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December 3, 2014

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - December 3, 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 Strange Library

The Strange Library
by Haruki Murakami

You have to unfold this book to get to the story. Isn't that enough to pique your interest?

How to Be Both

How to Be Both
by Ali Smith

The brilliant Smith packs two books into one in this novel, which is half about George, a young woman rattled by the death of her mother, and half about the artist whose work speaks to George across centuries.

Here Comes Santa Cat

Here Comes Santa Cat
by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Claudia Rueda

Jenn and Molly are both a little bit in love with Santa Cat (who previously appeared in Here Comes the Easter Cat), who's very concerned about his naughty-to-nice ratio.

Saga Deluxe Edition Vol. 1

Saga Deluxe Edition Vol. 1
by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

This covetable hardcover edition collects the three currently available paperback volumes of WORD favorite Saga -- with bonus goodies aplenty.

WORD Brooklyn links:

WORD website
WORD Facebook page
WORD on Instagram
WORD Tumblr
WORD Twitter

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)