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(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.

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.”

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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.

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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.