June 3, 2015
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.
by Emily St. John Mandel
The WORD staff favorite about the triumph of art against demise goes paperback.
by Jami Attenberg
Emily says of Jami Attenberg's latest novel (a fictionalized version of the real life of Mazie Phillips): "Mazie was a strong yet compassionate woman who ran the ticket booth of a theater on the Lower East Side, and we get to know her through the diary she kept, her autobiography that was written but never published, and through the stories of those who admired her."
The Sunlit Night
by Rebecca Dinerstein
A love story set in the half-dark (or half-light) region known as the Far North.
And Tango Makes Three
by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
A reissue of the classic, heartening ode to the non-traditional family.
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other Word Bookstores Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)
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)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)