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October 31, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - October 31, 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.

Lost at Sea

Lost at Sea
by Jon Ronson

The author who brought us The Psychopath Test and The Men Who Stare at Goats now gives us a collection full of absolutely true, totally crazy stories.


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

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:

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)