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April 20, 2011

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - April 20, 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 fourth 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 this blog's Book Notes series and musical guests.

by Tina Fey

Ti! Na! Feeeeey! People keep picking it up "just to look" and then end up standing there for fifteen minutes giggling out loud. It's that funny.

Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar
edited by Richard Ford

This is a hefty book in both page count and contributor list (Russel Banks, Ann Beattie, T.C. Boyle, Junot Diaz, Andre Dubus, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jhumpa Lahiri, ZZ Packer, Annie Proulx, Eudora Welty, I could keep going and going and going) -- it's pretty much the only reason we can imagine wanting to read about work.

The Repurposed Library: 33 Craft Projects that Give Old Books New Life
by Lisa Occipinti

Unabashed book porn. You know you want it.

The Pocket Book of Pocket Billiards
by Mike Vago

For the pool-lover -- or the supremely-bored-at-their-desk-job. Contains an actual tiny billiards kit!

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)