Harlem Haven

Hue-Man Bookstore and Cafe is establishing itself as an important part of the community's revival

to make a difference, so I got involved.”

Allen says she’d like to see more Hue-Man stores across the nation — a goal that may be attained through franchising the concept. “It’s very much of a solidarity-based strategy, but ours happens to have a big-business component, rather than just a corner bookstore approach,” says Allen. “So while we intend to remain a niche market, we do intend to run this as a national concern at some point.”

Hue-Man Bookstore and Cafe; 2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd., New York, NY 10027; 212-665-7400; huemanbookstore.com

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