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January 26, 2011

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - January 26, 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.

WORD also hosts the monthly Largehearted Lit reading series, featuring authors who participated in the Largehearted Boy Book Notes series and musical guests.

The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime
edited by Michael Sims

If the title alone doesn't sell you on this book, we probably can't be friends. Bloomers and whodunits! Come on!

The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore
by Benjamin Hale

TimeOut NY thinks this book is worth keeping an eye on, and we agree. Talking chimpanzee on trial for murder. Need we say more?

Annabel: A Novel
by Kathleen Winter

We selected this as the very first book of our new Word To Your Mailbox Paperbacks program. Stephanie says, "This book quietly stole my attention and kept me rapt until the very end. (Apparently the judges for the Giller Prize agreed; it was shortlisted for that prize last year.)"

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)