Art in Transit


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


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

Today in History: Malcolm Memorial at the Audubon Ballroom


And after the Memorial, drop in near by Jumel Terrace Books and bring some Malcolm home for the family.

Goofin’ Off – “Black Employment Month” at Jumel Terrace Books

Crawl out your igloo and dew drop inn for a few laffs and when you do be sure you…

MLK is in.


A selection from Jumel Terrace Books extensive selection on Martin Luther King.  Open his/to-day.

My Compliments…



Black Friday at Jumel Terrace Books

Along with backing into some barrister bookcases we’d lent a friend long enough ago to have forgotten we own them, I inherited a library table this week.  With some fresh stock this was sufficient reason to freshen up for the holidays and reconfigure the bookshop, doing unto myself as I do unto others.  All the [...]

Vintage Black Fashion Show

In stock now at Jumel Terrace Books. (Correction: the music is not “I Say A Little Prayer for You” by Roland Kirk but “Uprising (Parts 1 & 2″ by Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, who first performed in St. Nick’s Pub, 1998.)