November 17, 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.
Best European Fiction 2011
edited by Aleksandar Hemon
Last year's Best European Fiction collection was one of our surprise bestsellers, and this year's collection looks to be of equal caliber.
The New Yorker Stories
by Ann Beattie
Still one of the strongest voices in modern fiction.
From ammavide to wrong, with H.O.T.T. in between, a collection of words both common and esoteric. A delight for word-hunters.
Tree of Codes
by Jonathan Safran Foer
By carving away, literally, the bulk of Bruno Schulz's The Street of Crocodiles, Foer has created an entirely new story. How one is meant to read it is not entirely clear. But it sure is striking!
While The Women Are Sleeping
by Javier Marias
Don't you think there ought to be a national holiday every time a new Marias book comes out?
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)