A, B, C, D at 125th St.
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As the largest and best-known independent African-American bookstore in the country, Hue-Man has swiftly become a cultural landmark in the years since its opening in 2002. The majority of inventory is dedicated to works by or about African Americans, from college-course curriculum by Ralph Ellison and Toni Morrison to the latest best-selling “street lit” paperbacks. A hearty section of scholarly contributions illuminates the history of Diaspora Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas; nearby, a generous amount of shelf space documents the rich history of Harlem itself. Hue-Man also houses Café One, where bookworms can mingle over coffees or check e-mail on fee-based wi-fi. The calendar of events is packed year-round with open mics, performances, discussions, and book signings with big-name authors and celebrities. On weekends, volunteers host Children’s Place, one of the few story hours tackling subjects like interracial adoption and racism.