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February 23, 2011

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - February 23, 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.

Y is for Yorick: A Slightly Irreverent Shakespearean ABC Book for Grown-Ups
by Jennifer Adams

A Shakespearean alphabet for grown-ups. Need we say more?

Origami Zoo
by Paul Jackson

Create a whole zoo with your kids! Or just for yourself. Because zoos are awesome.

Human Anatomy: A Visual History
by Benjamin Rifkin, Michael Ackerman

For biology and art-nerds alike; a gorgeous and thorough look at the way the body has been portrayed over the years (some significantly more accurate than others).

Knives at Dawn
by Andrew Friedman

For anyone who has ever gotten sucked into Top Chef or Hell's Kitchen, this engrossing narrative takes you behind the scenes of the Bocuse d'Or, the prestigious and taxing international culinary competition. Now out in paperback!

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)