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March 17, 2010

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - March 17th, 2010

In the Largehearted Word series, the staff of Brooklyn's WORD bookstore highlights several new books released this week.

WORD is an independent neighborhood bookstore in Greenpoint, the northernmost neighborhood of Brooklyn, that will celebrate its third anniversary this March. Our primary goal is to be whatever our community needs us to be, which currently means carrying a lot of paperback fiction (especially classics), cookbooks, board books, and absurdly cute cards and stationery. In addition, we're fiends for a good event, from the classic author reading and Q&A to potlucks and a basketball league (and anything set in a bar). We're a small operation, just 1000 square feet and four people, but we read too much, so it all works out. If a weekly dose of WORD here isn't enough for you, follow us on Twitter: @wordbrooklyn.

Backing Into Forward: A Memoir
by Jules Feiffer

How excited is WORD about this book? Well, let's just say that one of our staffers loves him so much that his work is tattooed on her flesh.

Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor
by Brad Gooch

In a year of great writer biographies, this was one of the best; very exciting to have it in paperback now.

by Jason Shiga

Relive your Choose Your Own Adventure days with this ingenious graphic novel. Start with the choice of chocolate or vanilla and try not to have the whole thing end in DOOM.

The Odyssey
by Homer

Almost nothing has attracted as much attention around here in the last year as the gorgeous hardcover classics re-issues Penguin has been doing, and this is the best of the new batch.

by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

This technically came out a few weeks ago, but just arrived here. A gorgeous graphic novel that's aimed at teens, but will appeal to anybody who liked Blankets.

Super-secret 10% discount online on all titles mentioned in this post when you put "Jules Feiffer rocks!" in the comments section.

WORD Brooklyn links:

WORD website
WORD blog
WORD on Twitter
WORD's Facebook page
WORD's Flickr photos

also at Largehearted Boy:

other Largehearted Word Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)

52 Books, 52 Weeks (my yearly reading project)
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly comics & graphic novel highlights)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)