Uptowners: It’s not too late to get your gifts in the neighborhood! Today Word Up is once again popping up at Bread & Yoga’s Om Grown Holiday Market. And at our storefront at 2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th Street, we have much, much more by way of great gift ideas.
High on gift givers’ lists—popular all year ’round at Word Up—are beautiful coffee-table books of the Dominican Republic coastal cities of Barahona and Pedernales, produced by the Colección Orgullo de mi Tierra.
Isaías Orozco-Lang’s photography book Glimpses of La Yaguita: Street Scenes and Portraits from the Dominican Republic comes with a preface by Julia Alvarez. Special thanks to Isaías Orozco-Lang himself for making sure we have enough copies available for our neighbors!
For all the voracious Diary of a Wimpy Kid readers in our midst, we have restocked on all volumes, including some Diario de Greg, plus we now have themed notebooks to help transform young readers into writers themselves.
And of course we can hook you up with the deluxe edition of Junot Díaz’s This Is How You Lose Her illustrated by Jaime Hernandez, as well as books in celebration of Love and Rockets‘ 30th anniversary: The Love and Rockets Companion, Love and Rockets: The Covers, and a whole selection of Love and Rockets collected volumes.
Come visit us at the store to check this all out in person! We’ll be open Saturday 12–9pm, Sunday 12–6pm, Monday 12–4pm, Tuesday 12–4pm, then closed on Wednesday, Christmas Day.