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January 14, 2015

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - January 14, 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).

The Just City

The Just City
by Jo Walton

A wise, wry meditation on utopia and the personages who inhabit one.

Tesla: A Portrait With Masks

Tesla: A Portrait With Masks
by Vladimir Pistalo

An eccentric, inventive examination of an eccentric, inventive figure -- new to paperback.


by Peter Casey

A hybrid of historical and speculative fiction, Peter Carey's new novel imagines a world that might be here already.

The Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction
by Elizabeth Kolbert

Elizabeth Kilbert's sobering proposal leads the reader to wonder why it's seemingly so easy -- and pleasurable -- to destroy the earth.

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)