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June 29 & 30 – Uptown Stories Readings

IMG_9368 girl yellow dress POW 2Join Uptown Stories for the culmination of a season of writing workshops with uptown youth aged 8–14. See for more information.

Saturday, June 29:
11:00 AM – Beasts and Battles
12:15 – POW! Drawing Comics
1:30 – It’s Your Thing

Sunday, June 30
12:00 PM – Art of Poetry
1:15 – Girls Rising
2:30 – Elements of Fiction

Uptown Stories Readings
Saturday, June 29, 2019 – 11am–2:30pm
& Sunday, June 30, 2019 – 12–4pm
Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032


June 27 – Firma de libros y presentactión de la colección Lazy

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Dar a conocer a La Pereza Ediciones, a nuevos escritores y lectores y lanzar dos libros en inglés publicado por nuestro sello Lazy

Firma de libros y presentacción de la colección Lazy
Thursday, June 27, 2019
6:30pm to 8:30pm
2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New YorkNY 10032

June 23 and July 7 – Well-Read Black Girl Book Club: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo – Day 1

Glory Edim founded Well-Read Black Girl as a book club exclusively for Black women, with the aim to amplify the voices of Black writers and celebrate their achievements in the literary world. Join a new chapter at Word Up, and read our first June/July pick: Elizabeth Acevedo’s With the Fire on High. Moderated by Memphis Washington. Buy the book at the shop, or online at

Be prepared to talk about the first half of the book. Come ready to share your thoughts, ask questions together, and discuss a wonderful new book by Afro-Dominican author Elizabeth Acevedo.

About the Book:
Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness.

Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.

About the Author:
ELIZABETH ACEVEDO is a New York Times best selling author. She is the winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, The Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Fiction, the Boston Globe-Hornbook Award Prize for Best Children’s Fiction, and the Pura Belpré Award for a work that best affirms the Latinx cultural experience.

Well-Read Black Girl Book Club: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Sunday, June 23, 2019

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4961 Broadway
New York, NY 10034
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librerîa Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10032

June 22–23 – UP Theater’s Reading of the Mueller Report

Robert Mueller urges all of us to read his report. UP Theater will be doing just that at Word Up on June 22nd and 23rd. Check for updates in this space for the list of readers!

UP Theater’s Reading of the Mueller Report
Saturday, June 22, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

June 26 – Broad Views on Broadway Book Exchange

Bvob Book Exchange!


The 2020 Census will dictate federal funding, our representation in Congress, and so much more. Learn how YOU can get involved to make sure that everyone is counted, by conversing directly with NYC Census Director Julie Menin.

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. This event is part of the Barack Obama Democratic Club’s Community Engagement Q&A Series.


Broad Views on Broadway Book Exchange
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York NY 10032