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September 28, 2011

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - September 28, 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.

Everything Happens Today
by Jesse Browner

We cannot say it better than Joseph O'Neill: "A deeply compassionate novel by a very fine writer."

Hark! A Vagrant
by Kate Beaton

It seems ridiculous that we feel compelled to recommend this book to people who obviously already know about the Internet, and yet, it felt even more wrong not to include it.

The Karaoke Singer's Guide To Self-Defense
by Tim Kinsella

Illustrious nominee for the coveted WORD's Favorite Title of 2011 award. We hear the book itself is pretty good, too.

Sad Monsters: Growling on the Outside, Crying on the Inside
by Frank Lesser, illustrated by Willie Real

There is no monster version of the DSM-IV, but there is this lovely little pocket guide, which will help you with your werewolf problems. Also handy for those wishing to get a sphinx into bed.

The Splendid Spotted Snake
by Betty Ann Schwartz & Alexander Wilensky

This book is full of ribbons that get longer with every page and is guaranteed to make children under 4 squeal, loudly.

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)