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September 3, 2014

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - September 3, 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.


by Jeff VanderMeer

The year's most compelling trilogy reaches its conclusion. If you haven't yet been to Area X, now is the time -- you can read all three, stopping only to sleep when absolutely necessary.

Hug Machine

Hug Machine
by Scott Campbell

The sweetest invasion to ever furnish a story plays out in Hug Machine, a balm for the congenitally sympathetic.

What If?

What If?
by Randall Munroe

Did you ever wonder when Facebook will contain more profiles of dead people than living people? Or how about the height from which a dropped steak would cook on the way down? These are two hypothetical brought to fruition in this compendium of extremely sober stoner science.

A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing

A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing
by Eimar McBride

A bracing, searing story told in the halting, emotive style of Jenny Offil or Chris Kraus.

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)