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March 28, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - March 28th, 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 recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. 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.

Cheese Papers

Wrappers for cheese (or things that need to be wrapped in cheese-themed paper). If you're like us, you know at least three people who need these.

by Rachel Maddow

The good doctor Maddow takes on the military industrial complex in a call for the reexamination of the national security state. We want to read this and then What It Is Like to Go to War, and then have a book club about it.

The Happy Doodle Book
by Taro Gomi

Taro Gomi knows exactly what you need to celebrate the gorgeous weather ...

The Grumpy Doodle Book
by Taro Gomi

... And what you need to get you through a highly contentious political season.

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)

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)