July 28, 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.
Curse of the Wolf Girl
by Martin Millar
The sequel to Lonely Werewolf Girl. Jenn raves: "Possibly even funnier than the first — an immense accomplishment. I am continually surprised at the balance Millar manages to strike between comedy and pathos, reality and fantasy, gore and hijinks."
Dog Loves Books
by Louise Yates
How can we resist a dog who opens his own bookstore and soldiers through customers wanting nothing more than directions and a cup of coffee to finally find customers who love books and want to talk about them? Well. We can't.
by Ron Currie, Jr.
Though I have not read this book, practically everybody I know with good taste has and loves it and is overwhelming the Internet telling the world that it is now out in paperback and we should all read it NOW, so I feel safe recommending it.
The Year of the Flood
by Margaret Atwood
One of Anna's favorites of last year, now in paperback. A companion to Oryx and Crake and one of the finest books Atwood has written.
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)