September 26, 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.
Waging Heavy Peace
by Neil Young
This book is surprisingly pink and shiny for a memoir from Neil Young.
Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone
by Stefan Kiesbye
We can't remember who keeps recommending this to us, but they've been pretty insistent.
by Michael Northrop
Recently recommended by Jenny, this book is for everyone who has ever been hit in the head while playing sports but kept going anyway.
The High-Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate
by Scott Nash
Pirate-birds! This is the most genuinely exciting example of "put a bird on it" we've seen in a while.
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)