February 2, 2011
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.
Zita the Spacegirl
by Ben Hatke
Funny, clever, and beautifully drawn, this is perfect for story junkies and reluctant readers both. Buy it for your ten-year-old, and then borrow it for yourself!
by Kevin Brockmeier
What if we woke up tomorrow and everyone's injuries glowed? This book was Jenn's pick for the February IndieNext List.
by Karen Russell
The buzz is off the charts for this book, and Stephanie assures you it lives up to the hype. If you walk into the store when she's here, prepare to be handsold.
by Louise Erdrich
Now out in paperback! We consider it Erdrich's best -- which is saying a lot.
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)