April 15, 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.
On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City
by Alice Goffman
A sobering, unsparing investigation into the realities of urban American life.
Born With Teeth
by Kate Mulgrew
Kate Mulgrew, of Star Trek and, most recently, Orange is the New Black fame, tells her story.
The Turner House
by Angela Flournoy
The story of an enduring house and its equally persistent inhabitants on Detroit's East Side.
by Krzystof Poluchowicz
The borough comes alive, letter by letter.
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)