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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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Come join us for A BURNING PIZZA AFFAIR!

Our summer virtual events schedule is reaching its peak right now.  Last week’s events, including memorable nights with Ian Svenonius, Blake Butler, and more, are up on YouTube now.  Already we’re in the middle of another exciting week, with Arlene Heyman yesterday, Kirkland Hamill tonight, and then the unbeatable trio of Megha MajumdarJean Kyoung Frazier, and Sanaë Lemoine on Thursday for A Burning Pizza Affair, a celebration of their fantastic new novels A BurningPizza Girl, and The Margot Affair.

In the mean time, catch up with these new books, including Mary Trump‘s controversial tell-all of growing up Trump, the latest from legendary poet Vincent KatzHurricane Season from New Direction’s newest find Fernanda Melchor, the paperback of bestseller Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino, the hotly tipped debut from Asako Serizawa, the long-awaited new full-length novel from David Mitchell, once again the incredible poetry of Jameson Fitzpatrick, the newest reissue from Kathy Acker (now with an introduction by Kate Zambreno!), Charlie Kaufman‘s rapturously received first novel, and of course the newest translation from the Frenchwoman of the moment, Virginie Despentes.

Call +1-718-666-3049 during open hours
or e-mail nick@powerhousearena.com to pick up!
Or head to our virtual store where you can also buy these great titles:

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You can also buy an online gift card! You can use the code in our e-commerce store, or else take it into the store to be redeemed for a physical one.We are now OPEN seven days a week in our two stores – bring your mask and wallet and get ready to shop!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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Virtual Book Launch: Filthy Beasts by Kirkland Hamill in conversation with Rae DelBianco
Tuesday, July 14, 7-8PM

Running with Scissors meets Grey Gardens in this gripping, true riches-to-rags tale of a wealthy family who lost it all and the unforgettable journey of a man coming to terms with his family’s deep flaws and his own long-buried truths.

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A Virtual Burning Pizza Affair with Megha Majumdar, Jean Kyoung Frazier and Sanaë Lemoine
Thursday, July 16, 7-8PM

A deliciously tantalizing celebration for three hotly tipped debuts!  Come hang out with three talented young writers as they talk about their incredible new novels, all just released this summer – A Burning, Pizza Girl, and The Margot Affair.

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Virtual Book Launch: Gatecrasher by Ben Widdicombe in conversation with Katie Rosman
Monday, July 20, 7-8PM

Ben Widdicombe, society columnist extraordinaire, has arrived to be your in-depth guide into the dizzying heights of celebrity life with his sensational tell-all, Gatecrasher. No gossip-worthy venue will go unexplored—whether it be the Met Gala or Mar-a-Lago—and no high-flying family escapes his notice—be they Kardashians or Kochs.

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Virtual Event: Lilly Dancyger and Claire Rudy Foster on Landscape and Memory
Wednesday, July 22, 7-8PM

Foster will read from their story collection, Shine of the Ever, and Lilly will read from her memoir, Negative Space. These works are set in and infused with 90s Portland and 90s New York City, respectively, and will be the point of departure for a cross-genre and bi-coastal discussion of setting-as-character and the uses of nostalgia in creating narrative tension and mood.

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Did you miss the launch for The Psychic Soviet?
The book is still 10% off for a very limited time!
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7/6 Ian Svenonius with Glen Friedman
Buy the book here!

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Did you miss the launch for Alice Knott?
The book is also 10% off for a very limited time!
Click below for video of the events and to buy the book!

7/7 Blake Butler with Chelsea Hodson
Buy the book here!

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Did you miss the launch for Demagogue?
The book is also 10% off for a very limited time!
Click below for video of the events and to buy the book!

7/8 Larry Tye with David Nasaw
Buy the book here!

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Did you miss the launch for Rockaway?
The book is also 10% off for a very limited time!
Click below for video of the events and to buy the book!

7/9 Diane Cardwell with Jill Eisenstadt
Buy the book here!

Miss the launch of Artifact by Arlene Heyman yesterday?
We’ll have it up on YouTube soon!  Buy the book here.

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Chris’s Pick:

The Hanging on Union Square
by H.T. Tsiang

H.T. Tsiang’s 1935 novel, originally rejected by every publisher and printed by the author himself, has finally gotten the Penguin Classic treatment, an astounding reversal of fortune for a seminal Asian-American work unlike anything you’ve ever read. Written almost allegorically, it slips the bounds of that genre with a provocative, complex approach to politics, class and race that is just as relevant and hilarious today. The riots, desperation, socialist organizing and police infiltration in Tsiang’s Union Square are eerily similar to our Union Square today.

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Brittany’s Pick

Arboretum
by David Byrne

This book is made up of sketches of trees and their root systems (as well as some more straightforward looking graphs) hand drawn by David Byrne. Each diagram is made up by words that usually have a theme, but is not very obvious. Think New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix, but no explanations, rarely titled, and all illustrations are done in a No. 2 pencil.

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Nick’s Pick:

Kropotkin: The Politics of Community
by Brian Morris

Peter Kropotkin, a prince turned revolutionary, was a founding thinker on the theories of anarcho-communism and Brian Morris’s skillful book portrays both the man and the ideas in a way which is both approachable and enlightening. Part biography, part analysis, this book brings Kropotkin’s theories on anarchist communism, modern science, agrarian socialism, the French Revolution and war into present conversation. If you want to build a solid foundation on the early theoretical ideas of anarchism, this is the place to start.

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