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January 12, 2011

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - January 12, 2011

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.

Disaster Preparedness: A Memoir
by Heather Havrilesky

Havrilesky's online work (with Salon in particularly) has been a thing of true joy. How excited are we about her new book? So. Excited!

Fortune Cookies
by Albert Bitterman & Chris Raschka

An intense meditation on the ups and downs of life? Or, a super adorable kids book, complete with kitties! We'll let you decide which.

Are We Related?: The New Granta Book of the Family
Edited by Liz Jobey

Customers keep pulling this one off the table and bringing it up, without us having to say a word. So you know it must be good.

Print Workshop: Hand-Painting Techniques and Truly Original Projects
by Christine Schmidt

"For low budgets and high ambition" is exactly right. For crafters who want to push their boundaries and "put images of things onto other things." (I mean, come on. That is just awesome.)

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)