On or about January 1, 2000, Janifer P. Wilson took a leap of faith and brought a positive change to a crumbling community; she opened Sisters Uptown Bookstore and added “Sister’s Uptown Cultural Center” in June 2007. They provide resources for members of the community to nurture their minds, hearts and souls with present and past works of gifted African American authors and other great authors and intellectuals including masters of spoken word.
They have successfully become a positive staple in the community of Washington Heights and recently celebrated 15 years of community service. They are not just a book store; they are a community resource center for the exchange of information and ideas. Their motto is “knowledge is key”. They provide an educational, emotional, spiritual and loving environment for a diverse community where all are welcomed.