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April 3, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - April 3, 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.

Are You My Mother?

Are You My Mother?
by Alison Bechdel

Bechdel's gorgeous contemplation of the mother-daughter relationship is now in paperback.


by Mary Roach

Roach has outdone herself in this graphic, gruesome, and hilarious tour of the alimentary canal.

A Long Way Away

A Long Way Away
by Frank Viva

We adore Viva's artwork, and this new two-way book is worthy of hanging on your wall -- but you won't be able to, because you'll be too busy reading and rereading it.

Mapping Manhattan

Mapping Manhattan
by Becky Cooper

Patricia Mary mapped the borough in lost gloves, and Eric Asimov's map includes relevant dojos. Yoko Ono's is made of two words -- but we're not telling which. This is a fascinating collection!

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)