February 19, 2014
WORD Bookstores are independent neighborhood bookstores in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Jersey City, New Jersey. Our primary goal is to be whatever our communities needs us to be, which currently means carrying everything from fiction to nonfiction to 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). If a weekly dose of WORD here isn't enough for you, follow us on Twitter: @wordbookstores.
I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp
by Richard Hell
Now out in paperback, Richard Hell's autobiography chronicles his penniless arrival in New York City, eventual rise to punk icon, and everything in between. Hell has honed a distinct, vivid voice that jumps off the page.
The Stud Book
by Monica Drake
We loved, loved, loved Clown Girl, and Monica Drake continues to receive our praise with her novel The Stud Book.
Make Map Art: Creatively Illustrate Your World
by Nate Padavick and Salli Swindell
Padavick and Swindell (who also happen to be brother and sister) teamed up to put together this guide to turning your travels into art. Inside are templates for wall art, sample projects to spark ideas of your own, and a fold out map of the world. Chart it all: where you've been, where you are, and where you are going.
WORD Brooklyn links:
also at Largehearted Boy:
other Word Bookstores 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)