August 22, 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.
Lionel Asbo: Stage of England
by Martin Amis
Manager emeritus Stephanie says, "This is the best book of his I've read in a long time. It's hilarious."
by Hanna Pylvainen
Owner Christine says, "This debut novel is a spare yet fascinating read about a fundamentalist couple and their nine children living in the modern day Midwest. I think it's a refreshing look at the subject, different from the many recent 'escape-from-the-crazy-religion' stories"
written by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown
We will read anything Peter Brown illustrates, ever, and his new collaboration with Reynolds is perfect. Slightly sinister and super cute; those of us who grew up on Attack of the Killer Tomatoes will appreciate it in particular.
In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination
by Margaret Atwood
Newly in paperback! Atwood as as good an essayist as she is a fiction writer, and SF/F nerds will appreciate her enduring fascination with the origins and legacy of the genre.
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)
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