September 19, 2012
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.
Joseph Anton: A Memoir
by Salman Rushdie
Rushdie's much-anticipated new book chronicles his life after the fatwa -- nine years of living with the threat of murder. The title comes from the alias Rushdie chose for the police to use when referring to him: Joseph, for Conrad, and Anton, for Chekhov.
by Libba Bray
Libba Bray continues her genre-hopping ways with a new YA novel about young Evie O'Neill, who is thrilled to be sent to live with her uncle in 1920s New York -- even though her uncle curates a museum of creepy occult stuff. When occult-related murders start happening, it turns out Evie might be uniquely able to help.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And Other Concerns
by Mindy Kaling
The Office's Mindy Kaling's bestselling book -- which covers everything from karaoke etiquette to pressing questions such as "Why Do Men Put Their Shoes on So Slowly?" -- is now out in paperback.
Swifty's highly praised book (also now in paper) chronicles the history of something we often take for granted (or curse): America's sprawling superhighways.
WORD Brooklyn links:
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
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)