May 8, 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.
Sorry Please Thank You
by Charles Yu
Now with a new improved cover and format (paperback y'all), staff favorite Charles Yu has a short story collection not to be missed. Zombies and formalism and the outsourcing of emotions!
The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power
by Robert A. Caro
Our favorite biographer's latest tour de force (and handy doorstop) is out in paperback and calling your name. LBJ vs JFK: the presidential showdown of the century?
Bring Up the Bodies
by Hilary Mantel
More paperback! Give this book to your mom! And your dad, and your roommate and your significant other and everyone out there who loves a good historical scandal. Seriously. Everyone.
by Peter Hessler
The day that there is a Peter Hessler book WORD is not recommending is the day that Hell freezes over. This collection of his best pieces is a great place to start if you want to know what all the fuss is about -- or if you're a diehard fan who can't get enough.
by Cecil Castellucci and Sara Varon
Says Emily: "This is one of those rare books that hits all the right notes -- it will entertain kids and earn much sympathy from adults. ... One of my favorite books of the year."
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)