Sister's Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center

Alchemist's Story

A family-owned bookstore located just north of Harlem carrying a vast selection of books ranging from the classics to comics to the imagination-inspiring! We welcome you!

Our mission is a little different from commercial establishments because we deal more on a spiritual aspect. We deal with folks’ souls, and souls on a soul’s mission.

Their Alchemy

Curated nearly 20 years ago, the bookstore is centered around self-care, culture and community. Today, it houses over 7,000 titles including the rarest African American literary books sourced by Janifer and her daughter Kori.


- One the only and oldest Black-owned boosktstores left in NYC

- Sister’s Uptown and oneKIN have co-curated a selection of 1,000 books to exclusively feature on our site


Our Products

Why I'm No Longer Talking (To White People) About Race | Reni Eddo-Lodge
"I couldn't have a conversation with white folks about the details of a problem if they didn't want to recognise that the problem exists. Worse still was the white person who might be willing to entertain the possibility of said racism but still thinks we enter this conversation as equals. We didn't then, and we don't now." In February 2014, Reni Eddo-Lodge posted an impassioned argument on her blog about her deep-seated frustration with the way discussions of race and racism in Britain were constantly being shut down by those who weren't affected by it. She gave the post the title 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race'. Her sharp, fiercely intelligent words hit a nerve, and the post went viral, spawning a huge number of comments from people desperate to speak up about their own similar experiences. Galvanised by this response, Eddo-Lodge decided to dive into the source of these feelings, this clear hunger for an open discussion. The result is a searing, illuminating, absolutely necessary exploration of what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today, covering issues from eradicated black history to white privilege, the fallacy of 'meritocracy' to whitewashing feminism, and the inextricable link between class and race. Full of passionate, personal and keenly felt argument, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is a wake-up call to a nation in denial about the structural and institutional racism occurring in our homes.
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30-Day, Money-back. Provided condition is largely similar to when received.