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126 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY 11222 40.729122 -73.95743
at Milton St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-383-0096 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Products & Services: Books, Stationery, Toys/Games

Official Website


Mon-Thu, 11am-7pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-8pm; Sun, noon-8pm

Nearby Subway Stops

G at Greenpoint Ave.

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American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Books
  • Toys/Games

Gifts & Parties

  • Stationery


Owner Christine Onorati had a bookstore out on Long Island before moving to Greenpoint and opening this shop with a meticulously selected assortment of titles well suited to the neighborhood. Among the highlights is the front-of-store section for “Food Lit,” a vegetarian-heavy section of cookbooks, and the young-person’s nook in the back featuring books for tots to young adults. The biggest draw, however, may be on the blond-wood fiction shelves, where small placards with punchy reviews from staffers help browsers venture off the beaten track. There’s also a massive collection of boxed note cards and Murakami-esque stationery. And in its small downstairs space, Word hosts a tri-monthly book club, author readings, and co-sponsored events with local indie presses like Akashic.