• 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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Bookstore Cat Resumes Duties.

Jumel Terrace Books & His Orangeness have resumed their abnormal hours: by appointment, invitation or serendipity.  If the door under the stoop is open and lit, the bookseller is on the premises.

Gone Fishin’

Jumel Terrace Books will be closed June 28 through July 11th.

African Arts from Jumel Terrace Books from Kurt Thometz on Vimeo.

For Sale: African Arts/Art d’Afrique.

A complete run from Vol. I (1967) – Vol. XXXII (1999) from the library of Judith Gleason.  A very few issues, particularly the earliest, have been clipped towards grangerization and conditions range from a copy that’s still in its mailing packaging (fine) to Good+, the vast majority being in VG+, many quite scarce.  Articles by [...]