Get excited for the 4th Annual East Harlem Children’s Book Festival here at La Casa Azul Bookstore on Saturday, April 26th!!! Click the link for the festival line-up, which includes readings by Sonia Manzano and more awesome local authors. 

thisisnotlatino:

Books written by Latinx authors:
Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina García
How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents by Julia Álvarez
When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande
We Were Here by Matt de la Peña 
The Green House by Mario Vargas Llosa
Barrio Boy by Ernesto Galarza
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
The Tattooed Soldier by Héctor Tobar
What Can(t) Wait by Ashley Hope Pérez
thisisnotlatino:

Books written by Latinx authors:
Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina García
How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents by Julia Álvarez
When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande
We Were Here by Matt de la Peña 
The Green House by Mario Vargas Llosa
Barrio Boy by Ernesto Galarza
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
The Tattooed Soldier by Héctor Tobar
What Can(t) Wait by Ashley Hope Pérez
thisisnotlatino:

Books written by Latinx authors:
Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina García
How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents by Julia Álvarez
When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande
We Were Here by Matt de la Peña 
The Green House by Mario Vargas Llosa
Barrio Boy by Ernesto Galarza
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
The Tattooed Soldier by Héctor Tobar
What Can(t) Wait by Ashley Hope Pérez
thisisnotlatino:

Books written by Latinx authors:
Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina García
How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents by Julia Álvarez
When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande
We Were Here by Matt de la Peña 
The Green House by Mario Vargas Llosa
Barrio Boy by Ernesto Galarza
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
The Tattooed Soldier by Héctor Tobar
What Can(t) Wait by Ashley Hope Pérez
thisisnotlatino:

Books written by Latinx authors:
Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina García
How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents by Julia Álvarez
When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande
We Were Here by Matt de la Peña 
The Green House by Mario Vargas Llosa
Barrio Boy by Ernesto Galarza
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
The Tattooed Soldier by Héctor Tobar
What Can(t) Wait by Ashley Hope Pérez
thisisnotlatino:

Books written by Latinx authors:
Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina García
How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents by Julia Álvarez
When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande
We Were Here by Matt de la Peña 
The Green House by Mario Vargas Llosa
Barrio Boy by Ernesto Galarza
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
The Tattooed Soldier by Héctor Tobar
What Can(t) Wait by Ashley Hope Pérez
thisisnotlatino:

Books written by Latinx authors:
Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina García
How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents by Julia Álvarez
When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande
We Were Here by Matt de la Peña 
The Green House by Mario Vargas Llosa
Barrio Boy by Ernesto Galarza
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
The Tattooed Soldier by Héctor Tobar
What Can(t) Wait by Ashley Hope Pérez
thisisnotlatino:

Books written by Latinx authors:
Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina García
How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents by Julia Álvarez
When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande
We Were Here by Matt de la Peña 
The Green House by Mario Vargas Llosa
Barrio Boy by Ernesto Galarza
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
The Tattooed Soldier by Héctor Tobar
What Can(t) Wait by Ashley Hope Pérez
thisisnotlatino:

Books written by Latinx authors:
Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina García
How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents by Julia Álvarez
When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande
We Were Here by Matt de la Peña 
The Green House by Mario Vargas Llosa
Barrio Boy by Ernesto Galarza
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
The Tattooed Soldier by Héctor Tobar
What Can(t) Wait by Ashley Hope Pérez
thisisnotlatino:

Books written by Latinx authors:
Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina García
How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents by Julia Álvarez
When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande
We Were Here by Matt de la Peña 
The Green House by Mario Vargas Llosa
Barrio Boy by Ernesto Galarza
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
The Tattooed Soldier by Héctor Tobar
What Can(t) Wait by Ashley Hope Pérez

elmuseo:

El Museo is deeply saddened with the tragic loss of the legendary ‘salsero’ and artist Cheo Feliciano.  

Enjoy one of his most popular singles.. Inolvidable at .

Inolvidable (lyrics) by 
Cheo Feliciano
     

En la vida hay amores que nunca pueden olvidarse,
Imborrables momentos que siempre guarda el corazón.

Porque aquello que un día nos hizo temblar de alegría
es mentira que hoy pueda olvidarse con un nuevo amor.

He besado otras bocas buscando nuevas ansiedades
y otros brazos extraños me estrechan llenos de emoción.

Pero sólo consiguen hacerme recordar los tuyos,
que inolvidablemente vivirán en mí.

He besado otras bocas buscando nuevas ansiedades
y otros brazos extraños me estrechan llenos de emoción.

Pero sólo consiguen hacerme recordar los tuyos,
que inolvidablemente vivirán en mí.

elmuseo:

We have lost one of the greatest literary giants of our time…R.I.P. to Gabriel Garcia Marquez…you and your words will be missed.
“He dug so deeply into her sentiments that in search of interest he found love, because by trying to make her love him he ended up falling in love with her. Petra Cotes, for her part, loved him more and more as she felt his love increasing, and that was how in the ripeness of autumn she began to believe once more in the youthful superstition that poverty was the servitude of love. Both looked back then on the wild revelry, the gaudy wealth, and the unbridled fornication as an annoyance and they lamented that it had cost them so much of their lives to find the paradise of shared solitude. Madly in love after so many years of sterile complicity, they enjoyed the miracle of living each other as much at the table as in bed, and they grew to be so happy that even when they were two worn-out people they kept on blooming like little children and playing together like dogs.” ― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

elmuseo:

We have lost one of the greatest literary giants of our time…R.I.P. to Gabriel Garcia Marquez…you and your words will be missed.

“He dug so deeply into her sentiments that in search of interest he found love, because by trying to make her love him he ended up falling in love with her. Petra Cotes, for her part, loved him more and more as she felt his love increasing, and that was how in the ripeness of autumn she began to believe once more in the youthful superstition that poverty was the servitude of love. Both looked back then on the wild revelry, the gaudy wealth, and the unbridled fornication as an annoyance and they lamented that it had cost them so much of their lives to find the paradise of shared solitude. Madly in love after so many years of sterile complicity, they enjoyed the miracle of living each other as much at the table as in bed, and they grew to be so happy that even when they were two worn-out people they kept on blooming like little children and playing together like dogs.” 
― Gabriel Garcí­a MárquezOne Hundred Years of Solitude

La Casa Azul Bookstore is now an auxiliary center for donations for those displaced, injured, and otherwise affected by the East Harlem explosion. Drop off donations by Sunday, March 16th and we will deliver them to Assembly Member Robert Rodiguez’s office to be distributed to those affected. 
Donations can be made anytime during our regular bookstore hours for the rest of this week (Thursday March 13 - Sunday March 16, 2014) 
Visit the bookstore blog for a list of most needed items.

wordupbooks:

Celebrate Black HIstory Month at Word Up

Some of the events we have lined up for February highlighting Black History Monthinclude today’s…

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Support the amazing indie bookstore in Washington Heights and check out these great black history month events!

blackgirlstalking:

In honor of Toni Morrison’s 83rd birthday let’s take some time to revisit this awesome and inspiring conversation between her and Junot Diaz. This really happened, you guys.

- Alesia

(via lati-negros)

We are so excited about this event!!!

We are thrilled to be partnering with The Laundromat Project for such an important discussion.

Sustaining Neighborhoods: Artists Move Beyond Gentrification
Saturday, February 22, 10:00am – 5:00pm

La Casa Azul Bookstore and The Laundromat Project present “Sustaining Neighborhoods: Artists Move Beyond Gentrification,” a one-day event focused on the impact of arts and gentrification in New York City. We will explore how rapid neighborhood change affects artists as community members, how artists address gentrification in their work, as well as how artists and arts organizations can be stabilizing forces in their own neighborhoods.
This two-part event will include critical dialogue through a panel discussion and capacity building with a workshop that will give artists resources to pursue residential sustainability.
Confirmed participants include artist Adeola Enigbokan and representatives from Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, Inc., ArtHome, Artspace/PS109, and Actors Fund-Affordable Housing Initiatives.
$10 admission, light refreshments provided.

What’s more romantic than poetry?

Celebrate all kinds of love this Valentine’s Day with La Casa Azul Bookstore and La Pluma y La Tinta. 

La Pluma y La Tinta Presents
Ser(es) Latino(s): Love & Magic
Friday, February 14, 6:30pm - 8:00pm 
An evening of stories and poems that revolve around that magical state called “Estar Enamorado/a,” for better or for worse! Open mic at end of program if time allows; first come, first read.
$10 admission; light refreshments provided.