One of Harlem’s last surviving bookstores is closing its doors after 10 years on July 31st.
Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe is located Frederick Douglass Blvd. near W. 125th St. Owner Marva Allen explains that she realized that her current business model could not be sustained in an era of e-books and digital delivery.
Allen plans to continue to sell the Hue-Man inventory online and looks forward to hosting events in the community and hopes to one day return with a new store.
Sister’s Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center on Amsterdam Ave. near W. 156th St., Deja Vu Book Lounge on Lexington Ave. near E. 110th St. and the newly opened La Casa Azul Bookstore on E. 103rd St. near Lexington Ave. remain the only bookstores uptown. The volunteer-run Word Up Bookstore, initially opened as a temporary shop on Broadway near W. 175th St., was supposed to be around for only a month but has managed to stay open into its second year.
“We were in an obsolete model, and we’re interested in figuring out what the bookstore of the future looks like,” she added, sitting inside the shop that has hosted book signings for President Bill Clinton, author Terry McMillan and Bill Cosby. But she says “We’ll be back,…We’re working on being back.”
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If you’re a big fan of the William’s sisters or love tennis in general, Harlemites will soon have an opportunity to meet one of the best women’s tennis players in the U.S. and possibly the winner of this year’s U.S. Open right here in Harlem. Venus Williams will be visiting Harlem at Hue-Man Bookstore, located at 2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd., on September 13 to talk about her book Come to Win, a motivational book for the court of life. Williams will be at Hue-Man from 6-8 p.m. on September 13. Click here for additional details.
Rhonda Joy McLean, one of the three dynamic black female executives who authored The Little Black Book of Success, will be signing books at The Hue-Man Bookstore & Café this evening at 5:30 pm. Elaine Brown, Rhonda Joy McClean, and Marsha Haygood have written a book that is “rich with wisdom”. According to one reviewer, “this practical gem focuses on the building blocks of true leadership–self-confidence, effective communication, collaboration, and courage…” Stop by and check it out.
Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe
2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd
Between 124th and 125th Streets
New York, NY 10027
If you would like to meet Chef Marcus Samuelsson and learn about his new book titled New American Table, the opportunity is approaching! A reader has informed us that Samuelsson will be at Harlem’s Hue-Man Bookstore Monday, February 22 at 6 PM! Sounds interesting! Let’s go!
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I was catching up on The View today (Wed. 11/11).
Sheri Shepherd announced that she will be signing copies of her new book “Permission Slip: Every Woman’s Guide to giving herself a Break” at the Hue-Man bookstore in Harlem this Saturday.
Jack Dorsey is a co-founder of Twitter and founder and CEO of mobile payments processor Square.
He will appear at the Apollo Theater next week as part of Square’s nationwide “Let’s Talk” series.
The goal is to bring small businesses together to create a climate of collaboration.
“There is an electricity in Harlem especially around merchants who helped to stabilize the neighborhood,” said Dorsey, who added he visited Red Rooster just a few months ago. “We believe its our responsibility to not just build services and software but to make sure there is a venue for conversations.”
Seven Brown, owner of Harlem Skin Clinic, will sit on the panel along with the owners of Astor Row Cafe, Hue-Man Bookstore and the executive director of Maysles Institute.
The Harlem “Lets Talk” event will take place Tuesday, Dec. 17, starting at 6 p.m. at the Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th Street. Small business owners can RSVP here.
HARLEM — The Harlem Business Alliance will use a three year $700,000 grant to open a Small Business Support Center. The grant will help small businesses with marketing, bid preparation, payroll, budgeting and strategic planning services, per Regina Smith, the group’s executive director.
This was in response to recent local black-owned business closings. including Sherman’s Barbecue, Hue-Man Bookstore, Harlem Lanes, Nectar Wine Bar, Society Coffee, Mobay Uptown and Harlem Vintage.
The new center will also make the Harlem Business Alliance more visible. Using a grant from the Community Economic Development Program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the alliance will expand into the ground level space at their building at 275 Lenox Ave.
Through a partnership with IncubateNYC, the space will be fully furnished and equipped with Wi-Fi and computers for clients’ use.
34 days to get your Harlem Halloween on and the Ricky’s Pop Up Costume Superstore in the old Hue-Man bookstore space on Frederick Douglass Boulevard is ready for dressing up (although their sign is a little oversized). This year Ricky’s has some competition in the form of Spirit Halloween on 125th between FDB and Adam Clayton Powell.
Does anyone have a preference?
Author Daniel Black Readings from his latest novel: Twelve Gates to the City in Harlem NY December 9th 2011 at the Hue-man Book Store & Cafe
Twelve Gates to the City is the sequel to Black’s debut They Tell Me of a Home. Sister assumes the voice of the narrator from the spirit realm telling her brother TL things he could have never known about their family.
By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife.com
I just learned more details about the after party talking place this Monday, February 14 for the Girls Night Out screening of Jumping the Broom. The after party will take place at Hue-Man Book Store around 9 p.m. when the screening is expected to end. Those that get into the film screening of Jumping the Broom will receive tickets to go to the after party at Hue-Man!
In addition to HarlemCondoLife.com being a partner for Girls Night Out screening of Jumping the Broom and now Hue-Man, I have also learned that Harlem Arts Alliance, Nectar Wine Bar, Bikram Yoga, Twirl, BodyHeat by NyLean25, Munaluchi Bridal Magazine, and the planned Cupcake Suite are partners as well! And don’t forget, the after party will include complementary hair styling and make-up application from Empire Beauty School and giveaways from SendHerFlowers.com, Complete Body and Spa, and 8 Minute Dating.
So if you want to attend this after party, you need a ticket to the film screening. Go here to get your ticket. I must stress, there are no guarantees on ticketing, as in most things in life!