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April 25, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - April 25th, 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.

Supergirl Mixtapes
by Meagan Brothers

Jenn has been obsessed with Brothers since her first YA book, Debbie Harry Sings in French, and is pretty much jumping for joy to have a new one to badger people into reading.

Farther Away
by Jonathan Franzen

Franzenites will be delighted by this collection, which contains essays and speeches written over the past five years covering everything from China to DFW.

by T.M. Wolf

This debut (musical notation layout plus rap plus novel) is either super-gimmicky or super-awesome. Or both.

Magic Hours
by Tom Bissell

Another DFW shout-out, this time in Bissell's new essay collection on the creative process (also mentioned: Werner Herzog, The Big Bang Theory).

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)