October 20, 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.
10 Little Penguins
by Joelle Jolivet, Jean-Luc Fromental
Penguin + pop-up = YESSSSSSS.
Fanzines: The DIY Revolution
by Teal Triggs
I just spent 20 minutes randomly flipping through this book saying "Ooooooooh."
The Horror! The Horror!: Comic Books The Government Didn't Want You To Read!
edited by Jim Trombetta
I wish this had been out in time for Banned Books Week -- comics fans and banned-book fiends alike need to pick this one up.
Living with Books
by Dominique Dupuich, Roland Beaufre
Unabashed book porn.
by Boris Pasternak, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
I can't get over how amazing these new translations are. And the cover
on this one? Gorgeous.
by Frank W Dormer
This is my new favorite picture book. Socksquatch needs a sock! Hijinks ensue.
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)