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April 22, 2015

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - April 22, 2015

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

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.


Archivist Wasp

Archivist Wasp
by Nicole Kornher-Stace

Blurbs from Catherynne M. Valente and Jeff VanderMeer and an awesome heroine who hunts ghosts in a post-apocalyptic underworld? Count us in!


The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage
by Sydney Padua

Padua takes the already-fascinating tale of these two geniuses and imbues it with a superhero twist. So much fun!


Map: Collected and Last Poems

Map: Collected and Last Poems
by Wislawa Szymborska

Full of wit and cleverness and insight, this is a collection for fans and novices alike. She goes from bodybuilding to archaeology to poetry readings, and she's not afraid to tell it like it is.


Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town

Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
by Jon Krakauer

Hard-hitting nonfiction master Krakauer faces a challenging and widespread issue head on.


WORD Brooklyn links:

WORD website
WORD Facebook page
WORD on Instagram
WORD Tumblr
WORD Twitter


also at Largehearted Boy:

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

List of Online "Best of 2014" Book Lists

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)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)


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