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On Sale Now: The Loves of Aaron Burr

Yinka Shonibare, MBE at the Morris-Jumel Mansion and Jumel Terrace Books

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Yinka Shonibare MBE: Colonial Arrangements. May 1st – August 31st, 2015.  Morris-Jumel Mansion. In Stock Now

AM & FM NYC Circa 1983, playing now at Jumel Terrace Books

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SOLID GOLD – 1190 AM & 89.9 FM     SOLID GOLD

Herb Boyd’s City College Harlem History Class at Jumel Terrace Books

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Camilla Huey historicizing on The Loves of Aaron Burr Preston & Boyd on Black Detroit & HarlemBookstore cat / Doorman

In Harlem

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Art in Transit

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In 1983, most New Yorkers didn’t know who Keith was but they loved him.  When Art in Transit came out in ’84 they put it together.  Keith, Kwong, Dan Friedman and I edited down 5000 photos of the subway drawings and handed Harmony Books camera-ready mechanicals so they wouldn’t have to do anything and they didn’t.  [...]

Demons of Disorder

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From Demons of Disorder: Early Blackface Minstrels and Their World.  Dale Cockrell. Cambridge University Press, 1997. Dictionarriana ABSTRACT REASONING – Reasoning from principles, as distinguished from the ratiocination of weak minds, who can only reason directly from matters of fact. ACCOMPLISHMENT –  Any acquisition that improves the manners without necessarily strengthening the mind, which renders one [...]

Hip Hop Immortals at Jumel Terrace Books

Books on and of what makes Hip Hop.

What’s Nus de Harlem at Jumel Terrace Books

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Paris: 1965. If not rare, scarce enough that I’ve never seen a copy before and very cool. Wonderful gatefolds.