April 17, 2013
WORD is an independent neighborhood bookstore in Greenpoint, the northernmost neighborhood of Brooklyn, that recently celebrated its sixth 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.
I Saw Esau: The Schoolchild's Pocket Book
Edited by Iona & Peter Opie, Illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Reissued in a gorgeous paperback for its 20th anniversary, this handbook for surviving the brightest (and bleakest) of childhoods is a great reunion with your inner kid.
I Want to Show You More
by Jamie Quatro
Mark says: "I read this book in two days, hiding in a closet during a party. Quatro's debut collection contains a series of twisting, jarring stories of isolation, spiritual reckonings and infidelities of the heart, anchored by some crazy-good prose."
by Emily Gravett
Cedric the dragon demands a bedtime story he cannot seem to get enough of -- with shocking consequences. Jenn, Molly, and Mark have read this book aloud to each other at the front counter several times at this point.
Every Grain of Rice
by Fuchsia Dunlop
Mark says: "My wok got a work-out from this awesome cookbook. Dunlop's recipes are easy to follow and lead to guaranteed home cooking greatness. Bring the leftovers into the store for me to taste!"
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)