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October 10, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - October 10, 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.

This Is Not My Hat
by Jon Klassen

It's hard to top I Want My Hat Back, but somehow Klassen has managed. This time, we get the thief's perspective!

Otter and Odder
by James Howe, illustrated by Chris Raschka

Caldecott Medal winner Chris Raschka draws Otter and his love interest, a fish, like a child might: their guileless outlines frolic against a riotous background in this sweet tale about changing for - and being changed by - unexpected love.

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story
by Sean Howe

This behind-the-scenes look at the fascinating, tumultuous history of Marvel Comics is, according to Chuck Klosterman, "a historical exploration, a labor of love, and a living illustration of how the weirdest corners of the counterculture can sometimes become the culture at large."

Sacre Bleu
by Christopher Moore

Moore's latest makes a ribald comedy out of the death of Vincent van Gogh (no, really!) and a fixation on a certain shade of blue.

by Susan Orlean

The author of The Orchid Thief's most recent book, about the improbable life of the dog Rin Tin Tin, is now out in paperback!

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)