November 21, 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.
Woes of the True Policeman
by Robert Bolano
Bolano's last, unfinished novel -- which he worked on for more than 20 years -- tells the story of an exiled Chilean professor and his complex, revolutionary past..
An Intimate Life
by Cheryl T. Cohen Greene with Lorna Garano
If you haven't yet seen The Sessions, do so -- and then pick up this sure-to-be-fascinating memoir by Cheryl T. Cohen Greene, the real sex surrogate on whom Helen Hunt's character is based.
Detroit City is the Place to Be
by Mark Binelli
Binelli chronicles Detroit's ongoing evolution, and explores the ways crisis might transform blighted urban spaces into a new kind of post-industrial city.
Even those of us that loathed abridged classics as children are charmed by this felty semi-adaptation of Moby-Dick, which (sort of) tells the story in just one word on each page. Just think of it as a seagoing vocabulary book!
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)