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August 14, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - August 14, 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.

Paul Thurlby's Alphabet

Paul Thurlby's Alphabet
by Paul Thurlby

Finally, an alphabet book that is interesting for both parents and children! Thurlby's art is quirky, colorful, and memorable. The days of 'A' is for apple are it's 'A' for awesome!

Dead Stars

Dead Stars
by Bruce Wagner

Wagner dissects our celebrity obsessed culture with a cast of tragically depraved characters who showcase just how low some people are willing to go for fame. His writing is stunning, even if the novel's topic is not.

One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses

One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses
by Lucy Corin

Behind its eye-catching cover, Corin's stories are sharp, fast, and unforgiving. Who knew a paragraph long story could cut so deep.

Super Graphic

Super Graphic
by Tim Leong

A "visual guide to the comic book universe," superheroes have never been so organized! This book is full of precise information any comic lover will appreciate and it's absolutely beautiful to look at.

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)