A Valentine to Children's Books

One year ago Bank Street Book Store moved to its warm and friendly new location at 2780 Broadway at the corner of West 107th Street. Help us celebrate our first year at this wonderfully welcoming store where there is a friendly smile in every aisle!

We invite you to a gathering of like minds: neighbors who feel endlessly fortunate to have such a great book store in their midst. This heartfelt occasion takes place Sunday, February 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lots of activities are planned and many special guests will stop by to read and sign books. Bank Street President Shael Polakow-Suransky is the featured reader during morning story time at 10:30 a.m. and Council Member Mark Levine joins the afternoon puppet show at 1:00 p.m.

Thank You Notes

It was a great week at Bank Street Book Store, leading to special activities taking place on Sunday, February 14 in celebration of our first-year anniversary at the new store location at 2780 Broadway (at West 107th Street). Heart-felt thanks (in honor of the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday!) to everyone who took participated in the following events, creating lots of learning, reading, singing, and playing for kids and families:

Danna Banana conducted a fantastic full-of-sound pre-k concert.

Regina resumed Wednesday afternoon lit talks with a dramatic reading of "The Glass Sentence" by S. E. Grove.

Author Michelle Knudsen ("Marilyn's Monster," "Library Lion," and "Big Mean Mike") stopped by to sign copies of her wonderful picture books and fiction books.

Illustrator Gareth Hinds presented his new book "Samurai Rising" with a slide show description of his incredibly detailed creative process.

Books -- Always and Forever

The most lasting way to acknowledge important events and occasions is to read about them. During the month of February and throughout every month of every year, kids find their way to books that examine and inform. Black History Month is an example of learning at home and school about issues and moments that shape us undeniably and profoundly. Pick up a book at Bank Street Book Store to further understanding and awarness of issues that matter.