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

Lover Man

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 [...]

G. Keith Alexander for Jumel Terrace Books.

G Keith

Looking for rare and hard to find books about black culture, then you need to go to Kurt’s Little Black Bookshop across from Jumel Terrace in Upper Manhattan. Tell him his friend G. Keith, sent you.

My turn on the BBC

KT.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.

Harlem, a Poetry Lesson by Bruce Weber

Featuring David Bailey, Jumel Terrace Books and The Private Library.  Bruce Weber’s been supportive of the shop for several years now.  Asked about his favorite haunts for the book My City, My New York he talked about our walks around Harlem.  Last January, a shoot he did on location here appeared in German Vogue called [...]

Kurt Thometz’s Little Black Bookstore by Orestis Tsonopoulos. Narratively. Jan. 1, 2014

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A much appreciated appreciation.

Lisa Koyuki Smith

Friday, September 20, 2013 The Sling Diaries Volume III, Love & Adventure: Wisdom by Lisa Koyuki Smith. Photographs by Mike Nogami. This is my sixth and final entry in the Sakura Bloom Sling Diaries series.  To follow the Sling Diaries project, visit the Sling Diaries Facebook page or the Sakura Bloom Instagram feed.  To see my Sling Diary in Instagram format, [...]

Àṣẹ at Jumel Terrace Books: From the Library of Judith Gleason