July 10, 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: @wordbookstores.
Don't Kiss Me
by Lindsay Hunter
Hunter's collection of short stories is filled with flawed, mistake prone characters and messy situations that we can all relate to in some way.
I Wear the Black Hat
by Chuck Klosterman
Klosterman tackles the concept of the "villain" head on in his much anticipated book.
Love Letter to the Earth
by Thich Nhat Hanh
Zen master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh eloquently explains how our personal happiness is directly connected to the happiness of the world.
The Best of Connie Willis
by Connie Willis
Science fiction? Sharp wit? Award-winning stories? Yes to all of the above!
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)