• 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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My turn on the BBC

My interview aired on the BBC’s Outlook program today, Feb. 26th. You can listen here: Kurt Thometz’s Bookshop.  My part starts around 26:55, and they also use a clip from me in the beginning. There are also pictures interviewer Matthew Nelson took on their Facebook page.

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William Faulkner and Billie Holiday

William Faulkner in interview with the London Sunday Times regards Artherine Lucy’s controversial admission to the University of Alabama: “As long as there is a middle road, all right, I’ll be on it. But if it came to fighting, I’d fight for Mississippi against the United States even if it meant going out in the [...]