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April 24, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - April 24, 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.

Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls

Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
by David Sedaris

We're pretty sure a new collection of Sedaris essays needs little to no introduction. (This one does have a particularly excellent cover.)

Vader's Little Princess

Vader's Little Princess
by Jeffrey Brown

The companion to the popular and charming Darth Vader & Son features Darth trying to parent a teen Leia, who has some words for her pop about his terrible waste management system (among other things).


by Mary Sullivan

It's the simplest dog story there is: a dog, a ball, a tireless need to play. There's exactly one word in this odd, endearing picture book: Ball? BALL!


by Ken Kalfus

The National Book Award finalist returns with an intellectual comedy about a British astronomer who is obsessed with digging a perfect equilateral triangle in the Egyptian desert.

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)