by Farah Momin, at Dec. 16, 2011, 3:44 p.m.
Date Opened: March 2007
Location: POINT (-73.9574066531570509 40.7291215508826525)
Address: 126 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY
Image Source: Brooklyn, WORD. Word: Our front window. 2007. Web. 16 Dec. 2011. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wordbrooklyn/429378637/in/photostream/.
Additional Information: WORD is a neighborhood bookstore located in Greenpoint that takes pride in being involved with the surrounding community and getting to know customers in order to make recommendations. The store's space is only 850 square feet, but packs a lot of charm into a small space.
From a recent NY Times article:
“I always try to have a good selection of things,” Ms. Onorati said, “so that people can feel like every time they come in, they’ll be surprised by something. Navigating books is the fun thing.”
If you need help adjusting your compass, the small team of employees will survey your likes and dislikes to suggest your next favorite book.
“You know those perfumeries or apothecaries that mix your specific scent?” Lauren Bundy, 27, a graduate student at the New School, said while browsing Roberto Bolaño novels. “It’s like that, with books. I love it here.”
Source: Chapin, Anika. “WORD in Greenpoint Is Bookstore and Hub for Readers.” The New York Times 20 Oct. 2011. Web.
Type of Books: New — Currently specializing in paperback fiction (especially classics), cookbooks, and board books
Owner(s): Christine and Vincent Onorati
Associated Authors and/or Patrons: Emma Straub, Peter Brown, Haley Tanner, Jami Attenberg, Lev Grossman, Simon Van Booy, Josh Ritter, and Michelle Knudsen.
Community functions: author readings and Q&As, workshops, book groups, potlucks, magic shows, basketball league, etc.
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