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May 6, 2015

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - May 6th, 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.

When to Rob a Bank

When to Rob a Bank
by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

The brilliant minds of Freakonomics return with more freaky, uncanny -- but true/sound suggestions and advice.

Rad American Women A-Z

Rad American Women A-Z
by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl

From Angela Davis to Zora Neale Hurston, City Lights presents a delightful illustrated almanac of American women, including activists, artists, and airplane pilots.

The Complete Patrick Melrose Novels

The Complete Patrick Melrose Novels
by Edward St. Aubyn

The five installments of the acclaimed series together under one matte wrap!

e.e. cummings: a life

e.e. cummings: a life
by Susan Cheever

The lower-case laureate has his story told.

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)