• 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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Bruce Weber & David Bailey: The Private Library for Nokia

Grand Guy Bruce Weber brought fash’ legend David Bailey about this afternoon, the hottest day of the year, to take pictures around the house with not-yet-on- the-market very yellow Nokia cell phone/cameras.  They’re shooting the commercial that will premiere this fall.  We’ve Vreeland in common and had a lively reminiscence.  Needless to say, it was […]

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Harlem’s Sugar Hill Stretches Its Borders

 LANA BORTOLOT for The Wall Street Journal Mark Abramson for The Wall Street Journal                                               Sylvan Terrace in Sugar Hill In a city where neighborhood borders are often staunchly defended, many in Sugar Hill, the [...]

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Word on The Street

Thalia Book Club: The Street by Ann Petry Wed, Apr 24 at 7:30 pm Symphony Space – Broadway and 95th Street Revisit this 1946 classic with authors Sapphire (Push), Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts (Harlem is Nowhere), and actress Sonia Manzano (The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano) and other writers explore the gritty, emotional story set in Harlem.  Actress Roslyn Ruff (The Piano Lesson; The Help) will read an excerpt. [...]