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August 13, 2014

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - August 13, 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.

Art Inc.

Art Inc.
by Lisa Congdon

So, you make art -- what a gift! What a terrific pursuit! But what happens after? How do you develop the infrastructure to support your work? This guide can help you with the details that are seemingly tangential but that are essential for doing what you truly want to do: work on your art!


by Margaret Atwood

Like all truly good series books, this newest installment will make you want to read The Flood novels over again from start to finish.

The Humans

The Humans
by Matt Haig

This was my beach read of the summer. A mathematician makes a huge discovery, and it causes concern among distant aliens who fear humans will rise above their station in the universe.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
by Holly Black

Molly says: "Did you think you were totally over teen vampire novels? ME. TOO. But Holly Black knows what she's doing, and this one is creepy-smart, bloody-clever. and deliciously dark.

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)