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We’re so excited to be back!

We’ve implemented health and hygiene procedures so that everyone can safely shop as soon as we’re allowed to open on Monday. 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!

In more fun news, everything in-store is 20% off from Monday-Thursday!! We’ve got to clear out the old for the new, and we need your help to buy our books, cards, and gifts!

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 10-6pm
email nick@powerhousearena.com for recommendations and special orders

Thank you!!

– Daniel & Susanne & Chris & Megan & Nick & Brittany

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Registration for our brand new Summer Lit Camp for Middle-Grade readers (ages 8-13) is still open, we have only three spots left! Campers will be reading and discussing these six BRAND NEW Middle-Grade novels and the extra bonus of a Q&A with each of the authors. The first meeting discussing What Lane? by Torrey Maldonado be on Tuesday, July 14th at 11am! For more information and to register for Powerhouse’s new Summer Lit Camp, please click here.

Now that we are open daily from 11am-6pm, we’re getting shipments in again, which means NEW BOOKS! We have awesome new titles in stock from picture books and middle-grade chapter books to graphic novels, and YA. Of couse we’ll be getting all of the hottest new fiction and nonfiction for adults too!

We’re continuing to stock the store with new releases, so stop by anytime between 11am and 6pm to browse our selection! Or ask one of our knowledgeable booksellers for a recommendation!

Our Virtual Sunday Story Time series continues next week, Sunday, July 5th at 11am with Author Lisa Lucas and Illustrator Laurie SteinThey’ll be reading from POW!’s own Spectacularly Beautiful. Check out the event listings below or on our website and make sure you RSVP to get the Zoom invite.

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-6pm
Email nick@powerhousearena.com for recommendations and special orders.

Thank you!!
– Daniel & Susanne & Chris & Megan & Nick & Brittany

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RIP Milton Glaser

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On Friday, the iconic designer Milton Glaser died at the age of 91. Perhaps best know for his poster of Bob Dylan and designing the iconic I <3 NY logo, his books on design have been an inspiration to others. Our condolences go out to his wife, Shirley, and all who knew him.

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Picture Book and Middle Grade Recommendations!rule

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Virtual Kids Events!

For questions about virtual events email megan@powerhousearena.com
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Virtual Sunday Story Time: Spectacularly Beautiful: A Refugee’s Story by Lisa Lucas & illustrated by Laurie Stein

Sunday, July 5th, 11AM-12PM

Spectacularly Beautiful tells the story of Shahad, a refugee who has moved to a new country and started at a new school with her new teacher, Ms. Truong. Shahad comes to school every day with perfectly braided hair tied in ribbons. But her hair can’t hide the scars on her face and leg that are painful reminders of the country she fled, making her feel less than beautiful, and different from her peers. When a class project proves difficult for Shahad, Ms. Truong helps her come to see that her scars are only part of her story, and that she is not just beautiful…she is spectacularly beautiful. Little by little Shahad’s confidence is renewed and she is able to return the same kindness to Ms. Truong.

RSVP is required. RSVP Here!
Buy the book!
Facebook Event & Event Page

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POW! Virtual Sunday Story Time: Auntie Uncle Drag Queen Hero by Ellie Royce

Sunday, July 12th, 11AM-12PM

Spectacularly Beautiful tells the story of Shahad, a refugee who has moved to a new country and started at a new school with her new teacher, Ms. Truong. Shahad comes to school every day with perfectly braided hair tied in ribbons. But her hair can’t hide the scars on her face and leg that are painful reminders of the country she fled, making her feel less than beautiful, and different from her peers. When a class project proves difficult for Shahad, Ms. Truong helps her come to see that her scars are only part of her story, and that she is not just beautiful…she is spectacularly beautiful. Little by little Shahad’s confidence is renewed and she is able to return the same kindness to Ms. Truong.

RSVP is required. RSVP Here!
Buy the book!
Facebook Event & Event Page

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POW! Virtual Sunday Story Time: The Climbing Tree by John Stith & illustrated by Yuliya Pieletskaya
Sunday, July 19th, 11AM-12PM

RSVP is required.

Little Brother wants to follow Big Brother up the branches of the Climbing Tree, but Mom tells him he has to wait until he’s older. When he’s finally big enough to go up, Little Brother makes a difficult discovery: no matter how high he climbs, Big Brother will always be a branch ahead. In their make-believe world within the tree, the brothers grow and transform into majestic birds, mountains, and even celestial bodies, yet Little Brother still can’t help but feel…less when compared to Big Brother. Will the two ever be able to share the same space?

The Climbing Tree is an eloquent, poetic fable with a timeless message about growing up, sibling rivalry, and the love between brothers.

RSVP Here!
Buy the book!
Facebook Event & Event Page

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Did you miss Virtual Story Time? You can check it out on our new POWERHOUSE
Youtube channel! Available for a limited time ONLY!

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FEATURED PICKS FROM KIDS BOOKSELLER MEGAN!

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My Hair
Danielle Murrell Cox
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The Okay Witch
Emma Steinkellner
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Sisters of Sword & Song
Rebecca Ross
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My Hair is the perfect introduction to an array of beautiful hairstyles for tiny naturalistas-in-training!

Known for her popular Black Queens and Black Kings coloring books for adults, Danielle Murrell Cox creates a colorful and bouncy board book to pair with favorites such as Happy to Be Nappy by bell hooks; Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry; and I Love My Hair by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley.

A great gift for baby showers, birthdays, and other special occasions!

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Sabrina the Teenage Witch meets Roller Girl in this hilarious, one-of-a-kind graphic novel about a half-witch who has just discovered the truth about herself, her family, and her town and is doing her best to survive middle school now that she knows everything!

Magic is harder than it looks.

Thirteen-year-old Moth Hush loves all things witchy. But she’s about to discover that witches aren’t just the stuff of movies, books, and spooky stories. When some eighth-grade bullies try to ruin her Halloween, something really strange happens. It turns out that Founder’s Bluff, Massachusetts, has a centuries-old history of witch drama. And, surprise: Moth’s family is at the center of it all! When Moth’s new powers show up, things get totally out-of-control. She meets a talking cat, falls into an enchanted diary, and unlocks a hidden witch world. Secrets surface from generations past as Moth unravels the complicated legacy at the heart of her town, her family, and herself.

In this spellbinding graphic novel debut, Emma Steinkellner spins a story packed with humor and heart about the weird and wonderful adventures of a witch-in-progress.

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Rebecca Ross, acclaimed author of The Queen’s Rising duology, delivers a thrilling new fantasy about the lengths two sisters will go for each other. Perfect for fans of Ember in the AshesSky In the Deep, and Court of Fives.

After eight years, Evadne will finally be reunited with her older sister, Halcyon, who has been serving in the queen’s army. But when Halcyon unexpectedly appears a day early, Eva knows something is wrong. Halcyon has charged with a heinous crime, and though her life is spared, she is sentenced to 15 years.

Suspicious of the charges, brought forth by Halcyon’s army commander, as well as the details of the crime, Eva volunteers to take part of her sister’s sentence. If there’s a way to absolve Halcyon, she’ll find it. But as the sisters begin their sentences, they quickly learn that there are fates worse than death.

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