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June 8, 2011

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - June 8, 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.

Death and the Penguin
by Andrew Kurkov

We want to read this based on the title alone. The cover doesn't hurt, either.

America Pacifica
by Anna North

Christine, owner of WORD, is loving this one so much that she's making the rest of the staff read it too. As if we need an excuse to read an apocalyptic book blurbed by Charles Yu and Jedediah Berry.

Citrus County
by John Brandon

If you missed this one the first time around, Citrus County -- a macabre, expectation-subverting beast of a novel -- is out in paperback now.

Wicked Bugs
by Amy Stewart

The bestselling author of Wicked Plants turns her eye to the creepy crawlies from traffic-stopping millipedes to actual "bookworms" and beyond. This book is gorgeous, inside and out.

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)