Welcome to POWERHOUSE on 8th, the second location of the indie POWERHOUSE bookstores! With locations in Park Slope, Sunset Park, and Dumbo, our Brooklyn-based indie bookstores are just around the corner to help you find your next favorite book!

Park Slope
1111 8th Av.
Brooklyn, NY
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-6:00pm, Friday: 11:00am – 7:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am – 7:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Email brittany@powerhousearena.com for recommendations and special orders

28 Adams St.
Brooklyn, NY
Mon – Sun: 10:00am – 7:00pm

Email chris@powerhousearena.com for recommendations and special orders

Industry City
220 36th St. Building #2
Brooklyn, NY
Sun – Fri: 10:00am – 6:00pm, Sat: 10:00am – 7:00pm

Email megan@powerhousearena.com for recommendations and special orders


Sign up for Lit Camp and Get Your Halloween Books!

Now that we’re in October, it’s finally Spooky Season! Get ready for Halloween with your little ones with these Halloween and Fall titles, in stock in all three of our store locations now. You can click on the images below to purchase, or buy them in store to browse the full collection. 

Our Lit Camp program is back and better than ever for Fall 2021! Taking place on Sundays from late October to December from 5:30-7:00pm, our one of a kind Lit Camp program gives your 9-12 year olds the opportunity to read five brand new Hardcover novels and then discuss them with the authors. The cost of the program includes the books, shipping if applicable, and access to the Zoom sessions where the campers can ask the authors questions and participate in a book club discussion with our Children’s Book Specialist, Brittany! 

This session will once again have the option to register for the whole program or individual sessions! Featuring YA superstar Gayle Forman’s debut Middle Grade novel, Broadway star Mandy Gonzalez’s debut novel, and more Fall 2021 Lit Camp has a lineup your kiddos won’t want to miss out on. Learn more and sign up to attend TODAY

We’re so happy that Laura Ljungkvist could join us for Story Time this past weeek in our Industry City store location! We have signed copies of I Love Vincent in stock now, so make sure to stop into our three store locations to pick one up today. 

We still have signed copies of I Love Vincent in stock in all three of our store locations! Stop in to get one today, or visit us at the BKBF booth to grab one there! 

Fall is a huge release season for publishing and the amazing new releases are already starting! Scroll down to see just a few of our favorite new releases, available now in-store or online! Don’t see your favorite there? No worries, you can order it through our website for in store pickup or shipping. 

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! 

We’re continuing to offer great deals at POWERHOUSE @ IC with our Book Sale! We’ve set up a curated selection of sale books just outside our store for everyone to explore. The tables will feature unbeatable deals on fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, kid’s books, even some photo and art books! Books are priced as marked. Stop by to bargain hunt the sale table and peruse the rest of our wonderful collection!

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!


New Releases: Picture Books & Middle Grade!



New Releases: Young Adult!




Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem
Amanda Gorman 

A lyrical picture book debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long
“I can hear change humming
In its loudest, proudest song.
I don’t fear change coming,
And so I sing along.”
In this stirring, much-anticipated picture book by presidential inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman, anything is possible when our voices join together. As a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, they learn that they have the power to make changes—big or small—in the world, in their communities, and in most importantly, in themselves. 
With lyrical text and rhythmic illustrations that build to a dazzling crescendo by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long, Change Sings is a triumphant call to action for everyone to use their abilities to make a difference.Buy here

Fast Pitch
Nic Stone

Shenice Lockwood, captain of the Fulton Firebirds, is hyper-focused when she steps up to the plate. Nothing can stop her from leading her team to the U12 fast-pitch softball regional championship. But life has thrown some curveballs her way.
Strike one: As the sole team of all-brown faces, Shenice and the Firebirds have to work twice as hard to prove that Black girls belong at bat.
Strike two: Shenice’s focus gets shaken when her great-uncle Jack reveals that a career-ending—and family-name-ruining—crime may have been a setup.
Strike three: Broken focus means mistakes on the field. And Shenice’s teammates are beginning to wonder if she’s captain-qualified.
It’s up to Shenice to discover the truth about her family’s past—and fast—before secrets take the Firebirds out of the game forever.

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Mad Bad and Dangerous to Know Samira Ahmed

Smash the patriarchy. Eat all the pastries.

It’s August in Paris and 17-year-old Khayyam Maquet—American, French, Indian, Muslim—is at a crossroads. This holiday with her parents should be a dream trip for the budding art historian. But her maybe-ex-boyfriend is ghosting her, she might have just blown her chance at getting into her dream college, and now all she really wants is to be back home in Chicago figuring out her messy life instead of brooding in the City of Light.

Two hundred years before Khayyam’s summer of discontent, Leila is struggling to survive and keep her true love hidden from the Pasha who has “gifted” her with favored status in his harem. In the present day—and with the company of Alex, a très charmant teen descendant of Alexandre Dumas—Khayyam searches for a rumored lost painting, uncovering a connection between Leila and Alexandre Dumas, Eugène Delacroix, and Lord Byron that may have been erased from history.

Echoing across centuries, Leila and Khayyam’s lives intertwine, and as one woman’s long-forgotten life is uncovered, another’s is transformed.

Buy here


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