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April 7, 2010

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - April 7, 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 celebrated 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.

Dreams of Sex and Stage Diving
by Martin Millar

The latest from one of Greenpoint's favorite novelists.

The Food of a Younger Land
by Mark Kurlansky

This was one of my absolute favorites last year. Good for history nuts, food nuts, people who need proof that the WPA was a good thing. The differences in American food before WWII are just endlessly fascinating. (Really!)

Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi
by Geoff Dyer

Another paperback release that has been hotly anticipated around these parts.

Last Night in Montreal
by Emily St. John Mandel

One of the best debut novels of 2010; much loved in indie bookselling circles. Here's hoping this paperback helps it make the jump to being loved in all book circles.

Ox Tales: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water

Four themed books chock-a-block with stories from England and Ireland's best authors. And all proceeds go to Oxfam!

For 10% off any of these titles today, put super-secret discount code IT'S FINALLY SPRING in the comments at checkout.

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)