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May 15, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - May 15, 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.

Make Good Art

Make Good Art
by Neil Gaiman

The commencement speech Gaiman gave in 2012 at Philadelphia's University of the Arts gets a lovely gift book treatment from designer Chip Kidd.

Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry

Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry
by Dave Roman

This follow-up to Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity is just as action-packed and space-tastic as the first. Your ten-year-old (and inner ten-year-old) want this immediately.

Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful Ruins
by Jess Walter

Walter's highly praised, transcontinental, decade-spanning novel is now in paperback.

River Cottage Veg

River Cottage Veg
by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

The latest addition to the River Cottage subsection of your cookbook shelf is a hefty and mouthwatering tome with more than 200 recipes.

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)