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We’re so excited to be back!

We’ve implemented health and hygiene procedures so that everyone can safely shop. Just a few quick guidelines:

  • Everyone over the age of 2 – wear a mask, please!
  • 50% store capacity, and browsing for 10-15 minutes.
  • Please practice social distancing, and supervise your kids – no sitting or reading.
  • Limit touching books as much as possible – our staff can help you out if you need!

Park Slope
1111 8th Av. Brooklyn, NY 11215 – Seven days a week from 11-6pm
email megan@powerhousearena.com for recommendations and special orders

Dumbo
28 Adams St. Brooklyn, NY 11201 – Seven days a week from 10-7pm
email nick@powerhousearena.com for recommendations and special orders

Industry City (new location)
220 36th St., Building #2, Brooklyn, NY 11232 – Seven days a week from 10-6pm
Email megan@powerhousearena.com for recommendations and special orders

Thank you!!

—Daniel & Susanne & Chris & Megan & Nick & Brittany

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LAST CHANCE to Sign Up for Spring Lit Camp!

Registration is CLOSING SOON for our Spring 2021 Lit Camp! The last day to register if you need your books shipped is TODAY February 24th, otherwise we cannot guarantee arrival by the first event. Registration for pick up in store will be available until March 1st.  We are so thrilled to be welcoming best-selling author David Levithan as our first author and from fantasy and magic to a middle grade memoir, the line up just keeps getting better! Click here to see the full lineup and register before you miss your chance! We hope to see all of our avid readers soon.

We’re so excited to be partnering with Epic Reads for their Virtual Contemporary Meet Up on March 10th at 7pm! It’s going to be an exciting discussion moderated by Farrah Penn featuring some great new contemporary Young Adult novels. The first 40 people who purchase one of the four books, This Will Be Funny Someday, Love in English, Happily Ever Aftersand Once Upon a Quinceañera, will receive a FREE tote from Epic Reads AND everyone who purchases one of the books from us between March 10th and March 16th will receive a FREE $10 Gift Certificate to our stores with the purchase. Learn more and RSVP to attend this exciting event here.

Black History Month is coming to an end this week, but you can still see our selection of Black History Month books for kids and adults in all three of our store locations. And you can roll right into Women’s History Month in March by preordering Michelle Obama’s Becoming in its NEW Young Reader’s Edition! The hardcover Young Reader’s edition is coming out on March 2nd, the same day as the adult paperback, making it perfect for a family read-along!

Don’t forget to preorder your copy of Amanda Gorman’s innaugural poem! The hardcover, gorgeous edition of the poem with a foreword by Oprah Winfrey comes out March 16th, 2021. You can preorder from POWERHOUSE now! 

Make sure to check out our staff recommendations for the newest releases in picture books, board books, middle grade chapter books and graphic novels, and Young Adult novels below!

Park Slope
1111 8th Av.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Seven days a week from 11am-6pm
Email megan@powerhousearena.com for recommendations and special orders.

Dumbo
28 Adams St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Seven days a week from 10am-7pm
Email chris@powerhousearena.com for recommendations and special orders.

Industry City
220 36th St., Building #2
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Seven days a week from 10am-6pm
Email megan@powerhousearena.com for recommendations and special orders.

Thank you!!
– POWERHOUSE Team

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New Releases: Picture Books & Middle Grade!

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New Releases: Young Adult!

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FEATURED PICKS FROM CHILDREN’S BOOKSELLER MEGAN!

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Time for Kenny
Brian Pinkney

Time for Kenny to get up and enjoy the day with his family! In four deceptively simple stories, Brian Pinkney guides readers through a young child’s day. First, Kenny must get dressed. Maybe he can wear his mom’s shoes? And his grandpa’s hat seems to fit perfectly on his head. Luckily, with the help of his family, Kenny is finally set to go. Then he must overcome his fear of the monstrous vacuum cleaner, learn to play soccer with his big sister, and—after all that fun—get ready for bedtime.

Bright, colorful, and energetic illustrations create a bold, accessible book for families to treasure and share. Rhythm, repetition, and clear, short sentences make Time for Kenny an excellent choice for emerging readers.

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Pet
Akwaeke Emezi

Pet is here to hunt a monster. Are you brave enough to look?There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in Lucille are taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with the lesson that the city is safe for everyone. But when Jam meets Pet, a creature who some might call monstrous but, in reality, is anything but, she must reconsider what she’s been told. Pet has emerged from one of her mother’s paintings to hunt a true monster–and the shadow of something grim lurks in Redemption’s house. No one has encountered monsters in years, though, and Jam’s quest to protect her best friend and uncover the truth is met with doubt and disbelief.This award-winning novel from a rising-star author asks: What really makes a monster, and how do you save the world from something if no one will admit it exists?

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Legendborn
Tracy Deonn

After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus.

A flying demon feeding on human energies.

A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down.

And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw.

The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates.

She recruits Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with his own grudge against the group, and their reluctant partnership pulls them deeper into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight.

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