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June 26, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - June 26, 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: @wordbookstores.

WORD also hosts the monthly Largehearted Lit reading series, featuring authors who participated in this blog's Book Notes series and musical guests.

How Should a Person Be?

How Should a Person Be?
by Sheila Heti

You may remember Heti's novel being a huge hit when it was first released, so if you've been holding out for the paperback, grab one now!

Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
by Rosecrans Baldwin

Rosecrans Baldwin's dreams of living in Paris finally come true when he is offered a job at a Parisian ad agency. When he actually starts to build a life there, it proves to be much different than his preconceived notions of the city.

Stay, Illusion!

Stay, Illusion!
by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster

This is both an in-depth analysis of the play Hamlet and a study of our lives today. A compelling page turner, Stay, Illusion! digs deep into a character and play we all know, but perhaps haven't considered from this point of view.

Octopus Alone

Octopus Alone
by Divya Srinivasan

Octopus is terribly shy. When she is noticed by three seahorses, she sets out to find a quiet place where she can be alone, and stumbles upon many adventures along the way. This is a wonderful story that is also educational!

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)