The Word Up Community Bookshop is celebrating a decade at its permanent location in Washington Heights this year. It’s a multi-lingual store and arts space. Its goal is to help community members live informed and expressive lives.
Veronica Santiago Liu, one of the co-founders of the bookshop, joined “News All Day” on Women Wednesday.
Liu says the bookshop is a community space where people can gather to share and listen to stories of the neighborhood.
The store’s leadership operates with a horizontal structure, meaning they decide about the shop collectively. The hope is this allows everyone involved to bring their experiences and skills to benefit Word Up.
For more information, go to WordUpBooks.com.