Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I LOVE NY 2 of 28 Places to Visit

Hue-Man Bookstore located at 2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd., in Harlem. Is the largest and best-known independent African-American bookstore in the country, Hue-Man has swiftly become a cultural landmark in the years since its opening in 2002.

The majority of inventory is dedicated to works by or about African Americans, from college-course curriculum by Ralph Ellison and Toni Morrison to the latest best-selling “street lit” paperbacks. A hearty section of scholarly contributions illuminates the history of Diaspora Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas; nearby, a generous amount of shelf space documents the rich history of Harlem itself.

Hue-Man also houses CafĂ© One, where bookworms can mingle over coffees or check e-mail on fee-based wi-fi. The calendar of events is packed year-round with open mics, performances, discussions, and book signings with big-name authors and celebrities. On weekends, volunteers host Children’s Place, one of the few story hours tackling subjects like interracial adoption and racism.

On Tuesday, September 8, 2009, Lil Mogul interviews the owner of the Hue-Man Bookstore, Marva Allen. Check out the post:
Marva Allen on The Power of One with Lil Mogul

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