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March 5, 2014

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - March 5th, 2014

In the Largehearted Word series, the staff of Brooklyn's WORD bookstore highlights several new books released this week.

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.

My Boyfriend Barfed in my Handbag...And Other Things You Can't Ask Martha

My Boyfriend Barfed in my Handbag...And Other Things You Can't Ask Martha
by Jolie Kerr

Kerr offers sage advice for cleaning everywhere in your apartment, from the kitchen to the bathroom to the closet. Sure, you could find a boring ehow video on some of these things, but wouldn't you rather learn from someone who can make you laugh at the same time?

Who Owns the Future?

Who Owns the Future?
by Jaron Lanier

We're big fans of Lanier's You Are Not a Gadget, and his latest (just out in paperback) is a rumination on technology and data that has been called both provocative and poetic.

Painted Cities

Painted Cities
by Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski

If you love fiction that evokes a city, this debut story collection from McSweeney's may be for you. New York is always the best, obviously, but reading about Chicago may be the breath of literary fresh air you need.

Sailor Twain

Sailor Twain
by Mark Siegel

This graphic novel was a staff favorite when it came out in 2012. It is an eerie love story steeped in myth and gorgeously rendered in black and white.

WORD Brooklyn links:

WORD website
WORD Tumblr
WORD on Twitter
WORD's Facebook page
WORD's Flickr photos

also at Largehearted Boy:

other Word Bookstores Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)

Online "Best of 2013" Book 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
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)