August 29, 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.
by David Levithan
Christine and Jenn both adore this inventive story of first love. Narrator A wakes up in a different body, as a different person, each and every day, and never really minded -- until A falls in love with Rhiannon. Bonus: Levithan will be part of a YA Night at WORD on September 10!
Distrust That Particular Flavor
by William Gibson
One of Jenn's favorite recent essay collections is now out in paperback. Gibson is a born storyteller, and his nonfiction pieces are just as weird, fascinating, and memorable as his fiction. Bonus: SO SHINY.
One in Every Crowd
by Ivan E. Coyote
Coyote is Emily's favorite queer writer today. Bonus: This is her first collection of stories geared towards younger readers.
Olivia and the Fairy Princesses
by Ian Falconer
Everyone's favorite disgruntled piglet is back, and she'd like to know exactly why everyone is obsessed with fairy princesses anyway, when there are so many other lifestyle options. Bonus: parents will get to explain the concept of "corporate malfeasance" to their little ones!
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)