January 28, 2015
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.
My Life in Middlemarch
by Rebecca Mead
Rebecca Mead's book-long rumination on George Eliot's Middlemarch shows how the books of our lives contribute to our own stories.
How to Grow Up
by Michelle Tea
The peerless Michelle Tea reflects on her thoroughly extraordinary life.
Lou Reed: The Last Interview
by Lou Reed and others
The late legend talks with other legends, including Lester Bangs, Neil Gaiman, and Farida Khelfa.
The Internet is Not the Answer
by Andrew Keen
What's the question, you wonder? How we spend so much of our time, for one; where we store our information is another. Andrew Keen takes on the Net.
WORD Brooklyn links:
also at Largehearted Boy:
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)