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May 19, 2010

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - May 19, 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.

Brown Rabbit In The City
by Natalie Russell

A new gorgeous picture book from the creator of Moon Rabbit, a WORD favorite. Will be especially poignant for city-dwellers who tend to overplan when friends come to town.

Flowers In The Attic/Petals On The Wind
by V.C. Andrews

Yes, it's just as incest-y as you remember! Relive your early teens with this massive re-release with the first two books in one volume and be creeped out that you and your friends used to pass it around so avidly.

Star Wars: A Scanimation Book
by Rufus Butler Seder

No need to tell y'all how great this series is, as you've probably seen Gallop! and Swing!, but man. You just have to see this book to believe it. Cannot get enough of Darth Vader in Scanimation.

Viva Vegan!: 200 Authentic and Fabulous Recipes for Latin Food Lovers
by Terry Hope Romero

This might be the only cookbook that we sold multiple copies of before it was even out! Romero is co-author of the fantastic Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, so it's no surprise that this book is also doing well.

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)