November 30, 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.
The Signed Copies Edition!
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
by Michael Pollan, illustrated by Maira Kalman
Signed by the man himself, this gorgeously illustrated edition of Pollan's handy guide to what (and what not) to eat is the perfect gift for the foodies in your life.
The Correspondence Artist
by Barbara Browning
Epistolary romance, the digital age, and the cult of fame collide in Browning's novel -- a staff favorite! Signed copies available.
Everbody Sees the Ants
by A.S. King
Jenn can't shut up about how much she loves this book. "King has a singular talent for shining bright light into the dark corners of teenage life. Dark and funny, smart and compassionate, a must read for any teen (or adult) who has ever been bullied." Signed copies available.
Little Owl's Night
by Divya Srinivasan
What happens when everyone has gone to bed and the night-time forest wakes up? Follow Little Owl to find out in this utterly adorable picture book. Signed copies available.
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)