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May 9, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - May 9th, 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 Toni Morrison

The eternally classy and amazing Toni Morrison's newest novel follows Frank Money, a Korean War vet, as he tries to make peace with the country he calls home. Fans may want to go celebrate with Book Riot, who've got a whole day's worth of content in her honor.

Bring Up the Bodies
by Hilary Mantel

The further adventures of Thomas Cromwell has arrived at last! Jenn has been gushing: "I loved Wolf Hall, so when I tell you that I love the sequel even more, you understand what a big deal that is."

Zorro Gets an Outfit
by Carter Goodrich

If you've ever LOL'd at pictures of pugs in costumes on the internet, you owe it to yourself to buy yourself this book. Small children who like to play dress-up will also be delighted!

Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics
by Christopher Irving & Seth Kushner

If you're following the recent Watchmen controversy, you might be especially interested in this. Irving interviews comic creators from Stan Lee to Becky Cloonan, and combined with a seriously heavyweight paper and gorgeous graphics and layout, courtesy of Kushner, it's a keepsake as well as a treasure trove of information.

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)