Thursday, February 10, 2011

☞ INTRODUCING: The Harlem Book Tour

Jonathan Gill’s HARLEM: The Four Hundred Year History from Dutch Village to Capital of Black America is the first book ever to tell Harlem’s story in its entirety. Sweeping and richly detailed, Gill’s HARLEM manages to distill 400 years of fascinating history—from the arrival of the first Europeans on America’s shores to the political struggles, joyful music, and economic traumas of the 20th century—into an eminently readable work overflowing with captivating characters.  Here are the Harlem dates for this month's book tour with the author.

Saturday, February 19, noon – 2:00 PM
Harlem School of the Arts
645 Saint Nicholas Avenue, Tel: 212 926 4100

Wednesday, February 23, 6:00pm – 8:00 PM
Harlem School of the Arts
645 Saint Nicholas Avenue, Tel: 212 926 4100.

Thursday, February 24, 6:00pm – 8:00 PM
Taller Boricua At the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center
1680 Lexington Avenue, Tel: 212 831 4333

Friday, February 25, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Aloft Harlem
2296 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Tel: 212 749 4000


  1. I'm currently in the late 1770's (end of 2nd Chapter) and enjoying it tremendously. Bravo to the Author for this magnificent book. Marked my calendar for the 25th.

  2. It was reviewed very positively in this week's Time Out New York. I have to get a copy.

  3. I just bought this and am hoping for a spare moment to start the book. Thanks for posting the book tour dates.

  4. This book is a truly great read and I am so glad I bought it. I too am currently in Ch. 2. He has done significantly more than chronicle the history of Harlem, he truly has turned Harlem's history into a great story.

    Alert to school teachers; this book would be a great tool when teaching NYC history.

    Finally, I also purchased 'HARLEM IS NOWHERE' by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts & this too is a good read.

    Both she & Mr. Gill will do an event together later this month at the Tenement House Museum.

  5. NB: Not since Gilbert Osofsky's 'HARLEM THE MAKING OF A GHETTO' has anyone done justice to the totality of Harlem's history. Mssrs: Gill, Osofsky & JW Johnson inform & teach us that Harlem has been so much more than a blighted nabe, the Harlem Renaissance and one big underground entertainment venue.

  6. Please be advised that the dates are official unless otherwise noted. Updates will be posted if there are any changes