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March 2, 2011

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - March 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.

The Correspondence Artist
by Barbara Browning

Our February WORD To Your Mailbox paperback pick! Stephanie says, "It is an unusual book, and ultimately a rewarding one."

Beatrice and Virgil
by Yann Martel

Martel's controversial second novel is out in paperback. Hate it or love it, there's no denying it's a conversation-starter.

The Art of Asking Your Boss For a Raise
by Georges Perec

We defy you to walk by this book and not pick it up. Perfectly packaged and immediately intriguing!

Slog's Dad
by David Almond, illustrated by Dave McKean

Part short story, part graphic novel, all awesome; McKean's stellar work lends itself to Almond's haunting writing. Buy it for the 10-year-old in your life, read it yourself!

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)