May 29, 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 Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hand-On Living
by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne
Fascinating essays, delicious recipes, lovely illustrations, and killer packaging -- that just might change your life.
One Last Thing Before I Go
by Jonathan Tropper
If you like hilarious and heart-rending, then Jonathan Tropper's latest (just out in paperback) is for you.
Franny's Simple Seasonal Italian
by Andrew Feinberg, Francine Stephens
If you haven't had the pleasure of dining at Franny's (on Flatbush in Brooklyn), we feel sorry for you! Now you can enjoy their simple flavors (and the luscious photos) from the comfort of your own home.
If You Want To See a Whale
words by Julie Fogliano, pictures by Erin E. Stead
This is a gorgeously illustrated book that manages to be both pensive and adorable. There may be no better way to teach your child about the virtues of patience and focus.
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)