October 5, 2011
WORD is an independent neighborhood bookstore in Greenpoint, the northernmost neighborhood of Brooklyn, that celebrated its fourth 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.
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
by David Sedaris
The book that made Christine laugh out loud on a cross-country flight and scare her seatmates is now in paperback!
by Maile Meloy
Vetted by the best-read pre-teen in Greenpoint, if not all of North Brooklyn, we are delighted to report that "You'd never guess this book was so good by looking at it."
The Warmth of Other Suns
by Isabel Wilkerson
The ultimate "I don't know what to get for my dad for his [insert occasion here]" book is also now available in paperback.
MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic
by Art Spiegelman
Completist fans rejoice! Art Spiegelman delves into the whys and wherefores of Maus, with chapters on everything from "Why Mice" to his family tree and a bonus DVD with more backmatter than you could shake a stick at, so don't even try.
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)