La Casa Azul Bookstore

East Harlem's independent bookstore
Aurora Anaya-Cerda
Small Business
New York, New York
United States
1 Team Member

Determined to have a place in East Harlem for books, authors and the community to come together – I began my adventure to open La Casa Azul in the Spring of 2006.For 5 years I have immersed myself in the book industry world. I have visited every bookstore possible, spoken to publishers, authors and bookstore owners.

There have been many highlights and some challenges. Several times I felt like walking away – but giving up felt worse than moving forward.

As I prepare to open La Casa Azul Bookstore, I look forward to many amazing experiences. I know that challenges will arise – but I am sure I won’t regret a single part of this adventure.

Thank you for believing in me, La Casa Azul Bookstore will finally have a home.
Aurora Anaya-Cerda


Twitter: @lacasaazulbooks




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  • $40USD

    $5 gift card to La Casa Azul Bookstore

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  • $75USD

    1 autographed book by an East Harlem author

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    “Got Libros?” T-shirt and 1 autographed book by an East Harlem author

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    15% off all purchases for a year, a bookshelf named after you, a “Got Libros?” T-shirt and VIP membership for life (advanced reader copies, early entrance author events)

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