June 19, 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: @wordbookstores.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman
Molly and Jenn have been anxiously waiting for this to come out so we can talk about it with everyone. We have Many Thoughts!
by Max Barry
We've been fans of Max Barry since Jennifer Government; no one tackles present-day issues with outlandish sci-fi twists quite like him. His newest is a privacy/brainwashing/data-obsessed thriller, which, how can you not want to read that?
Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway
by Sara Gran
Jenn is still inarticulate about exactly how wonderful Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead was, so she's extra speechless about the sequel. Basically all you need to know is that Gran is whip-smart, a hell of a writer, and a genius with twists and turns.
Flip the Script: A Guidebook for Aspiring Vandals & Typographers
by Christian P. Acker
This exhaustive guide to street styles nationwide is perfect for both coffee-table viewing and serious artists.
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)