January 19, 2011
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.
by Daniel Clowes
A pocket-sized paperback of Clowes' examination of a small town that's so rich, you'll want to read it through a few times.
Look! A Book! A Zany Seek-and-Find Adventure
by Bob Staake
Look! A Book! A Zany Seek-and-Find Adventure by Bob Staake (Little, Brown). Delightfully oversized and full of fun die-cuts; a sort of Where's Waldo except that instead of Waldo, you're looking for shoes and pineapples. Somebody in your life will want to read this over and over and over and over and over. http://www.wordbrooklyn.com/book/9780316118620
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers
edited by Elaine Showalter
The next time someone tells you that the reason women's fiction isn't taken seriously is because they're not as good at it, you can hit them in the head with this book! Or, if you're nice, you can just hand it to them gently for their edification. Edited by the author of the superb A Jury of Her Peers.
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)