May 5, 2010
WORD is an independent neighborhood bookstore in Greenpoint, the northernmost neighborhood of Brooklyn, that celebrated its third anniversary this March. Our primary goal is to be whatever our community needs us to be, which currently means carrying a lot of paperback fiction (especially classics), cookbooks, board books, and 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). We're a small operation, just 1000 square feet and four people, but we read too much, so it all works out. If a weekly dose of WORD here isn't enough for you, follow us on Twitter: @wordbrooklyn.
by Kate Milford
A great new middle-grade novel that Anna and I both loved.
by Joseph Wallace
One of Kelly's new favorites--an instant baseball classic.
The Singer's Gun
by Emily St. John Mandel
What can we say about this book that hasn't already been said by dozens of other independent booksellers? Nothing, really. Just read it.
by Glen David Gold
New in paperback, we here in Greenpoint are a little peeved that the New York Daily News thinks Sunnyside is a better neighborhood than we are, but we like this book anyway.
by John Pipkin
This was one of the most woefully underappreciated novels of last year, and I pray that now that it is in paperback it finally gets the attention it deserves.
WORD Brooklyn links:
also at Largehearted Boy:
other Largehearted Word Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (my yearly reading project)
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
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)