February 11, 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.
She Weeps Each Time You're Born
by Quan Barry
A magical-realist saga that tells the story of Vietnam through a young girl's journey.
Know It All: 132 Head-Scratching Questions About the Science All Around Us
edited by Mick O'Hare
"Last Word," everyone's favorite eccentric advice/answer column from New Scientist, gets the compilation treatment.
The Country of Ice Cream Star
by Sandra Newman
A post-plague thriller where the only people alive are 20 years old or younger. Yikes!
Smek for President!
by Adam Rex
The weird and wonderful Smek returns -- and wants your vote.
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)