Herb Boyd’s City College Harlem History Class at Jumel Terrace Books

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Camilla Huey historicizing on The Loves of Aaron Burr Preston & Boyd on Black Detroit & HarlemBookstore cat / Doorman

In Harlem

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Hip Hop Immortals at Jumel Terrace Books

Books on and of what makes Hip Hop.

Black Friday at Jumel Terrace Books

Along with backing into some barrister bookcases we’d lent a friend long enough ago to have forgotten we own them, I inherited a library table this week.  With some fresh stock this was sufficient reason to freshen up for the holidays and reconfigure the bookshop, doing unto myself as I do unto others.  All the [...]

Vintage Black Fashion Show

In stock now at Jumel Terrace Books. (Correction: the music is not “I Say A Little Prayer for You” by Roland Kirk but “Uprising (Parts 1 & 2″ by Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, who first performed in St. Nick’s Pub, 1998.)

New and Noteworthy: In Stock Now!

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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 [...]

Harlem: The Fashion Friendly Guide

Harlem: The Fashion Friendly Guide

Jumel Terrace Books, 426 West 160th St. Tel. (212) 928-9525. (W. Ha). Email: kurt@kurtthometz.com.  Open by “appointment, invitation or serendipity,” Kurt Thometz’s bookstore is nearby the landmark Morris-Jumel Mansion (1765) and the “macabrely elegant Trinity Cemetery.”  Specializing in local history, it’s an intellectual open club, welcoming the likes of Fab Five Freddy or Fran Lebowitz [...]

New and Upworthy

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Apropos Upworthy’s extensive reach, reposting Oresti Tsonopoulos’s Kurt Thometz’s Little Black Bookstore, Jumel Terrace Books has had its biggest day on the internet EVAH!  As a result, I’ve had several mash-notes, but no offers, indecent <sigh> or otherwise, & several curiosity seekers (you couldn’t call them customers) who have all very sincerely promised to come [...]

Tar Beach Reads from Jumel Terrace Books

ATTENTION SMART SHOPPERS!!! Dis ole world getting you down?  Feelin’ like The Invisible Man, with Mr. Charlie giving you the Summertime Blues?  All your sick days used up and, lacking in paid vacation, island hopping between Staten, Roosevelt, Rikers and several prestige-less addresses on Western Long Island?  Like all savvy New Yorkers you know, when it’s [...]

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 [...]