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November 23, 2011

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - November 23rd, 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 I Know About Love I Learned From Romance Novels
by Sarah Wendell

For the lady in your life with a good sense of humor and a giant stack of paperbacks on the night table.

The Paris Review Interviews (Boxed Set)
by The Paris Review

For the completist and the literati, collected interviews from Hemingway to Stephen King, Toni Morrison to Joan Didion.

M.C. Escher Pop-Ups
by Courtney Watson McCarthy, Martin Howard

You definitely know someone who wants this (it might even be you).

Lucky Peach Issue 2

For everyone who has been patiently waiting for the second installment of the food magazine that took Brooklyn by storm.

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 2011" 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)