August 1, 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.
Daniel Fights a Hurricane
by Shane Jones
The oh-my-God-can-he-really-be-that-young author of the much-acclaimed Light Boxes has a new novel out, and it caught our eye right out of the box. Hurricane-phobic Daniel, hiding in the woods in a tipi, may be both crazy AND on to something.
Anteaters to Zebras
by Alan Fletcher
It's an alphabetical bestiary! Adults will want to tear out all of the gorgeously designed images and put them on their walls; kids will probably want to tear them out and eat them (whilst learning their letters and animals, of course).
Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?
by Brian Fies
If you're ever nostalgic for the days when jetpacks seemed right around the corner, or had a childhood conviction that someday you'd live on the moon, this graphic novel is for you.
Grantland Volume 3
by Bill Simmons, Jay Caspian King, Charles Pierce
Volume 3 has arrived, and just in time to supplement the inevitable Olympics sports-craze!
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)