Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria is supporting the Casa Camino Real Bookstore, in facilitating a Refugee Book Drive in conjunction with the American Booksellers Association (ABA). Casa Camino Real Bookstore will disseminate books to refugee families. Read more here.
Laughing Out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish Cover Image
Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth Cover Image
La Travesía de Enrique Cover Image
Caramelo: En Espanol Cover Image
El Alquimista: Una fábula para seguir tus sueños Cover Image

Upcoming Events

Uptown Raccoon: A Jazz Concert
02/22/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Monster Maria: A Children's Book Reading & Fundraiser for Puerto Rico
02/24/2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
No Name 25th Anniversary
02/26/2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Reading: "I AM" in the Heights
02/27/2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Creating Comics Rooted in Activism and Personal Experience
03/03/2019 - 1:00pm to 04/28/2019 - 3:00pm

Pre-Order Local Books

The Coffeehouse Resistance: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times Cover Image
Lost Inwood (Images of America) Cover Image


Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)E: Personal Essays and Poetry Cover Image
Black / Maybe Cover Image
The Pink Box
Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women Cover Image

Past Event Books

Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the New Cold War Cover Image
Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle Cover Image
Too Much Soul: The Journey of an Asian Southern Belle Cover Image
Spells: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan Poetry) Cover Image
Among the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams Cover Image

Volunteer Staff Picks

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La Casa de Bernarda Alba (Coleccion Letras Hispanicas) Cover Image
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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Cover Image
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Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening Cover Image
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Woman on the Edge of Time Cover Image
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Something to Declare: Essays Cover Image


Word Up is a multilingual, general-interest, nonprofit community bookshop and arts space in Washington Heights NYC.

2113 Amsterdam Avenue (corner of 165th Street)
New York, NY 10032
(347) 688-4456

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation will help support our mission of making books more accessible to communities and, in turn, building community. Please click below to donate online, or check our Donate page for other options.