June 23, 2010
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.
by Paul Auster
A wide-ranging collection of Auster's essays, stories, and more. This in addition to this week's paperback release of Invisible.
Into The Beautiful North
by Luis Alberto Urrea
Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?
by Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Daniel Jennewein
Get a head start on the first-day-of-school jitters with this very silly book that starts with the amazing lines: "Some people say kindergarten is no place for a buffalo. How crazy is that? Does your buffalo have a backpack? Well, then. He's definitely ready for kindergarten!"
This is the funniest nonfiction book I have read in a very long time. I would recommend it to absolutely everybody. No kidding.
by Adam Ross
Still am not quite sure what I think of this book, but despite that, recommend highly. Especially because smarter readers than I love it. It's intense; there are scenes that will grab you by the throat and see how long you can stand it.
WORD Brooklyn links:
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
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)