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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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Read Up and Get Educated with POWERHOUSE!

Make your staycation complete with a trip to Dumbo – we’re stocked with new titles in the store. Online, we have a very topical slate coming up, so tune in and get educated!

Tonight Michael Lee Nirenberg will be speaking with a panel of activists and experts he interviewed for Earth A.D., his sprawling investigation into two Superfund sites, including Brooklyn’s own Newtown Creek. Tomorrow Spencer Wolff will discuss his debut novel The Fire in His Wake, about the African refugee crisis, in conversation with The Bare Life Review founder Nyuol Lueth Tong. This will be capped off on Thursday when the left wing legend Zephyr Teachout will be in conversation with documentarian, author and activist Astra Taylor! In the meantime catch up on the past week with events with Ben Widdicombe, Lilly Dancyger and Claire Rudy Foster – they’re all up on YouTube now!

We’ve got must-have summer books for sale, too, whether online, in-store, or pick-up. Buy the new Zadie Smith book of timely thoughts, the first Aimee Bender novel in ten years, the new Marie-Helene Bertino, Adam Wilson‘s critically acclaimed new book, the text of Jeremy O. Harris‘ acclaimed play (since you can’t see it in person!), Momus‘ charming and engrossing memoir, the latest from Arena favorite Adrian Tomine,  Lucy Ives editing the legendary Madeline Gins, and the latest from Lynn Steger Strong and Catherine Lacey.

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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Also check out our Race & Social Justice Books!
As protests break out in New York City, in Brooklyn, and across the country in response to continued police violence against Black people in America, it is more important than ever that Non-Black people, especially white Americans, educate ourselves about the continued, systemic problem of racism in America.

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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 and support your local indie bookstore!

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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Earth-AD-9781934170786-REVIEW-web_Page_001 Virtual Book Launch: Earth A.D. by Michael Lee Nirenberg
Tuesday, July 28, 7-8PM

Comprised of hundreds of interviews with political, environmental, corporate leaders as well as the citizens affected by living in these toxic zones, Nirenberg tells the stories behind the Tar Creek lead mine wasteland in rural Oklahoma compared and contrasted with the 150-year history of chemical poisoning of Newtown Creek in the now real-estate hotspot, Brooklyn, NY.

Register here
Buy the book

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Virtual Book Launch: The Fire in His Wake by Spencer Wolff in conversation with Nyuol Lueth Tong
Wednesday, July 29, 7-8PM

The Fire in His Wake, Spencer Wolff’s exuberant debut novel, tells the story of two men swept up in refugee crises of the twenty-first century: Simon, a young employee at the UNHCR in Morocco, and Arès, a Congolese locksmith left for dead in the wake of ethnic violence.In search of a better future, Arès embarks on an epic journey across northern Africa with Europe as his goal.

Register here
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Virtual Book Launch: Break ‘Em Up by Zephyr Teachout in conversation with Astra Taylor
Thursday, July 30, 7-8PM

Every facet of American life is being overtaken by big platform monopolists like Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Bayer (which has merged with the former agricultural giant Monsanto), resulting in a greater concentration of wealth and power than we’ve seen since the Gilded Age. These outsized companies are evolving into political entities that often have more influence than government, bending state and federal legislatures to their will and creating arbitration courts that circumvent the US justice system.

Register here
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Virtual Book Launch: Looking for Miss America by Margot Mifflin
Thursday, August 6, 7-8PM

In rigorously researched, vibrant chapters that unpack each decade of the pageant, Looking for Miss America examines the heady blend of capitalism, patriotism, class anxiety, and cultural mythology that has fueled this American ritual.

Register here
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Did you miss the launch for Gatecrasher?
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7/20 Ben Widdicombe with Katie Rosman
Buy the book here!

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Did you miss Lilly Dancyger in conversation with Claire Rudy Foster?
Click below for video of the events and to buy their books!

7/23 Lilly Dancyger with Claire Rudy Foster
Buy their books here!

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Chris’s Pick:

The Baudelaire Fractal
by Lisa Robertson

This is poetry, memoir, history, philosophy and fiction, all simultaneously, made happily denser with endless fractal components. It humorously interrogates the self without cold irony; it illustrates the timeless appeal of bohemian freedom without sentimentality or judgment; it is an education in an artistic tradition without any dryness or didacticism. It is deeply personal without ever giving much away; it is a survey of the important moments in her life without solipsism, an ode to idleness that feels on the side of the worker and revolution. It is imaginative without being twee, coolly realistic without ever being hopeless. An ideal book.

Buy here

Brittany’s Pick

Born A Crime
by Trevor Noah

This is a heart warming autobiography about Daily Show host Trevor Noah’s early life in South Africa. Through the ups and downs of Noah’s life, he tells the story of his mother and himself in an upbeat and funny manner.

This book will leave you with a deep understanding of life in South Africa and will have you smiling and laughing the whole way through.

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Nick’s Pick:

Sleepless Nights
by Elizabeth Hardwick

Caught somewhere between fiction, memoir and collage, Sleepless Nights is a cerebral series of vignettes which follow a woman whose circumstances closely follows Hardwick’s. This book is a meditation on a life and trades plot for layers of deep description and thought. Hardwick was a dynamic critic, founder of The New York Review of Books and a courageous writer whose language drives this book forward, page by page, scene by scene.

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