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May 23, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - May 23rd, 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.

The Leftovers
by Tom Perrotta

Perrotta's tale of the endtimes is now available in paperback, now with his and hers covers.

by China Mieville

Mieville fans rejoice! Molly says: "Railsea is wickedly smart and totally engrossing--weeks later, I'm still trying to perfectly imagine what the railsea looks like."

Anne Carson, illustrated by Bianca Stone

This book is drop dead gorgeous, an absolute must-own if you are an art fan, a poetry fan, a Carson fan.

The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1
by Russ Kick

Classics nuts (you know who you are), graphic novel fans, and anyone who has ever tried to convince a teenager to read The Odyssey will all want to add this book to their library ASAP.

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)