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.

Today in History: Malcolm Memorial at the Audubon Ballroom

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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.

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

My Compliments…

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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.)