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October 27, 2010

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - October 27, 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.

Free Darko Presents: The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History
by Bethlehem Shoals, Dr. Lawyer IndianChief, Silverbird 5000

I think it goes without saying that we of the Nerd Basketball League are excited about this one.

Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
by Lydia Davis

Now out in paperback -- go ahead and freak out. We'll wait. If you aren't familiar with Davis, she's an original, much-awarded author that we can't recommend highly enough.

Ten Ways To Be Adored When Landing A Lord
by Sarah Maclean

Sarah was some of the first romance that we read, and we've got a special place in our hearts for her. A guilty pleasure that you shouldn't feel guilty about.

The Mind's Eye
by Oliver Sacks

Sacks turns his discerning eye on disabilities and the human ability to compensate for them. Every book he's written is a personal favorite of Jenn's, pretty much -- the man presents case histories with impeccable wit and insight.

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)