Monthly Archives: July 2013

Manhattan Times article and video of our opening

Season of words Story by Sherry Mazzocchi and Adrian Cabreja Photos and video by Sherry Mazzocchi Hundreds of people jammed into the new Word Up Community Bookstore this past Fri., Jul. 26th to celebrate its grand opening. Marjorie Elliot and other musicians of Parlor Jazz fame played as people squeezed in to admire the new space. Those who couldn’t fit in gathered outside, at the corner of Amsterdam and West 165th Street, and ate treats from the nearby Mr. Softee ice cream truck. Word Up co-founder Veronica Liu said, “This is amazing,” as she thanked the dozens of volunteers and the hundreds of people who donated to their IndieGoGo campaign. read more…


Save the date for our GRAND REOPENING on JULY 26!

We’re almost there! Word Up Community Bookshop is very nearly close to being ready for you to enter once again! Please save the date for our grand reopening! It’ll be Friday, July 26 @ 6pm, at our brand new space: 2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th Street. 1/A/C trains to 168th Street, or C train to 163rd Street.