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January 7, 2015

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - January 7, 2015

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.

Go big for the holidays with this selection of lovely oversize books from all over the store (and world).

Binary Star

Binary Star
by Sarah Gerard

A formally inventive, intense story the pains, struggles, and small victories of contemporary youth and young love.

How To Think About Exercise

How To Think About Exercise
by Damon Young

A manual for a new approach to body image and the diverse benefits of moving around.

The Galaxy Game

The Galaxy Game
by Karen Lord

A psychological/sci-fi hybrid that explores the tensions of personal power.

Almost Famous Women: Stories

Almost Famous Women: Stories
by Megan Mayhew Bergman

Bergman's new collection includes tales from the lives of historical women who in their time were close to fame but eclipsed by the famous.

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)