• Jumel Terrace Books

    Revolutionary & Colonial Washington Heights, Harlem, Africa, West Indies, Art, Myth, History & Literature: Slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Theology, Military, Labor, Civil Rights, Negritude, Black Power.

"An Oasis for the Unrestrained Pursuit of Knowledge"
*************And a "Nugget" in the Rubbish*************

Uptown's only bookshop specializing in local history, African & American. The shop on 160th Street, open by appointment or serendipity, faces the Morris-Jumel Mansion, the headquarters of George Washington during 1776’s Battle of Harlem Heights, & our stock addresses its significance in 18th & 20th century Revolutionary American history.

As Sugar Hill, the neighborhood has retained its reputation as the intellectual & artistic home of Black America. Jumel Terrace Books follows in the tradition of bookstores serving the community since George Young’s Book Exchange opened in 1920. Before Black Studies entered college curriculums in 1968, shops like Lewis Micheaux’s House of Common Sense & Home of Proper Propaganda & Richard B Moore’s Frederick Douglass Book Center were important sources of education, aspiration & inspiration. As did our predecessors, we buy & sell very good books on our subjects.

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Live from Jumel Terrace Books

Summer Friday afternoon, impromptu rap video being shot in front of Jumel Terrace Books.

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

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

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Bronze Librarian Thrills

“If you are ever in the New York area and wish to obtain a book, be sure to call on librarian Frances Hamilton at the local library.  The beautiful miss graces the May 1965 cover of Bronze Thrills.  She stands 5 ft. 5 in. tall and weighs only 120.  She has curves that are all in […]