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The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey Into Greenland’s Buried Past And Our Perilous Future

with author Jon Gertner in conversation with New York Times Science Reporter John Schwartz

Thursday, June 20 — 7:30 pm

A riveting, urgent account of the explorers and scientists racing to understand the rapidly melting ice sheet in Greenland, a dramatic harbinger of climate change. Chronicling unfathomable hardships, amazing discoveries, and scientific achievements, Gertner makes us keenly aware of what this work means for the rest of us.

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Twisted Family Values

with author V. C. Chickering

Friday, June 21 — 8:00 pm

An unpredictable and entertaining tale of secrets, desires, and forgiveness spanning four generations of an American family. In Larkspur, New Jersey decorum rules; sisters Cat and Claire Thornden are the envy of their neighbors. When a scandal threatens to unravel this tight-lipped family, they will have to decide how much they’ll let social mores dictate their decisions and how far they’ll go to keep some secrets just that.

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Management Mess to Leadership Success

30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow

with author Scott Miller

Tuesday, June 25 — 7:30 pm

Learn 30 leadership challenges that can, when applied, change the way you manage yourself, lead others, and produce results. The wisdom in Miller’s book was learned through hard knocks and was honed by Stephen R. Covey and the FranklinCovey team through years of research and corporate training experience.

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Unbound

Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity

with author Arlene Stein

Thursday, June 27 — 7:30 pm

An intimate portrait of a new generation of transmasculine individuals as they undergo gender transitions. Award-winning sociologist Arlene Stein shows how members of this young transgender generation, along with other gender dissidents, are refashioning their identities and challenging others’ conceptions of who they are.

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Annual Sidewalk Sale

JULY 17 / FRI / 10 AM – 9 PM

WORDS IN INC. MAGAZINE

Now on newsstands, June 2015 Inc. magazine asked five businesses to share their experiences employing autistic people and the lessons they’ve learned on the journey. The article, 50,000 People With Autism Need Jobs This Year. Here’s Why You Should Hire Them, is entrepreneur-focused: “There is a growing number of adults on the autism spectrum who want to enter the workforce but can’t. Meet the entrepreneurs trying to solve the challenge.” [words] Bookstore is one of the five businesses featured, thanks to our vocational job training program for individuals with autism, and our inclusive hiring policies. We’re proud that Barbara, a program graduate and employee, is prominently featured in the article! Congratulations Barbara!

WORDS WINS NATIONAL BIZ AWARD

JUNE 2015 | The Ruderman Family Foundation, in partnership with The Jewish Week Media Group, is proud to announce [words] Bookstore as one of ten recipients of the inaugural Best in Business Award. This national competition highlights North American businesses that have shown exemplary practices in hiring, training and supporting people with disabilities.

Read the article about [words] published in the award magazine here

ZIMILES FAMILY WINS AWARD

This September 2014, Jonah and Ellen Zimiles, [words] owners, were honored with the 2014 Distinguished Service Award by Maplewood Chamber of Commerce for their years of diligent service and excellence as citizens of Maplewood, New Jersey. In 2015, the family will celebrate their 25th anniversary living in town.

“Maplewood Chamber of Commerce … extends best wishes for continued success in all future endeavors.”

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Harlan Coben talks indie bookstores

 

#1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben (Missing You, Stay Close) shares his insights about independent bookstores like [words] Bookstore.

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[words] Windows in the News

The Village Green just covered our Small Business Saturday (Nov. 29, 2014) window display, featuring shopping bags hand-painted by artist Meghan Keane.

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Anne Lamott: Everything I Know About Writing in 5 Minutes

 

During her signing event for Stitches, New York Times bestselling author Anne Lamott described everything she knows about writing – in less than five minutes!  Check it out!

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NBA Hall of Famer Visits [words]

Earl “The Pearl” Monroe spoke at [words] recently, talking about his experience as an NBA All Star and Hall of Famer, along with his just published memoir.  Check out the great photos posted for this event in West Orange Patch:  Words Bookstore Hosts ‘Earl the Pearl’.

Entrepreneur Article – Now Downloadable

[words] Bookstore has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine twice since opening.  Our first article was recently re-released for reading and download.

 

Check out the great article in PDF format here!
(right click to download)

 

 

Book as an Object: Exhibition of Student Art

This March, [words] Bookstore exhibited books transformed into works for art, created by Millburn Middle School student artists.

Until the pages are turned, a book is an object to be read.  With a few simple folds the book can be transformed into a work of art.  Pages that once delighted and informed readers are now finding themselves in the hands of creative artists and are being recycled into remarkable and unique forms of sculpture.  By crisply folding page in various patterns, a once beloved book can be re-invented into a treasured art form.  Local students are honored to have their book sculptures featured in the front window of [words] Bookstore.  - Claudia Sohr (MMS Art Teacher) and Deborah Kaplan (Executive Art Director for Penguin Young Readers Design Group)

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Maplewood Patch article >>

Millburn-Short Hills article >>

Blog spotlight on [words]

 

Check out our feature in the popular blog about books “From The Mixed Up Files.

From the Mixed-Up Files is the group blog of middle-grade authors celebrating books for middle-grade readers. They feature updated booklists organized by unique categories, author interviews, market news, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of children’s books from writing to publishing to promoting.

Interview with [words] co-owner

Jonah Zimiles, co-owner of [words] Bookstore with his wife Ellen Zimiles, shares insights on business, events, and having moms visit the store during an interview for momagama.com’s “In Spotlight Interview Series.”

Momagama.com is a hyperlocal mom destination site currently available in South Orange and Maplewood, NJ.

 

Peter Yarrow sings Puff the Magic Dragon

 

Legendary folk singer Peter Yarrow, of Peter Paul & Mary, sings Puff the Magic Dragon with children from Maplewood and surrounding communities.

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[words] applauds Autism Researchers

 

Jonah Zimiles, owner of [words] Bookstore, spoke at the Autism Speaks luncheon welcoming 2012 Weatherstone Fellows — a competitive fellowship that encourages highly promising young scientists to make autism research their career. Fellows receive mentorship by leading autism research scientists.  Zimiles “talked to the fellows about the hope their research gives families.”

Read the full article here.