September 25, 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.
A Thousand Mornings
by Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver's new collection of poetry studies, in detail, the things we often overlook: leaves, quiet, the ocean, our hearts.
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
by Robin Sloan
There is something odd about Mr. Penumbra's bookstore, and Clay Jannon, a new employee, wants to find out just what's going on beyond it's shelves. This is the perfect book for bibliophiles and adventure lovers alike.
by Alan Weisman
Weisman travels to various countries to ask questions about how we can help ensure our continued survival on Earth.
Fairy Tale Comics
edited by Chris Duffy
Classic tales are given a creative kick from artists like David Mazzucchelli and Craig Thompson.
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)