Book Launch: How To Start A Revolution by Lauren Duca in conversation with Phillip Picardi (Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends Event)

Book Launch: How To Start A Revolution by Lauren Duca in conversation with Phillip Picardi (Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends Event)

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Teen Vogue award-winning columnist Lauren Duca shares a smart and funny guide for challenging the status quo in a much-needed reminder that young people are the ones who will change the world.

Book Launch: Sweat the Technique by Rakim in conversation with Stretch Armstrong

Book Launch: Sweat the Technique by Rakim in conversation with Stretch Armstrong

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

The musician and Hip Hop legend—hailed as “the greatest MC of all time” and compared to Thelonious Monk—reimagines the writing handbook in this memoir and guide that incorporates the soulful genius, confidence, and creativity of a master artist.

Book Launch: In Jerusalem by Lis Harris in conversation with Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Book Launch: In Jerusalem by Lis Harris in conversation with Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

A fresh lens on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that examines the life-shaping reverberations of wars and ongoing tensions upon the everyday lives of families in Jerusalem.

Book Launch: Best American Poetry 2019 and two new books by David Lehman

Book Launch: Best American Poetry 2019 and two new books by David Lehman

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2019 is edited by award-winning poet and Harvard Review editor Major Jackson. Opening with a stirring essay on the transformative power of art in today’s tense times—and, in particular, the impact of accessible, daring verse—Jackson presents an illuminating collection of work by beloved and emerging poets, encompassing the beauty and diversity of contemporary American poetry.

Joint Book Launch: The Problem of the Many by Timothy Donnelly & Animal by Dorothea Lasky

Joint Book Launch: The Problem of the Many by Timothy Donnelly & Animal by Dorothea Lasky

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

An exciting joint book launch from Wave Books featuring two of the most prominent poets working today – Timothy Donnelly and Dorothea Lasky.

Book Launch: Bernard Pepperlin by Cara Hoffman

Book Launch: Bernard Pepperlin by Cara Hoffman

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

When a girl in a blue dress crashes the Mad Hatter’s eternal tea party, the sleepy Dormouse feels more awake than he has in a long time. He wishes he could follow her and be a part of her adventure.

Book Launch: Here We Are by Aarti Shahani in conversation with Azmat Khan

Book Launch: Here We Are by Aarti Shahani in conversation with Azmat Khan

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Who really belongs in America? In her memoir Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares, NPR correspondent Aarti Shahani uses her family’s immigration story to unpack the deep schism in American culture by which the “deserving” are deified and the “undeserving” demonized—in her family’s case, relentlessly.

powerHouse Book Launch & Live Signing: Highway 61 by Jessica Lange

powerHouse Book Launch & Live Signing: Highway 61 by Jessica Lange

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

A personal journey made on one of America’s most historic and defining routes–Highway 61–by one of Hollywood’s finest, most gifted talents–Jessica Lange.

Story Time Event: How Emily Saved the Bridge

Story Time Event: How Emily Saved the Bridge

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Frieda Wishinsky and Natalie Nelson read from their latest picture book “How Emily Saved the Bridge.” Join us for a Story Time full of fun reading, activities, book signing, and more!

Book Launch: Indebted by Caitlin Zaloom in conversation with Liza Featherstone

Book Launch: Indebted by Caitlin Zaloom in conversation with Liza Featherstone

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

College is essential for middle class families, but it is now so expensive that they must turn to investment and debt to cover it. In INDEBTED, NYU Professor Caitlin Zaloom examines how the problem of paying for college affects the lives, relationships, and futures of middle-class parents and young adults. Based on a unique interview study of parents and their college-age children, INDEBTED shows how student debt and the system for financing higher education have transformed family life.

Book Launch: CBD! by Amy Sohn

Book Launch: CBD! by Amy Sohn

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

CBD has insinuated itself into every aspect of our lives, from body oil to pet food. The cannabis derivative cannabidiol is an omnipresent cure-all that has gone from being “voguish” to “a mainstream panacea,” as The New York Times recently noted. And it’s a particular favorite of the crowd endemic to Brooklyn, the Bay Area and other similar urban environs.

Book Launch: Women In Art by Rachel Ignotofsky

Book Launch: Women In Art by Rachel Ignotofsky

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

From Rachel Ignotofsky, the New York Times bestselling author of Women in Science, Women in Sports, and The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth, comes Women in Art, a thrilling collection of illustrated profiles of 50 pioneering female artists from the 11th century to today.

Dumbo Lit Book Club: The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames

Dumbo Lit Book Club: The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Join us in the Dumbo Lit Book Club, where we’ll be reading and discussing the acclaimed novel THE SEVEN OR EIGHT DEATHS OF STELLA FORTUNA by Juliet Grames.

With our cozy, swanky new lounge area, catching up on the latest books with your neighbors has never been so fun or easy.

Members get a 15% discount for purchase of the book club book at POWERHOUSE ARENA.

Book Launch: The Remaking by Clay McLeod Chapman

Book Launch: The Remaking by Clay McLeod Chapman

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

For over twenty years, Clay McLeod Chapman has been bringing his Poe-inspired first-person narratives to the stage with the hyperkinetic Pumpkin Pie Show. Now, with his new novel The Remaking, Chapman will bring that same performative energy to his readings, embracing the audience as if they were sitting around a campfire and listening to a ghost story. These electric readings will elevate the words on the page as Chapman takes on the persona of his narrators, until it feels like you are there…

Black Lawrence Press Author Reading with Nina Boutsikaris and Claudia Cortese

Black Lawrence Press Author Reading with Nina Boutsikaris and Claudia Cortese

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Nina Boutsikaris will read from her nonfiction debut I’M TRYING TO TELL YOU I’M SORRY: AN INTIMACY TRIPTYCH (Black Lawrence Press 2019) at POWERHOUSE ARENA joined by Claudia Cortese, author of the full-length poetry collection WASP QUEEN (Black Lawrence Press 2016).

Book Launch: Civilized to Death by Christopher Ryan

Book Launch: Civilized to Death by Christopher Ryan

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

For over twenty years, Clay McLeod Chapman has been bringing his Poe-inspired first-person narratives to the stage with the hyperkinetic Pumpkin Pie Show. Now, with his new novel The Remaking, Chapman will bring that same performative energy to his readings, embracing the audience as if they were sitting around a campfire and listening to a ghost story. These electric readings will elevate the words on the page as Chapman takes on the persona of his narrators, until it feels like you are there…

Book Launch: Compliments of Chicagohoodz by Jinx / Mr. C in conversation with Anthony Haden-Guest

Book Launch: Compliments of Chicagohoodz by Jinx / Mr. C in conversation with Anthony Haden-Guest

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Based on original research, Compliments of Chicagohoodz analyzes the unique visual language and graphics of Chicago’s gangs, drawing upon decades of interviews, documentation, and collecting of memorabilia, and featuring commentary from gang members and Chicago artists. The practice of creating and distributing gang business (“compliment”) cards was popular in Chicago for over fifty years.

Book Launch: The Chapo Guide To Revolution by Chapo Trap House

Book Launch: The Chapo Guide To Revolution by Chapo Trap House

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

The creators of the cult-hit podcast Chapo Trap House deliver a manifesto for everyone who feels orphaned and alienated—politically, culturally, and economically—by the lanyard-wearing Wall Street centrism of the left and the lizard-brained atavism of the right: there is a better way, the Chapo Way.

Book Launch: Love Poems (for People with Children) by John Kenney

Book Launch: Love Poems (for People with Children) by John Kenney

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

In the spirit of his wildly popular New Yorker pieces and the New York Times bestseller Love Poems (for Married People), Thurber-prize winner John Kenney presents a hilarious new collection of poetry for people with children. With Love Poems (for People with Children), Kenney has perfected the humorous poetic form to air all kinds of grievances, including the so-bad-it’s-true elements of parenting and the gentle mockery he’s known for.

Book Launch: Keep Scrolling Till You Feel Something - 21 Years of McSweeney's Internet Tendency

Book Launch: Keep Scrolling Till You Feel Something - 21 Years of McSweeney's Internet Tendency

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

It’s a great undertaking to raise a humor website from infancy to full-fledged adulthood, but with the right editors, impeccable taste, and a dire political landscape, your site will enjoy years of relevance and comic validation. Join us as we revisit the first twenty-one years of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, from our brighteyed and bewildered early stages to our world-weary and bewildered recent days.

Book Launch: Bottle Grove by Daniel Handler in conversation with Chelsea Hodson

Book Launch: Bottle Grove by Daniel Handler in conversation with Chelsea Hodson

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

A razor-sharp tale of two couples, two marriages, a bar, and a San Francisco start-up from a best-selling, award-winning novelist.

Book Launch: Do You Mind If I Cancel? by Gary Janetti

Book Launch: Do You Mind If I Cancel? by Gary Janetti

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Follow Gary as he tackles life’s big topics: being disappointed by a heartbreakingly elusive (yet still perfect) Patti Lupone; finding yourself eating other people’s leftover food over a garbage can while on the job; and getting into an existential dilemma over the title of a bellman when working with one who refuses to be called with a bell. Original, brazen, and laugh out loud funny, DO YOU MIND IF I CANCEL? is something not to be missed.

Divining Poets with Brad Gooch and David Trinidad in conversation with Megan Fernandes

Divining Poets with Brad Gooch and David Trinidad in conversation with Megan Fernandes

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

These elegant, boxed sets of seventy-eight cards, à la tarot decks, feature short quotes meant to inspire, provoke, and guide users to contemplate, memorize, or answer life’s questions. Turtle Point Press begins the series with DIVINING POETS: RUMI, and simultaneously, with DIVINING POETS: DICKINSON.

Book Launch: An Encyclopedia of Political Record Labels by Josh MacPhee in conversation with Johnny Temple

Book Launch: An Encyclopedia of Political Record Labels by Josh MacPhee in conversation with Johnny Temple

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

An Encyclopedia of Political Record Labels is a collection of information about political music and radical cultural production. Focusing on vinyl records, and the labels that produced them, this groundbreaking book traces the parallel rise of social movements in the second half of the twentieth century and the vinyl record as the dominant form of music distribution.

Book Launch: Qualification by David Heatley in conversation with Liana Finck

Book Launch: Qualification by David Heatley in conversation with Liana Finck

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

From the author of My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down, a new graphic memoir brimming with black humor, that explores the ultimate irony: the author’s addiction to 12-step programs.

Book Launch: Initiated by Amanda Yates Garcia

Book Launch: Initiated by Amanda Yates Garcia

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Traditional Wiccan initiates are usually brought into the craft through a ceremony with a High Priestess. But even though Amanda Yates Garcia’s mother, a High Priestess herself, initiated her into the earth-centered practice of witchcraft when she was 13 years old, she didn’t become a professional witch until she underwent a series of spontaneous life-induced initiations of her own.

Dumbo Lit Book Club: The Porpoise by Mark Haddon

Dumbo Lit Book Club: The Porpoise by Mark Haddon

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Join us in the Dumbo Lit Book Club, where we’ll be reading and discussing the acclaimed novel THE PORPOISE by Mark Haddon.

With our cozy, swanky new lounge area, catching up on the latest books with your neighbors has never been so fun or easy.

Members get a 15% discount for purchase of the book club book at POWERHOUSE ARENA.

Book Launch: Acid For The Children by Flea

Book Launch: Acid For The Children by Flea

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

The iconic bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you’d want from an LA street rat turned world famous rock star.

Book Launch: Around The World In 60 Seconds: The Nas Daily Journey by Nuseir "Nas" Yassin

Book Launch: Around The World In 60 Seconds: The Nas Daily Journey by Nuseir "Nas" Yassin

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

On April 10, 2016 Nuseir “Nas” Yassin bought a one-way ticket to Nairobi, Kenya. His plan was simple: cover as much ground as he could and chronicle his travels on Facebook by creating a one-minute video to share with his friends and followers each day.

Book Launch: Malaya by Cinelle Barnes

Book Launch: Malaya by Cinelle Barnes

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

From Cinelle Barnes, author of the memoir Monsoon Mansion, comes a moving and reflective essay collection about finding freedom in America.

Joint Book Launch: How Fires End by Marco Rafala and Disaster's Children by Emma Sloely

Joint Book Launch: How Fires End by Marco Rafala and Disaster's Children by Emma Sloely

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Celebrate two new books by exciting debut authors.