October 22, 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.
by Grace Helbig
YouTube phenom Grace Helbig offers an interactive handbook for self-realization.
by Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny
As tragic and frequently horrifying as the news can be -- its content and its presentation -- there are some pockets of absurdity waiting to be exposed here and there, as this book shows with engrossing detail.
Rookie Yearbook Three
edited by Tavi Gevinson
The manual for all-things growing up grows up itself, maintaining the charm and sensitivity of the previous two collections and the website from which the anthology derives.
by Ottessa Moshfegh
A formally innovative hybrid of The Long Weekend and The Stranger, with distinct elements all its own.
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)