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.
Check out these hot new titles too! Just click the book covers above to buy them at our brand new online store. There’s the buzzy new titles from Curtis Sittenfeld and André Leon Talley, and of course the well-deserved winners of this year’s Pulitzers, including the latest from Colson Whitehead, Anne Boyer, and Jericho Brown.
This week, the American Booksellers Association launched their #ReadIndieForward campaign.
How does it work? Buy a book from your favorite independent bookstore (like powerHouse) and send it to a loved one. Then, post on social media with the hashtag #ReadIndieForward, tagging the store and the person you’re sending the book to. Encourage them to pass the love along and #ReadIndieForward for their loved ones too! Show your friends, loved ones, and local bookstore that you love them all at once!
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Virtual Book Launches!
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?
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.
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.
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.
Did you miss these awesome launches? Each book is still 10% off for a very limited time – click below for video of the events and to buy the books! Don’t worry if you missed The Immortals of Tehran by Ali Araghi last night – it’ll be on YouTube soon! a
An absolute must-read for any New Yorker, and just as important for anyone else interested in America, this is the epic true-life tale of Robert Moses, never elected to any office, who single handedly built and controlled almost all public works in New York for almost a half-century. No matter what, his ability to fundamentally alter one of the greatest, biggest cities in the world, without compromise, in an ostensible democracy, keeps every page incalculably educational and emotionally involving.
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.
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.