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Friday & Saturday: Holiday Markets!

PrintThis Friday, we’ve got a little craft market popping up. Craftecito: Word Up’s Holiday Night Market is a mini-market packed with crafts, greeting cards, candles, soap, jewelry, hats, and more, for one evening only. Come by on Friday, December 19th, 5–9pm, and see our space transformed.

OmGrownAnd if you can’t get enough of local holiday markets, the very next day (Saturday, December 20th, 2–7pm) you can catch us at the last of this year’s Bread and Yoga Om Grown Holiday Markets at 5000 Broadway (enter on 212th Street).

Closed Today

We have been closed today, thinking still of everything and everyone we are grateful for, and everything we want to change. We’ll be open for business again tomorrow at 11am. Looking forward to seeing you. —Your neighbors at Word Up

Story Time for Kids at Word Up!

Please join us at Word Up Bookshop from 11am-noon (*new time) on Saturdays for bilingual Story Time, hosted by Mariel, which has featured guest readers like Shumerria Harris (Because You Are Red),  Dr. Margarita Suero-Duran (Dominican Doll, Carribean Treasure), and Elizabeth Balaguer! Here are some pictures of a recent event.


All children over 3 are welcome! FREE!



Beehive Collective Presents – Mesoamérica Resiste at Word Up



Members of the Beehive Collective (based in Maine) will present their latest graphic work, entitled Mesoamérica Resiste. It is the third and final image in the Beehive’s trilogy about globalization in the Americas, focusing on resistance to mega-infrastructure projects that are literally paving the way for free trade agreements that devastate local economies and communities.

“This project reflects our efforts to go beyond illustrating just the bad news, to also sharing stories of collective action and inspiration. The inside of the poster tells stories of grassroots organizing and community resilience.”

The Beehive Design Collective is a wildly motivated, all-volunteer, activist arts collective dedicated to “cross-pollinating the grassroots” by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images for use as educational and organizing tools. They work as word-to-image translators of complex global stories, shared with them through conversations with affected communities.

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Crossing Broadway Book Launch at Coogan’s to Benefit Word Up


Coogan’s Restaurant presents a reading, public discussion and reception to mark the publication of “Crossing Broadway – Washington Heights and the promise of New York City.” Published by Cornell University Press featuring author Robert W. Snyder.

Sunday November 23, 2014
Coogan’s Restaurant
4015 Broadway @ West 169th St.

All proceeds will go to Word Up Word Up: Community Bookshop – Libreria Comunitaria

Wednesday: Glenda Galán reads from Tsunami


This Wednesday at Word Up, Glenda Galán will be reading from her new book Tsunami, a collection of stories and poems that touch on themes of rootlessness and the struggle for identity.

Glenda Galán leerá algunos textos de su nuevo libro Tsunami, un conjunto de historias y poemas que tratan sobre el desarraigo y la lucha por la identidad.


Glenda Galán was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She is a graduate of the UNIBE, and has a degree in journalism from the University of Miami. She won an Emmy award for production in 2011, and was nominated that same year as a screenwriter. She has received multiple honors and won various contests for her literary work, and has worked as a jounralist and producer for América TeVe and Mundo Fox in Miami. She currently edits the cultural magazine Dominicana en Miami. She has published Mar de fugas (2011), Guayabas y fresas (2012), and now, Tsunami. Galán has been living in the US since 2006.

Glenda Galán nació en Santo Domingo. Es egresada de la Escuela de Comunicación de la Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) y Diploma en Periodismo de KC, University of Miami. Desde el 2006 reside en EE UU. Ganadora de un Premio Emmy (2011) como Productora y Nominada a Premio Emmy (2011) como Guionista. Resultó primera finalista en el concurso “Nuevos valores de la poesía hispana” revista literaria Baquiana y CCE (2011). Mención de honor en el concurso “Florida tierra de Poetas” (2012). Impartió docencia en la Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) y en la Universidad Nacional Pedro Enrique Ureña (1995-1997). Ha laborado como periodista de investigación y productora en América TeVe y Mundo FOX, Miami. Actualmente es Editora de la revista cultural Dominicana en Miami. Ha publicado Mar de fugas (2011), Guayabas y fresas (2012) y ahora, Tsunami.

Celebrate Food Day today with a screening of FED UP


Today: Join Vive tu Vida/Live your Life and Word Up Community Bookshop for a screening of the documentary Fed Up, with discussion to follow, in recognition of Food Day. Of course, as it’s Food Day, refreshments will be served!

Friday, October 24th
5:30 PM
Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th Street