visit online storeNEW CURBSIDE PICKUP HOURS and a virtual event with Theodore Wheeler and Katie M. Flynn!

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POWERHOUSE update!

While our doors are still closed, please consider ordering online and get your book and gift needs filled, delivered to your home or to anywhere your heart desires:

www.powerhousebookstores.com (this is our new Covid-19 website!)

We’re producing FREE VIRTUAL AUTHOR BOOK EVENTS for our loyal customers and fans, adult and kids. See the schedule on our website!

Every book you buy through POWERHOUSE allows us to continue to bring you free author events, and keeps us afloat until we can open our doors again.

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We miss you terribly – ardently – and can’t wait to see you again!  It’s been inspiring to see so many of our favorite customers show up again and again for our virtual events (kicking off again tomorrow with a launch for the latest from Theodore Wheeler) and to buy books from our online store.

As NYC gets closer to phase one of opening, some of our incredible staff members are back in the city, which means we will be extending our pickup hours! Starting this week, our curbside pickup hours on 8th Ave. will be: Friday-Sunday from 12-5pm.

For our Dumbo store, we will be open for curbside pickup seven days a week from 12-5pm starting on June 1!

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Missing out on the hot new titles this season? We’ve got them all, including Kate Zambreno‘s buzzy Drifts, Olivia Laing‘s urgent Funny Weather, a new reissue of Yukio Mishima‘s Life For Sale, the paperback of Susan Choi‘s Trust Exercise and Moyra Davey‘s brand new Index Cards! Just click the book covers above to buy them at our online store.Give the gift of reading to someone you know (including yourself) by buying 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!Check out our storefront windows at 8th Ave between 11th and 12th Street and on Adams St. between Water and Front Streets for more gift ideas and window shopping.We can ship and offer contact-free pick up at our Park Slope location
1111 8th Av. Brooklyn, NY 11215 – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday-Sunday from 12-5pm
email megan@powerhousearena.com for recommendations and special ordersWe will offer shipping and contact-free pick up from Dumbo beginning June 1
28 Adams St. Brooklyn, NY 11201 – Seven days a week from 12-5pm
email nick@powerhousearena.com for recommendations and special orders

Thank you!!

– Daniel & Susanne & Chris & Megan & Nick

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Wheeler-In-Our-Other-Lives-28746-FT-1 Virtual Book Launch: In Our Other Lives by Theodore Wheeler
Wednesday, May 27, 7-8PM

IN OUR OTHER LIVES is a deeply thoughtful and engrossing novel that shows that no life, regardless of place and history, is left unobserved and uninterrupted. American missionary and ROTC cadet Tyler Ahls, long missing in Pakistan, has just surfaced, proselytizing in an Afghani terrorist propaganda video. Deep in the heartland of Omaha, his sister Elisabeth Holland, is in shock that her brother is even alive. Now she must ask herself a graver question: Is he a hostage or a traitor?

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mercy Virtual Book Launch: Mercy by Marcia Trahan
Thursday, June 11, 8-9PM

Can the body tell the difference between an attacker’s knife and a surgeon’s? This is the central question in Mercy, a question that leads Trahan to re-examine her body’s reaction to lifesaving medical treatment, the childhood experiences that first made her feel unsafe in her own skin, and the true crime genre’s most common tropes.

Part searingly honest memoir, part incisive cultural criticism, Mercy explores the appeal of true crime and the way so many of us live our whole lives bracing for an attack.

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Nothing-Can-Hurt-You-jacket-art Virtual Book Launch: Nothing Can Hurt You by Nicola Maye Goldberg
Tuesday, June 23, 7-8PM

A propulsive, taut tale of voyeurism and obsession, Nothing Can Hurt You dares to examine gendered violence not as an anomaly, but as the very core of everyday life. Tracing the concentric circles of violence rippling out from a murder, Nicola Maye Goldberg masterfully conducts an unforgettable chorus of disparate voices.

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PAP_Democracy_COVER_400 Virtual Book Launch: This Is What Democracy Looked Like by Alicia Yin Chen
Thursday, June 25, 7-8PM

This Is What Democracy Looked Like, the first illustrated history of printed ballot design, illuminates the noble but often flawed process at the heart of our democracy. An exploration and celebration of US ballots from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this visual history reveals unregulated, outlandish, and, at times, absurd designs that reflect the explosive growth and changing face of the voting public.

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Did you miss the launch for The Immortals of Tehran?
The book is still 10% off for a very limited time –
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Chris’s Pick:

Deschooling Society
by Ivan Illich

With the specter of massive student debt hanging over an entire generation, and with school as we know it suddenly and fundamentally questioned by the abrupt movement to all-virtual platforms, what better time to read Ivan Illich’s radical, ever-timely Deschooling Society? A priest, teacher and philosopher, Illich had a profound and provocative take on institutional education as empty, self-perpetuating, and not remotely doing what it purports to. Everyone knows a teacher or student in dire straits today – let’s do them all a favor and think critically about the system that is failing them.

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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:

The Detroit Printing Co-op by Danielle Aubert

After purchasing a used military printing press, Lorraine and Fredy Perlman, along with a group of friends formed the Detroit Printing Co-op. Of their more notable work, they were the first to print English translation of Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle and worked to create a catalog of zines, books, broadsheets and other ephemere which captured their radical ethos and aesthetic. This book is an indispensable source and history of the Co-op and a beautiful statement on the importance of publishing and printing.

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