Thursday, November 22, 2012


  • Sandy Hates Books: Jonathan Franzen Reads At Powerhouse Arena Hurricane ...

    NEW YORK -- Jonathan Franzen gave a reading. With an ordinary author, that would be pretty unremarkable. With the notoriously prickly, Twitter-hating author of the novel Freedom, it was cause for hyperbole.

  • The Sandy Hates Books fundraiser for powerHouse Arena

    One of the bookstores hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy was powerHouse Arena, which suffered tens of thousands of dollars in damage. Despite preparing by packing up books and getting them off the floor, the 5,000-square-foot store, located in the Dumbo ...

  • Book News: Sandy Hates Books, GIF Enters the Lexicon

    Book News: Sandy Hates Books, GIF Enters the Lexicon. Posted by Rachel Arons · Tweet. book-news_opt.jpg. Little, Brown has announced that former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty is working on a memoir to be published in 2014.

  • powerHouse Arena To Host Fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy Recovery

    The DUMBO-based establishment had no flood insurance, and the the storm destroyed the "gallery, boutique, book store, performance, and events space" that has hosted countless literary events.

  • 15 Ways The Arts And Culture Community Is Aiding Hurricane Sandy Relief ...

    WHAT: <a href="">PowerHouse Books Fundraiser</a> WHEN: Saturday, November 17, 12–8pm WHERE: PowerHouse Books Details: PowerHouse Books is ...

  • Brooklyn Today: November 16, 2012

    Tomorrow, The powerHouse Arena at 37 Main St., DUMBO, will hold a fundraiser called "Sandy Hates Books" from noon to 9 p.m.

  • Apple Patents Page-Turning; Philip Roth's Advice to Young Writers: 'Just Stop Now'

    This Saturday, the "Sandy Hates Books" fundraiser will feature appearances by Jennifer Egan, Jonathan Franzen, Paul Auster, and other authors.

  • Dumbo's PowerHouse Arena Shut Down By Hurricane Sandy

    But we will reopen! And we'll need your support: please help our recovery by attending an event or doing your holiday shopping in Dumbo.

  • For Powerhouse Arena and other Dumbo merchants, a time for brutal assessments

    Updates and more information can be found at the store's new website and the blog Sandy Hates Books. Preparations for a second store location, which we wrote about in August, will be pushed back several days or weeks, Power said.

  • Upcoming Fundraisers to Help Storm-Stricken New York Artists and Spaces

    On November 17, Dumbo's PowerHouse Arena will host a Sandy Hates Books fundraiser to alleviate some of the tens of thousands of dollars in damage the store and center for literary arts suffered when the East River flooded its space.

  • Hurricane Sandy Benefits Happening This Month In NYC

    To make matters worse, they don't have flood insurance. The DUMBO staple is chronicling their recovery on awesomely-named blog, SandyHatesBooks, and are having a book fair today, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. with all proceeds going toward clean up costs.

  • The Business of Books in a Hurricane

    A fund-raiser is planned at the store on November 17; check the Tumblr Sandy Hates Books for more information. Being off of Water Street comes with a whole new meaning now.

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