426 West 160th Street
New York, New York 10032
(212) 928-9525


Approximate location of Kurt Thometz


Half an hour ride from mid-town Manhattan over the following routes:

By Car – Up St. Nicholas Avenue to 160th Street, turn right one block or down Broadway to 160th, turn left to between St. Nicholas and Edgecombe Avenues.
By Madison Ave. Bus – M2 to 160nd St & Edgecombe Avenue, M3 to 160th & St. Nicholas Avenue.
By Subway – IND 8th Ave – A train to Harlem, Local, C train to 163rd St. Station, use south exit at 161st St. and walk one block south and one half block east.
By I.R.T. Subway – Broadway 7th Ave. line (1) to 155th St. Station. Walk north to 160th St., then 2 blocks east.

From Airports – Grand Central Parkway to RFK Bridge.  Exit 125th Street, Harlem.  West to St. Nicholas Ave, North to 160th St, Right. No traffic, expect 45 min (cab $55.00) from JFK, 20 min (cab $35.00) La Guardia.

The Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and the Audubon Ballroom are located 5 blocks north on 165th St. and Broadway, one stop on the C train. The City College of New York is 2 stops on the C train. Columbia University is 5 stops south on the 1/9 trains. The Schomburg Center for Black Culture is 3 stops south on the C train.

Buses and subway are within one and two blocks.  Good Soul, Dominican and Italian cuisine within walking distance.  Besides the Morris-Jumel Mansionopen to the public seven days a weekAudubon Terrace’s American Society of Arts and LettersThe Hispanic Society and the macabrely elegant Trinity Cemetery are neighborhood treasures you can introduce your New York friends to.

Jumel Terrace in 1901

4 Responses to “Contact”
  1. Foxessa says:

    Thank you so much, Kurt, for notifying me about Books Are Weapons. I’ll be checking it regularly — but not the fb edition coz, I don’t do that!

    Love, C.

  2. Patti says:

    I would like to know if you think maybe you are a racist too. You seem to be. Perhaps not everyone is interested in black culture as you are.
    In addition, how many white bookstore owners have black people come in and buy because the book are about or written by white people?
    Do you understand that you have become the hater? I would not buy a book from you store simply for the reason of why you opened it in the first place.
    If you are so down on white people, adopt a black child with no Dad and teach him that he can be somebody important. Don’t spread more hate. Close your store! It’s a monument to racism!
    Take a good long look at who you have become.


    • KT says:

      Prejudice, perhaps. Racist, I think not. As for being a hater, I reserve that to people I know personally. Do I know you? I’m guessing you’re white and I don’t hate you for that. I have some white friends I like very much. I married a white girl but once you get to know her you can hardly even tell. My son, who is African-American, passes. But, without meeting you, however you identify, I can just tell I would dislike you. So, after taking a long, hard look at myself, it’s prejudice, yes. Racist, no.

  3. Nate Clark says:

    You are an inspiration to me. I caught a video that was done for Narratively about you and your store. Next time I am in New York I’ll check you out in person. Until then thank you for being “seditious” with your store. Nc

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