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Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair) (Paperback) (Word Up)
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American Dreamer

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The Heart to Artemis: A Writer's Memoir Cover Image
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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
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Ode to an Onion: Pablo Neruda and his Muse Cover Image

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Antologia de Poesías
Drowning thoughts 4 The Thirsty Soul
A traves de mis ojos: Lo que ella me contó


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

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

2113 Amsterdam Avenue (corner of 165th Street)
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