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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’

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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 [...]

What’s new in the Amsterdam News?

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I’ll tell ya what’s new in the Amsterdam News…

The Negro in New York: An Informal Social History, 1626-1940

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“The Negro in New York is an unavoidably sketchy and uneven document, compiled by the Writers’ Program of New York City during that very brief period of the WPA when it was recognized that writers existed in our country and had to eat, and even had a certain utility – though, probably, no real value.  [...]

Sunday morning, February, in the shop.

Adam and I are nearing the end of a bibilophilic dream spree buying as many books as are in the stop for the library of the “significant yacht” its itinerary mirrors, as do the collections.  Where our focus is the Black Atlantic, the ship is sailing for the Black Pacific.

A mess o’ Mesoamerica, under Dion’s self-portrait.

The Black Pacific at Jumel Terrace Books

Bruce Weber: My City, My New York

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Hysterical Literature: Putting the Ass in “Leaves of Grass”

Her deeply moving crescendo to “The Song of Myself” starts 9 minutes in.

New at Jumel Terrace Books. I’ll Fix You. Hal Ellson. NY: Popular Library, 1956

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A PUNK AND HIS WOMAN Every teen-age tough in Harlem’s underworld knew Ralph was Missouri’s boy, ready to carry out the gang leader’s every command – from mugging cabmen to handling dames who talked too much. When Ralph met sultry Gloria, he plotted to keep the pleasure-wild girl for himself.  But he knew Missouri’s “studs” [...]