San Juan Noir Anthology

San Juan Noir is an unprecedented volume of contemporary Puerto Rican fiction edited by renowned author and creator of Puerto Rico’s Festival de la Palabra, Mayra Santos-Febres.

BOOK OF THE MONTH | How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian

  How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian (second edition) includes links to FREE RESOURCES and SPECIAL GIFTS for readers only! Nancy Addison’s book How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian is the definitive guide that you cannot be without. The content is easy to understand and a great resource for anyone looking to live a healthier lifestyle and learn more about vegetarianism, veganism, raw foods, living foods, healthy lifestyle, wellness, organic foods, disease prevention, diets, preventative care, and much more. Why You Need a Plant-Based Diet Studies show that a plant-based diet is the healing diet, and whether you are a […]


Passage to Cuba September 17th at 7pm, Cynthia Carris Alonso will be conducting a talk about Cuba and a book signing for her new book, Barnes & Noble 2289 Broadway (82nd & Broadway) For more information: Cynthia Carris Alonso


SHOW AND PROVE by SOFIA QUINTERO ABOUT THE BOOK Summer for Raymond “Smiles” King is not off to a good start. He’s supposed to be the assistant crew chief at his summer camp, but when the director chooses Cookie Camacho instead, a summer-long rivalry begins. Meanwhile, Smiles’s best friend, the aspiring b-boy Guillermo “Nike” Vega, has set his wandering eye on Sara, the sweet yet sassy new camp counselor. It may be the summer of Reaganomics, the twin epidemics of crack and AIDS, war in the Middle East, and urban blight, but it’s also the summer when hip-hop proved its […]

LRDB | Author of the Month | Magdalena Gómez

Shameless Woman is the long-awaited collection of Bronx born, legendary poet, Magdalena Gómez. As an early and influential member of the Nuyorican Literary Movement, she is cited in the recent book by poet and scholar, Urayoán Noel, In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam. “Magdalena Gómez, a poet, performer and playwright whose work has served as a bridge between the founding Nuyorican poets and a new generation informed by slam and def poetry.” From the back cover: “A provocative, challenging and ultimately uplifting memoir in poems to be read aloud or in silence, performed on stage or […]