June 24, 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 Nick Harkaway
Here's Jenn on Tigerman, new to paperback: "This is about family, environmental apocalypse, government bureaucracy, international intrigue, and oh yeah, REAL LIFE SUPER HEROES and how far you’d go for someone you love. It’s a real shift from The Gone-Away World and Angelmaker; Harkaway’s humor is in full force, but in many ways this is a far more realistic — and therefore more terrifying — story."
by Margaret Atwood
Also new to paperback is Margaret Atwood's most recent collection of stories, or, more accurately, "nine wicked tales."
Nabakov in America
by Robert Roper
Robert Roper zooms in on one of the most significant junctures in Russian-born Vladimir Nabakov's life as a writer, lepidopterist, and person.
The Festival of Insignificance
by Milan Kundera
The Czech-born narrative master reappears with a new novel -- brief, but powerful as ever.
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also at Largehearted Boy:
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)