We’re still here! We know we’ve been a quiet in the past month, but we’re still working away at finding a new, permanent space for Word Up community bookshop / librería comunitaria. We’ve looked at dozens of possible locations and more fully tracked down the leads that seem more viable than others. We’ve also caught up on some sleep after such an intense year, and are working on other foundational things to make sure that a future emergence is as opposite to a pop-up as possible.
In the meantime, we have provided books to neighborhood gatherings such as the Young Moms Conference and the Inwood Greenmarket, and we have trucked across borough borders for events like the Brooklyn Book Festival.
Today we’ll be at an uptown landmark in our own backyard, at the festival in honor of Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse. The 20th Annual Little Red Lighthouse Festival is at Fort Washington Park today, from noon to 4pm. At 2:30pm, we’ll have children’s book authors reading at our tent. Come by!
Elizabeth Balaguer will read from her new book El Cuco / The Boogeyman. As an author and illustrator, Elizabeth has published several works, including Trucando, and Mi Carnaval / My Carnival. She holds degrees in Graphic Design, Visual Communication and Computer Information System, and is pursuing an MFA in Literature at the City College of New York.