June 5, 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.
New Ways To Kill Your Mother
by Colm Tóibín
Along with its awesome, eye-catching title, Tóibín's most recent nonfiction work tackles the popular theme of writers drawing influence from their family members.
The Lullaby of Polish Girls
by Dagmara Dominczyk
Dominczyk's debut novel elegantly chronicles the lives of three women, from their youth in Poland and beyond. Look no further for your first engrossing summer read!
Note to Self
by Alina Simone
Simone's essay collection, You Must Go and Win, is a staff favorite, so we're particularly excited about her first novel. Note to Self is a tale of internet addiction, experimental filmmaking, and the dubious but potentially wonderful things that happen when you venture outside your comfort zone.
Food and travel are two of the greatest things in life, and they are combined to make the perfect Spring issue. Be prepared to discover new food and new places. It may just inspire your next vacation!
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)