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September 2, 2015

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - September 2, 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.

F*ck Feelings

F*ck Feelings
by Michael Bennett and Sarah Bennett

Is something wrong or do you just feel that way? The answer is yes, and yes.

33 Artists in 3 Acts

33 Artists in 3 Acts
by Sarah Thornton

A brilliant cross-section of the many, many possible approaches to merging livelihood and art.

Prison Island

Prison Island
by Colleen Frakes

Illustrator/librarian Colleen Frakes reflects on her childhood on McNeil Island in Washington State, which she shared with the last U.S. prison accessible only by air or sea (or swimming, if it's urgent).

The Language of Houses

The Language of Houses
by Alison Lurie

Pulitzer-winner Alison Lurie examines the how we shape the environments we inhabit, and how those environments in turn shape us.

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)

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)