Reading Through the Holidays

Holidays invite good books -- for reading, certainly, but also for giving. Here is a short list of titles currently available at Bank Street Book Store for every young reader you know who loves a good cup of cocoa with a peppermint stick swizzle served with stories that warm the season in wonderful ways.

"Waltz of the Snowflakes" by Elly Mackay

"Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story" by Lemony Snicket 

"Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg

"Hanukkah Lights" by David Martin

"Nutcracker in Harlem" by T. E. McMorrow

"Christmas Wish for Corduroy" by B. G. Hennessy

"Story of Holly and Ivy" by Rumer Godden

"Celebrate Kwanzaa" by Carolyn Otto

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Seuss

"Happy Hanukkah, Curious George" by H. A. Rey

"Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker" by Jessica Courtney-Tickle

"Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances" by John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle



Neil Patrick Harris and His Book "The Magic Misfits" at Symphony Space

Bank Street Book Store is proud to be the official bookseller at an event on Monday, December 4 featuring actor/author Neil Patrick Harris. Neil's new book "The Magic Misfits" (his first children's novel!) will be presented at 6:30 p.m. at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway. We all know Neil as a gifted and versatile actor, but add to his lengthy list of accomplishments magician and you will see the wonderful connection to the theme of his book. Hear Neil interviewed by Maureen Johnson (co-author with John Green and Lauren Myracle of "Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances") and walk away with a signed copy of this charming tale of friendship and family, what is real and what is imagined. For more information, visit


Shop Locally at Bank Street Book Store on Small Business Saturday and Indies First, November 25


Independent booksellers across the country, including Bank Street Book Store, are great places to shop on Saturday, November 25. On this day, two occasions are combined: Small Business Saturday and Indies First. Customers find outstanding titles, neighbors support their communities, and local retailers succeed in selling to readers who can never get (or give) too many good books. Special guests helping us celebrate a terrific event include musician/songwriter Esther Crow and authors Dan Gutman, Chris Grabenstein, and Renée Watson. Join us for a day of singing, signing, and lots of fun. Activities start at 10:30 a.m. with music and songs and continue with author readings through 2:30 p.m.


Left to right: Esther Crow, Dan Gutman, Chris Grabenstein, Renée Watson