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October 13, 2010

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - October 13, 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 Interrogative Mood
by Padgett Powell

A couple of booksellers I trust are excited about this one. It's a novel in which every sentence is a question. A bold experiment that's now at the top of my To Be Read list.

The Greatest Show on Earth
by Richard Dawkins

Dawkin's sally against intelligent design is now out in paperback, with a riotously awesome new cover.

Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits
by Linda Gordon

My fangirl-ometer pretty much exploded when this came in. Three sections of photos in a prize-winning biography of an incredible and incredibly important photographer -- really, people. BUY THIS BOOK.

Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
translated by Naomi Lewis, illustrated by Joel Stewart

This new translation is unbelievably gorgeous, and the layout is superb. It also has a nice mix of stories -- lesser known tales like The Goblin at the Grocer's and The Flying Trunk share space with classics like The Little Mermaid and Thumbelina.

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)