September 15, 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 Emma Donoghue
A humdinger of a plot, and it's on the Booker short list. What more could you ask for?
How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
by Charles Yu
One of Jenn and Stephanie's favorite debut novels of the fall. Possibly the whole year. Read this immediately!
by Jacob Ritari
Another debut, Ritari's novel is part murder mystery, part coming-of-age story, and all awesome.
Stitches: A Memoir
by David Small
Newly out in paperback (with a fantastic new cover), Small takes the graphic memoir to new depths. Wry and transfixing!
Doughnuts: Simple and Delicious Recipes to Make at Home
by Lara Ferroni
If this isn't the most exciting cookbook ever, we don't know what is.
by Pascale Estellon
Jenn says: "This puts the coloring books of my childhood to shame. Every kid (and grownup with a set of crayons still in their possession) needs this book."
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)