Monthly Archives: August 2013

Wash Heights Music Festival returns Friday & Saturday

WashHeightsMusicFestA monthly series at our old spot, the Wash Heights Music Festival returns this weekend for a 2-day megafest. Hosted by Jason Rosario, with live music, poetry, singing, an English/Spanish rap battle, open mic, games, and, for pete’s sake prizes! Friday, August 30th, 5–9pm, and Saturday, August 31st, 3–9pm. Suggested donation: $3, or donate a book.


Word Up Summer Clearance Sale – starts today


We are having a Summer Clearance Sale! We’re offering select new fiction and nonfiction titles at 50% off our stickered price, plus many 3 for $10 and 3 for $1 deals. Stock up on birthday gifts, back-to-school reads, and subway commuting treats, from today through September 13th.

Word Up on NY1

A couple of weeks ago, Word Up was featured on the nightly news channel NY1, in a piece about our reopening in Washington Heights! Featuring Word Up volunteers Emmanuel Abreu, Diane Keeney, Luis Alvarez, and Leah Orden, the video on the NY1 site is only viewable if you are a TWC customer, but the transcript is below, and at this link.


Manhattan Times on Word Up’s Reopening

Thanks to the crew at our bilingual neighborhood newspaper Manhattan Times for a pair of stories pre- and post-opening!

We were the cover story the week after we opened:


Word Up volunteer Ben Ehrlich (box) and Junot Díaz (right) shoulder to shoulder during the grand opening on July 26th.

Link to “Season of Words” by Sherry Mazzocchi and Adrian Cabreja on the Manhattan Times website.

Link to the article from the Uptown Collective blog (w/ video by Sherry Mazzocchi).

And we were also featured the week before we opened, in an article about our lease signing and move:


Photo: AbDjB

Link to “Word Up Returns” by Sherry Mazzocchi.


TODAY: Word Up @ Apt 78 Summer Series Block Party—with Q-Tip, Juan Bago, and more!

BlockParty FlyerWord Up is tabling TODAY, 12–7pm, at the Apt. 78 Summer Series Block Party on Dongan Place (between Broadway and Arden St.), hosted by Juan Bago and Elmo DiFoca, with musical appearances and DJ sets by Q-Tip, Bodega Bamz, and more!

There are end-of-summer deals all our vendor table, including 3-for-$1 kids’ books! See you there~