Posts Tagged ‘Word Up Books’

06/17/17: Celebrate 6 Years of Word Up

06/17/17: Celebrate 6 Years of Word Up

Our favorite community bookstore is having a birthday party on Saturday, June 17. This is a bash for the entire family. Storytime at 11 am, a Block Party (with music performances!) at 1 pm, and a dance party at 7 pm ($10 cover, all proceeds go to Word Up). It is going to be lit. […]


Mood Music: Lexiglass – Mobb Phonics – The Cubetazos Vol 2

Mood Music: Lexiglass – Mobb Phonics – The Cubetazos Vol 2

Oh snap Lexiglass is back with Mobb Phonics, the 2nd installment in the Cubetazo series. For those that don’t know, Lexiglass is all about that raw, instrumental Hip-Hop and this time around they are taking you on a musical journey to Queensbridge. If you had the pleasure of peeping their first project in the series, […]


Spread Love: Word Up Books Turns 5

Spread Love: Word Up Books Turns 5

On Saturday, June 18th Word Up Books will be celebrating 5 awesome years of being an indispensable community resource. In light of that significant milestone, Word Up is throwing an all day long shindig. The festivities kick off at 11 am. See below for the deets.


2/6/16: Home At Word Up – Launch Party

2/6/16: Home At Word Up - Launch Party

HOME AT WORD UP: LAUNCH PARTY! Saturday, February 6, 2016 @ 2pm Word Up Books (2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St.) Join the Word Up volunteer collective for the launch of their bilingual children’s book, Home at Word Up, with a reading, sing-along, hot chocolate and other treats, and a discussion on the making of […]


Monday Mood Music: Lexiglass – The Love Move – The Cubetazos Vol 1

Monday Mood Music: Lexiglass - The Love Move - The Cubetazos Vol 1

Lexiglass began as a live backing band to many of the key MCs and singers in the fervent Uptown NYC scene. They soon delved into instrumental mode, drawn to the underappreciated gems on The Love Movement, Tribe’s last masterpiece. With their aligned backgrounds in both hip hop and avant garde jazz, Alexis Marcelo (Yusef Lateef, […]


Monday Mood Music: T La Rock X Lexiglass – It’s Yours Live

Monday Mood Music: T La Rock X Lexiglass - It's Yours Live

The legendary T La Rock revisits his anthem, backed by the live band Lexiglass, on the corner of 165th St and Amsterdam Ave, NYC, during Word Up Community Bookshop’s fourth birthday party, 6/21/2015. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail […]


Crossing Broadway: 7 Questions For Robert W. Snyder

Crossing Broadway: 7 Questions For Robert W. Snyder

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Far too many people still view Washington Heights through the prism of the recent past. Crime, drugs, and rampant lawlessness―all of which scarred the neighborhood in the late ’80s and early ’90s―are the first things that come to mind. In fact, Washington Heights has emerged phoenix-like from the ashes of the […]


Spread Love: The Machine 5th Anniversary Show @ Word Up Books

Spread Love: The Machine 5th Anniversary Show @ Word Up Books


Spread Love: Marjorie Eliot’s Theatre Matinee Series @ Word Up Books

Spread Love: Marjorie Eliot's Theatre Matinee Series @ Word Up Books

Marjorie Eliot is well known in Upper Manhattan for the remarkable Sunday afternoon concerts she has hosted in her Edgecombe Ave living room for 20+ years: Parlor Jazz. Her piano-playing, band-leading and hostessing are internationally renowned. Recently, she has occasionally extended these concerts, to include performances of her original one-act plays. Word Up is hosting […]


2/26/15: La Galeria Presents A Discussion About Blackness In The Dominican Republic & The Diaspora @ Word Up Books

2/26/15: La Galeria Presents A Discussion About Blackness In The Dominican Republic & The Diaspora @ Word Up Books

A Word From La Galeria Join us for a discussion on negritud/blackness in the Dominican Republic and the Diaspora. Using articles, social media, and other resources, we will discuss what it means to be black in the Dominican Republic and the Diaspora We are providing a space for dialogue. We claim a general understanding of […]


Uptown Tonight: Face Out – Crossing Broadway by Robert W. Snyder @ Word Up Books

Uptown Tonight: Face Out - Crossing Broadway by Robert W. Snyder @ Word Up Books

Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City by Robert W. Snyder, is a book about the civic and social history of Washington Heights from the 1930s to (nearly) the present. In a chapter that begins at the dawn of integration, he examines pivotal moments in the histories of George Washington High […]


Say Word: Word Up Books’ Indiegogo Campaign Extended Until January 30th

Say Word: Word Up Books' Indiegogo Campaign Extended Until January 30th

Have you heard the good news? Indiegogo has extended Word Up Books’ crowd-funding campaign until January 30th! It’s gets better. An anonymous donor issued a challenge, pledging to match every dollar that comes in beyond $23,000! That’s right —every donation contributed from now through January 30th will be doubled! So if you have been procrastinating there is no […]


Uptown Tonight: Craftecito Holiday Night Market @ Word Up Books

Uptown Tonight: Craftecito Holiday Night Market @ Word Up Books

Stop by Word Up Books (2113 Amsterstam @ 165th Street) tonight from 5 to 9 pm for the Word Up Craftecito Holiday Night Market. While you are there, don’t forget to pick up a copy of Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City. This is the official history book of Washington […]


Giving Tuesday: Vote For Word Up Books To Win 5K

Giving Tuesday: Vote For Word Up Books To Win 5K

Guess what folks? Your favorite neighborhood, volunteer run bookstore, Word Up Books, is in the running to win a cool 5 grand that would be put to really good use. All you have to do is vote on the link below. So what are you waiting for? Vote now and spread that Uptown Love! Voting […]


Uptown Video: Word Up Books

Uptown Video: Word Up Books

Check out this cool video courtesy of Patrick Schulman of the Columbia Spectator on our beloved Word Up Books.


11/8/14: Beats, Rhymes & Art @ Word Up – Sole Rebel Gallery Reception

11/8/14: Beats, Rhymes & Art @ Word Up - Sole Rebel Gallery Reception

Beats, Rhymes and Art….. Come get down at Word Up (2133 Amsterdam Ave @ 165th St) as they celebrate the paintings of Bronx-based visual and performing artist SOLE REBEL! Wash Heights’ own LEXIGLASS (Will Glass  on drums & Alexis Marcelo on keys) will be providing live beats during the reception, and for a special uptown […]


10/24/14: Celebrate Food Day @ Word Up Books

10/24/14: Celebrate Food Day @ Word Up Books


Ode To Quisqueya Heights

Ode To Quisqueya Heights

BY Mel à la mODE (@MelalamODE) “I can be successful at ______________ even though the people at the top don’t look like me.” One of my favorite quotes as heard this past Saturday at a forum on Dominican identity in Washington Heights, NYC, appropriately named, Quisqueya Heights. The event was carefully coordinated by a friend […]


Spread Love: College Prep @ Word Up Books

Spread Love: College Prep @ Word Up Books


8/29/14: Word Up Books Presents Sandy Jimenez

8/29/14: Word Up Books Presents Sandy Jimenez

You are invited to a night of animation, animatics, and a live comic book reading by artist Sandy Jimenez, known for his work in World War 3 Illustrated, The Graphic Canon (II, YA,) as well as the action-adventure series Marley Davidson: Bronx Exorcist. Food and refreshments will be served along with lively conversation about the […]


7/19/14: Catch C-Rock & Dyckman Fireworks @ Word Up Books

7/19/14: Catch C-Rock & Dyckman Fireworks @ Word Up Books

Come by to Word Up Books on July 19th at 7:30 pm to enjoy two documentaries based on the unique ways of enjoying life in Washington Heights, Inwood and the Bronx, C-Rock and The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co.. RSVP: Word Up – C-Rock and Dyckman Fireworks Documentary Screenings.


7/24/14: The Led Black Book Club Ft. AJ Sidransky

7/24/14: The Led Black Book Club Ft. AJ Sidransky

The next installment of the Led Black Book Club goes down on Thursday, July 24th at Word Up Books. Our featured author is AJ Sidransky who recently released his 2nd novel, Stealing A Summer’s Afternoon. The book is a great sophomore effort from an author who really knows how to tell a story. Come out […]


6/21/14: Celebrate 3 Years of Word Up

6/21/14: Celebrate 3 Years of Word Up

Word Up Books is celebrating their 3rd Birthday on Saturday, June 21st. The B-day bash will include an all-day outdoor concert courtesy of Make Music New York, and visual art courtesy of I Love My Hood.


5/17/14: Live Your Life Healthy Habit Workshop @ Word Up Books

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