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.)

“There’s That Pigmeat Man!”


In Stock Now!

New and Noteworthy: In Stock Now!


The rare new release this antiquarian bookshop carries. First printings are certain to be scarce and desirable in no time. Mister James will be by at first convenience to sign your copy. Buy it here and start where it ends. Also note our other new title, ‘The Fashion Guide to Harlem’, the most up-to-date guide [...]

Marlon James’ views of a crime in ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’


Photo by Carolyn Cole at Jumel Terrace Books.  LA Times Review by By CAROLYN KELLOGG Marlon James’ “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” is a thrilling, ambitious fictionalization of the assassination attempt on Bob Marley in 1976 and the afterlives of Marley’s would-be assassins. Both intense and epic — it’s told in rapid-fire short chapters while clocking [...]

A Brief History of Seven Killings in Brief

All the talk: Sunday afternoon at Jumel Terrace Books.

Evelyn Neal, Camilla Huey, Marlon James (in spirit), & Fab.  All the talk Sunday afternoon at Jumel Terrace Books is A Brief History of Seven Killings.  It’s been a while since the used bookshop’s carried a new book but we’re making an exception.  This week we’re expecting copies we hope you’ll buy from us.  We’ve [...]

Mo’ Pulp : Old Yaller : Touching Tales of the Tar Brush


   In Schlock Now

Harlem: The Fashion Friendly Guide

Harlem: The Fashion Friendly Guide

Jumel Terrace Books, 426 West 160th St. Tel. (212) 928-9525. (W. Ha). Email:  Open by “appointment, invitation or serendipity,” Kurt Thometz’s bookstore is nearby the landmark Morris-Jumel Mansion (1765) and the “macabrely elegant Trinity Cemetery.”  Specializing in local history, it’s an intellectual open club, welcoming the likes of Fab Five Freddy or Fran Lebowitz [...]

Two Short PB Original Novels by Clarence L. Cooper


Yet Princes Follow / Not We Many

Overcast & Cool. Jumel Terrace Books’ Weekend Reads. Open Sat/Sun.

Jumel Terrace Books


Jumel Terrace Books in-house novelist may be the novelist of the year.

Marlon James

While I am reading the galley of Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings (both as above) I will reserve judgement but not my enthusiasm.  I really like what it’s got going on.  It is the sort of reading experience I am always up for; a highlife story.  In this, I am not alone.  [...]