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June 4, 2014

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - May 4, 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.

The Vacationers

The Vacationers
by Emma Straub

A family vacation to Mallorca can only mean one thing: DRAMA. In her newest novel Straub is sharp, funny, and insightful; this is one of our favorite summer reads of 2014.

The Bar Book

The Bar Book
by Jeffrey Morganthaler with Martha Holmberg

Says Molly: "Jeffrey Morgenthaler is the reason I know anything (which is to say, just enough to be dangerous) about cocktails. When someone who's this good behind the bar shares what he knows, you're in for a treat."

Mad About the Boy

Mad About the Boy
by Helen Fielding

Dating after marriage, kids, and widowhood: impossible? Find out with Bridget Jones, who is as irrepressible and entertaining as ever in this third installment.

Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America

Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
by John Waters

Listen, you know you want this book and we don't need to convince you, so instead we'll just direct you to this.


by Arree Chung

Using only simple household implements and his mad ninja skillz, Maxwell must execute his most daring mission yet. (It involves cookies.) This book is diabolically cute, and will have you reaching for your own hoodie and headband.

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)

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)