December 11, 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.
Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD
by Martin Aston
Rockers, rock out! Aston chronicles the label's history from Dead Can Dance to The Breeders and beyond.
by Naomi Wolf
Now in paperback! Scandalize everyone on the Q train.
by Andrea Portes
If the cover of this is not enough to sell you, RUN THE OTHER WAY. Murder, documentaries, and Michigan await the brave.
The Mythical Zoo
by Boria Sax
Sax has some ideas about re-classifying animals. Forget phylum, genus, and species; how about Almost Human, Mermaid's Companions, and Lost Souls?
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)