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March 14, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - March 14th, 2012

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 celebrates its fifth anniversary today. 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.

by Lauren Groff

Stephanie and Jenn both highly recommend this new novel. Highly! Recommend! It's the story of Bit, a boy who is born on a commune in upstate New York, and it's one of the most beautifully paced, vividly written books we've read this year.

Taste Buds and Molecules
by Francois Chartier

If you've been wondering about the science behind, say, red meat and red wine, or what the deal is with saffron, and/or you dig infographics about food, this book is totally for you.

Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge
by Mark Yarm

How about a little 90s nostalgia? Now in paperback!

Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth
by Jon Chad

Do you know a 9-year-old kid (or a grown-up, let's be honest here) obsessed with geology? Then do we have a book for you.

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)