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

Thank you!!

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

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Don’t Let Indies Get #BoxedOut!

We’re proud to join The National “Don’t Box Out Bookstores Event” to rally support for indie bookstores. The brown Amazon boxes have become ubiquitous, but they’re boxing out local bookstores, resulting in loss of local jobs and local tax dollars. All month and for all of your holiday shopping needs, Shop Indie, Shop Local, and don’t let your favorite stores get #BoxedOut.

Wondering how you can support our independent bookstores in particular? Read on to find out about our upcoming events and see a selection of new releases we think you and your loved ones would enjoy. And don’t forget to stop into the stores to browse and get an early start on your holiday shopping!

Turn off your lights and grab your covers for Powerhouse’s Virtual Haunted Story Time, Friday, October 30th from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Our Children’s Book Specialist, Brittany, is reading a story from Ghost: Thirteen Haunting Tales to Tell. Great for ages 7+ or any who dare to sign on. This event is free for all to attend, but you have to RSVP here!

We have a great selection of Halloween and Fall books available in Park Slope and Dumbo for you and your family to read together! Stop in to pick one up, or click on the pictures below to order a copy through our website.

We are still offering individual signups for the YA Book Talk and Author Q&A Series and our Fall Middle Grade Lit Camp! You can now sign up for each author’s event individually and still receive a copy of their brand new book and access to their Zoom session. Our next YA Book Talk will be on Tuesday November 10th at 6pm and features superstar YA author Marie Lu and our next Fall Lit Camp session will discuss Fly on The Wall by Remy Lai!

To sign up to receive Fly on the Wall and participate in the discussion with Remy Lai,
click here! 

To sign up to receive Skyhunter and participate in the discussion with Marie Lu,
click here!
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We are continuing to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg and encourage readers of all ages to learn about her life and legacy with a curated selection of books available both on our website and in-store on special RBG displays. Check out the full selection on our website, or stop by Park Slope or Dumbo to shop the displays in person.

As always, we have a selection of newly released Picture Books, Middle Grade chapter books and graphic novels, and YA novels that are perfect for all of the young people in your life! Don’t forget to check them out 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 11am-7pm
Email chris@powerhousearena.com for recommendations and special orders.

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

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Picture Book and Middle Grade Recommendations!

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Young Adult Recommendations!

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Race & Social Justice for Kids

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As protests over the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and persistent systemic racism and violence in America continue it is still on all of us, especially non-Black and white Americans to read and educate ourselves. We know that it can be hard to find where to start when discussing race with children, so we’ve curated a list of wonderful children’s books, from Picture Books to YA, to help start the conversation. By starting to educate your children about race and racism early, you help to ensure that they can help change this country for the better now and when they’re older.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Books!

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We are continuing to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg and encourage readers of  all ages to learn about her life and legacy with a curated selection of books   available both on our website and in-store on special RBG displays. Check   out the full selection on our website, or stop by Park Slope or Dumbo to   shop the displays in person.

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FEATURED PICKS FROM KIDS BOOKSELLER MEGAN!

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What We’ll Build
Oliver Jeffers

What shall we build, you and I?
Let’s gather all our tools for a start.
For putting together . . .and taking apart.

A father and daughter set about laying the foundations for their life together. Using their own special tools, they get to work, building memories to cherish, a home to keep them safe, and love to keep them warm.

A rare and enduring story about a parent’s boundless love, life’s endless opportunities, and all we need to build a together future. From celebrated author-illustrator and visual artist Oliver Jeffers comes a gorgeously told father-daughter story and perfect picture book companion to Here We Are. The perfect baby shower gift or gift for new parents!

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Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote
Andrea Beaty

Miss Lila Greer announces it’s time for Grade Two to get a class pet, and she wants the kids to participate in choosing which one. After all, they will all have to share the responsibility of caring for it. The class narrows it down to two options: Team Turtle and Team Bird. Sofia is named Election Commissioner, in charge of overseeing a fair and honest election between the two teams. There’s a class-wide campaign, complete with posters, articles, and speeches. Then it’s time for the election! But when the votes are counted, there’s a tie, and one vote is missing. How will the class break the tie? And what happened to the vanishing vote? It’s up to Sofia Valdez and the Questioneers to restore democracy!

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Each of Us a Desert
Mark Oshiro

Xochitl is destined to wander the desert alone, speaking her troubled village’s stories into its arid winds. Her only companions are the blessed stars above and enigmatic lines of poetry magically strewn across dusty dunes.

Her one desire: to share her heart with a kindred spirit.

One night, Xo’s wish is granted—in the form of Emilia, the cold and beautiful daughter of the town’s murderous conqueror. But when the two set out on a magical journey across the desert, they find their hearts could be a match… if only they can survive the nightmare-like terrors that arise when the sun goes down.

Fresh off of Anger Is a Gift’s smashing success, Oshiro branches out into a fantastical direction with their new YA novel, Each of Us a Desert.

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POWERHOUSE is voted one of the 10 best things to do in Dumbo, Brooklyn by Conde Nast Traveler. Check it out!

Travel + Leisure selects POWERHOUSE as one of the World’s Coolest Bookstores.

POWERHOUSE on 8th in Park Slope joins neighborhood solar panel community. Check it out here.

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