October 1, 2014
WORD Bookstores are independent neighborhood bookstores in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Jersey City, New Jersey. Our primary goal is to be whatever our communities needs us to be, which currently means carrying everything from fiction to nonfiction to 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). If a weekly dose of WORD here isn't enough for you, follow us on Twitter: @wordbookstores.
The Little World of Liz Climo
by Liz Climo
It's hard to call a book cute without slighting it, but this book is cute, and great. Full of wit and tenderness, Climo's anthropomorphized world recalls Marcel Dzama without the arch violence.
The Glass Cage
by Nicholas Carr
The effects of the technological advancements of the iPhone era, and it's now up to the users, which by now is most of us, to use these devices as tools, and not the other way around.
The Sense of Style
by Steven Pinker
The brilliant and ebullient Steven Pinker applies his keen sense of social science and linguistics to the questions, or stalemate, of contemporary writing debates.
Ovenly: Sweet and Salty Recipes
by Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin
At last, the greater world can approximate the abundant sugar-dusted pleasures that we in Greenpoint can taste every day.
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other Word Bookstores Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)
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
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)