Posts Tagged: Harlem
Revolution Books in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood is exploiting Trump’s election to raise money for a fight against fascism.
People in Japan value neighborhood bookstores so much that local governments are opening government-run stores in an effort to keep community spaces flourishing....more
Award-winning author Renée Watson is fighting to save the house that Langston Hughes lived in through much of the 1950s and 60s, until his death in 1967, Heather Long reports for CNN. Watson launched an Indiegogo campaign to rescue the brownstone and preserve its literary history—donate here today to make sure we don’t lose this important piece of American poetry’s past....more
From 1962 to 1987, producer Bobby Robinson headed the independent record publisher Enjoy Music. Robinson nurtured and and supported heavy-hitting early R&B, blues, and soul artists of the latter half of the 20th century, including Gladys Knight and the Pips, Elmore James, and Grandmaster Flash....more
Looking for a respite from the modern world? Take a whirl in “Virtual Harlem,” a virtual reality world designed by Bryan Carter, where you can live as avatars like Du Bois, frequenting the Apollo, the Savoy, and maybe even catching Ethel Waters’s debut of “Stormy Weather” at the Cotton Club....more
A new wall mural has been installed in Los Angeles’s The Last Bookstore to coincide with a new rare books section.
Bookstores in train stations and airports are seeing sales rise as they begin acting more like traditional independent bookstores and less like chains, offering personalized recommendations from booksellers and stocking lesser known literary fiction....more
CanTeens, a literary and arts magazine, gives Harlem seventh graders an opportunity to discover and foster a love of reading, writing, and art through classes and a chance to see their name and writing in print.
Unfortunately, CanTeens doesn’t have the funds to publish this year’s anthology without some help....more