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August 17, 2011

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - August 17, 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.

Literary Brooklyn
by Evan Hughes

Simone says: "I just learned Truman Capote, Hart Crane AND Arthur Miller had homes on the same Brooklyn street on which I was raised. This book is fun in equal parts for the history of Brooklyn and view of American culture via the literary landscape. Perfect for Brooklynophiles and Bibliophiles."

All Around the World
by Geraldine Cosneau

This book is genius. Big connect-the-dots animals encourage kids to draw, and fold out backdrops of that animal's habitat plus tons of reusable stickers encourage kids to tell stories and learn about environments. We are too old for this, and want to take it home anyway.

Melville House's new HybridBook project is live! Five classic books, five great authors, one title -- and one new perk. Each book gives you access to a digital version with related add-ons like maps, photographs, and illustrations. This is one of the first print/digital packages out there, and we're pretty excited to see how it works 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)