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June 6, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - June 6th, 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 Alexander Yates

A madcap dash through the Philippines in the company of some very messed up, and very entertaining, characters. Weird super powers abound!

Stuffed and Starved
by Raj Patel

Patel examines the two extremes of the current food crisis: billions starving, and billions obese. This updated edition is not just depressing (although it is that), but also has thoughts for potential fixes.

As Texas Goes
by Gail Collins

For anyone who has ever wondered exactly what is happening down there, and/or is obsessed with Friday Night Lights.

Red Knit Cap Girl
by Naoko Stoop

An odd, dreamy story of a little girl who'd like to speak to the Moon. The illustrations are absolutely stunning, created on found surfaces. For the art junkie and/or day-dream-prone child in your life.

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)