Word Up Pop Up Book Shop Grand Opening – The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@DjboyNYC)

The clock is ticking. Uptown, you now have your vey own community owned and administered book shop. The question becomes; will you support it, will you patronize it and ultimately will you keep it? Even though Word Up is tentatively scheduled to be around only for a month, things that are vital tend to acquire permanence and boy do we need this communal learning center. Uptown needs a place where the neighborhood can learn, love and live. Books, knowledge and reading truly are that fundamental. That is it, in a nutshell; use it or lose it.

The initial signs are promising though. What I saw on Friday, at the grand opening of Word Up, is a community that is alive, aware and active. A community that contrary to what some might say is ready, willing and able to determine its own destiny. No outside intervention is needed or requested. We are the change that we seek. The Uptown Renaissance is in full effect. Spread love it’s the Uptown way.Let’s make it happen – Word Up!

Address: 4157 Broadway near 176th Street

For more info: www.wordupbooks.com

To volunteer: info@fractiouspress.com

Twitter: @WordUpBooks

I invite you to join me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter, or e-mail me at ledblackNYC@gmail.com

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7 Responses to “Word Up Pop Up Book Shop Grand Opening – The Recap”

  1. […] You have just under a month to experience Word Up, so don’t dawdle. We’re open weekdays from 4 to 9pm, and weekends from 12 to 4pm, at 4157 Broadway at 176 Street. You can find out about our events via Twitter (@WordUpBooks) or Facebook (http://on.fb.me/mbA05p), and you can read more about the shop in the New York Times, in the Manhattan Times, and on the Uptown Collective site. […]

  2. […] opening, the NY Daily News was here last week (print only), and thanks to the Manhattan Times, the Uptown Collective, and others—including CUNY TV during a segment airing near the end of August—you can peek […]

  3. […] in Northern Manhattan 4157 Broadway @ 176 Street Word Up on New York Times | Manhattan Times | Uptown Collective http://www.wordupbooks.com | facebook.com/WordUpBooks […]

  4. […] Word Up a community bookshop in Northern Manhattan 4157 Broadway @ 176 Street June 17 – July 14, 2011 http://www.wordupbooks.com Word Up on New York Times | Manhattan Times | Uptown Collective | Fbook […]

  5. Mikel Saari says:

    Awesome blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

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