July 3, 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.
Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures
by Emma Straub
Straub is a store favorite, and her beautiful novel about the life of a Wisconsin girl-turned-star is now out in paperback! This will transport you to 1940s Hollywood whether you're home, at the beach, or stuck on a plane.
by Ian McEwan
McEwan's new spy thriller is also out in paperback! Serena Frome has been sent undercover by MI5 to infiltrate the literary circle of a talented young author -- but her love for her novels and soon for him as well may jeopardize her mission. McEwan has written the most literary of literary thrillers, and we love him for it.
by Oliver Sacks
Summer is paperback season, can you tell? Sacks' exploration of sensory distortions covers everything from migraines to drug use and everyone from Lewis Carroll to marathon runners.
Matilda and Hans
Hans and Matilda are two very different kittens -- one a terror who is constantly playing pranks, and one who is as good as good can be. When Hans lets the animals in the zoo out one night and a reward is posted, Matilda comes to the rescue! Or does she? Best twist-ending in a picture book we've seen in a while.
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)