October 31, 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.
Lost at Sea
by Jon Ronson
by Emma Donoghue
Staff favorite Donoghue has a new short story collection, and we can't wait to crack into it.
Room on the Broom
by Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler
One of our top Halloween read-a-louds is now in board book.
Seducing Mr. Knightly
by Maya Rodale
Rodale's Regency romance novels are perhaps best described as "sassy" -- her ladies are writers and have jobs! Shocking! -- so we're pleased to announce the newest installment in the Writing Girls series.
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)