On Carmen Muñez: Washington Heights Conservationist


I often tell people that nothing in Jumel Terrace Books’ shrine was purchased but found on the local streets.  While most of the pieces were rescued with New Orleans’ own Delaney Martin from the fire at Botanica el Niño Jesús on Amsterdam & 163rd, nearly as many are street finds contributed by my old friend, […]

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 […]

Harlem: The Fashion Friendly Guide

Harlem: The Fashion Friendly Guide

Jumel Terrace Books, 426 West 160th St. Tel. (212) 928-9525. (W. Ha). Email: kurt@kurtthometz.com.  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 […]