powerHouse Arena celebrates the launch of My Ideal Bookshelf and presents an exhibition of prints from the book, which will be displayed on the Arena walls. Writer Thessaly La Force interviewed dozens of prominent artists, writers, chefs, and thinkers, to create this loving homage to book collecting illustrated by artist Jane Mount.

The assignment was simple. Select a small sample of the books that made you who you are, your favorite favorites. In MY IDEAL BOOKSHELF one hundred leading cultural figures took up the challenge, with beautiful and thought-provoking results.

From popular writers (Chuck Klosterman, Mary Karr, Junot Diaz, Jennifer Egan, Michael Chabon, and Jonathan Lethem) to musicians (Patti Smith, Thurston Moore, and Rosanne Cash), and from chefs and food writers (Alice Waters, David Chang, Mark Bittman, and Thomas Keller) to Hollywood personalities (Judd Apatow, James Franco, and Miranda July), the contributors to MY IDEAL BOOKSHELF share the books that matter to them most–books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way in the world.

Exhibition runs November 12 – December 7
For more information, please call 718.666.3049 
RSVP appreciated: rsvp@powerHouseArena.com

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