September 29, 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.
Listen to This
by Alex Ross
A new collection of essays from the author of WORD favorite The Rest is Noise. You will be astonished by the breadth and the depth of Ross's musical knowledge.
Mozipedia: The Encyclopedia of Morrissey and The Smiths
by Simon Goddard
Truly, everything you could ever want to know.
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales
edited by Kate Bernheimer
An incredible collection including all of our modern masters of the fairy tale, like Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link, Shelley Jackson, and Aimee Bender.
by Laurel Snyder
One of the best new middle grade novels of the year. Highly recommended for ages 8-12 (and grownups, too).
For the book design nerd in all of us. Only problem is, you'll need two, because you're not going to want to send any of yours in the mail.
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)