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March 27, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - March 27, 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 sixth 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.

Alif the Unseen

Alif the Unseen
by G. Willow Wilson

Jenn and Molly are both huge fans of Wilson's smart, fun tale of magic and technology in a nameless Middle Eastern state, where a hacker's activities catch the attention of the government -- and the supernatural jinn.

I Would Die 4 U

I Would Die 4 U
by Touré

Touré interviews just about everybody in order to explain how Prince became such an iconic figure.


by Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed's widely beloved coming-of-age memoir is now available in paperback!

Tender Buttons: Objects

Tender Buttons: Objects
by Gertrude Stein, illustrated by Lisa Congdon

Stein's modernist experiment in recognizing words for their sounds rather than their meanings gets pretty new illustrations from Lisa Congdon.

WORD Brooklyn links:

WORD website
WORD Tumblr
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)