Upcoming Events

Growing Up in NYC: YA Authors Ed Lin & Lilliam Rivera Reading and Discussion
10/30/2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Halloween 2020 @ Word Up
10/31/2020 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fall Comix Lecture Series @ Word Up
11/01/2020 - 1:00pm to 11/22/2020 - 1:00pm
Día de Muertos: Community Altar Building and Food Drive
11/01/2020 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Antiracist Resources

Antiracist Resources for Young People

I Am Enough Cover Image
Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills Cover Image
A is for Activist Cover Image
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World (Easy Reader Books, Children Around the World Books, Preschool Prep Books) Cover Image

Prison Culture Resources

Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture (Open Media Series) Cover Image
The End of Policing Cover Image
Badges without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing (American Crossroads #56) Cover Image
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image

Recent Releases

New At Word Up


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Signed Books at Word Up


El Alto (Spanish Edition) (Word Up)
YunYun (pa' la color) (Word Up)
Una boda en Haiti: Historia de una amistad (Paperback) (Word Up)
A Wedding in Haiti (Paperback) (Word Up)


Volunteer Picks

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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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High Five Cover Image
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Ode to an Onion: Pablo Neruda and his Muse Cover Image

Word Up Used Books

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.

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