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September 14, 2011

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - September 14, 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.

Life Itself
by Roger Ebert

From one of our favorite Tweeters comes one of the season's biggest memoirs.

by Brian Selznick

Selznick's skill with both words and art are at full force in his new book; some of us like this one even more than The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which is saying something.

The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern

This enchanting and vivid debut novel is a staff favorite, and is for all our fellow readers (and teens) who never stopped believing in magic.

by Adrienne Maria Vrettos

A new YA novel has arrived from one of our favorite neighbor/writers, just in time to give us our psychological-thriller Halloween fix.

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)