The volunteer-run Washington Heights shop is hoping to raise $25,000 through an online campaign.
Emmanuel "Dj Boy" Abreu will spend the month of May in Mexico as part of a monthlong artist program.
Illiniois Congressman Luis Gutierrez will discuss his new book during the Uptown Lit festival.
The People's Theatre will examine slumlord horror stories as part of the bilingual workshops.
The all-volunteer bookstore is set to open July 26 at its new West 165th Street location.
Volunteers have looked at over 20 locations in an effort to find a new space for the beloved bookstore.
Donors contributed more than $60,000 to help reopen the Uptown book shop, which closed in August.
The event, held at Darling Coffee, is part of an effort to help Word Up raise money for a new location.
Word Up volunteers are negotiating with landlord Alma Realty to prolong their lease.
Word Up Community Bookshop officials are looking for a new shop after their lease was terminated.
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