June 20, 2012
WORD is an independent neighborhood bookstore in Greenpoint, the northernmost neighborhood of Brooklyn, that recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. 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 Hologram for the King
by Dave Eggers
All you need to know about this book is that it is by Dave Eggers and it is sparkly.
All you need to know about this magazine is that it has a recipe for a deep-fried hot dog in it.
How Should a Person Be?
by Sheila Heti
Our favorite interviewer from The Chairs Are Where the People Go is back with a new novel, in which the main character, Sheila, records and mulls conversations between two artists. It's meta!
by P.D. Smith
We would buy this book based on the paperstock and design-work alone. Fortunately it's also got lots of fascinating information about cities, both general and specific.
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)