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October 1, 2014

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - October 1, 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 Little World of Liz Climo

The Little World of Liz Climo
by Liz Climo

It's hard to call a book cute without slighting it, but this book is cute, and great. Full of wit and tenderness, Climo's anthropomorphized world recalls Marcel Dzama without the arch violence.

The Glass Cage

The Glass Cage
by Nicholas Carr

The effects of the technological advancements of the iPhone era, and it's now up to the users, which by now is most of us, to use these devices as tools, and not the other way around.

The Sense of Style

The Sense of Style
by Steven Pinker

The brilliant and ebullient Steven Pinker applies his keen sense of social science and linguistics to the questions, or stalemate, of contemporary writing debates.

Ovenly: Sweet and Salty Recipes

Ovenly: Sweet and Salty Recipes
by Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin

At last, the greater world can approximate the abundant sugar-dusted pleasures that we in Greenpoint can taste every day.

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)