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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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Independent Bookstore Day is Coming Up!

Independent Bookstore Day is coming up on August 29th! That means it’s time to celebrate your favorite local bookstores. Ping Hatta, an amazing local artist, designed this artwork to embody the spirit of Brooklyn Independent Bookstores. We’re joining together with other community favorites like Greenlight Bookstore, Books are Magic, and so many more to bring you merch with this exclusive Bookstore Day 2020 design. All purchases of the Independent Bookstore Day merch will let you show off your Brooklyn Bookstore pride while directly supporting your favorite Indies!

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All of the Brooklyn Bookstore Day 2020 merch can be purchased through bonfire here 
or click on the picture above. Make sure to place your orders before the August 31st deadline!

As always, we have a selection of new Picture Books, Middle Grade chapter books and graphic novels, and YA novels that are perfect for all of the young people (or young at heart!) in your life! Don’t forget to check them out below.

Did you know that Elena Ferrante, author of the Internationally Bestselling Neopolitan Novels is releasing her first new book in 5 years? The Lying Life of Adults comes out September 1st! Don’t forget to pre-order now so your copy is ready to be picked up on September 1st. Click here to pre-order! 

And remember, our helpful and knowledgeable staff are always happy to provide recommendations!

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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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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Lit Camp Press!

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We were so honored that Publishers Weekly wrote a story about our Summer Lit Camp this past week! Thank you so much to all of our wonderful campers, parents, and authors who have particpated in the camp. We’ve had a blast hosting and are looking forward to bringing more programs like this soon. You can read the full article here or click on the photo above!

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FEATURED PICKS FROM KIDS BOOKSELLER MEGAN!

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The Day You Begin
Jaqueline Woodson

There will be times when you walk into a room
and no one there is quite like you.

There are many reasons to feel different. Maybe it’s how you look or talk, or where you’re from; maybe it’s what you eat, or something just as random. It’s not easy to take those first steps into a place where nobody really knows you yet, but somehow you do it.

Jacqueline Woodson’s lyrical text and Rafael López’s dazzling art reminds us that we all feel like outsiders sometimes-and how brave it is that we go forth anyway. And that sometimes, when we reach out and begin to share our stories, others will be happy to meet us halfway.

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City of Secrets
Victoria Ying

Ever Barnes is a shy orphan guarding a secret in an amazing puzzle box of a building.Most of the young women who work at the building’s Switchboard Operating Facility, which connects the whole city of Oskar, look the other way as Ever roams around in the shadows. But one of them, Lisa, keeps an eye on the boy. So does the head of the Switchboard, Madame Alexander . . . a rather sharp eye.

Enter Hannah, the spunky daughter of the building’s owner. She thinks Ever needs a friend, even if he doesn’t know it yet.

Good thing she does!

Lisa and Madame Alexander are each clearly up to something.

Ever is beset by a menacing band of rogues looking to unlock the secret he holds–at any cost.

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Midnight Sun
Stephenie Meyer

When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella’s side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward’s version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun.This unforgettable tale as told through Edward’s eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward’s past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger?

In Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer transports us back to a world that has captivated millions of readers and brings us an epic novel about the profound pleasures and devastating consequences of immortal love.

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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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