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November 6, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - November 5, 2013

In the Largehearted Word series, the staff of Brooklyn's WORD bookstore highlights several new books released this week.

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.

WORD also hosts the monthly Largehearted Lit reading series, featuring authors who participated in this blog's Book Notes series and musical guests.


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
by Jeff Kinney

It's finally out! Everyone's favorite middle-school-er continues his adventures in the eighth Wimpy Kid installment.


27: A History of the 27 Club Through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse

27: A History of the 27 Club Through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse
by Howard Sounes

Six outrageously talented musicians died at the age of 27, and they are known as 'The 27 Club.' Sounes explores the murky side of the music business, presenting facts that form a thread through the lives and deaths of all the members.


The Most of Nora Ephron

The Most of Nora Ephron
by Nora Ephron

This collection contains the best of Ephron's work, including the play Lucky Guy, published here for the first time.


Fairy Tales From The Brothers Grimm

Fairy Tales From The Brothers Grimm
by Philip Pullman

Pullman, author of The Golden Compass, offers his retelling of fifty of his favorite Grimm tales, complete with personal commentary.


WORD Brooklyn links:

WORD website
WORD Tumblr
WORD on Twitter
WORD's Facebook page
WORD's Flickr photos


also at Largehearted Boy:

other Largehearted Word Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)

Online "Best of 2013" Book Lists

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
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)


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