Hurricane Sandy wrecked Brooklyn’s powerHouse Arena this week, and the bookstore will host a fundraiser to keep the business alive.
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. The bookstore created the Tumblr blog Sandy Hates Books to record the recovery process. Here’s more:
Save the date, and save the store! On Saturday, November 17, 12–8pm, we’re hosting a day-long book fair featuring drinks, music, and some of our favorite authors. We will share more details with you as they come. A big thank you to everyone for the incredible outpouring of support we’ve already received. If you’d like to help us rebuild and restock and can donate a small amount, your assistance will be dearly appreciated, and we will think of something very nice to do in honoring and celebrating your contribution. Our thoughts are with everyone struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.