August 28, 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.
The Telling Room
by Michael Paterniti
Jenn says, "This is a memoir about cheese and betrayal and Old World vs. New World and narrative, and it's pretty great."
Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives
edited by Sarah Weinman
For everyone riding the Gone Girl wave, Sarah Weinman's new collection digs into the roots of women in noir.
by Zadie Smith
Now in paperback! Not only is this a great novel, but an incredible exercise in voice.
Rivington Was Ours
by Brendan Jay Sullivan
This is Sullivan's love letter to his version of New York City, a place that is always changing but continually attracts each new generation of artists.
Claire of the Sea Light
by Edwidge Danticat
Danticat's novel paints of portrait of a small, seaside town, the people who live there, and the mystery behind a young girl who disappears one night. She is a natural and moving storyteller.
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)