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    From the Sister's Uptown Management

    A COVID-19 Update

    In this uncertain time, we want to let you know that the safety of our clients and our staff is our top priority. That's why the shop will be closed to the public for the time-being. Please continue reading below for more details about the steps we are taking to protect our community, and for answers to our customers' frequently asked questions.

    When are you open?

    We have abbreviated our hours of operations to Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 1pm-5pm. We will not be taking phone orders or other phone calls during any other hours. To place orders more quickly, please either visit our online shop or email us your order. You may also email us with other inquiries, and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

    How to Order Online with Door Pick-Up

    1. Order your book(s) at our online store and select "Store Pick-Up".
    2. Wait for an email letting you know that your order is ready.
    3. Store pick-up will be available Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 1pm to 5pm at our store at 1942 Amsterdam Avenue (on the corner of Amsterdam Avenue and W 156th Street). Please knock for assistance and have your order details ready.
    4. Per NY State Law, please wear a mask when picking up your order. 

    Do you ship?

    Yes! We offer domestic shipping for orders placed either through email or phone, with a flat rate fee that depends on the quantity of books in your order. After we receive your order, we will prepare your books and have them shipped to you as soon as we can, and you will be provided with a tracking number once your order ships.  

    Or, Email Us your Order

    You may also place your order via email request to info@sistersuptownbookstore.com. Please be sure to include the title and author of each book you would like to purchase. You will receive a confirmation and payment link once we have processed your request. We will notify you by email when your order is ready for pick-up.

  • Family Owned & Operated

    Dynamic Duo!

    Janifer P. Wilson

    President/Visionary

    On or about January 1, 2000, I took a leap of faith and brought a positive change to a crumbling community; I opened Sisters Uptown Bookstore and added “Sister’s Uptown Cultural Center” in June 2007. We provide resources for members of the community to nurture their minds, hearts and souls with present and past works of gifted African American authors and other great authors and intellectuals including masters of spoken word.

     

    We have successfully become a positive staple in the community of Washington Heights and recently celebrated 15 years of community service. We are not just a book store; we are a community resource center for the exchange of information and ideas. Our motto is “knowledge is key”. We provide an educational, emotional, spiritual and loving environment for our diverse community where all are welcomed.

    Kori N. Wilson

    Vice-President/Manager of Operations

    We are not just a book store; we are a community resource center for the exchange of information and ideas. Our motto is “Knowledge of Self is the key to Understanding”. We provide an educational, emotional, spiritual and loving environment for a diverse community, where all are welcome.

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    1942 Amsterdam Ave New York NY 10032
    Wed, Fri 1PM - 5PM,
    Sat 1PM - 5PM,
    Sun - Closed
    (212) 862-3680