July 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.
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Take it from many of us at WORD (and from Toni Morrison): Between the World and Me should be required reading.
About a Girl
by Sarah McCarry
Staff favorite Sarah McCarry's latest installment in her Metamorphoses series.
Almost Famous Women
by Megan Meyhew Bergman
Bergman's collection, new to paperback, includes tales from the lives of historical women who in their time were close to fame but eclipsed by the famous.
Poetry Is Useless
by Anders Nilsen
The master of existential pointillism brings out a sketchbook within a book.
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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)