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April 4, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - April 4th, 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.

by Barry Lyga

This is the ideal YA-to-read-if-you're-a-grown-up book -- gory and action-packed, but still with awesome teenage drama. Bonus: Lyga will be at WORD on Tuesday, April 10, in conversation with his editor.

Say Her Name
by Francisco Goldman

Stephanie says: "This heartbreaking book is not only a testament to Goldman's love, but also a genre-bending mix of fiction and memoir. Which sounds annoying when I put it that way. But it's not. It's moving and true." Now in paperback!

Grantland 2

While this one isn't covered with basketball (instead, the cover folds out into an Iceman poster!), we think sports fans will be just as satisfied with the second collection of the Grantland Quarterly.

The Homemade Pantry
by Alana Chernila

Did you know mustard is easier to make than ketchup? Chernila gives recipes for pantry staples -- graham crackers, salsa, toaster pastries, tortillas, and more -- that you don't want to live without but could use a bit less Red #5.

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)