By Paul Lomax
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Maybe this won’t be the final chapter.
Popular pop-up bookstore Word Up is negotiating with its landlord to stick around through December and possibly into next year, one of the shop’s creators told DNAinfo.
“We’re talking to the property company now so we can extend our stay through December and hopefully into the New Year,” said Veronica Liu, 33, one of 20 core volunteers who runs the store at 4157 Broadway, near 176th Street.
The shop, which was packed Saturday with poets, writers, artists and DJ’s celebrating another month in existence, was founded on June 17 when developer Vantage Properties allowed a group of artists to occupy the empty space.
Since then the bookstore, in conjunction with Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, has grown in popularity so much so that the property management company has been agreeing to extend the lease on a month-to-month basis.