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June 27, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - June 27, 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.

Office Girl
by Joe Meno

Hairstyles of the Damned is a staff favorite, and Meno's new novel appears to be the ultimate Brooklyn book. Two twenty-somethings in 1999 decide to start their own movement, to combat the dullness of contemporary culture. (See?)

The Age of Miracles
by Karen Thompson Walker

Says Jenn: "Karen Thompson Walker takes the traditional literary trope of nostalgia for the timelessness of youth and makes of it a weird, subtly creepy, and engrossing novel in which time itself is a thing to fear."

by Grant Morrison

Why do we need superheroes, anyway? Now out in paperback, Grant Morrison explores how superheroes have come to be our greatest modern myth.

The Leopard
by Jo Nesbo

Norwegian mystery fans rejoice: the latest in the The Snowman series has arrived in paperback.

Little Paper Planes
by Kelly Lynn Jones

Paper crafters, young'uns, and the young-at-heart all need this immediately. 20 awesome projects to make and fly, including a Shark Plane!

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)