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

Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City Cover Image
The Pink Box (Willow Books Emerging Poets & Writers) Cover Image
AFTERMATH: Explorations of Loss & Grief Cover Image
Urbantasm: The Dying City Cover Image
Rap Dad: A Story of Family and the Subculture That Shaped a Generation Cover Image

Upcoming Events

Uptown Stories Readings
12/09/2018 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Black Doll Project: Asserting the Love and Power of Our Blackness, Our Negritud(e)
12/12/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
VIII Jamming Poético en NY
12/13/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Word in the Heights Teen Open Mic
12/14/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Word Up's Year-End Party/Fiesta de fin de año!
12/14/2018 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Volunteer Staff Picks

Aya: Life in Yop City Cover Image
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism Cover Image
Staff Pick Logo
The New York Trilogy: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
Staff Pick Logo
Ghetto Klown Cover Image
Saga Book One (Saga DLX Ed Hc #1) 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.