October 19, 2011
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.
Nothing: A Portrait of Insomnia
by Blake Butler
We've been following Butler's career since Scorch Atlas -- his style is unforgettable, and you have to admit the guy is on a roll. His newest, and his first work of nonfiction, is a deep look into insomnia, complete with bibliography, footnotes, index, experimental structure, history, pop culture, you name it.
by Colson Whitehead
We can probably count on one hand the number of books that have been universally read and loved here at WORD, and this book is one of them. It's a zombie novel set in New York City that is also an intense look at society and culture, relationships and identity.
Rotis: Roasts for Every Day of the Week
by Stephane Reynaud
The layout is gorgeous, the recipes are mouth-watering, and we really want to eat Thai-style beef croquettes for dinner now. There is a whole section in the index of recipes involving Smoked Bacon. Do you need to know any more?
Emily Post's Etiquette, 18th Edition: Manners for a New World
by Peggy Post, Anna Post, Lizzie Post
Need advice on tipping? Ring tone etiquette? (Yes, please.) This new edition even covers cyberbullying and sexting!
WORD Brooklyn links:
also at Largehearted Boy:
other Largehearted Word Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)
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
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)