Monthly Archives: November 2014

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

Saturday: Sole Rebel Gallery Reception featuring Lexiglass on beats


Beats, Rhymes and Art. . . . This Saturday, November 8th, come get down at Word Up as we celebrate the paintings of Bronx-based visual and performing artist SOLE REBEL!

Wash Heights’ own LEXIGLASS (Will Glass, drums; Alexis Marcelo, keys) will be providing live beats during the reception, and for a special uptown cypher, hosted by Soli of The Machine.


Artwork on view: October 30–November 17