Opened in 2003 as a bookstore, and willing to address the needs of the neighborhood where it started, it soon become well know not only among Spanish-speaking customers but also among researchers and lovers of Latin American culture due the ongoing events they host. Reading and book signing by local authors, open mic for poets and writers, play readings (classic and from local playwrights), classes and workshops, literary gatherings and presentations about the Latin American culture have formed part of the extensive and cultural program of the bookstore.
Facing the difficulties of economical hard times for brick and mortar bookstores, who see their sales plum down for several reasons, they decided to reinvent themselves as a non-profit organization dedicated to preserve and propagate the Latin American culture in New York. They have a rich background of realized work to probe their commitment, but it was basically buried under paper files. This website objective is basically to present a view of their work.Go