“Word Up Community Bookshop” is in the northern Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights. Initially a temporary endeavor, the community quickly embraced the independent bookstore and started a crowdsourced fundraiser to make it a permanent space. It’s now a 501(c)3 nonprofit and completely volunteer-run. Staff and community members say it’s more than just a bookstore. It’s a safe space for the community to come together.
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