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07/09/20: A.J. Sidransky In Conversation With Led Black

Friend to the UC, A. J. Sidransky (Forgiving Maximo Rothman) is back with the first novel in his new “Justice” series. To celebrate the release of The Interpreter, Alan will read, followed by a Q&A with our very own…

Excerpt: The Interpreter

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) CHAPTER 1 Manila, The Philippines – March 1945  Kurt stood and stretched, dead tired and dead hungry. The heat was intense inside the musty, improvised barracks located in an old school behind a church. He…

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Go Fund Me Spotlight: Word Up Books

A Word From Word Up Books Help us remain closed and healthy as an organization, until we can safely and responsibly reopen for our community! In June 2020, Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria will celebrate its ninth birthday. Since…

11/17/19: All the Nations Under Heaven Book Discussion

NEW YORK AS A CITY OF REFUGE Rob Snyder, co-author of the new book All the Nations Under Heaven: Immigrants, Migrants and the Making of New York, will speak about how generations of immigrants and migrants have found (and…

09/08/19: Uptown Kid Lit

The indispensable Word Up Books is hosting Uptown Kid Lit—a mini-children’s book festival—in Inwood Hill Park this coming Sunday, September 8 from 12 to 4 pm! Come by for books, author readings and signings, story times, and FREE school…

UPinion: Why Wakanda Matters

By AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) When I was a young Jewish boy in the 1960’s the world was a very different place. As my dear friend Led Black has said to me, “that was before the Jews became white.” Just…

04/13/18: Junot Díaz Presents Islandborn @ The United Palace

Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria, with United Palace of Cultural Arts, is proud to present Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur fellow Junot Díaz, reading from his debut children’s picture book, Islandborn. In Islandborn, Lola’s teacher asks the students to…

Indiegogo Spotlight: The Revolution Books Summer 2017 Fund Drive

A Word From Revolution Books Support Revolution Books: the bookstore about the world and for a radically different world. The bookstore that changes lives. The bookstore that matters more than ever in this dangerous political moment. Donate now!…