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Diane Guerrero's book My Family Divided.

OITNB Star Diane Guerrero Comes to The Strand to Launch Her New Book

Orange is the New Black’s star Diane Guerrero stopped by the Strand Bookstore to launch her new book My Family Divided: One Girl’s Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope.The event was hosted on The...

Find Hidden Gems in Independently Run Bookstores

Finding a good read may feel tedious. Going to a chain where they only keep best-selling authors might limit your options, however, there are many independent bookstores in New York that house the unsung...

Rare Copy of Wuthering Heights to be Auctioned

Wuthering Heights, by Emily is a literary work beloved for generations.  July 30th marks what would have been Emily Brontë’s 200th birthday.  Peter Harrington, the UK’s largest rare bookseller, is offering buyers the opportunity...

Sharon Farsijani: An Inspirational Female Entrepreneur

Here at Downtown Magazine, we are always seeking to support our fellow female entrepreneurs. Today, I had the pleasure of speaking with Sharon Farsijani, a Brooklyn raised, Iranian born entrepreneur who has faced many...

Author Sulma Arzu-Brown Sends Message of Self-Love

Author Sulma Arzu-Brown preaches a message of cultural solidarity and self-acceptance, and the medium to her message is hair.Arzu-Brown, a mother to two daughters, was floored when a caregiver suggested she chemically straighten her...

10 Spring Reading Recommendations From Downtown

During the fall and winter seasons, you are most likely doing all of your reading indoors, commute included. When the weather gets warmer in New York, reading is something that many people choose to...