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February 20, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - February 20, 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 Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination

The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination
Edited by John Joseph Adams

We are big fans of evil geniuses (and who knows? We may even have a few on staff!). History is biased toward the good guys -- in this collection of stories, we get to see the world from the delightfully skewed perspective of its villains.

On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks

On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks
by Simon Garfield

Simon Garfield knows his crowd. Font geeks will be thrilled to discover Garfield's latest obsession: cartography. As you'd expect, it's full of lush illustrations and drool-inducing endpapers.


by Tupelo Hassman

Molly says: "Hassman gives Rory Dawn Hendrix such a voice that her story lifts itself up and over the heads of its contemporaries. She writes with intense compassion for people on the fringes."

Lucky Peach Issue 6:The Apocalypse

Lucky Peach Issue 6:The Apocalypse

Leave it to Lucky Peach to (somehow) gracefully combine images of delicious food with incisive writing about pollution and images of apocalypse and rotting zombie flesh.

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)