Post Tagged with: "bookstore"

Kalima Desuze, the owner of Café con Libros, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. (Photo by Ana B. Nieto via El Diario)

In Brooklyn, Coffee – with a Side of Books – at Bodega Prices

African, Brooklyn, Business, Latino, Women June 1, 2018 at 3:24 pm

Feminism, coffee and books converge in Crown Heights at Café con Libros, owned by Kalima Desuze, of Panamanian descent, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Xinhua Bookstore (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

The Only Chinese Bookstore in Sunset Park Struggles 

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian August 7, 2017 at 1:56 pm

Eight years after Xinhua Bookstore opened in Sunset Park to much fanfare, the only Chinese-language bookstore in the neighborhood fights to stay alive as customers turn to digital media, reports Sing Tao Daily.

(Photo by Thomas Chesseboeuf via French Morning)

An Oasis for Kids and French Book Lovers on the Upper East Side

Youth January 31, 2017 at 5:55 pm

Recently-opened French bookstore La Librairie des Enfants offers books and entertainment for kids on the Upper East Side, whether they speak French or not, French Morning reports.

Ramón (left), Paula (center) and Carlos (right) spoke about the work being carried out by the Barco de Papel Cultural Center, a meeting place for neighbors, customers and guests who wish to take part in a variety of events and workshops.. (Photo by Marta Ramírez via El Diario)

Jackson Heights Bookstore Expands Community Mission

Culture, Latino, Queens March 7, 2016 at 4:09 pm

The Barco de Papel Cultural Center in Queens reaches out to the Latino community as a nonprofit that offers much more than books, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Located on Roosevelt Avenue and only half a block from the Main Street station of the 7 train, Chung Hwa attracted customers from Flushing and other Queens neighborhoods. (Photo by Yichen Tu via Open City)

Chinese Bookstore in Flushing Shutters After 30 Years

East Asian, Queens September 13, 2016 at 1:43 pm

Chung Hwa, a bookstore popular among Chinese in Queens, closed as monthly rent hit $50,000. Longtime patrons tell Open City how the store served as more than just a place to buy books.

(Photo via Albertine Books on Facebook)

Albertine Brings French Books to NYC

Culture, In the News, Manhattan, Western European September 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Albertine brings French books to NYC after a 5-year hiatus following the closing of La Librairie Française, France-Amérique reports.

(Photo by Sherry Mazzocchi via Manhattan Times)

La Casa Azul Pops Up in La Marqueta

Culture, In the News, Latino, Manhattan July 11, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Just in time for the one-year anniversary of the La Casa Azul bookstore in East Harlem, founder Aurora Anaya-Cerda received an award from the White House and opened a pop-up shop, reports Manhattan Times. The celebrations included a Frida Kahlo look-alike contest.

Independent bookstore and community space Word Up in Washington Heights gets a new lease on life. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Community Bookstore Back ‘Up’

Culture, In the News, Manhattan June 25, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Independent bookstore Word Up has signed a new lease on life in Washington Heights, reports Manhattan Times. The bookstore and community space has struggled to fill the dearth of bookstores in Upper Manhattan.

BGSQD owners Donnie Jochum and Greg Newton with author Edmund White. (Photo by Lee Brozgol via The Lo-Down).

Queer Bookstore Looks for Permanent Home in LES

Business, Culture, LGBTQ February 6, 2013 at 6:43 pm

The pop-up bookstore Bureau of General Services-Queer Division opened last fall in the Lower East Side. The Lo-Down speaks with its owners who explain why they call it a “queer bookstore.”

(Photo from Dominion of New York)

Closed Hue-Man Bookstore Reemerges

African American, Business, Culture October 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm

When Hue-Man, a bookstore that catered to a Black audience, shut its doors in the summer, its CEO said it would change its business model. Within a few months, the store has hosted pop-up events and gone online.

a new set of proposed City Council District maps would seek to consolidate the political power of northern Manhattan. (Image via Manhattan Times)

Voices in Focus: A Plan to Merge Political Power in Upper Manhattan

Business, Culture September 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm

From Northern Manhattan updates on redistricting maps and the Word Up bookstore and in Bed-Stuy, a resurgence of the Jewish population, which started leaving in droves in the late 1950s.

Writer and Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction Junot Díaz speaks at Word Up on June 7, 2012. (Photo by Paul Lomax/DNAinfo)

A Tale of Two Independent Bookstores

African American, Business, Culture July 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm

One independent bookstore, Word Up, struggles to stay alive, as another, Hue-Man, closes its doors after 10 years, the Manhattan Times reports. Meanwhile, Amsterdam News highlights other bookstores focused on black culture citywide.

Dr. Elnora Calimlim and Dr. Jefferson Calimlim in a November 2006 photo at the U.S. District Court in Milwaukee.  (Via

Voices in Focus: A Pair of Former Doctors Deported for Slavery

Crime, Education July 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Today we have news of a debate over equity in New York City schools; a call for adoption within the African-American community; plans for Salvadorean expatriates to vote in their country’s 2014 presidential elections; more from a controversial study about Asian-Americans; deported slave-holders; and sad news about two independent bookstores.

A Literary Dream — en Espanol — Comes True in Harlem

A Literary Dream — en Espanol — Comes True in Harlem

Business, Latino June 7, 2012 at 3:48 pm

We first met Aurora Anaya Cerda when her dream of opening the first Spanish language bookstore in East Harlem was just that — a dream. But last week Anaya Cerda opened her bookstore, La Casa Azul. Our friends at Feet in Two Worlds covered the story, and we translated El Diario’s article.

(Photo from Dominion of New York)

Promoting Books and Culture, Bookstore or No Bookstore

Culture April 24, 2012 at 1:10 pm

We came across two stories of independent bookstores last week — one that’s thriving in Harlem, and one that closed its doors in the Bronx. But in both situations, the owners’ commitment to spreading a love of reading is steadfast.