April 10, 2013
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.
The Stud Book
by Monica Drake
We've been waiting anything but patiently for Drake's followup to the unforgettable Clown Girl. The Stud Book -- about four friends navigating life and motherhood in Portland, Oregon -- doesn't disappoint.
Supernatural Short Stories
by Charles Dickens
This compact collection brings together the best of Dickens' spooky tales about bagmen, goblins, ghosts, and haunted houses.
Survival of the Beautiful
by David Rothenberg
In this widely praised book -- now in paperback -- philosopher and musician Rothenberg explores the ways beauty, culture, and art are woven into evolution.
by Jennifer Gilmore
Christine says, "For those of us who have struggled with the inability to have a child for whatever reason, it feels like we could have written The Mothers ourselves. For those who have never had to suffer through it, you will get a small insight into how your friend or sister or loved one might be feeling and how complicated those emotions can be. It's an important novel and one that I think women will read, hopefully discuss, and never completely put away."
WORD Brooklyn links:
also at Largehearted Boy:
other Largehearted Word Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)
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
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)