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October 29, 2014

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - October 29, 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.

Yes Please

Yes Please
by Amy Poehler

Part autobiography, part advice manual, and part joke book, shares what she's learned and where and from whom she's learned it, replete with glossy images and positive reinforcement.

A History of the World in 12 Maps

A History of the World in 12 Maps
by Jerry Brotton

These days it's just another app, but throughout history, the map has been used to express more than geography and the distances between important points. Ancient maps show how people thought of themselves in relation to space, and so much else.


by Nicola Griffith

If you love Arthurian legends, medieval sagas, mythology, dreamy fantasy, and/or stunning world-building, pick up Hild immediately.

The End of Days

The End of Days
by Jenny Erpenbeck

This collection of "what if" scenarios blends the structural play of David Mitchell and the macabre realism of Patricia Highsmith.

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)