February 16, 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.
A Widow's Story: A Memoir
by Joyce Carol Oates
Says Stephanie: "This is one of my favorite memoirs I've read in years!"
Townie: A Memoir
by Andre Dubus III
Says Jenn: "This is one of my favorite memoirs I've read in years!"
(We're pretty sure these two books hang out after close and talk about how awesome they are.)
If you haven't already read this (National Book Award Winning!) series, now is a great time to pick them up -- they've been reissued with gorgeous new covers. And Stephanie will give you a high-five during check-out.
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)