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June 16, 2010

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - June 16, 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.

Hypertheticals: 50 Questions for Insane Conversations
by Chuck Klosterman

Because you need to talk about something at your 4th of July BBQ, and politics are probably best avoided.

The River Cottage Preserves Handbook
by Pam Corbin

The River Cottage Bread Handbook
by Daniel Stevens

A recipe for sloe gin. A recipe for quince cheese. A recipe for hot cross buns. I will now HAVE to buy these, because I drooled all over them.

Sag Harbor
by Colson Whitehead

One of Anna's favorites, newly in paperback. Perfect summer read.

Stories: All-New Tales
edited by Neil Gaiman and Neil Sarrantonio

This book came out today and we have already sold every copy we had in the store. An all-star cast of writers; to list only some would be a sin, so click through and read the whole list.

What He's Poised To Do
by Ben Greenman

A new collection of stories from WORD fave Ben Greenman.

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)