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May 18, 2011

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - May 18, 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 China Mieville

Stephanie and Jenn both cannot stop raving about this novel. It's the best thing Mieville has written, as far as we're concerned, and that's saying something. Bonus: You can catch Mieville in conversation with Lev Grossman on June 1 at Public Assembly!

The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt
by Jon-Jon Goulian

Staffer Ali says: "A delightful memoir that I couldn't put down. Goulian is a great storyteller and hilariously funny, too."

The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You
by Eli Pariser

Did you know that the search results you get on the Internet may not be what anyone else sees? And is this really a good thing? Booksellers around the country can't stop talking about this one.

That's How!
by Christoph Niemann

How do things like a freighter and an airplane and a train work? Use your imagination, along with the kids in this awesome new picture book!

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)