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December 15, 2010

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - December 15, 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.

Papertoy Monsters: Make Your Very Own Amazing Papertoys!
by Brian Castleforte

We barely had any copies to put out, because the staff nearly bought them all.

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy
by Laurence Sterne

Visual Editions strikes again, with a stunning new treatment of a classic.

What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
by Malcolm Gladwell

For fans of Gladwell (Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers), this collection of his writing from The New Yorker is a nice addition to the shelf.

Up and Down
by Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers' anxiously awaited (at least by us) companion to Lost and Found arrives. Penguins!

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)

List of online "best of 2010" book lists

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)