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August 4, 2010

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - August 4, 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.

All of My Friends Are Dead
by Avery Monsen and Jory John

A book so awesome, we sold all our copies in the first 24 hours it was on the shelves.

Bats at the Ballgame
written and illustrated by Brian Lies

More bats! They've been to the beach and the library and now they're off to try to win a baseball game.

The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks: A Celebration of Creative Punctuation
by Bethany Keeley

If "you" think you won't like this book, you're "crazy."

Cats are Weird and More Observations: A Cat Book
by Jeffrey Brown

Nobody is a better recorder of the asinine, boring things that cats do every day. And we cat people love him for it!

Packing For Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
by Mary Roach

From the author of the fantastic Stiff, Spook, and Bonk: a new book with more than one word in the title, but just as many hilarious true stories. Featuring knowledge you have to have, like: how long can a person sit in a spacesuit without showering before they lose their mind? and what happens if you don't smell flowers for a year?

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)