April 11, 2012
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.
The Pale King
by David Foster Wallace
Paperback plus four previously unreleased chapters, are they trying to drive us crazy?
How To Sharpen Pencils
by David Rees
The only book you'll need after we reach peak ink.
Sensational Sugar Animals
by Frances McNaughton
Now you can make the spun sugar meerkat you've always dreamed of.
I Am an Executioner
by Rajesh Parameswaran
This is Stephanie's favorite short story collection of the year so far.
by Brian Francis Slattery
People are calling this The Road plus a boat, but it's so much awesomer than that.
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)