December 5, 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 Gabriele Stabile, Juliet Linderman
Former Greenpointer Juliet Linderman collaborated with photographer Gabriele Stabile to put together this amazing book documenting the arrival of refugees in America.
by Blake Butler
HTMLGIANT's Blake Butler continues to be weird and fascinating.
by James Mollison
However you feel about Mollison's thesis on the tribal nature of concert-goers, these photos of fans dressed to honor their favorite musicians are well worth checking out.
The Little Book of Lettering
by Emily Gregory
Typography fans, rejoice! It's "the ultimate guide to the current lettering revolution."
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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