Monthly Archives: August 2014

We Are Back Open Tomorrow!


Check out our new price tags! We are so excited to finally use our new POS (point of sale) system that we are opening a day earlier than planned! We will be opening tomorrow at our regular Saturday schedule, 12pm! Come on down and check out our new lower prices on almost all used books!

Green tags = $1, Pink tags = $.50


The Manhattan Times: Sandy Jimenez on comics

sandySandy Jimenez is not only one our volunteers, but he is also an incredible artist (among other things) and he was recently interviewed by SherryMazzocchi for the Manhattan Times.

“In the 1970’s, zombies and vampires sucked the lifeblood out of the Bronx. Marley Davidson, the Bronx Exorcist, cruised the burned out streets in a large white limousine, looking for vengeance.

Marley Davidson, Bronx Exorcist is the creation of Sandy Jiménez, an Inwood-based graphic artist, writer and director. On August 29, Jiménez will talk about Marley’s complex world at Word Up Community Bookshop at 6 p.m.

Davidson started off as a character in Vladek, Vampire Detective, another series by Jiménez. But the character took on a life of his own and demanded his own series.

The character has traditional superhero origins. His parents were killed by villains.

But he’s not a hero.”

Check out the full video and article here, and remember to come down to his live reading happening August 29th at 6pm here at Word Up!



Summer recess: August 7 to 23

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Word Up will be taking a summer recess from August 7 to August 23. For the past year, Word Up volunteers have kept the books, events, and conversation flowing nearly every day. It’s a lot of work! We’ll be taking this break to rejuvenate, and also to implement a computerized point-of-sale inventory system! Those of you who have visited our store know that we have kept things pretty lo-fi all these years. With this new development, we hope to be able to serve our neighbors more efficiently.

Support open mic host Reza’s new play fundraiser


Our very own volunteer and weekly open mic host, Reza Salazar, is currently raising funds on indiegogo for a play he has been working on and that got accepted into the Thespis Theater Festival. Read the full article here.

Support Reza and his wonderful work here.