September 10, 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.
Women in Clothes
edited by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton
This compendium of stories, photos, illustrations, surveys, and so much more celebrates, examines, and illuminates women and their relationship to clothes -- a simple-seeming premise that comprises a vast, complex, and moving wealth of histories and voices.
by Emily St. John Mandel
A post-apocalyptic saga of love, art, and survival, this novel establishes Emily St. John Mandel as mainstay of contemporary storytelling.
by Christian Rudder
Subtitled Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking), this ranging social analysis by OKCupid co-founder Christian Rudder uses exhaustive data and creative perspectives to evince what makes us unique through what we have in common.
A Little Lumpen Novelita
by Roberto Bolano
One of the Chilean masters final works, this brief story delivers the full heft of Bolano's mystical noir.
WORD Brooklyn links:
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)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)