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December 5, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - December 5, 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.

Refugee Hotel

Refugee Hotel
by Gabriele Stabile, Juliet Linderman

Former Greenpointer Juliet Linderman collaborated with photographer Gabriele Stabile to put together this amazing book documenting the arrival of refugees in America.

Sky Saw

Sky Saw
by Blake Butler

HTMLGIANT's Blake Butler continues to be weird and fascinating.

The Disciples

The Disciples
by James Mollison

However you feel about Mollison's thesis on the tribal nature of concert-goers, these photos of fans dressed to honor their favorite musicians are well worth checking out.

The Little Book of Lettering

The Little Book of Lettering
by Emily Gregory

Typography fans, rejoice! It's "the ultimate guide to the current lettering revolution."

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)

Online "Best Books of 2012" Lists

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)