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March 30, 2011

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - March 30, 2011

In the Largehearted Word series, the staff of Brooklyn's WORD bookstore highlights several new books released this week.

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.

WORD also hosts the monthly Largehearted Lit reading series, featuring authors who participated in this blog's Book Notes series and musical guests.


Packing for Mars
by Mary Roach

Mary Roach takes on the space program -- now in paperback!


Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
by Christopher McDougall

We defy you to try to walk into the store and NOT get handsold this by Stephanie. One of our favorite books-about-running in the world, now in paperback.


Star Wars Craft Book
by Bonnie Burton

Jenn is already plotting a crafting event for this book. Washcloth Wampa!! Need we say more?


Press Here
by Herve Tullet

Teach your kids cause and effect while also having a total blast. Gorgeous and fun.


WORD Brooklyn links:

WORD website
WORD blog
WORD on Twitter
WORD's Facebook page
WORD's Flickr photos


also at Largehearted Boy:

other Largehearted Word Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)

List of online "best of 2010" book lists

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
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)


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