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January 30, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - January 30, 2013

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.

The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook

The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook
by Shaun Tan

The latest from Shaun Tan (The Arrival) is a beautiful little book of sketches and notions and unfinished stories.

I Am An Executioner

I Am An Executioner
by Rajesh Parameswaran

We've been pushing I Am An Executioner on folks since it came out in hardcover, and now that it's in paperback you have no excuse not to pick it up. Says manager emeritus Stephanie, "Each story is crisp, strong, and a world unto itself."

Drinking With Men

Drinking With Men
by Rosie Schaap

Reading Rosie Schaap on the magic of being a bar regular is like bar-hopping with the friend who always knows which stories to tell, which place to go to suit your mood, and who to sit next to. Like a good night out, her book is about much more than what you're drinking.

The Beautiful Indifference

The Beautiful Indifference
by Sarah Hall

Gorgeous, unsettling, vivid short stories from the author of the excellent feminist dystopia Daughters of the North.

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)