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September 23, 2015

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - September 23, 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.

The Story of My Teeth

The Story of My Teeth
by Valeria Luiselli

The ever inventive, always incisive Valeria Luiselli presents a mosaic of fable, comedy, drama, and essay.

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
by Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert offers a sweeping, celebratory treatise on the art of art.

What Is Punk?

What Is Punk?
by Eric Morse and Anny Yi

Have you talked to your kids about punk? This claymation-style primer will help convey all the necessary details of this important topic.

The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendships

The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendships
by Marilyn Yalom with Theresa Donovan Brown

A fascinating survey of the social perceptions and personal realities of friendship among women.

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)