July 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: @wordbookstores.
Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish
by David Rakoff
Rakoff's last novel, written in verse, is beautifully told and beautifully presented. Illustrations by Seth are sprinkled throughout a story that spans the whole of twentieth century America.
The Cocktail Waitress
by James M. Cain
This page turner of a crime novel will absorb you to the very end. A love triangle can only end badly, but you won't be prepared for this twist. Cain's book is a perfect beach read.
Cities Are Good For You
by Leo Hollis
So many of us live in urban areas, and more and more people are moving into them. This could be better than we think! Hollis explores cities on all parts of the spectrum with with both facts and anecdotes.
Best Lunch Box Ever
by Katie Sullivan Morford
Sick of your kid tossing away the lunches you so carefully put together? Get ready for some great ideas to add spice (and nutrition) to the lunches you pack everyday.
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)