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November 3, 2010

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - November 3, 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.

Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer's Life
by Michael Greenberg

Paperback release of one of Stephanie's favorite memoirs of last year, a beautiful collections of vignettes.

The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard
by J.G. Ballard with an introduction by Martin Amis

Apparently it's short stories we love week here at WORD! This one is a no-brainer.

India Cookbook: The Only Book On Indian Food You'll Ever Need
by Pushpesh Pant

Another brilliant and authoritative cookbook from the geniuses at Phaidon. (Plus it comes in a cute little bag!)

Too Much Happiness
by Alice Munro

Another long-awaited paperback release, from the modern master of the short story.

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)