October 16, 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.
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
by Helen Fielding
Bridget Jones is back after fourteen years! Helen Fielding continues to develop her amazing character, infusing the story with humor as well as the challenges of loss and aging.
From the Forest
by Sara Maitland
This is a smart, compelling study of the connection between forests and fairy tales. Maitland writes gorgeously about how forests have inspired folklore for years, associating certain areas with certain tales.
by Ben Clanton
Mo is very excited about his mustache until everyone else gets mustaches of their own. He abandons the mustache for a scarf, but everyone quickly follows suit just the same! He really doesn't like that everyone is copying him, until he finds out why...
by David Levithan
More than half our staff tore through this book when it first came out. Imagine waking up in a different body every day, and then imagine falling in love. Your identity doesn't change, but your circumstances do. Your gender does. Will she understand you? Will she love you? Will your interactions ever be normal?
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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)