March 13, 2013
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.
Snippet the Early Riser
by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
Snippet the snail tries to figure out different ways to get his family out of bed (ie. their shells) -- so much to fit into the day! The illustrations are bright and adorable with just the right amount of clever.
by A.S. Byatt
Grove's Mythology Series keeps getting better and better. Byatt's take on Ragnarok, which incorporates a young British girl's childhood during wartime, is a dark, bleak, gorgeous pleasure to read.
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
by Mohsin Hamid
Jenn says: "This book was an unexpected pleasure to read. I've never experienced a rags to riches story quite like it -- sharp, funny, and absolutely heartbreaking."
by Hugh Howey
Our bookseller friends world-wide cannot stop raving about this dystopian science fiction novel -- and they are people they trust, so they must be right!
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)