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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 10-7pm
email nick@powerhousearena.com for recommendations and special orders

Industry City (new location)
220 36th St., Building #2, Brooklyn, NY 11232 – Seven days a week from 10-6pm
Email megan@powerhousearena.com for recommendations and special orders

Thank you!!

—Daniel & Susanne & Chris & Megan & Nick & Brittany

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Catch up on our virtual events!

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Did you know we have over sixty virtual events recorded on YouTube that you can catch up on now?  COVID has been rough, but that means we’ve been a durable source for online content, and you can count on it going forward.  Check out eminences like Wayne Koestenbaum, Leslie Jamison, Ishmael ReedKaren Russell and Carmen Maria Machado!  And of course you can still buy their books from our website, including signed copies!

The literary year of 2021 has officially begun, and you can buy the latest releases from any of our three stores, including books like the wildly acclaimed debut from Robert Jones, Jr., the buzzy new novel for word buffs from Eley Williams, the desparately needed level-headed manifesto on and guidebook to drugs from Dr. Carl L. Hart, memoirs from Nadia Owusu and Gabriel Byrne, a seminar in book form from George Saunders, views on race and reconciliation from Amber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar and Michael Eric Dyson, the last, urgent lectures from Mark Fisher, and a timely look at Martin Luther King, Jr. from Stephen and Paul Kendrick.

Call +1-718-666-3049 during open hours
or e-mail chris@powerhousearena.com to pick up!
Or head to our virtual store where you can also buy these great titles:
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We are now OPEN seven days a week in our THREE 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 10-7pm
Email chris@powerhousearena.com for recommendations and special orders.

Industry City
220 36th St., Building #2
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Seven days a week from 10-6pm
Email megan@powerhousearena.com for recommendations and special orders.

Thank you!!
– Susanne & Chris & Megan & Nick & Brittany

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Upcoming Virtual Book Launches!

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Book Launch: God I Feel Modern Tonight by Catherine Cohen
Monday, February 1, 6-8PM

Join CATHERINE COHEN for a one-of-a-kind book launch experience! Attendees will meet in the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge for a socially distanced, open air walk and reading down to POWERHOUSE Arena in Dumbo, where they’ll receive their books and Catherine will sign them!

For anyone who isn’t in the city, we’ll also be doing a simultaneous livestream. For virtual or physical attendees, the price is $5 for general admission and $20 for a signed book – which you can pick up or have shipped!

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Virtual Book Launch: Widowish by Melissa Gould in conversation with Robin Finn
Wednesday, February 3, 7-8PM

In her literary debut, award-winning television writer, Melissa Gould, shares her story of heartache and resilience in the wake of unimaginable loss. The popular author of the New York Times essay “My Husband Died and All I Got Was This Sweatshirt” and the Los Angeles Times piece, “Can One Person Have Two Soulmates?”  has reclaimed what it means to be a widow.

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Book Launch: Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler in conversation with Sheila Heti
Wednesda7, February 24, 7-8PM

“This novel made me want to retire from contemporary reality. I loved it.” —Zadie Smith

A woman in a tailspin discovers that her boyfriend is an anonymous online conspiracy theorist in this “incisive” and “funny” debut novel that “brilliantly captures the claustrophobia of lives led online and personae tested in the real world” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

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Did you miss Kevin Barry?
Click below for video of the event!
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Did you miss Rick Schatzberg?
Click below for video of the event!
1/14 Rick Schatzberg with David Campany
Buy signed copies of the book here!

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Featured Picks From Our Staff!rule

 

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Chris’s Pick:

Mumbo Jumbo
by Ishmael Reed

An infectious dance craze as the soul of Blackness in an alternate history of civilization truer than the “official” records, none of the dad-joke cheese of Pynchon and more densely well read, but with the same premonitory vision of America’s conspiratorial soul, but deeper and more fraught, both metaphor for and example of racism and suppression of Black accomplishment, hardly more than 200 pages with illustrations but encompassing all of recorded history, and enough packed in to give a different reading every time. If you believe that great American writing is destined to fulfill the world’s myths with the outsider vernacular of our culture, what you see in books like Moby Dick or The Making of Americans or Libra then this is maybe the Great American Novel; Dionysian Afrocentrism revealed as the pendulum controlling time. Offhandedly hilarious and incisively observant of the American situation, as relevant tomorrow as it was fifty years ago.

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Megan’s Pick

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
by Michelle McNamara

True crime journalist Michelle McNamara spent the last years of her life deeply obsessed with the then unsolved case of the infamous Golden State Killer.  She scoured thousands of police reports and other documents, tracking down clues all over the internet with fellow civilian detectives and law enforcement officials alike. They were all searching for the violent psychopathic serial rapist and murderer who had terrorized California for over ten years before vanishing. After Michelle’s sudden death in 2016, her book was finished by her lead researcher and a fellow crime journalist using notes that Michelle left behind. Michelle’s enthralling writing immerses you in the time of the Golden State Killer attacks and will keep you awake at night. Part true crime story and part the story of Michelle’s obsession with a killer she never got to see brought to justice, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is an instant classic.

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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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