Daugherty to discuss new book on AI at Words

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood resident Paul Daugherty, the chief technology and innovation officer of Accenture, will be at Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Ave., on Saturday, May 19, at 5 p.m. to introduce his new book “Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI.” The book discusses how organizations can “raise” artificial intelligence to […]

Coben inducted into New Jersey Hall of Fame

ASBURY PARK — Bestselling mystery author Harlan Coben was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame on May 6 at Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. The author was born in Newark and grew up in Livingston; many of his novels have scenes that take place in and around Essex County, including in South Orange […]

‘Beauty in the Broken Places’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Author Allison Pataki will read from her new memoir, “Beauty in the Broken Places,” on Saturday, May 5, at 5 p.m. at Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Ave. in Maplewood. Memoir is usually not the first genre that comes to mind when people think of Pataki — she’s a celebrated, NY Times bestselling […]

Kwame Alexander comes to Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award-winning author Kwame Alexander will appear at Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Ave. in Maplewood, on Tuesday, April 3, at 5 p.m. to introduce his new novel, “Rebound.” The children’s author took the literary world by storm in 2015 when he published the predecessor to “Rebound,” his […]

South Orange author scores at Words

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange resident and author Charles Paikert read excerpts from his new book “Madness: The Ten Most Memorable NCAA Basketball Finals” at Words Bookstore in Maplewood on March 17 — just before Seton Hall University, which is featured in the book, faced Kansas in this year’s tournament. As the book features the […]

SO author to speak at Words

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange author Charles Paikert has co-written a new book on college basketball, “Madness: The Ten Most Memorable NCAA Basketball Finals,” which features the 1989 Seton Hall – Michigan championship game. He will be reading from the book at Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Ave. in Maplewood, on Saturday, March 17, at […]

Words owners to receive Spirit Award for autism advocacy

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Autism Science Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and funding innovative autism research, recently announced that Marjorie Madfis, founder of Yes She Can Inc., and Jonah and Ellen Zimiles, founders of Words Bookstore in Maplewood, will receive this year’s Caryn Schwartzman Spirit Award. Both organizations were founded in order to […]

Celebrating MLK Day with the CCR

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race presents its 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance & Fair on Monday, Jan. 15. This event is free and open to the public. At 2 p.m., the observance will be held in the Columbia High School Auditorium, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood. Hundreds […]