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Third-Anniversary Sale Continues!

Visit Bank Street Bookstore throughout the month of February for irresistible sale prices on irresistible books for kids. The selection offers quite an amazing range of titles for readers from infants to teens. Prices, too, are quite amazing. Even backpacks and lunch boxes are marked down. It's the best way we know to chase away the winter blues: read a good new book at a great sale price! Visit us at 2780 Broadway at the corner of West 107th Street. (The sale is in celebration of the bookstore's three years at this lovely location.)

Tom Chapin Live in Concert!

Raise your voices and lift your hearts at Bank Street Bookstore on Sunday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. when three-time Grammy winner Tom Chapin performs in person! Tom is joined by friend and bassist extraordinaire actor/musician Michael Mark to present longtime favorite tunes together. Tom's songs are a joy to sing and hear, especially when in the company of others in the crowd who know and love his music for kids and families. We are told Tom is sure to include "Library Book" and "Backwards Birthday Party" in his playlist, then sign copies of these two terrific titles based on his original songs. Join us as we celebrate three great years at our store location at 2780 Broadway. (If possible, please leave strollers at home to create more space for Tom's many fans.)

Judy Blumesday at Symphony Space

Thalia Kids' Book Club events at New York City's Symphony Space promise lively discussions between children's book authors and the kids who read and love their books. Judy Blume, a super-star author for readers of all ages, will be honored at Symphony Space Sunday, February 4 at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the enduring nature of her work. Blume's books ("Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing," "Freckle Juice," "Pain and the Great One," "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret," "In the Unlikely Event") include many modern classics whose passages will be performed by actors and read by authors and others throughout two events: the first for kids at 3:00 p.m. and the second for adults at 6:00 p.m. Special guests include Samantha Bee, Molly Ringwald, Meg Wolitzer, Jacqueline Woodson, and others who grew up reading Judy's slightly naughty, often hilarious books. Young audience members (ideal age is between eight and 12 years old) are invitied to participate by asking questions and writing stories of their own inspired by Judy's works. Grown-ups have the chance to learn about the life of this gentle yet forceful writer through tributes and toasts. For ticket information, visit https://www.symphonyspace.org/event/9825/Family-Literature/judy-blumesday-kids?spektrix_bounce=true. This event is sponsored by Bank Street Book Store.

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 https://www.symphonyspace.org/event/9861/Family-Literature/neil-patrick-....

 

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

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