May 15, 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.
Make Good Art
by Neil Gaiman
The commencement speech Gaiman gave in 2012 at Philadelphia's University of the Arts gets a lovely gift book treatment from designer Chip Kidd.
Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry
by Dave Roman
This follow-up to Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity is just as action-packed and space-tastic as the first. Your ten-year-old (and inner ten-year-old) want this immediately.
by Jess Walter
Walter's highly praised, transcontinental, decade-spanning novel is now in paperback.
River Cottage Veg
by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
The latest addition to the River Cottage subsection of your cookbook shelf is a hefty and mouthwatering tome with more than 200 recipes.
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)