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February 2, 2011

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - February 2, 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.

Zita the Spacegirl
by Ben Hatke

Funny, clever, and beautifully drawn, this is perfect for story junkies and reluctant readers both. Buy it for your ten-year-old, and then borrow it for yourself!

The Illumination
by Kevin Brockmeier

What if we woke up tomorrow and everyone's injuries glowed? This book was Jenn's pick for the February IndieNext List.

by Karen Russell

The buzz is off the charts for this book, and Stephanie assures you it lives up to the hype. If you walk into the store when she's here, prepare to be handsold.

Shadow Tag
by Louise Erdrich

Now out in paperback! We consider it Erdrich's best -- which is saying a lot.

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)