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October 7, 2015

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - October 7, 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.

Bats of the Republic

Bats of the Republic
by Zachary Thomas Dodson

A marvel of book design that's also a powerful, exciting story of travel, family, and the thrill of discovery.

M Train

M Train
by Patti Smith

The even-more-poetic followup to the very poetic Just Kids that recalls her earlier work, Woolgathering.

Eve's Hollywood

Eve's Hollywood
by Eve Babitz

A hilarious and biting dispatch from the glitter gulch of '60s-era Hollywood.

What to Think About Machines That Think

What to Think About Machines That Think
edited by John Brockman

Scholars and scientists from Steven Pinker to Helen Fisher assess the present and future possibilities of artificial life getting real.

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)