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
Mon – Sun: 11:00am – 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
Mon – Sun: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Email megan@powerhousearena.com for recommendations and special orders


Outdoor Kids Events, Indie Bookstore Day, And Earth Day!


On Saturday, April 24th, we’ll be celebrating Indie Bookstore Day!  We’ll have special exclusives at all three of our store locations including an Indie exclusive edition of In The Tall Grass by Stephen King and Joe Hill, a signed edition of Hummingbird Salamander  by Jeff Vandermeer bookmarks, stickers, posters, and MORE! PLUS, in our Industry City location we’ll be having our FIRST in a series of outdoor author story time events on the bandshell. 

We’re so excited to be hosting local author Alexandra Penfold for an Author Story time in person, outside on the Bandshell in Industry City! We’re celebrating Indie Bookstore Day in style with Alexandra reading from Big Feelings on Saturday, April 24th at 11:30am on the bandshell in Industry City. Everyone must wear a mask and social distancing will be strictly enforced. The reading will be followed by a signing. Find out more information here

We’re also celebrating Earth Day with a collection of books about climate change, the Earth, nature, and some of the leading people working to protect our planet! Check out our displays with books for kids of all ages in all three store locations. 

April is National Poetry Month and you can celebrate by introducing your kids to poetry with Amanda Gorman’s The Hill We Climb, and Shel Silverstein, or picking up a novel in verse like Red, White, & Whole by Rajani Larocca for middle grade readers or Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. Browne and Muted by Tami Charles! Stop in to our three store locations to browse the selection.

We’re continuing to celebrate Spring in POWERHOUSE @ IC with our Spring 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!




Outside, Inside
LeUyen Pham

Something strange happened on an unremarkable day just before the season changed.

Everybody who was outside . . .

. . . went inside.

Outside, it was quieter, wilder, and different. Inside, we laughed, we cried, and we grew.

We remembered to protect the ones we love and love the ones who protect us.

While the world changed outside, we became stronger on the inside and believed that someday soon spring would come again.

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While I Was Away
Waka T. Brown

When twelve-year-old Waka’s parents suspect she can’t understand the basic Japanese they speak to her, they make a drastic decision to send her to Tokyo to live for several months with her strict grandmother. Forced to say goodbye to her friends and what would have been her summer vacation, Waka is plucked from her straight-A-student life in rural Kansas and flown across the globe, where she faces the culture shock of a lifetime.

In Japan, Waka struggles with reading and writing in kanji, doesn’t quite mesh with her complicated and distant Obaasama, and gets made fun of by the students in her Japanese public-school classes. Even though this is the country her parents came from, Waka has never felt more like an outsider.

If she’s always been the “smart Japanese girl” in America but is now the “dumb foreigner” in Japan, where is home…and who will Waka be when she finds it?

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Adrienne Young

Trader. Fighter. Survivor.

With the Marigold ship free of her father, Fable and its crew were set to start over. That freedom is short-lived when she becomes a pawn in a notorious thug’s scheme. In order to get to her intended destination she must help him to secure a partnership with Holland, a powerful gem trader who is more than she seems.

As Fable descends deeper into a world of betrayal and deception, she learns that the secrets her mother took to her grave are now putting the people Fable cares about in danger. If Fable is going to save them then she must risk everything, including the boy she loves and the home she has finally found.

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