PRESS

MAY 2018

MY MODERN MET: "Intimate Portraits Capture a Look at New York’s Last Indie Booksellers" / May 9, 2018

MARCH 2018

THE NEW YORK TIMES: "Shakespeare and Company Is Coming Back to the West Side and the Village" / Mar 13, 2018

FEBRUARY 2018

BOOKWEB.ORG: "Wi13 Education: Small Stores, Big Clout" / Feb 28, 2018

JANUARY 2018

BOOKWEB.ORG: "Topics of Diversity and Profitability Take Front Seat at Wi13 Town Hall" / Jan 25, 2018

AMERICA. THE JESUIT REVIEW: "Topics of Diversity and Profitability Take Front Seat at Wi13 Town HallDominican slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo on sex, identity and Catholicism" / Jan 25, 2018

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: "WI13: Booksellers Tackle Diversity and the Sustainability of the Indie Model" / Jan 25, 2018

BOOKWEB.ORG: "Booksellers Celebrate Indie Vitality at Energetic, Enthusiastic Winter Institute" / Jan 22, 2018

SEPTEMBER 2017

BOOKWEB.ORG: "WORD UP, LA LIBRERÍA QUE CREA COMUNIDAD" / Sep 05, 2017

APRIL 2017

REVISTA TEMPORALES: "WORD UP, LA LIBRERÍA QUE CREA COMUNIDAD" / Apr 08, 2017

MARCH 2017

THE VILLAGE VOICE: "Neighborhood Stories: The Market Forces of Washington Heights" / Mar 22, 2017

THE VILLAGE VOICE: "Your Guide to Washington Heights: Living the High Life in Manhattan" / Mar 22, 2017

MANHATTAN TIMES: "Grief-stricken, and scribbling" / Mar 08, 2017

UNTAPPED CITIES: "20 Must Visit Places in Washington Heights, NYC: An Untapped Cities Guide" / Mar 02, 2017

FEBRUARY 2017

NY1: "Woman Launches Campaign to Open Independent Bookstore in the Bronx" / Feb 17, 2017

JUNE 2016

HUFFINGTON POST: "Up on Sugar Hill: Word Up Celebrates Five Years As ‘More Than A Bookstore’" / Jun 10, 2016

FEBRUARY 2016

MOMMY NEAREST: "8 Free Story Times for Kids in New York City" / Feb 14, 2016

JANUARY 2016

ALICE MARIE'S REVERIES: "Sights in the Heights" / Jan 28, 2016

AM NEW YORK: "Washington Heights, Manhattan: 12 things to do and see in the uptown neighborhood" / Jan 15, 2016

DECEMBER 2015

AI-AP|DART: "New York's Indie Booksellers 2015" / Dec 09, 2015

DECEMBER 2014

MANHATTAN TIMES: "Word on the rise" / Dec 10, 2014

DNA INFO: "Word Up Books Launches Fundraiser for Youth and Spanish-Language Programs" / Dec 02, 2014

NOVEMBER 2014

COLUMBIA SPECTATOR: "Word Up provides safe space for community members, artists" / Nov 16, 2014

AUGUST 2014

MANHATTAN TIMES: "The Return of the Native"/ Aug 27, 2014

MANHATTAN TIMES: "The Complex Comic" / Aug 20, 2014

JUNE 2014

MANHATTAN TIMES: "Collective defines community - Colectivo define comunidad"/  Jun 11, 2014

AMNEWYORK: "Wild edibles in NYC: Ava Chin shows us what's in season now"/  Jun 04, 2014

FEBRUARY 2014

HIP HOP SMITHSONIAN: "Billion Dollar BLING - Diamonds in Sierra Leone"/ Feb 23, 2014

IN NEW YORK: "Word Up Answers Washington Heights Need for a Bookstore"/  Feb 20, 2014

JANUARY 2014

THE NEW YORKER: "SELLING BOOKS TO MADONNA"/  Jan 17, 2014

NOVEMBER 2013

GRAPHIC NOVEL REPORTER: "Junot Diaz: Fueling the Imaginary"/  Nov 18, 2013

THE UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "Catch Junot Diaz @ The United Palace"/  Nov 11, 2013

MANHATTAN TIMES: "Game on: Minecraft at Word Up"/  Nov 6, 2013

OCTOBER 2013

BROADWAY WORLD: "NO NAME @ WORD UP SUPER STORYTELLERS' EDITION Kicks Off 11/5"/  Oct 31, 2013

TIME OUT NEW YORK: "Best of 2013: Best places to go and things to do in New York City"/  Oct 29, 2013

THE UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "The Uptown Lit Festival In Pictures"/  Oct 24, 2013

MANHATTAN TIMES: "Love Letters"/  Oct 23, 2013

THE AUTHORS GUILD: "Along Publishers Row"/  Oct 22, 2013

THE UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "The Uptown Lit Festival: The Social Media Recap"/  Oct 21, 2013

MATTHEW DICKS: "TA tale of two story slams"/  Oct 20, 2013

MANHATTAN TIMES: "Uptown Lit debuts today"/ Oct 19, 2013

NYC.GOV: "Uptown Lit: A Festival of Readers and Writers"/  Oct 18, 2013

FLAVORPILL: "Uptown Lit: A Festival of Readers and Writers"/ Oct 18, 2013

MANHATTAN TIMES: "No, seriously, this is just for laughs"/ Oct 2, 2013

SEPTEMBER 2013

MANHATTAN TIMES: "Circus built from Concrete"/ Sept 18, 2013

MANHATTAN TIMES: "Eye on the prize, by any name "/Sept 11, 2013

THE UPTOWNER: "Closed a Year, Washington Heights Bookshop Finds New Home"/ Sept 09, 2013

AUGUST 2013

GRUBSTREET: "Junot Díaz Grabs Ramen, Pizza, and ‘Fight-Worthy’ Chicken While He’s in New York"/ Aug 30, 2013

NY1: "Washington Heights Bookstore Opens At New Location"/ Aug 06, 2013

JULY 2013

POLITICS AND LETTERS: "Word Up, or Staring at Erotica"/ July 27, 2013

MANHATTAN TIMES: "Word Up returns"/ July 26, 2013

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "Uptown Video: Word Up Books Grand Opening Celebration Promo"/ July 26, 2013

BLOCK AVENUE: "Word Up Community Bookshop Set to Re-open Tomorrow in Washington Heights"/ July 25, 2013

NY DAILY NEWS: "Word Up Bookstore set to re-open Friday on Amsterdam Ave. at W. 165th St."/ July 24, 2013

BOOKCULTURE: "Neighborhood Watch :: Word Up Community Bookshop Reopens July 26"/ July 17, 2013

DNAINFO: "Word Up Community Bookshop to Reopen This Month"/ July 11, 2013

 JUNE 2013

NEW YORK TIMES: "A Bookstore in Washington Heights Knows How to Make the Show Go On"/ June 6, 2013

MANHATTAN TIMES: "Chamber focuses on development"/ June 06, 2013

DNAINFO: "Word Up Community Bookstore Finds New Home in Washington Heights"/ June 5, 2013

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: "Word Up Community Bookshop Signs Lease"/ June 4, 2013

NY DAILY NEWS: "Word Up finds a new home in Washington Heights"/ June 4, 2013

REMEZCLA: "NY: Word Up Community Bookshop is Getting a Storefront!"/ June 4, 2013

APRIL 2013

TIME OUT NEW YORK: "New bookstores in NYC 2013: The best independent additions"/ Apr. 16, 2013

MARCH 2013

DNAINFO: "Word Up Book Shop Hopes to Reopen before the End of Spring" / Mar. 13, 2013

TIME OUT NEW YORK: "50 reasons why NYC is the greatest city in the world"/ Mar. 5, 2013

JANUARY 2013

WABC NEWS: "Online effort saves community book store" / Jan. 3, 2013

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: "Word Up Community Bookstore pulls off successful $60,000 online fund-raising campaign to re-open" / Jan. 2, 2013

RACKED: "Word Up Bookstore Gets Funded; Bulgari Accused of Tax Evasion" / Jan. 2, 2013

DNAINFO: "Word Up Bookstore Reaches Funding Goal to Open New Uptown Shop" / Jan. 2, 2013

SHELF AWARENESS: "Word Up Reaches Fundraising Goal" / Jan. 2, 2013

DECEMBER 2012

 

USA Today: "Book Buzz: Junot Diaz tries to save bookstore" / Dec. 19, 2012

The Flaneur: "Help save @WordUpBooks community bookstore" / Dec. 18,2012

Galleycat: "Junot Diaz Appeals for Word Up Community Bookshop Support" / Dec. 18, 2012

DNAINFO: "Word Up Bookshop Plans Fundraiser to Reopen Uptown" / Dec. 4, 2012

NOVEMBER 2012

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "Word Up Bookstore Organizers Launch Crowdfunding Campaign on Indiegogo.com" (repost of Daily News) / Nov. 13, 2012

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: "Word Up Bookstore Organizers Launch Crowdfunding Campaign on Indiegogo.com" / Nov. 12, 2012

OCTOBER 2012

DNAINFO: "United Palace of Cultural Arts Is Open for Business" / Oct. 26, 2012

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: "Celebration Marks Rebirth of United Palace as Cultural Community Center" / Oct. 24, 2012

SHELF AWARENESS: "Word Up Helps Launch United Palace of Cultural Arts" / Oct. 23, 2012

GALLEY CAT: "United Palace of Cultural Arts Opens October 25" / Oct. 19, 2012

UPTOWNER: "One of the Last Uptown Bookstores Searches For a Home" / Oct. 16, 2012

SEPTEMBER 2012

SHERRY MAZZOCCHI YOUTUBE CHANNEL: "Word Up Books Closes—Temporarily" / Sep. 2, 2012

AUGUST 2012

COLUMBIA RADIO NEWS: "Word Up | An Interview with Armando Batista" / Aug. 24, 2012

JULY 2012

THIRTEEN/WNET: "Politicians Come to Aid of Word Up Bookstore, But It Must Find a New Home" / July 27, 2012

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "Politicians Come to Aid of Word Up Bookstore, But It Must Find a New Home" (repost from Thirteen/WNET) / July 27, 2012

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: "Word Up Gets (Another) New Lease on Life" / July 24, 2012

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "Breaking: Word Up Books Gets Lease Extended Until End of August" / July 24, 2012

HUFFINGTON POST: "In Harlem, a Happy Reason to March" / July 20, 2012

YOU FIGHT LIKE ANNE RICE!: "Word Up Must Move" / July 16, 2012

DNAINFO: "Word Up Volunteers Negotiating with New Landlord to Delay Move" / July 13, 2012

MANHATTAN TIMES: "Word Up Bookstore Strives to Stay Alive, and Open" / July 11, 2012

MANHATTAN TIMES: "La Librería Word Up se esfuerza por mantenerse viva, y abierta" / July 11, 2012

ECUADOR47 / TELEMUNDO: People's Theater Project and Word Up Books / July 10, 2012

DNAINFO: "Word Up Book Store Seeks New Space After Eviction" / July 5, 2012

EXAMINER: "Word Up Books Needs Your Help" / July 5, 2012

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: "Word Up Must Move" / July 5, 2012

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: "Peace Out, Word Up" / July 4, 2012

POETS AND WRITERS: Natasha Trethewey's Memoir, Michael Chabon on Reading James Joyce, and More

MANHATTAN TIMES: "Word Up Bookstore receives termination notice" / July 3, 2012

JUNE 2012

THIRTEEN/WNET: "Be Independent in Your Summer Reading" / June 15, 2o12

MANHATTAN TIMES: "Word Up marks first anniversary/‘Word Up’ marca primer aniversario" / June 13, 2012

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: "Bookstore seeks $10G in 10 days to stay open in Wash. Hts." / June 10, 2012

NY1 NOTICIAS: "Festival de arte en Washington Heights" / June 1, 2012

MARCH 2012

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "The inQbator Series Returns With A Reading of Queered @ Word Up Books On March 14th" / Mar. 7, 2012

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE"Open Casting Call For Washington Heights Short Film @ Word Up Books" / Mar. 6, 2012

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE"Save The Coliseum Meeting @ Word Up Books In Pictures" / Mar. 1, 2012

FEBRUARY 2012

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE"Inwood Fire Fundraiser @ Word Up Books In Pictures" / Feb. 28, 2012

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE"The Uptown Collective Presents The Weekend" / Feb. 27, 2012

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE"The Uptown Collective Presents The Weekend" / Feb. 24, 2012

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE"The Friday Night Open Mic @ Word Up Books In Pictures" / Feb. 16, 2012

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE"The Monthly inQbator Art Series Kicks Off Tonight @ Word Up Books" / Feb. 15, 2012

JANUARY 2012

EXAMINER: "Popular Community Bookstore Word Up is here to stay" / Jan. 27, 2012

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE"Family Literacy Day With Special Guest Junot Díaz Today @ Gregorio Luperon High School" / Jan. 27. 2012

CARE2: "'Pop Up' Bookstore to Become Permanent?" / Jan. 25, 2012

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: "Indie Bookstores Growing—and On the Move" / Jan. 24, 2012

DNAINFO: "Word Up Bookstore Signs Lease to Rent Broadway Space Through May" / Jan. 23, 2012

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE"Pics From the NHK Japanese TV Taping @ Word Up Books" / Jan. 23, 2012

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE"Word Up Books Presents a Bi-Lingual Reading by Novelist David Unger this Wednesday" / Jan. 10, 2012

MANHATTAN TIMES"Family Literacy Day with Junot Diaz" / Jan. 6, 2012

DECEMBER 2011

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE"The WHIN Arts Showcase @ Word Up Books Uptown Cypher" / Dec. 27, 2011

MANHATTAN TIMES"Bookstores, good-byes, and resolutions: Community Board 12's last general meeting" / Dec. 20, 2011

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "Pics From The Word Up Books December Rent Party" / Dec. 20, 2011

REAL DEAL: "Vantage Negotiating to Keep Washington Heights Bookstore in Space" / Dec. 19, 2011

DNAINFO: "Word Up Bookstore Fans Await Fate of Pop-Up Shop" / Dec. 19, 2011

MOBY LIVES: "Interview: Veronica Liu on Making a Pop-Up Bookstore in New York City" / Dec. 16, 2011

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: "Bookstores Finding a Home Uptown" / Dec. 16, 2011

REMEZCLA: "Word Up Books in Washington Heights Celebrates 5 Months and Possible Extended Stay" / Dec. 16, 2011

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE"Rent Party @ Word Up Books This Saturday" / Dec. 14, 2011

NORHATTAN: "Spreading the Word in Washington Heights" / Dec. 5, 2011

NOVEMBER 2011

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE"Pics From the WHIN Arts Showcase @ Word Up Books" / November 29, 2011

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE"WHIN Photography Opening Reception @ Word Up Books—The Video" / November 28, 2011

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE"Washington Heights Arts Showcase This Saturday @ Word Up Books" / November 21, 2011

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE"Sheila Maldonado Will Read From Her Book One-Bedroom Solo This Friday @ Word Up Books" / November 16, 2011

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: "Bookstore Pop-Ups: Seeking Permanence" / November 11, 2011

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE:"Pics From the WHIN Photo Exhibit @ Word Up Books" / November 7, 2011

THIRTEEN/WNET: "Occupy Manhattan Storefronts" / November 2, 2011

MAY 2011

SMALL PRESS LIBRARIAN: "The Pop-up Small-Press Bookstore Trend Continues" / May 23, 2011

MANHATTAN TIMES: "The Uptown Arts Stroll: a snapshot of our creative community" / May 24, 2011

JUNE 2011

SMALL PRESS LIBRARIAN: "Word Up Community Bookshop to Grace Upper Manhattan for One Month" / June 6, 2011

SHELF AWARENESS: "Shelf Awareness for Tuesday, June 7th" / June 7, 2011

SUNDAY BEST: "Word Up: A Bookstore 'Pops-Up' in Northern Manhattan" / June 11, 2011

VOICES OF NY: "Bookstore to ‘pop up’ in Washington Heights" / June 14, 2011

MANHATTAN TIMES: "Bookstore to “pop-up” in Washington Heights" / June 14, 2011

NEW YORK TIMES: "A Bookshop Opens for a One-Month Stand in Washington Hts." / June 20, 2011

MANHATTAN TIMES: "Living el Alto: 'Word Up, we have a bookstore'"

NEARSAY: "Word! Washington Heights Gets Pop-up Bookstore" / June 21, 2011

VANTAGE TALK: "Vantage Hosts Washington heights Pop-up Bookstore"

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "Word Up Pop Up Shop Grand Openin: The Recap"

REBEL BOOKSELLER: "We hit the New York Times & Manhattan Times!" / June 22, 2011

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "Last Night @ Word Up Books As Seen By Paul Lomax" / June 24, 2011

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "This Week @ Word Up Books" / June 28, 2011 

JULY 2011

ARLAINA TIBENSKY BLOG: "I’m Reading at the WordUp Community Pop-up Bookstore in The Heights!" / July 2, 2011

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "This Week @ Word Up Books" / July 5, 2011

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "Word Up Books Extended Until the End of September" / July 8, 2011

DNAINFO: New Jersey Radio comes to Washington Heights Pop Up Bookstore

MANHATTAN TIMES: "Word Up neighborhood bookstore to remain open through September"

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "Comic Book Live Reading Tomorrow @ Word Up Books" / July 9, 2011

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "The Led Black Book Club Presents Uptown Lit @ Word Up Books on Wednesday Night" / July 11, 2011

DNAINFO: "Pop-Up Bookstore to Stick Around Until End of September" / July 13, 2011

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: "Could Pop-Up Bookstores Fill Old Borders Stores?" / July 14, 2011

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "A Few Words of Praise for Word Up Books"

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "Word Up Extension Celebration Tomorrow @ Word Up Books" / July 29, 2011

AUGUST 2011

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "Monday Movie Night @ Word Up Books Tonight: Buena Gente" / August 8, 2011

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "Word Up Books: A Video Retrospective" / August 15, 2011

SEPTEMBER 2011

GLOBAL VOICES: "Nuevas alianzas para difundir la literatura delatinos" / September 8, 2011

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "Mobile Building & Story-Telling Workshop @ Word Up Books This Sunday" / September 19, 2011

GLOBAL VOICES: "The Real and Digital Unite for Latin American Literature" / September 26, 2011

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "Word Up Books to Remain Open Until The End of November"

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "Dear Summer 2011: The UC Bids Farewell To A Summer To Remember"

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: "Washington Height’s Word Up bookstore gets yet another extension to November" / September 29, 2011

OCTOBER 2011

Книгозавр: "Нина Большакова. Русские литературные чтения в Верхнем Манхэттане (подробности)" / October 4, 2011

WFMU: Nazario Scenario radio show with Amanda Nazario / October 12, 2011

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "NoMAA’s Technical Assistance Institute Marketing Pane—The Recap" / October 24, 2011

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "Washington Heights and Inwood Photography Opening Reception @ Word Up Books On November 3rd"

UPTOWNER: "Booklovers Fight for Stores Uptown" / October 26, 2011

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: "Q&A With Jaydee: The Director of a Documentary on AA Flight 587" / October 27, 2011