Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fw: Harlem Heritage Tours Offers a Tour of Literary Harlem


 Harlem Heritage Tours offers A Tour of Literary Harlem to compliment the Harlem Book Fair experience.

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Dear Book Lovers & Words People,

The weekend of July 19 marks the 15th anniversary of the Harlem Book Fair and we are asking you to join us for a most signature event. Along with our outdoor celebration of books, authors, and exhibitors, our author main stage, indoor author panel discussions, readings and workshops will offer surprising and engaging entertainment for every type of booklover.  Under the banner of  New Voices, New Vision, we will celebrate theater, books to film, e-book authors and e-book workshops (I know you like to turn that page but trust when I say e-readers are seductive and here to stay. I have 5 two-hundred page books by my bed waiting to be read! How many do you have???) We can talk about it at the Harlem Book Fair.

Leading up to the book fair are the Friday night Wheatley Book Awards at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Featuring the music of Atiba Wilson and the Befo Quotet,  and the Harlem Book Fair Poets of the Dispossessed, the Grammy Awards will have nothing on this event. You can preview our awards nominees now (or nominate your own) at the Wheatley Awards Nominations page.

Here is your link to your reservation to the 2013 Wheatley Book Awards Program. Reserve seats now or forever hold your peace (I had to look that one up.)

Does it sound like I am having fun? Does it sound like I am excited by the 15th Anniversary celebration of the Harlem Book Fair? I am. And check out our hotel discounts from Aloft Harlem and Marriott Hotel partners! Books, Film, Theater, E-Books, Music, Poetry, Food, and Awards? File this one under Too Good to Miss.

Here is your link to your HBF 2013 Exhibitor Application. A whole bunch of somebodies are going to want to buy your book!

Please set your calendars and pass the Word! Words People, this is our event and we are going to fill the house! See you in July!


Max Rodriguez
Founder, Harlem Book Fair

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Cruise the historic streets of the Black capital of the world and see over 40 historic locations associated with Harlem's history.


Special attention will be paid to sights pertaining to literary Harlem such as the Amsterdam Newspaper Office, the Langston Hughes House, Niggerarti Manor, Strivers Row, Dark Tower and the former residence of Rudolph Fisher. This multimedia experience takes you to actual sights and locations and presents applicable archival footage, rare prints and recordings at the sights where history happened. Tours should be more than guides speaking for history; the  Harlem Book Fair Multimedia Bus Tour allows history to speak for itself.

Working with community partners, such as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Apollo Theater, Harlem Heritage Tours has developed a series of multimedia bus/walking tours that present archival video and sound at the very sight where history happened, adding a human touch while bringing the past to life. We hope you will add this piece of history to your Harlem Book Fair weekend!


Will Your Harlem Book Fair Weekend be a Harlem experience or a New York City experience? Enjoy either with a Harlem Book Fair Hospitality discount provided by our HBF Hospitality Partners! Visit to explore your options and reserve a room! Or click below!

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