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November 5, 2014

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - November 5, 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 Grey Album

The Grey Album
by Charles Fairchild

The famous album-monograph series takes on Danger Mouse's The Grey Album, controversial in its time for its unauthorized liberal sampling from Jay-Z and The Beatles, which set off the initial debates of copyright and appropriation in modern music.

New York 1, Tel Aviv 0

New York 1, Tel Aviv 0
by Shelly Oria

A new collection of stories that span the globe, but locate squarely in the ever-unsettled nexus of human relationships.


by David Peace

Melville House brings out a curious, intense, formally innovative thriller from the Herman Melville of soccer fiction.

By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life

By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life

A compilation of 65 interviews from The New York Times Book Review column "By the Book."

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)

List of Online "Best of 2014" Book Lists

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)