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June 30, 2010

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - June 30, 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.

The Broom of the System
by David Foster Wallace

A new edition of his first novel with a gorgeous cover. The Penguin Ink books are all designed by famous tattoo artists, and we love this one best because it's designed by Duke Riley, who owns East River Tattoo, which is just two blocks up the street from WORD!

Dino Parade
by Thom Wiley, illustrated by Benji Davies

The only book for the demanding child who can't go on with life unless s/he has a four-foot fold-out parade of dinosaurs NOW.

Elegies for the Brokenhearted
by Christie Hodgen

A life story told through the deaths of five people, and one of Anna's top summer reads picks.

by China Mieville

As we mentioned on Twitter earlier today, we are so excited about this book coming out that one of us dressed especially for the occasion today.

The Queen of the Ring: Sex, Muscles, Diamonds, and the Making of an American Legend
by Jeff Leen

The story of Mildred Burke, who started adulthood as a divorced and pregnant waitress and ended up holding the Women's World Wrestling title for almost twenty years---all long before women's lib got underway. American history at its finest.

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
by David Mitchell

As Cloud Atlas is our second-best-selling book of all time, yeah, we're pretty excited about this one.

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)