The Poetry Corner: Micky Smith – Louise Bennett

Michael Smith.  Me Cyaan Believe It Me seh me cyaan believe it me seh me cyaan believe it Room dem a rent me apply widdin but as me go een cockroch rat an scorpion also come een Waan good nose haffi run but me naw go siddung pon high wal like Humpty Dumpty me a [...]

Harlem, a Poetry Lesson by Bruce Weber

Featuring David Bailey, Jumel Terrace Books and The Private Library.  Bruce Weber’s been supportive of the shop for several years now.  Asked about his favorite haunts for the book My City, My New York he talked about our walks around Harlem.  Last January, a shoot he did on location here appeared in German Vogue called [...]

Kurt Thometz’s Little Black Bookstore by Orestis Tsonopoulos. Narratively. Jan. 1, 2014

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Rare: Traffic My Way. (NY: Vantage, 1989)

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If not rare, extremely scarce. This is the real deal, no holds barred, true story. You’ve got to read it to believe it. $795.00

A much appreciated appreciation.

Lisa Koyuki Smith

Friday, September 20, 2013 The Sling Diaries Volume III, Love & Adventure: Wisdom by Lisa Koyuki Smith. Photographs by Mike Nogami. This is my sixth and final entry in the Sakura Bloom Sling Diaries series.  To follow the Sling Diaries project, visit the Sling Diaries Facebook page or the Sakura Bloom Instagram feed.  To see my Sling Diary in Instagram format, [...]

David Bailey at Jumel Terrace Books.

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Portrait by Bruce Weber

Àṣẹ at Jumel Terrace Books: From the Library of Judith Gleason

“Legends are…mere nests into which invention lays credulity.” Judith Gleason. New African Literature at Jumel Terrace Books

12 years out-of-print and our best-seller

This month we’re featuring new stock from the library of the late Judith Gleason, PhD., the first Anglo-American Olorisha initiated into Santeria. An anthropologist who became attracted to the religion while researching Candomble in Brazil, Pierre Verger is thought to be the inspiration for her novel, Agõtĩme (NY: Grossman, a NYTimes Book of the Year in 1970), an [...]

Bruce Weber & David Bailey: The Private Library for Nokia

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Grand Guy Bruce Weber brought fash’ legend David Bailey about this afternoon, the hottest day of the year, to take pictures around the house with not-yet-on- the-market very yellow Nokia cell phone/cameras.  They’re shooting the commercial that will premiere this fall.  We’ve Vreeland in common and had a lively reminiscence.  Needless to say, it was […]

Harlem’s Sugar Hill Stretches Its Borders

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 LANA BORTOLOT for The Wall Street Journal Mark Abramson for The Wall Street Journal                                               Sylvan Terrace in Sugar Hill In a city where neighborhood borders are often staunchly defended, many in Sugar Hill, the [...]